What do you do with what you’re given, and how do you transform it into something worthwhile?
People are usually afraid to say what’s on their mind.
I had trouble distinguishing art from life. I don’t now, and I feel much better!
I took some lessons as a kid but trained myself by ear. I did it the way jazz musicians used to learn years ago, which is to play records and slow them down to figure out the notes. At first I tried to imitate Red Garland, who was my favorite jazz pianist.
I have a critical nature, in the sense that when I look at something I often look for the flaws.
When you get a groove going, time flies.