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My dark sound could be heard across a room clearer than somebody with a reedy sound. It had more projection. My sound always seemed to fill a room.
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I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.

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The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.

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A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other's ideas.

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You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.

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Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product.

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Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice.

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I never have any trouble playing anything I can think of. The trouble is in thinking of what to play.

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I never consciously tried to conceive of what my sound should be ... I never tried to imitate anybody, but when you love somebody's music, you're influenced ... I really don't know how I developed my sound, but it comes from a combination of my musical conception and no doubt the basic shape of the oral cavity ...

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I'm a recovered alcoholic. I don't do anything anymore, but those things, those things take away ... You're a different personality completely when you take those. For those who are really chemically dependent on anything, it's not you.

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