Always keep in mind that if God didn't want a man to have mulligans, golf balls wouldn't come three to a sleeve.
Unfortunately, there are no mulligans when it comes to pro football contracts.
Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that.
I'm fascinated with the electronic devices that we can mess around with.
I've always wanted a C trumpet on top, to have that same kind of facility without shouting.
In a way, I started out to be a baritone player.
If you've only got one horn playing, I still want the sense of ensemble.
Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.
This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear
Then, of course, I played alto and tenor, wherever there were jobs.
New York is still where I live most of the time.
I like what I hear other guys doing, but the thing that really attracts me is melodic playing.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
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.
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players.
The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine.
Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing than playing in recent years.
So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up the money for the baritone
When I began listening to saxophones, I was first attracted to Coleman Hawkins
Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto to any great extent in the orchestra
My character in 'Shame' is an outrageous person. Loud and uncompromising and I begged Steve McQueen to give me the job.
The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying such incredible success in the pop field
The other saxophones, except as solo instruments, really don't have much point in the orchestra
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