Corky Hale

She’s 80 years old, you know !

She’s this tough old lady who lives right at the top of a high-rise building in New York, plays her harp out on the balcony and smokes cigars. I don’t think she quite knew what to make of me because her music was so moving I kept bursting into tears. But that’s why I love working with people - it’s my favourite thing because they bring out so many different parts of you. I don’t feel a need to be by myself. I don’t get it. It’s like masturbating, or talking to yourself or living on your own in a house, I’d much rather be around people, communicating, and that’s how I like to make music.

Face, june 1993