Play as well as you can all the time, and if you’re truthful to your thing, you’ll succeed.
They were missing all the enthusiasm, the creativity; that whole excitement about the music was lost. A lot of people are really going back looking for that.
And there are a lot of people interested in creative music, there are more and more and more.
Music is very important. It’s important as a tool for learning, it can be a tool for healing, it can be no telling what, as long as we remain free to be able to create the music, to be able to experiment and to really research, and to really get time to develop the music.
It’s just about really being sensitive, and trying to play a music that is about music.
Because I believe that the future of the music lies in the Internet. It can be sold on the Internet.
Many times you never know what’s going to happen. You’ll play songs that you never thought you were going to play.
They always say that jazz doesn’t sell, but it’s a lie, because it does sell, and it sells consistently year in and year out.
We just can’t go and try to turn the clock back, that’s not happening anymore. You’ve got to figure something else out.
You know when I was younger I used to look at Downbeat Magazine and I figured anybody in Downbeat must be making a living.
These record companies are going to be going out of business pretty soon, because people are just going to be downloading what they want to hear.
The trumpet is forceful.