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My fondest dream would be that my songwriting and performance speak effectively to the past, present and future of the jazz art form that I love. Something much larger than myself and my effort will determine if I have been successful at my artistic mission.
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.