• Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that's where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were.

    "Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People - the Music". Book by Julie Coryell and Laura Friedman, pp. 161-162, 1978.