Renee Rosnes Quotes
I had been searching for my biological mother for quite a long time, and it just happened to coincide with a tour of the Free Trade group, so when we performed in Victoria, that's when I met them all, and then the next night when we played in Vancouver, I noticed then that was the last time I saw my more well. The next time I came home, she was in the hospital, very ill. I think right about now I need a holiday. I have not had a break since then.
I keep a notebook, and if I think of an idea, a melody, a bass line, whatever, I jot them down. Some tunes come very quickly, some take a long time to develop - and that's OK - and even when I've written something, I'm still going back and trying to make it better, and of course it will strengthen each time it is played.
I am pretty well influenced by several people around me. It's the music I love the most, in terms of jazz composition over all. [laughing] Wow, that's a heavy thing! Anyway, what I'm trying to say, Wayne Shorter has been a huge influence on me.
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