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.