i had to get a tenor saxophone after Dexter Gordon roasted my ass at a Jazzmobile concert in Harlem, NYC summer of 1976.
What gear do you use?
1962 King Zephyr Tenor Sax, Moog Slim Phatty analog synth, AMT clip on mic, a bunch of efx pedals, my lungs and imagination.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Jazz music, all styles. Charlie Parker, Monk, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy had the most impact then later on Jimi Hendrix, Weather Report and Electric Miles.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
BROUN FELLINIS, katdelic, Afrofunk experience, 6 ROSES, BLACK EDGAR'S MUSIC BOX, GREENLIEF/BOYCE. I PLAY JAZZ/FUNK/EXPERIMENTAL/ROCK/BLUES and NOISE.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Monk, Jimi Hendrix, Merzbow, Boris, Mars Volta, King Crimson, John and Alice Coltrane, Marc Ribot, Woody Shaw, Max Roach, Boredoms, John Zorn, Lightnin Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Black Sabbath, Billie Holiday, 1971 PInk Floyd, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, MC5, Iggyand the Stooges,
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
All performances are memorable whether the audience is 8 or 80,000. I'm blessed to be playing music.