Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas.
Our criteria for deciding what's good and what's bad is very fickle, especially in this country.
That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
Remember: Always walk in the light. And if you feel like you're not walking in it, go find it. Love the light.
As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb, it's important that we use that voice wisely.
So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize - yours, not anybody else's.
My hope is that out of all the anger and seeming hostility that we hear in some of today's music will come some sort of coalition that will become politically involved.
Once you're successful with a certain kind of music, it's hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful.
I have been on diets that were supervised by doctors, that were carefully supervised where I lost weight.
I've been overweight all my life.
I didn't know how well my first album had done; it was enough to get me to do the second album, which was a continuation of the music I'd worked on and perfected.
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