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And that's something for which I have to thank Zappa, because he was the one who got me to play a lot of trombone, so I initially played Fender Rhodes and the trombone, and then the ARP Odyssey.
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At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist.
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At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart.
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Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet, head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano.
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I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I've found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what's happening.
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I don't have twenty year olds telling me that I should record albums like Usher.
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I grew up with Al Jarreau. We had a band together and worked these places for three years when neither one of us knew we could make a living doing music.
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I mean this record does not sound like somebody's maiden voyage.
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I think I made my mark playing instruments like the Minimoog, because I learnt how to make them talk; I learnt how to get the blues out of them.
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I would much prefer that they take me as I am, that way the experience is genuine between the both of us.
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I wound up using the TC-Helicon VoicePrismPlus on three songs. One was a funk song and I wanted a Vocoder effect that lowered my voice an octave. It worked incredibly.
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I'm also working on a track for Howard Hewett, and a theme for a new NPR show.
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I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD.
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I'm really looking forward to playing in Copenhagen again. Last time I stayed as long as I could, took pictures, signed autographs, and hung out until they through me out of the place!
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I've also been asked to produce several tracks for an Anita Baker Christmas album, but we'll see what becomes of that.
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I've developed an audience over the years and I don't want to loose them.
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Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I actually had no central idea going into this album, I just wanted to record material that I felt good about.
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Not that there is anything wrong with Usher, in fact I like him, I'm just not him!
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Off and on for sometime now I have been cleaning up an old recording of Al Jarreau with the George Duke Trio from 1965.
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The majority of the people I work with are more than musicians and singers, they are personal friends and friends help each other.
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We're performing several shows in the Canary Islands.
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Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom.
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When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.
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