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.
Damn it, when I’m bombastic, I have my reasons. I want to be bombastic: take it or leave it
(Photo of Dave Brubeck at the Stockholm Jazz Festival by Pavel Korbut)