I like to listed to the adventurous guys - the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.
Mexican Shuffle was a turning point of the Brass.
I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.
I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else's feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself.
We always felt that if you do something with quality and integrity, then it's going to come back to you.
If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges... and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you're getting more of those on the record.
Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes.
I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.
Instrumental music can spread the international language.
Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.
Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
I practice every day. I've been doing it since I was eight.
It's very clean. With tape, you get noise.
I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store.
I'm sure I'll go back again and record in the digital process.
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