I think I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to sound like a dry martini.
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The qualities in music I consider most important are beauty, simplicity, originality, discrimination and sincerity.
I have won several prizes as the world’s slowest alto player and a special award in 1961 for quietness.
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I don’t worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about Jazz.
I think Ive done the best I could have done. But I keep wanting to play better, go further. There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I havent yet done. When I was younger I thought maybe Id reached that peak. But Im 86 now, and if I make it through to next month, Ill be 87. And now I know it can never be perfect, it can never be exactly what it should be, so you got to keep going further, getting better.
You want the listener to find the song on their own, give too much away and it takes away from the imagination.