You can have the greatest player in terms of mastering an instrument and be yawning your head off.
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Indian music is very soulful and the only other school that develops improv to the high degree you find in Jazz.
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Don’t give up trying to do what you really want. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
I am a writer – that is what I am before being a performer or musician. I love waking up in the morning and then going to sleep that night with something that did not exist.
When you make a sound, it carries on to infinity. Sound is a vibration. Vibration is energy. All of that survives in space long after were dead. When I walk on stage at the Wiener Staatsoper, I can feel the footsteps of Chopin and Rachmaninov.
Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn’t have a choice.
I play the way I do cause it allows me to come up w/ the sickest sounds possible. That’s the point now isn’t it?
If I don’t practice for a day, I know it… for two days, the critics know it… three days, the public knows it.
Musicians have the intimacy of bringing two people together and the aesthetic, romantic transference.