I know this is a little late, but here's an interview I did last month in the October 2016 issue of New York City Jazz Record with Kurt Gottschalk. Sometimes when I do interviews I'm never sure of how edgy I can be. Treading the waters of edginess is a lot easier musically. No one would chastise me for playing challenging notes; however, saying things that challenge popular beliefs can end careers. As a culture, we are very tolerant of musical perspectives, diversity of opinions is a different story altogether.
But I did have fun, and I hope to do more in the future.
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