Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.
Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
World peace is no longer some pie-in-the-sky thing, because no single person or country is going to solve it on their own.
But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.
My father was really good with math. It’s a funny thing, I don’t remember my father or my mother being so mechanical-minded. My father always wanted to be a doctor, but he came from a really poor family in Georgia, and there was no way he was going to be a doctor.
I look for what’s of value and extract that. I don’t look to criticize.
A jazz musician is not a jazz musician when he or she is eating dinner or when he or she is with his parents or spouse or neighbors. He’s above all a human being . . . the true artform is being a human being.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
Like no matter what happens, this would be the ultimate, they can make something positive happen.
You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.
I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.
Music truly is the universal language.