"My brother John gave me Durrell's "The Alexandria Quartet" for Christmas. Some of its atmosphere crept into this song, which I actually wrote on the piano but never could quite perform."
-- from "All The Diamonds" songbook, edited by Arthur McGregor, OFC Publications 1986. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.
James Jensen: That album [Night Vision] also contained a very traditional ragtime
sounding piece "The Blues Got The World ...." but "Deja Vu" and "Lightstorm" ....
BC: That was the Jazz coming back, I was never disciplined enough to
be a Jazz player but I listened to an awful lot of it and I played a
lot of it in a certain way so that was bound to show up sooner or
later too. That's partly responsible for the modal kind of approach
to chord structure and all that which was characteristic of the Jazz
that I liked in the sixties like Coltrane. The Jazz players of that
era were getting influenced by music of other cultures, Indian and
Arabic music and so was I.
-- from an Interview by James Jensen at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, circa
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