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Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has…
Why do you have to retire at 65? Why can’t you start at 70? You know, like wine. Why can’t music be that way? My…
The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine. If your head is not in the right place and…
My youngest son, who is now the drummer in my band, lives in Brooklyn. My oldest son is about to move out to California, and…
I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I feel it’s very necessary that men be more aware about prostate cancer and…
To most jazz critics I was basically Kenny G.
For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm. It just bubbles rhythmically. If I had to pick just one music style…
My father’s father came from Russia; my mother came from Romania.
One of the advantages of not having a record contract is that you can make your own mistakes, you don’t need somebody else to organize…
My ego is controlled enough that I don’t have to be the focus.
Music allows the great opportunity to play with people who turned you on and you love.
If you want to play somebody’s music, you’d better go into his house.
I was raised in Brooklyn, and I lived there for 59 years.
I loved the Brazilian music I played. But this is finally me. For the first time I think it’s really me.
By the time I’m 90, I hope to have it together.
You have to be concerned with yourself because if you’re not on it all the time, nobody else is going to be.
The music we’re playing now is based on my heritage, which is Russian, Romanian and Hungarian.
I always say, if you keep your head in the sand, you don’t know where the kick’s coming from.
You don’t have to live the blues to play the blues.
I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted…
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