Any good music must be an innovation.
That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing.
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
I write emotional music.
I'm not an intellectual composer.
In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach.
I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way.
I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible.
Well, thats the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it.
I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em up. Prod 'em a little bit.
I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
I love doing concert music.
When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30.
I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends