You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.
The United States is a beautiful place, you know?
It brings people together. It brings the races together. It brings religions together.
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.
If somebody would come and they're not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level.
Music. It's all creativity right here, right now.
The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.
I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different.
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.
There's so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.
I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do.
I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan.
It doesn't have anything to do with yesterday or tomorrow, it's all right now.
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, they've been on jazz a long time.
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