I would like to be a scholar in whatever I do, a scholar is never finished, he is always seeking and I am always seeking.
The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
Jazz Improvisation means that practice is not as straightforward as it would be when you simply have a score to play.
Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well.
You've got a big, big problem if you get caught up in what people say. If you're gonna live for what people say, you might as well lay down and forget it. Because it doesn't work that way.
I have looked to the Steinway piano since I was three, not only as my ideal choice of an instrument. But, as a responsive and ever reliable friend.
Mr. McVicker instilled self-respect in those of us who were his students, because he respected us regardless of our background.
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