07. november 2006

I always feel uncomfortable when they say that you’re ‘this’ 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)