... one time [Ben Sidran] interviewed Art Blakey, and he said "if you had to describe jazz in one word, what would it be?" And Art said the same word three times. He said: "Intensity. Intensity. Intensity. Even on the ballads"... So, even if you have people who won't know what we're doing, they'll feel what we're doing.
From the video below, as seen on Doug Ramsey's Rifftides blog.
Branford Marsalis Quartet's new album, Four MFs Playin' Tunes, is out now.