Chris Spedding Quotes
I thought the jazz scene was very self-indulgent and they were not interested in getting better paid gigs. A pint of beer at the Torrington and all these jazzers would show up to play. I was much more interested in making pop records, which I eventually succeeded in doing. People think that since I could play jazz and complicated time signatures etc., I would prefer that type of music. If you don't particularly like that type of music, it doesn't follow. The type of jazz I liked was from the pre-fusion days. I find that type of jazz (the Miles Davis groups before 'In a Silent Way', for instance, and Rollins and Coltrane) musically much more innovative, satisfying and challenging.
I didn't make any more money charging double scale: because I worked half as much! But the result was that I worked for people who really wanted my sound plus I was more often available for them and was not so burned out from playing sessions that any guitar player could have done. It made the bookings more selective and more interesting.
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