You don’t have to be Picasso or Rembrandt to create something. The fun of it, the joy of creating, is way high above anything else to do with the art form.
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I got a chance to listen to and watch Thelonious Monk and his quartet play two shows a night, for six weeks. It was a great education. There was my university, man.
I’ve noticed that the more adventurous and in that mode that I am, it seems that the more the audience really likes it.
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Jazz musicians are the only workers who will put in a full shift for pay and then go somewhere else and continue to work for free.
The way I look at it, they’re all part of my musical diary, and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring up memories of what was going on at that time.
I was never interested in singing in the church or school. I was more interested in becoming a musician.
I never heard of a Jazz musician who retired. You love what you do, so what are you going to do… play for the walls?
Wes Montgomery played impossible things on the guitar because it was never pointed out to him that they were impossible.
For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death.
I never wanted to be like other blues singers. I might like hearing them play, but I’ve never wanted to be anyone other than myself. There are a few people that I’ve wished I could play like, but when I tried, it didn’t work.