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Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years.…
Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don’t always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know…
Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened…
My career has been different from most people, but I knew what I was not going to do. I knew I was not going to…
Interested listeners have only to hear the recording to find out if those guys, who go to such pains to undervalue my work, are right.…
If you are you, 24 hours a day, then you do not have to remember who you are supposed to be in different situations –…
In the middle 1940s… I heard everyone live. Painting, the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place…
If I produce it, I will stage it as a performance. A small audience will be invited; rehearsals of the sections will be done in…
I have no distributor… it is indicative to me that there are these pockets of players and collectors all over. You should see the correspondence…
I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s. I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear, audible. I…
I have been going to Italy since 1980, but I always went to do work. I did not live overseas, because I do not like…
The magic of playing has to do with how much everyone wants it to succeed. If you have five players in a situation where the…
Most of my recorded material has been in small group configurations. I have not released large orchestral works as recordings because it hasn’t been within…
If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things…
When Coltrane died, a void appeared in this music that has not been filled yet. He maintained a forward motion in his work and did…
While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, the people who are informed have more of a right.
I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been…
I think people who sample are cheating. It is like people who do collages. Use all of your own stuff.
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