As the consummate session player, do you ever find yourself in situations where what you play is simply not working and you’re stumped?
"No! I’ve been in situations where I feel challenged, but not because someone’s telling me that I’m not doing it right. More or less I’m in agreement that we got to change something here, but I’m not sure what it is. But that’s what you are there for, to figure that stuff out. Sometimes they feel it and I feel it with them at the same time.
"Sometimes I feel it and they don’t - and I say let me try something else and see if this feels better to you. You’re constantly trying to get it to where it feels good for the music."
Feel is what matters most?
"Yes, the music and how it lows."
You leave technique at the door, so to speak, and go in to make music?
"Right. First the music and then that inspires whatever you have to use technically, or not use technically, to make it happen."