Charles falls in line with some of the great saxophonists I’ve gotten to work with, and he approaches the music with such openness. I like playing with leaders who let you bring what you’re going to bring to the table, and interpret the music however you’d like. And you’d think in jazz that that would be a popular notion, but it really is uncommon for leaders to actually, truthfully live by their word. And Charles is a great promoter of free-thinking music, and letting it develop on the spot. So every concert we play, each night it would go into different territories, and it just stayed open that way. He’s got great love . . .
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