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"I’m beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82. "

"And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into."


"There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before."


"I never wanted this kind of life that I'm still living."


"My dream was to have a steady job, was not to be on the road, to exist like a guy that goes to work as a mechanic or a carpenter and knows he's gonna have a job."


"No person in their right mind would want to put their family through what I've had to put my family through."


"It's Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, you know. They got a musical mind together and uh, you can't explain it."


"I prefer no one to teach me. I prefer to swing on my own."


"Damn it, when I'm bombastic, I have my reasons. I want to be bombastic: take it or leave it."


"It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me."


"And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into."


"There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before."

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