What keeps you on the road after so long?
“The real test of a musician is live performance. It’s one thing to spend a long time learning how to play well in the studio but to do it in front of people is what keeps me coming back to touring, because I really don’t like it but it’s necessary.
“For me to call myself a musician it’s necessary to play live and it rewards so much, not just in the pay cheque sense but what it does for my playing. I feel it through a tour, I feel it at the end of a tour, all that I’ve gathered and especially now that I am improvising so much, all that I am exploring, all the new ideas I have.”
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