Jazz speaks for life. This is triumphant music.
Martin Luther King
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I have no elitist concepts about Jazz. I would not be the musician I am today without experiencing invaluable music styles that are at the roots of African American black life and culture.
I met up with George Shearing about a year before my mother passed away. When I was 11 years old, Mama took me to the Edgewater Inn in Seattle and I was able to sit down and play piano for George and a lot of (the set list) was songs I had heard from the album, Concerto For My Love.’ Then, after Mama died, my dad and I went to actually hear him perform at the Edgewater Inn when I was 12. Oh my gosh! It just really got me into playing piano.
Music is your experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
Most of the soloists at Birdland had to wait for Parker’s next record in order to find out what to play next. What will they do now?