I`m beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.
I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.
There`s a way of playing safe, there`s a way of using tricks and there`s the way I like to play which is dangerously where you`re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven`t created before.
We don`t know the power that`s within our own bodies.
I`m always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.
And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.
It`s like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.