It's funny that I have a history with Bret Primak. He is closely hooked up with Sonny Rollins, and all through high school I begged him to allow me access. I used to drive him crazy. Then my father saw him at a jazz conference and introduced himself as Matt Smith's father, and Bret thought that was very funny.
Speaking of Dad, he's with Mom now in China, based in Ningbo University, as the country's first full time American jazz educator. There was an article about his program in last November's Down Beat.
And Bret interviewed Dad for a video that was never finished.Dad had asked Bret to come to China to do some filming and the deal fell through. So I think he was a little ticked about it. Oh well.