CH: B-3 Organ. Larry Young, Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott, and many more.
NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?
CH: Playing the rodeos inTexas. So much dirt and dust was like cement on a trombone slide.
NBJP: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
CH:New York,NY. Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Birdland, Jazz Standard, for a jazz musician it’s the Capital of the World.
NBJP: Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer?
CH: Alban Berg. He was the “Romantic” of the serial( 12-tone) composers.
NBJP: What’s the last book you read?
CH: “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman. It imagines the dreams about parallel worlds that Einstein was having in 1906, as he wrote the Theory of Relativity.
NBJP: What’s your favorite (“G” rated!) guilty pleasure?
CH: Has to be Golf.
NBJP: What musician do you believe has influenced you the most?
CH: John Coltrane. He was a transcendent human being and musician. His music and life inspire me every day.