Cannonball Adderley Sextet, Brother John
Martin Luther King said, “I want to be remembered for having lived a committed life.” But I’m no Martin Luther King you know but I do want to remembered for having been committed to something. I think everybody ought to be committed to something. I don’t want to play bad music, because I don’t want to be remembered for having played bad music. I think that most jazz people, somewhere in their minds the ones who don’t, quote unquote, sell out want do it because you really just want to be remembered for having been committed to something of value.
Nat Adderley, in an interview clip from the Jazz Profiles episode about him.