If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
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My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
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I just think swing is a matter of some good things put together that you can really pat your foot by. I can’t define it beyond that.
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.
When Jazz broke through in England, I remember sneaking to listen on the radio much to my parent’s disapproval.
I say this because it’s a good message to give to young talents who feel as I used to. You hear musicians playing with great fluidity and complete conception early on, and you don’t have that ability. I didn’t. I had to know what I was doing. And ultimately it turned out that these people weren’t able to carry their thing very far. I found myself being more attracted to artists who have developed through the years and become better and deeper musicians.I believe in things that are developed through hard work.
I’m very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it’s a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it’s because it’s something I love to do.
The fact that an artist is experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we’re in it together.
I’m using the insides of sounds to move around in a very subtle way which, I think, ends up being inevitable.