This interview is part of the book project “under your skin" which will include Interviews with: Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Cindy Blackman, Taj Mahal, Yusef Lateef, Matt Waugh, Bob James, Skip Mcdonald, Erika Stucky, Living Colour, Dj Rob Swift, Marilyn Crispell, Dick Griffin, Billy Bang, Kahil El Zabaar, Michael Ricci - All About Jazz, Val-Inc, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, Dinosaur Jr, Lydia Lunch, Jack Dejohnette, Yves Weyh - Zakarya, Fred Frith, Elliot Sharp, Public Enemy, Blixa Bargeld ( Einstuerzende Neubauten ), Mouse on Mars, Esperanza Spalding, Isaku Kageyama, Roy Ayres, Helma Schleif - FMP music, Billy Cobham, The Captain, Enzo Rocco, Vijay Iyer, Sam Rivers, Kronos Quartet and many others.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.