Music is a higher revelation than wisdom and philosophy.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.
Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent, and this is what I have devoted my life to.
If you have to ask what Jazz is, you’ll never know.
A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.