07. november 2006

I always feel uncomfortable when they say that you’re ‘this’ (World Music) because music is so much more inclusive than the ways labels make it seem. I’ve been ‘avant garde’, and when I went to Nashville I was ‘the Americana guy’, and now I’m ‘world’. I’m always doing different things and certain things float up … it’s more about the people I meet. I think of myself as a jazz musician, even if nobody else does. But I’ve never been in the Grammys jazz category. It’s like … it doesn’t fit into their radar.
(Guardian, 2004)