Thursday, June 11

For Mingus

Upright bass is such a physically difficult instrument to play.
You civilians will never understand.
And I probably make it harder on myself than it needs to be,
But it just feels like if you are not really digging into that box until it hurts,
It's like telling Mingus, "Fuck you."
Tone is eighty per cent.
Groove is seventy per cent.
Note selection is like ten per cent.
Anyone can play the right note.
Play the wrong note and make it groove? That's
A fucking musician.

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