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Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice.
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Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
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But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way.
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By the time I'm 90, I hope to have it together.
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For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm. It just bubbles rhythmically. If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
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I always say, if you keep your head in the sand, you don't know where the kick's coming from.
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I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album. You never had to say to him how to play the guitar.
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I loved the Brazilian music I played. But this is finally me. For the first time I think it's really me.
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I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about prostate cancer and their health in general.
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I was raised in Brooklyn, and I lived there for 59 years.
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I was too successful. I made too much money. Alternate fringe audiences liked me too much, so obviously that can't be important.
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I've just finished four months of chemotherapy and the chemotherapy worked. I'm officially in remission, which I'm very happy about.
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If you want to play somebody's music, you'd better go into his house.
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It is just as valid to go to Muscle Shoals to record that music as it is to go to Jamaica and Brazil to record that music.
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Music allows the great opportunity to play with people who turned you on and you love.
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My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus.
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My father's father came from Russia; my mother came from Romania.
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My wife and I just reached that point that the energy of a big city was not what we enjoyed anymore. We wanted to feel good.
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My youngest son, who is now the drummer in my band, lives in Brooklyn. My oldest son is about to move out to California, and my daughters are both out of town.
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One of the advantages of not having a record contract is that you can make your own mistakes, you don't need somebody else to organize them for you.
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The music we're playing now is based on my heritage, which is Russian, Romanian and Hungarian.
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The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine. If your head is not in the right place and you don't think positively, all the medicine technology in the world is not going to work.
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Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has had with AIDS, because they're active and they talk about it.
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To most jazz critics I was basically Kenny G.
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We play Brazilian music, which I love, and we play this new music, which I call gypsy jazz, and we play Bill Evans.
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What I try to do is produce an atmosphere where musicians want to invest in what they do and give to the recording. I hire those musicians who I know will play something creative and interesting.
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When you get cancer, it's like really time to look at what your life was and is, and I decided that everything I've done so far is not as important as what I'm going to do now.
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When you live in the city, you think you're going to live there your whole life.
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Why do you have to retire at 65? Why can't you start at 70? You know, like wine. Why can't music be that way? My new band, we're playing stuff that's never been done before.
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Yes, I was diagnosed with an inoperable prostate cancer three and a half years ago.
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You don't have to live the blues to play the blues.
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You have to be concerned with yourself because if you're not on it all the time, nobody else is going to be.
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You know, my mother is 95 and lives alone in Florida. So, you know, I ain't ready to throw in the towel. I still have lots of music that I want to do.
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