Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned.
Jazz needs the help. It's the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn't.
The French - they like jazz, theyve been on jazz a long time.
I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do.
But anything that you hear about Japan is nothing like what you see when you actually go over there and see it, you know, in a real situation.
Theres so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.
If somebody would come and they're not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level.
If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated. I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools.
It's something that - jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don't care where you're from, what you are, what background you come from - there's something there for you.
The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan.
The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It's always been on a high level.
You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.
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