Elvin Jones, David Liebman, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Chuck Loeb, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Anthony Jackson and many other great musicians
"From practically the first day I put pen to paper, I knew that I was meant to combine the elements of jazz with the elements of classical music which were the most influential to me. My equal love for both genres would have rendered any other approach dishonest, but equally dishonest would have been not to synthesize those influences into something with a very personal direction and focus. After all, it's the qualities of personal emotion and relevancy to life which ultimately determine the success of a work."
St. Louis Music, There is a Zone and Freedom Ring include new songs to the poetry of Emily Dickinson and E.E. Cummings.