Indianapolis, Indiana (November 17, 2018)

“Musicians do not have to be believed in. We do not have to be trusted. Our Music speaks for itself without the listener having to know anything about us. Music touches people’s emotions in a way that nothing else can. When people find a musician they like, they are usually fans for Life. If they like the musician and his Music, they will open up their hearts to whatever that musician has to say. It matters not what country the musician or the fan comes from. Music is a language that all understand. It goes beyond and breaks down barriers. This makes the musician very powerful, and with power comes responsibility.”
― Victor L. Wooten, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music 

“I don’t read music, I don’t write out things, I just do it when it happens and sometimes I hear something that may not have anything to do with that song at the moment, because sometimes I think of beat displacements and rhythm displacements and I just go with it. Or I hear the melody of Coltrane or Holdsworth or John, sometimes I hear ‘The Dance Of Maya’ and ‘The Dance Of Maya’ has nothing to do with what’s going on onstage at that time but I’ll just play that. By doing that, if the thing is in 4 and the bass player is playing the vamp, it throws them for a loop because they’re trying to figure out where I am and they can’t hear where I am because they don’t have the depth of music that I listen to. I listen to everything. Some guys do have the depth but they try to figure out how I arrived at that from what’s going on in reality and how I make that work. They sit there counting, like Billy Sheehan, he’s stomping on the floor, trying to make sure he’s right where he’s supposed to be. I’m laughing my butt off and when it’s over he’s going, ‘Phew!’”   Dennis Chambers  Musicradar

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