I prefer human made and acoustic music. But anything that's good and honest is welcome.
Your teaching approach:
Get your tools together, but don't forget that it is always your story and you are the only relevant judge to your music. Don't cheat yourself!
Your dream band:
Too many to mention and I've worked with some of them in the past. I would like to play more in a big band.
Road story: Your best or worst experience:
Also too many to mention because I've spent a lot of time on the road, but one is Jazzfestival Mongolia. Five minutes before the gig, the fingerboard of the only upright bass in town came off. I took the strings, put some scotch tape around, put the strings on again, and played the gig. I didn't play too many bass solos that night which wasn't a bad thing.
I choose my favorite places by the personality of the promoters, and some of them are really great friends and supporters. L'Archiduc in Brussels, Palm and Evans in Seoul, Unterfahrt in Munich, The Jazzbar in Edinburgh, and many others.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
I guess Live In Shanghai (Mons, 2007) by Ugetsu, partly because of the trip and the recording circumstances. Route F (Enja, 2009) by Billy Hart
, and Frank Gantwith the whole two choruses of lyrics: "Some day there's gonna be no more old folks! What a quiet little town this will be! Children's voices at play will be still for a day. The day, they take Old Folks away" I start crying every time I hear it! But ask me again in twenty years.
What is your favorite song to whistle or sing in the shower?
Even though I haven't really played it for about twenty years and haven't listened to the recording for quite a while, it seems Wayne Shorter