A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
Prior to that, I had associated this music with older people, like my father.
I don't really have a lot of hobbies. I listen to a lot of spoken word. I get books on tape.
The first time we performed as a duo, we had already been playing together in various situations.
Actually, I've had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.
No, that's not it. The first time we met was at Fat Tuesday's. Benny was playing, this was, I think in 1989?
Art was carrying me a lot of the time. When you're accustomed to playing with Art, and you play with other drummers, it's as if the bottom dropped out.
I'm naturally going to react to that and he'll bring out elements in my musical character that were lying dormant, because I'm relating what he's playing.
You know, there're no rules between Russell and I. We don't want to have to have to talk too much, because it's really precious, really special to play music.
The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's Dream' almost every day from the time I was born.