I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.
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I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know that you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don’t have all the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand.
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.
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I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
Most jazz players work out their solos, at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary.
I love it. When they stop imitating me then I’ll start wondering where I’m going wrong. Every day when I sit down to play, I learn something new.
I don’t care about the rules, if I don’t break the rules at least 10x every song then I’m not doing my job.
No one remembers who wrote the tune, putting pen to paper in some lonely place. They remember who had the hit.
You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.