Change is always happening. That's one of the wonderful things about Jazz music.
I'm a person of change and I must be honest to my artistry and my creativity. That's part of the word 'jazz'... it's an adventure.
I remember the night when I was playing at Birdland, and Duke Ellington walked in wearing that cap of his and with all his elegance. The Duke then came backstage, and I was there with my band. That's the one thing I miss.
The day of the great Jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is over.
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