Quotes by: Damien Chazelle
It's certainly no coincidence that big bands became the entertainment of the army in WWI and WWII, and that jazz drumming style is very military influenced. The snare drum comes from the military and becomes the core kind of sound of jazz drums.
'Whiplash' scared me. I feel you should only do projects that scare you to some degree. I get motivated by those sorts of feelings.
I think there is something to be said for not coddling people and not accepting good as good enough.
Real practice means working on stuff you're not good at. Real practice is about butting your head against the wall repeatedly until you get it right.
'Whiplash' was always the song I hated the most because it's a song designed to screw with drummers.
I like a set to be a happy place, where people can feel free to experiment.
In some ways, jazz is the most precise of art forms and the loosest in the sense that it's all about improvisation, but the musicianship required is kind of insane. To actually play with real jazz musicians is a different level of musicianship that almost has no equal in any other form of music in the world.
I had seen a lot of music movies that celebrated music or that showed the kind of joys from playing music, which is a big part of it of course, and not something that I would want to deny.