So hard to say just two, but right now it would be John Coltrane “A Love Supreme”, and Ravel’s String Quartet.
Brad Mehldau’s trio at Massey Hall, they are communicating on another level!
My saxophone — Selmer Mark VI from around 1965. It resonates and speaks with a lot of life and character!
This is probably the hardest question! Probably my time in Ottawa at the Jazz Festival last year was the most musically intense time of my life. I saw so many bands and got to meet musicians such as Donny McCaslin, Brian Blade, and some really awesome musicians from Europe like Sylvain Kassap and the Braamde Joode Vatcher trio, who are virtually unknown here. Very inspiring!
I love the collaborative aspect of music, of communicating with people and sharing ideas and concepts.
I would say that the most important thing to do in music and life is to try and find out what motivates and inspires you, as that will be the factor that keeps you learning and experiencing new things.
Reading, enjoying good food and drink, philosophy, art, culture, traveling, learning languages, nature, camping, sports, overall just learning as much as I can.
The Shawshank Redemption.
Many places but I would like to travel throughout Europe at some point in the near future.