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Any good music must be an innovation.
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But Gene Norman has an album out of me.
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Capitol doesn't even know I exist.
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I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible.
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I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
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I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em up. Prod 'em a little bit.
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I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.
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I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
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I love doing concert music.
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I think that people will respond to quality in the song and in the arrangements.
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I was commissioned to do a concert piece - played at the county museum.
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I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
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I write emotional music.
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I'm due to sell a lot of records.
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I'm not an intellectual composer.
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I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
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I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste.
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In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach.
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Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
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Rock and Roll sells and that's it.
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Some one - this is so complicated - some one sent me to Mexico City to score a film that they were doing in Mexico.
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That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing.
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That was where I started - doing concert music.
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There are a lot of people - when people like my music, people are crazy about my music.
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Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way.
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Well, that's the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it.
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When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30.
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You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all.
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