I started playing jazz by slowing down Tal Farlow records and analyzing his runs
I also became inspired by impressionist painters such as Renoir, and wanted to do the same sort of thing with music-portray whatever mood strikes me the way Keith Jarrett does on piano.
My folks were country music performers. They made records and even did a few tours with the Grand Ole Opry. There always were a lot of guitarists around.
Bob Erlendson, a local piano player, taught me chord structure and which scales go along with them. Later, I began listening to [pianists] Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner. Then I got interested in [saxophonist] John Coltrane.
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