Any good music must be an innovation.
I love doing concert music.
Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way.
I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste.
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all.
I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em up. Prod 'em a little bit.
I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible.
I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.
I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
I write emotional music.
I'm not an intellectual composer.
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