There are some other things I'm looking for in the future. I'm getting ready to put together something, to open up a new avenue for myself, having to do with a symphony orchestra.
The concept of improvisation is an idea that's very close to my heart, but I can manifest that in a lot of different genres. It really comes from a jazz sensibility.
It's a statement of our position, which is that we are not making this record in order to honor technology we're not slaves to that, we don't want to be slaves to that.
I hope to do more movie scores, I hope to do more work in the orchestral setting, some more tours that are more in the line that classical musicians play.
I always hope that as a performer I'm able to come out with something that not only makes people feel inspired but even beyond that, I always hope that what happens on the stage makes people feel like they can do it.
My taste is broad, and my interest in exploration is broad,
Not just in jazz, I think in politics too. Men have gotten to the point where we're not doing a good job anymore. It remains to be seen whether we really did a good job in the past.
Another thing that I noticed is a lot of people in the hip hop scene have a great respect for jazz and have incorporated by sampling some elements that come from jazz.
But in jazz, the song may be written by somebody else, but how you treat it is entirely with your notes and your expression.
But I'm not so focused on intensity from that kind of testosterone level that a lot of jazz is on.
One of the greatest attributes of jazz, I think, is that it is that open.
We're dealing with jazz, so we don't have popmainstream budgets.
We wanted to share creativity and didn't want to be bound by traditional jazz conventions.
Jazz is about being in the moment.
I try to practice with my life.
Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me.
It is people's hearts that move the age.
See, there were certain rules I'd always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules.
One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.
While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.
But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends.
Creativity shouldn't be following radio it should be the other way around.