I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.
I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out.
Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that.
It would be really hard to get serious about anything political today unless it was a joke.
I still prefer the bebop of the '40s. The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me. I have come full circle.
I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food.
When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.
There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all.