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My parents were older than normal when they had me, and had been very into the politics of the 1960s, so I was brought up in that atmosphere.
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No matter where we come from or where we're going, we've all got memories to contend with, and it's always best not to do this alone!

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It's wonderful to work with someone with mentor status.

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I had my guitar and some talent so that I could make friends with intelligent people and could talk my way out of difficult situations.

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I've always loved singing. I find it exhilarating.

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I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.

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I love playing to people and seeing them react.

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I was just learning to play guitar when Tracy Chapman came out. She wrote these songs, she played them by herself and I so admired her for that.

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Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.

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My father had a varied ear, from Hank Williams to Ravel.

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I think I was probably an early teenager when I discovered Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and a bunch of people that are on a long list of artists. They were important to me, especially as an early adolescent.

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My father's record collection was full of New Orleans music of all kinds. I used to listen to the radio in New York, and all there was on it at the time was Madonna and Michael Jackson, so it sort of passed me by.

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