I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don't think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die.
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.
To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.
When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist.