I would much prefer that they take me as I am, that way the experience is genuine between the both of us.
I work with many jazz artists as Miles Davis, Laughlin, etc.. One of the things all these artists had in common is that they had no fear.
The majority of the people I work with are more than musicians and singers, they are personal friends and friends help each other.
Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom.
At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist.
Artists, whether they're classical musicians or pop musicians, they have always been the reflection of society, and in many ways a healing part of whatever is wrong in society, and I think it's important for us to continue to do that, and I don't see enough of it today.
I grew up with Al Jarreau. We had a band together and worked these places for three years when neither one of us knew we could make a living doing music.
Im also working on a track for Howard Hewett, and a theme for a new NPR show.
I've developed an audience over the years and I don't want to loose them.
I mean this record does not sound like somebody's maiden voyage.
I'm really looking forward to playing in Copenhagen again. Last time I stayed as long as I could, took pictures, signed autographs, and hung out until they through me out of the place!
When I think about my new CD, the word 'joy' comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.
I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I've found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what's happening.
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