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    Circumstances can be very important. Find the right people to work with.

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    Before the work comes to you, you have to invent work.

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    You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good.

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    When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.

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    There is an awful lot of what I call recreational jazz going on, where people go out and learn a particular language or style and become real sharks on somebody else's language.

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    Jazz is like wine. When it is new, it is only for the experts, but when it gets older, everybody wants it.

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    I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.

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    I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination.

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    Bamboo is not a weed, it's a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant.

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    People don't want to suffer. They want to sound good immediately, and this is one of the biggest problems in the world.

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