You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
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In Kansas City joints ran 9pm-5am. Pay was a $1.25 a night but somebody special like Count Basie could command $1.50.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
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Today Jazz music is performed and listened to by people of all ethnicity, backgrounds, ages and creeds.
I thought Eric Clapton was good. He still is. Not only is he good – he’s rock’s #1 guitarist, and he plays blues better than most of us.
An artist should write for himself and not for an audience. If the audience likes it, great. If not, they can keep away.
If my own work had more importance than any others, it’s because the piano is the key instrument in music.