"And then another level at which you can just be like, 'I've seen the interaction between what the bass is doing there and the fact the song's called "Seven"that's interesting.'
"And it might just lead to the sorts of reflections that lead toI don't want to sound too grandioseexpand our consciousness at some level, make us think of broader shapes and trends beyond the binary.
"If there's a political intention behind the album, it's that being organised into such binary worlds and looking ourselves in the worldwhite versus black, good versus evil, man versus womanI really think it's important to zoom out and consider meditation, shape and geometry, things that connect all humans when they hear and see them.
"It also spun out of reflections I was having after The Legend of Mike Smith. If there's a dark side of the record industry, and they know how to manipulate sounds, to keep you on edge, to keep you consuming or buying, what's the obverse of that? If I'm a jazz musician, or just an explorer of sound, then how can I find the things that heal if there is division? Can I find the things that inspire people?"
And it's fair to say that, thus far in his jazz odyssey, Kinch remains an inspirational tour de force very much in the vein of his early mentors Marsalis, Gaines and Crosby.
I love jazz because I find it to be the best way for a musician to express himself freely. I'm a photographer and I've been playing drums for 30 years, I've been a professional musician for eight years and I like Jazz and Fusion music
I love jazz because I find it to be the best way for a musician to express himself freely. I'm a photographer and I've been playing drums for 30 years, I've been a professional musician for eight years and I like Jazz and Fusion music. In my life I was lucky enough to meet great musicians like Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Horacio el Negro Hernandez, Jojo Mayer, Will Kennedy, Manu Katché, Christian Meyer, Trilok Gurtu, Daniele Sepe, Stefano Bollani, Enzo Avitabile, John Patitucci, Anthony Jackson and many others.