You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles.
I appreciate men like Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins very much.
I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.
Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product.
A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other's ideas.
If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice.
As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.
You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.
I came from an era when we didn't use electronic instruments. The bass wasn't even amplified. The sound was the sound you got.
My dark sound could be heard across a room clearer than somebody with a reedy sound. It had more projection. My sound always seemed to fill a room.