It’s all music.
By and large Jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.
What does music mean to you? What would you do without music?
If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good!
I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.
There is no art without intention.
Critics get a little carried away with what someone should have done, rather than what he did.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Music is what I hear and something that I live by.
To keep a band together you simply need a gimmick. The gimmick I use is to pay them money.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
Playing bop’ is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
A goal is a dream with a finish line.
It’s like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
Music, of course, is what I hear and something that I more or less live by. It’s not an occupation or profession, it’s a compulsion.
The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen.
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