What I came back to is that jazz is a music to be played and not to be intellectualized on.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.
So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up the money for the baritone
The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine.
You can make a saxophone into an electric organ; you can do everything with it
I'm fascinated with the electronic devices that we can mess around with.
Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear
In a way, I started out to be a baritone player.
People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing; I don't understand about that nonsense. It's like, all instruments are there to use all the time
Life on the road is murder. It's as though life begins and ends when you have your horn in your mouth.
Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players.
You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet.
Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing than playing in recent years.
The other saxophones, except as solo instruments, really don't have much point in the orchestra
People are approaching electronic levels in music; although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy
Actually, when I was very young, first starting to play, I think I probably listened more to clarinet players than to saxophones.
I like what I hear other guys doing, but the thing that really attracts me is melodic playing.
The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying such incredible success in the pop field
When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go back to Italy and see if I can do some more writing.
When [Billy] Strayhorn came on the scene, he just blew us away.
A very talented player and all around excellent musician. I love hearing his records on radio!
The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony orchestra into the kind of dynamic, rhythmic thing
The baritone can serve functions that the alto and tenor cannot, in orchestral voicing
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends