I got that same feeling ... the same kind of energy that we created with the original Return to Forever, but now we are more experienced as musicians and as human beings ... so we are much more aware of what we are playing now.
This recording was very special in the sense that I was free to create and play my best. Chick is a very intelligent person and sensitive to people and situations. ... The way he communicates is not going to close your mind, it's going to open your mind.
The idea is very exciting and I'm really looking forward to playing this music as a trio. It's going to definitely be different ... because of the style that I play which is kind of a Brazilian jazz. Even when I play jazz and live in this country for so long, I didn't lose yet my Brazilian accent when I play and when I talk.