I advise all the young kids to not overwork. You can't be out there blowing hard. You have to pace yourself.
I had heard Ornette a couple of times, but I didn't really know where he was coming from until we started the record and it was beautiful, Fred. It opened up my mind.
Dizzy used to tell me that I am playing too hard. He used to say to not give everything. Miles used to tell me that too.
When I got started in New York, it wasn't like it is now. If you were different from Miles and Dizzy, it was very difficult to make gigs and make money with your own style.
I quit drinking, so I can think clear. When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn't help the healing process.