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And people treat you with greater reverence, not as an inquisitor but as a celebrity.
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And then I came back to BBC and I've never been happier, I really haven't.
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And yet the people of my generation who loved jazz were starved of it in terms of actually seeing our heroes until the exchange system started in 1956.
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And you learn as you get older, you learn to play the pauses better.
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Anybody who's been married to a man for forty odd years knows he's all talk.
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Anything recorded after 1939 I didn't want to know about.
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But in the main, I'm glad to have met them all.
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But the person I used to flirt with most of all was Shirley MacLaine.
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Confidence has a lot to do with interviewing - that, and timing.
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For me personally it is because I get an awful amount of success and I don't think I deserve it and then I want to sabotage it.
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I always go back to the classics.
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I cycled 25 miles a day every single day.
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I don't like watching myself on television.
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I don't quite recall how I first got interested in traditional jazz.
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I had a very low self regard. I didn't like myself at all.
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I just look back on my childhood and think how lucky I was.
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I never saw Tatum. I would have loved to have seen him.
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I think it's about body language; it's about convincing people they should be comfortable with you.
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I think life without Coronation Street would be unthinkable. It's part of all our lives.
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I thought I'd fancy Meg Ryan more than I did.
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I used to read Max Jones's column in the Melody Maker and because he wore a black beret, I sported one, too.
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I was a purist bore.
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I was a real musical prick, I really was.
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I was a very young journalist with the Yorkshire Evening Post, in Doncaster.
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I'm a better listener than I thought I ever would be when I was growing up, I'm a lot less patient than I ought to be at times with people.
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I'm totally convinced that some people have met me on a bad day and gone away thinking I'm a miserable sod, so I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.
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I'm very fond of piano players.
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I've never liked my myself physically.
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In my view a jazz musician is a great musician.
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In the main, people say the same thing in relation to the same thing.
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It can change, but in the main people don't say anything surprising.
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It was with Ronnie's band that I first met my old mate Benny Green. He was reading a blue cover Penguin, a classic, the first jazz musician I ever saw reading such a volume.
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It's a funny thing, but when people talk about jazz piano nowadays they seem to overlook Earl, and I don't know why, because he had perfect musical taste.
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It's a very interesting journey.
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It's not so much about what you ask as what you don't ask.
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It's so embarrassing watching yourself back then, those awful hairstyles we had and those terrible concord collars and all that sort of thing.
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My first interests were Jelly Roll Morton and the Armstrong Hot Five.
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Other times, when there's a real relationship, when the interview becomes conversational, intimate, when you get the impression you're eavesdropping... that's when it works.
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So you find yourself limited by the age you are.
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The modern area of celebrity fascinates me.
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There are many times I do a straightforward, professional interview.
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There's no way you can create a chemistry where none exists.
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We had all the London bands, including the Johnny Dankworth Seven.
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What we took as a privilege, the Americans took for granted.
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When you're younger, you've got more fire in your belly, an urge to make a name for yourself and maybe you think silence is not the way you want to be, you're a bit scared of it.
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Yes, I have a very wide selection, but nowadays if I buy a record I very rarely venture into unknown territory.
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You do become a better interviewer because you become more confident.
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