From about eight years old I was always making things on the sewing machine. Friends would see me making dresses and costumes and I’d use difficult fabrics such as Lycra and elastic. But you know my dad was creative and my brother is inventive too.
Your body must become familiar with its death – in all its possible forms and degrees – as a self-evident imminent and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.
Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that’s it. No America no jazz. I’ve seen people try to connect it to other countries for instance to Africa but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Africa.
I played with the same band for years and years and there’s a beauty to having one solid core that you keep exploring. On the other hand it’s nice to throw yourself in different situations where you find out things about your own resources.