“We would have better rhythm section players during jam sessions if horn owners were a bit more courteous. No more than three per song and fewer choruses. This will give the congregation room to breathe and thrive with positive energy.”
"Knowing songs helps us to understand the fabric of the music both melodically and lyrically. If you know the words you can interpret the feeling or mood of the song. Knowing melodies extends your improvisational tools from academic to memorable."
"Music is a kind of ministry. It has the power to uplift. In the right circumstances, we are vessels that give unconditional blessing to those listening. We must use this gift carefully, wisely." - Roy Hargrove