I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.
I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am: my faith, my knowledge, my being.
You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.
Invest yourself in everything you do. There’s fun in being serious.
The emotional reaction is all that matters.
Sometimes I think I was making music through the wrong end of a magnifying glass.
All a musician can do is to get closer to the source.
I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy and Bird.
All of the technique doesn’t matter… only if the feeling is right.
When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people.
The first time I heard Bird play, it hit me right between the eyes.
Through Dizzy and Bird I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.
Being so inescapably a part of it, I’ll never know what the listener gets, what the listener feels and that’s too bad.
Sometimes I wish I could walk up to my music for the first time, as if I had never heard it before.
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