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I run around so much that I finally reasoned that composing is the one musical endeavour which you can do anywhere, anytime.
People who don't do jazz think it's black magic. But really, it's just a matter of getting used to it. It's fun to gamble. The trick is not to fall back on the things you've done before.
I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully.
When I composed, I heard my music played by the orchestra within days of completion of the score. No master at a conservatory, no matter how revered, can teach as much by verbal criticism as can a cold and analytical hearing of one's own music being
At MGM, you knew you were going to be working next year; you knew you were going to get paid. But I was too ambitious musically to settle for it. And I wanted to gamble with whatever talent I might have had.
When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed.
John Williams is, without question, talented. He writes very good scores and very good melodies and all that.
I stuck around in Hollywood for too long. I was there a long time, and when I left, I was smart enough to realise that what I was leaving was not just the movie business. I wanted to get rid of the whole atmosphere.