Bennie Maupin Quotes
It was on the Lower East Side on East 3rd Street between Avenue B and C. That's where a lot of us lived. Jackie McLean really started it all off and because he was well known, people just flocked to the place and it wasn't long after that that it was open every night of the week, so we all played there.
I thought 'it doesn't matter what the hell it is!' I was going to play with Miles! So I started playing the bass clarinet more and making sure I had proper command. I was pretty nervous as I'd never really recorded with it. As it happened, it ended up being a life affecting period. The recording with Miles was the first really important opportunity to record with it. Wayne only played soprano on the record, so with the three of us [horn players], there was this warm beautiful sound that came out of it. And the music itself was so incredible because of the combination of people who played on it.
It changed everything for me, career-wise, because it was so controversial and created so much discussion.
Bennie Maupin (about Bitches Brew)
Category: Music Quotes