It was very hard to get any records, so the only source for us to really hear what was happening was listening to the Voice of America. We would be taping all the broadcast and then sharing the tapes and talking about it.
The passion and spontaneity in music is all gone.
You never know what you find once you really get going.
The problem that I have is with the music business. For some reason it seems almost impossible to get anything, any music, released which includes improvisation or soloing.
Still for fun, I play the drums, but I don't do much recording with them.
I've been doing a lot of music for films and television for quite a few years.
My mother is a singer, still performs today; she's a jazz singer.
Emotions are the fuel to really move you along, that’s the only way you can create music. If you don’t feel any emotions, like it’s not going to happen.
I spent well over a year on the road with Sarah Vaughn. That was amazing.
Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music.
Everything from now on will be done online - physical music media like the CD are dead in the water.
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