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.
I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.
What I want to happen is to be really creative, and to play something new in the improvisations, every time.
Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians.
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.