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What’s happened – in our country, anyhow – is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall, that tie…
There’s not much in the way of written-down arrangements – just things that Gerry and I have worked out, from playing spontaneously together and hanging…
To pay 60 musicians for rehearsal and performance is quite something, and I decided I wouldn’t be able to handle that kind of situation financially…
Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I’m on the faculty now,…
My brother had a big band in high school; after that we continued to play together, eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers, that…
I do not mind having written the song at all. I just wish that I had written it in a different key, as the high…
Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and…
As for the symphonic activities… when I was a student at the Eastman School of Music, I became exposed to a lot more musical forms,…
A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do…
Whether it’s string writing or whatever, I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.
We may play in a contemporary rock vein, use standard bebop themes, and many other things besides.
To do it always right, that is what music is to me.
My music has always been strong in melodic content.
Then I loved the fact that we were actually recording live.
Music is meant to be a beautiful thing.
My goal was never to sell many records.
In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.
I write music people enjoy playing and listening to, and I have a group that loves playing the music.
I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
I find it very difficult to compose when I’m not playing.
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