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For years, I never did anything without my rig. I would never sit in unless I could have my amps and stuff there.
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From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles.
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I don't know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted.
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I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz.
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I hate the way chorus boxes sound.
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I realized that equipment really had little to do with why I sound like the way I sound.
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I saw A Hard Day's Night 12 or 13 times.
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I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do.
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I think I represent a more left-wing view of what jazz is.
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I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young.
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I was deep in the zone of practicing almost constantly.
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I was far from a great teacher, and to my credit, I realized this pretty quickly.
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I was totally involved in trying to figure out a way of doing things with my instrument that would fit the ideas that I had in my head.
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It's more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place.
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Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.
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Listening is the key to everything good in music.
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My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent.
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People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds.
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Playing live is by far my favorite.
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The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.
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The chorused thing, I would have to say I was the first to use extensively in jazz, and that seemed to have influenced a lot of other guys.
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The first few years I was in Boston was probably the time that whatever style I have developed as a player crystallized.
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The first thing I learned was the theme from Peter Gunn.
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The goal would be to always honor the music. That is the most important thing. I try to represent the high standards that have been set.
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There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.
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To me, rhythm and what you do with it is everything. Right after rhythm is melody.
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Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music.
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