Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.
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My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
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There’s a way of playing safe and then there’s where you create something you haven’t created before.
Theres such a cynicism about the phrase I laughed all the way to the bank. Its as though money is what youre doing, rather than playing music. If youre playing a money game, why not get into banking?
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.
By and large Jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.
They said Bird played bebop, but Bird could still swing. I’ve heard a lot of guys play bebop, but they wasn’t swinging.