07. veebruar 2009

“People always say, ‘Oh, I don’t like jazz,’ which is daft when most of them haven’t heard it, and it’s not like it’s one thing anyway. It would be nice to think the Mercury prize could lift the profile of jazz in this country. The musicians are enormously creative. It’s not about marketing – it’s about trying to be the best musician you can.”
on Mercury Prize nomination
Guardian, 2006