Hazel Scott
I think we musicians are emissaries. Every time we go before the public, we’re there to make converts. We can either be ugly and contemptuious in our behiavor, which will turn people off, or we can carry ourselves with dignity and pride. We can’t expect anyone else to respect us if we don’t respect ourselves. Why should they do more than us than we do for ourselves?

Hazel Scott (1920-1981) Trinidad-American pianist, singer, writer
Interview with Arthur Taylor, Notes and Tones (1977)

Original interview Dec 1972.

Added on 30-Jun-08 | Last updated 30-Jun-08
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