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You know, times change and the elements change along with it. The elements of success. And my son’s very successful. He’s doing very well. And…
When you’re playing music, say for instance, you’re playing a part of the band and you’re looking at your music, your horn is down into…
Today the kids that are out now they make a hit record and they put them right out on the stage with 10,000 people out…
My youngest daughter sings. She’s going to be very good. She’s graduated from Music School and she’s been working down around and getting her feet…
It was my band. I organized the band and Dizzy was in the band. Dizzy was the first musical director with the band. Charlie Parker…
I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn’t think of it…
I think a song that’s got something to say. I’m not much on gimmicks. I never have been because they don’t last. But I like…
I just went to Harvard a little while, because I graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington and then I went up there but I…
I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being…
Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when…
It taught me something. It taught you your craft.
When Byrd came out of there, he had written a lot things while he was in the hospital.
If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study…
I’m a firm believer and I think my religion is inside.
I was still in school at the time and Cab was very popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did.
As a matter of fact they’d blacken us down. I guess there’s a reason that according to what the Caucasian wanted us to look like.…
I’m used to hearing myself. My own voice.
Piano should be the one. Yeah, because that’s your basis. Everything is right there in front of you.
You can’t sing about love unless you know about it.
I don’t have perfect pitch, but I have relative pitch. I’m glad I don’t have perfect pitch because perfect pitch can drive you crazy.
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