I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
Quote by Les Baxter
Any good music must be an innovation.
I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was...
You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of...
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the...
I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em...
In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if...
I write emotional music.
I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my...
I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is...
I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the...
I love doing concert music.
Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I...
I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
Well, that's the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it.
I'm not an intellectual composer.
When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30.