Just because people play songs with great technique doesn't mean the records are better.
I practice my saxophone three hours a day. I'm not saying I'm particularly special, but if you do something three hours a day for forty years, you get pretty good at it.
I really create everything I do from the heart.
Maybe the biggest thing that I've learned musically is that anything is possible. Things can work when maybe they don't seem like they can.
What is music anyway? It's a form of communication, and that's why I play the kind of music that I think - that I hope - can communicate with people.
I approach everything in my life the same way; if it feels right, I know it.
I think everybody has to kind of decide what the word 'jazz' means to them, and that's fine.
I've learned that you simply can't control those bad vibes.
It's important to let each artist do what makes him or her feel comfortable. Success should be a by-product of that.