So What or Kind of Blue were done in that era, the right hour, the right day. It’s over; it’s on the record.
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I think when my brother (Claude who founded vocal sextet Take Six) got his deal and I saw him on the Grammys that was when I said, ‘oh, you know what? If he can do it then maybe I can do too’ and that’s when I really focused on trying to make it in this business.
If jazz has to be termed as a wave, then music is a sea, but if the reflectors in the water is the chord.
I dont do something because I think it will sell 30 million albums. I couldnt care less. If it sells one, it sells one.
If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.
One minute we’re over here, the next minute we’re doing something completely different. But it’s interesting because you are producing so many things you couldn’t do with analog.
If I were to call it black music, that would be untrue. I don’t know what that is, unless it would be some African drums or something.