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I started playing with Jack in a free-jazz context in the early ‘60s – he was playing double bass and it was like working with an erupting volcano beside you.
He was endlessly encouraging and gave me the determination to become a professional musician. But it was working with Jack on ‘Songs for a Tailor’ that had the greatest influence on me. His clarity of vision and determination to get exactly what he wanted out of his compositions was a real inspiration. I never forgot that experience. He was more than the most fantastic singer, player and composer. His restless spirit took him so far ahead, I suspect nobody has yet caught up. They probably never will.