Slide Hampton on the role of life experience

Now, a Jazz Moment...

MUSIC: "Slide Slid" CD: Jazz With a Twist, Collectible COL CD 6604 (cut 7)

Slide Hampton: Your life experience is very important, especially as far as, not your creativity, but your expression.

NEA Jazz Master Slide Hampton believes that a richer life experience offers a deeper well for self-expression in music.

Slide Hampton: The creativity is an important thing. But the expression is more important. Because it doesn't matter whether you are composing many notes. It just matters that those notes have a lot of meaning and that the way that you are able to express yourself, individually, makes the music have some effect on the people that are listening to it.

MUSIC: same - up and fades under

This Jazz Moment with Trombonist Slide Hampton was created by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Slide Hampton on the role of life experience