But if I didn't have to make money, I would still play my horn.
I think the problem starts with the general appreciation of the music in the larger society.
I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid.
Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.
I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons.
What I am more concerned about is whether our whole civilization will be around in the next 25 years.
There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25.
It's all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again.
I miss playing with Miles. I did play with him a little while before he left the planet, but even at that time I longed to maybe do some things together.
Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That's what classical music is, real European music.