In composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds, in improvisation you have 15 seconds.
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In fifteen seconds the difference between composition and improvisation is that in composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in fifteen seconds, while in improvisation you have fifteen seconds.
Jazz musician is a combination entertainer, poet, singer, educator, student, artist, seducer and all-round good fellow.
Jazz is like wine. When it is new it’s only for the experts, but when it gets older everybody wants it.
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I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.
I don’t care for the music when they’re talking bad about women because I think women are God’s greatest gift to the planet – I just like music.
The more vulnerable and the more confused the song is, the equal and opposite effect is how I feel after having written it.
The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I’ll keep playing until I feel like I can’t.
Music should not have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that is required to sound like jazz.
And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.
I never stop being amazed by all the different ways of playing the guitar and making it deliver a message.