The strongest thing that any human being has going is their own integrity and their own heart. As soon as you start veering away from that, the solidity that you need in order to be able to stand up for what you believe in and deliver what's really inside, it's just not going to be there.
It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.
Forget about trying to compete with someone else. Create your own pathway. Create your own new vision.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
World peace is no longer some pie-in-the-sky thing, because no single person or country is going to solve it on their own.
It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself.
Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different.
When the suggestion was made that I might consider doing music of Joni Mitchell, I thought it was a fantastic idea. Joni, I admire not only for her music but for her person, because she's a person that really stands out for what she believes in.
Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that's not comfortable for the average person.
Jazz is about being in the moment.
I've had a life that has taken many interesting paths. I've learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I've learned.
The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
The cool thing is that jazz is really a wonderful example of the great characteristics of Buddhism and great characteristics of the human spirit. Because in jazz we share, we listen to each other, we respect each other, we are creating in the moment. At our best, we're non-judgmental.
I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things.
I like to be on the edge, on the cutting edge, or be into the unknown, into the territory where I have to depend on being in the moment and depending on my instincts.
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