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All the Hadens in my background are from Missouri and the Ozarks-but everybody's related somehow! Most of my family members and ancestors were country or folk musicians.
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As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity, for creating something that's never been before, the art form of jazz will flourish.
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I always approach music by thinking about the person I'm playing with and listening to the way they play and trying to enhance whatever is going on.
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I always told the people at Cal Arts that if they wanted me to do Jazz studies, first of all, there couldn't be a big band within 500 miles and that I could do what I wanted to do. And they said I could.
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I do workshops all over the world. I also teach here at the California Institute of The Arts in Valencia, CA near Los Angeles.
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I have music inside me and I'm very lucky to be able to play music and that's the way that I try to do it.
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I just see myself as a human being that's concerned about life.
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I just sit down at the piano and rattle it off.
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I just try to play music from my heart and bring as much beauty as I can to as many people as I can. Just give them other alternatives, especially people who aren't exposed to creative music.
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I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person and maybe they'll become a great musician.
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I've accepted these ear problems as part of my being. In other words, I tell myself that I've been this way since I was born. I wear earplugs when I play that cut out 32 db's, as well as using plexiglass baffles.
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I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect.
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It used to be that creative music was most of the music that you heard back in the '30s and '40s, and now it's like 3 percent. So, its kind of a struggle getttin' it out there.
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James Cotton is a real blues guy, and he played with Muddy Waters, and it surprised me that they would want me to make a record with them, that he called me to do this record. I'd never done anything like that before. But I love blues, so I was very happy.
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Oh man, I could do better on everything. I really couldn't tell you. I just gotta write more music, I know that.
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Some tracks are with quartet and some tracks are with synthesizer.
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The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
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The whole underlying theme for the new music... is to communicate honest, human values, and in doing that to try to improve the quality of life.
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There's like a special group of people that come from different parts of the planet to study with me. It's nice. I just gave a workshop in Boston at the New England Conservatory, which was really nice.
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We're here to bring beauty to the world and make a difference in this planet. That's what art forms are about.
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When we first started playing we did a lot of rehearsing. We used to write out everything. In fact, that's the way everybody rehearses: we play the tunes and improvise.
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