Originally, I had arranged to go to America and make an album using all sorts of material, but then Carla Bley sent me a cassette with some of her ideas. It was very different from what she had done before and absolutely in line with what I like. So I thought it would be much better to do that than to struggle desperately to find things that work together.
Saw them in concert at Ford Auditorium in Detroit shortly after this release. Great concert though the funny thing was I was doing my internship at the time, working 36 hour shifts on-call. My buddy, who was also in his internship, and I took our dates to this concert and despite being a few rows from center stage slept through probably half the concert. Sleep deprivation, what a concept . . . Still, what I heard was awesome.
"Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye." - 2001:ASO