Any good music must be an innovation.
I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible.
I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach.
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing.