AC: I'm going to be releasing two of my CDs on [Japan-based] Venus Records in the U.S. One of the CDs is called Close Your Eyes, The Sultry Sound Of Jazz, and the other is You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To. I'm also working with Tetsuo Hara [owner of Venus Records] to produce a new Brazilian album. After that, my next big artistic ambition is to produce a big band CD. I have all this material that was written for me while I was in the Army band. This project would be to document all the work that I've done over the last decade.
I love jazz because it has allowed me to find my own voice.
I was first exposed to jazz as a child through my parents.
The best show I ever attended was Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. AMAZING!!!
The first jazz record I bought was Carmen Sings Monk.
My advice to new listeners is to listen with your heart and feel with your experiences.