” I made one rule for myself, and I really try to live it: Play music you love, with people you love, for people you love. If I can’t be that kind of musician, I’ll drive a cab. “


” I’ve always thought of music as profound spirituality because you can use that music and that spirituality for personal gain or for the good of the world, the good of humanity, and for the good of your people. “


” I think when a musician loses their inhibition and dives deep into their soul, that’s a prayer. It’s so powerful that you will touch people whether it’s good or bad. “


” You’re going to tell me that things aren’t right in Cuba, and so we shouldn’t engage. It’s lunacy. Look outside your door and see the inhumanity of Americans… that we perpetrate on a daily basis in our lives… and then tell me that you’re going to isolate Cuba as an example. I’m sorry, that’s unacceptable. “


” I grew up in an environment with virtually no Hispanics where you see only people in your culture in custodial jobs. I had a messed up image of what we bring to this nation. My father was known as a pioneering figure in Cuban music, but I still associated him with everything that was negative in my neighborhood. I could not have been more mistaken. “


” I always leaned toward free jazz… experimental jazz and progressive jazz. I feel like jazz is just part of the flavor and palette that you have as a musician to experiment with. “



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I made one rule for myself, and I really try to live it: Play music you love, with people you love, for people you love. If I can
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I think when a musician loses their inhibition and dives deep into their soul, that
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I grew up in an environment with virtually no Hispanics where you see only people in your culture in custodial jobs. I had a messed up image of what we bring to this nation. My father was known as a pioneering figure in Cuban music, but I still associated him with everything that was negative in my neighborhood. I could not have been more mistaken.
I always leaned toward free jazz... experimental jazz and progressive jazz. I feel like jazz is just part of the flavor and palette that you have as a musician to experiment with.
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