I don't dig staying in one groove.
For the last five years I've been in the production business.
Mentally and physically, I find I can play with these people.
Personally, I can't see how anyone can produce any beautiful music out of being angry.
But you can't extend, or go beyond any point musically, without the basic fundamentals.
I mean, there's a hell of a lot of grounds for protest, but you don't do it through music.
Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so.
My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically, but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands. And they're tremendously exciting players.
And I'm happy to say that I'm able to find people wherever I go that are not black, not white - they're just human beings. That's where I am, where I've been and where I intend to stay.
In fact, I had to make an enormous adjustment to this, not only in listening to it but in playing with it. It's a full sound. In some instances, you must have the volume to get the effect.