"Steinway pianos are simply the finest. These instruments allow me to play freely, at my very best, every time. I have often been asked whether the traditional jazz and ragtime that I play would not sound more authentic on an out-of-tune saloon piano. My answer is that I want people to hear my music sounding just as good as it possibly can sound, and that requires a Steinway. The music deserves that, and so does my audience."