Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing; I don't understand about that nonsense. It's like, all instruments are there to use all the time.
I've always wanted a C trumpet on top, to have that same kind of facility without shouting.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear.