You must have the music to justify an instrument’s extensive use.
Risk is at the heart of jazz. Every note we play is a risk.
The soprano turned out to sound to me like the right hand on the piano.
We believe our revenues are at or near the top of the industry.
You can work on the saxophone alone, but ultimately you must perform with others.
I still love the whole history of jazz. The old things sound better than ever.
I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz.
The saxophone is a very interesting machine, but I’m more interested in music.
I was spoiled by Monk’s music because it was so good, so complete.
Bamboo is not a weed, it’s a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant.
Circumstances can be very important. Find the right people to work with.
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
Whoever has an original thing to say, it is sort of a threat to the status quo.
Register is very important. Music sounds best in a certain register.
You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good.
The sad part is the emotional toll it’s taken over the years.