You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have about music if you're really interested in it.
To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra.
If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process.
See I'm not interested in appealing to the larger masses of people, because what the White man shows us is that he will do anything to make money.
I discovered very early that it wasn't quite enough for me to imitate people.
Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through.
Where are you Bud? ... Lightning... now a lone rain falling thru doors empty of room-Jazz Naked Fire Gesture, Dancing protoplasm Absorbs.
I understand about the relative strengths of people, and I don't think people have to be anything. They can be nothin' if they want to be.
I don't expect people who listen to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to come hear me. I accept that reality.
The quality of life, values that go down to doin' that, that's the issue.
Sometimes when it goes really well, you wonder, who's that at the piano?