"I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I was born"
"You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail"
"I'm very glad to have met you. I like your playing very much." (Charlie Parker to Jean-Paul Sartre) Â
Â "I am a devout musician"