This interview is part of the book project under your skin which includes Interviews with: Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Chuck D - Public Enemy, Taj Mahal, Yusef Lateef, Melvin Gibbs, Bob James, Malika Zarra, Zap Mama, Les Nubians, Lydia Lunch, Lee “Scratch Perry", Erika Stucky, Henry Rollins, Rhonda Smith, DJ KutMasta Kurt, Sepultura, Joe Bowie, Korn, Henry Rollins and many others.
I love jazz because it's sophisticated, international, atmospheric yet free, cool and warm.
I was first exposed to jazz through the sultry voice and flawless swing of my mother.
I met Mark Murphy, David Linx, Kurt Elling, and Youn Sun Nah.
The best show I ever attended was Youn Sun Nah in Paris.
The first jazz record I bought was Native Dancer by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento
My advice to new listeners: open your mind and your ears, forget about structure, feel the textures.
Go see live music and keep buying CDs!