Words matter. These are the best Eberhard Weber Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I think back now to the recording sessions, there is more improvisation than one hears. It’s an ideal combination of arrangements and improvisation. Only a few people are able to listen and say what is composed and what is improvised. It’s a unit.
If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky.
I played cello in my high school orchestra.
The problem is that I don’t want to add another record to the world that is not necessary to be published, except to make some business. There has to be a musical reason.
The way to compose for me is to have lots of time.
It’s better to finish at the peak or soon after it, than to wait until the audience notices a decline.
Whenever I release a record, it’s my record. It’s not a selfish thought. I may work all year ’round for other people. So, finally, when I come out with my own album, it should be me with the creative help of other musicians.
On the other hand, when I give it closer thought, I realize I’m not enough of a dictator to conduct an orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person. When you read these biographies of famous conductors, they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships.
Orchestras are not used to playing the kind of stuff jazz musicians like to play. It requires a lot of rehearsal and recording time, so it’s much easier to do on a synth or sampler. So, we came up with that idea.
I was afraid the other musicians might want to present themselves too much, though I see in the coverage I’ve received of the album that the musicians got wonderful reviews for their contributions and abilities. I think the four musicians played freely within my limits.
As a result, I had to get my own playground which was my band Colours. This band lasted for about eight years and then the air was out of it and it was time to finish.
There are always some doubts when you do a new album though. You wonder whether you succeeded or not, especially when you waited as long as I did for this one – seven years. You’re never really sure if it will be a nice record or not.
In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn’t bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.
It is probably very necessary to present your ego at some point.
Orchestra had a little brass ensemble on two tracks as well, but the rest was me. I knew I couldn’t continue in this direction, even if people liked it, because I can only duplicate myself.