I've appeared on some other people's albums.
People are approaching electronic levels in music; although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy.
People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing; I don't understand about that nonsense. It's like, all instruments are there to use all the time.
This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear.
So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up the money for the baritone.
New York is still where I live most of the time.
The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying such incredible success in the pop field.
Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
In fact, I heard Bird first, and had got well into listening to him. You know, it's the kind of accidental thing that awareness of a player is: what's available, what somebody happens to play for you.
When I began listening to saxophones, I was first attracted to Coleman Hawkins.
Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto to any great extent in the orchestra.