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Born: 1922-03-14
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Any good music must be an innovation.

Tags: Good, Innovation, Music

I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible.

Tags: Best, Possible, Song

I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.

Tags: Album, Broadway, Year

I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em up. Prod 'em a little bit.

Tags: Bit, Problem, Wake

I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.

Tags: Aware, Bury, Company

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.

Tags: Musicians, Sound, Try

I love doing concert music.

Tags: Concert, Love, Music

I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.

Tags: Time, Work, Working

I write emotional music.

Tags: Emotional, Music, Write

I'm not an intellectual composer.

Tags: Composer

I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.

Tags: Percussion, Times

I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste.

Tags: Music, Public, Taste

Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.

Tags: Challenge, Musicians, Song

That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing.

Tags: Clever, Spanish, Thought

Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way.

Tags: Complete, Contract, Freedom

Well, that's the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it.

Tags: Secret, Simple, Style

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30.

Tags: Musicians, Orchestra

You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all.

Tags: Music, Show, Wanted

In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach.

Tags: Enough, Good, Success