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Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because it was predicted by everything we did in the first three or four records in my career. It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here sometime later on down the road.
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I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer. Every living thing tends toward the good or we would have been gone a long time ago.
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I found one of the fake books that have thousands of songs that jazz musicians refer to all the time and I started running my fingers down those lists of songs and recognized them and thought "I've gotta do these songs."
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I have been with the record company and Tommy was there doing records with other people.
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I have never performed that song. Talking about gifts from God and being in touch with the universe and being in tune with the moment!
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I haven't sung that song two times completely in my life, and there I am driving down the freeway, and I hear and start to sing "never."
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I mean the heart and the spirit are connected to this God force and source, and you have to be quiet to listen to that.
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I only had the beginning of it. "Beautiful funk from a hole in the horn" came more recently but the notion to write the lyric for this song that was so jazzy and funky at the same time was there for a long time.
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I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
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I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do.
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I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
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I've been singing the basic rhythmic feel for "Accentuate the Positive" for 15 years and just couldn't figure a way to put it on a CD.
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I've thought about doing it as soon as it is possible with this new CD getting some wings and getting out there. I don't know how soon that will be.
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If we did something together shouldn't we do something that you could predict in the grooves as long ago as the Look To The Rainbow album?
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It was from top to bottom a joy.
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It's all in the material. These are classics written during the golden era of songwriting that I had learned and was familiar with.
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Learn it well in your head, know it well, pick things you know and bring the old you and all the experience you have from singing these various kinds of feelings that are still related to what I have done in the rest of my career.
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More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don't happen in the studio.
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My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling.
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Nobody wants to sing a waltz. The closest they get to it is a version of "My Favorite Things," but nobody sings a waltz anymore.
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Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
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Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
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Singing "Waltz for Debby" when I was 23 or 24 taught me how to write "We Got By," a waltz, taught me how to sing that version of "She's Leaving Home" and the poignancy of that kind of waltz.
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Some of it is feelings and notions that I have had about that simple flower. In that picture on the "Look To The Rainbow" album there's a little pendant that I am wearing around my neck that is a picture of a lotus.
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That's the way I try to live. I think it's the only way for human beings at this point in our evolution as souls, where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff.
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That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact with people and must have a mental library of personnel who are great for this and great for that, and he brought this whole group of musicians to the project that I'd never worked with before.
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The fun part was the little surprise that it might excite in some people to write that lyric and reveal that the song is really "Whispering."
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These are Tommy's picks. These musicians did a brilliant job, but I think it was just as brilliant for Tommy to recognize it.
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These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I'm washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them.
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To sing the ballad with a knowingness about what you are talking about. If it's somebody else's lyric, and the message is a little unusual for you, it requires that you learn that new message.
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We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful. We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way.
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We laughed! It was infectious! We're recording live, I'm singing live. We're laughing about how much fun it is to perform that way.
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