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The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me.

I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn't just pick-up gigs.

It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children.

Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this.

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.

I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads. I want a regular human being.

I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy. Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn. Sometimes you have to fight for it.

My love life is like everyone else's - great, and then terrible.

I consider myself a serious musician. Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.

The belief that we are what the media says we are, what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are. We are treated based on this warped perception. It is hard to get away from it.

Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing.

I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.

I can pay my rent now. I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.

I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce. He's such a great musician.

I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.

I love both my parents dearly.

I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.

I was playing violin for a long time, about 6 years. It takes a while. You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin.

I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me.

It is hard for a black man to just be himself. We spend so much time in defense of something that is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.