Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music
It is people's hearts that move the age.
One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
See, there were certain rules I'd always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules.
I try to practice with my life.
Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference.
When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends.
You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.
But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.
Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different.
The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way.
When I was coming up, I practiced all the time because I thought if I didn't I couldn't do my best.
I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.