The qualities in music I consider most important are beauty, simplicity, originality, discrimination and sincerity.
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I have won several prizes as the worlds slowest alto player, as well as a special award in 1961 for quietness.
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Every time I see a musician – it doesn’t matter what age – that inspires me, there’s always a secret little wish that maybe we’ll play together, because that’s how I learn and grow and so forth, you know. But hopefully there’s a lot more.
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.
And then when I found my sound, it took me two and a half weeks to find my sound and when I did I pulled out all the stops, all the stops I could find.
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
When you are studying Jazz best thing to do is listen to records and live music as much you can and absorb everything.
By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don’t want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.