Ray Charles

Ray Charles, Los Angeles 1985Los Angeles

My session with Ray Charles was a seminal turning point in terms of going inward into the depth of an artist’s inner process. There this beautiful moment where he says, “If you can think of it, see that’s the key, to create it in your mind.” All the while, Ray was playing and demonstrating the power of emotional expression on the piano. At the beginning of the session he was quite ‘testy’, but by the end, he was calling me ‘brother’.