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Born: 1954-08-12
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Listening is the key to everything good in music.

Tags: Good, Listening, Music

I saw A Hard Day's Night 12 or 13 times.

Tags: Hard, Night, Times

From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles.

Tags: Culture, Guitar, Youth

I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz.

Tags: Almost, Principles, Worry

I hate the way chorus boxes sound.

Tags: Chorus, Hate, Sound

I realized that equipment really had little to do with why I sound like the way I sound.

Tags: Realized, Sound, Why

I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do.

Tags: Aesthetic, Basic, Sound

I think I represent a more left-wing view of what jazz is.

Tags: Jazz, Represent, View

I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young.

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I was deep in the zone of practicing almost constantly.

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It's more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place.

Tags: Place, Soul, Spirit

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.

Tags: Defined, Jazz, Poetic

People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds.

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The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.

Tags: Beauty, Jazz, Suit

The first thing I learned was the theme from Peter Gunn.

Tags: Learned, Peter, Theme

Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music.

Tags: Love, Music, Whatever

I don't know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted.

Tags: Music, Pretty, Wanted

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent.

Tags: Amazing, Brother, Time
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