I not only have a very intimate connection with rhythm because of… I’m sure that children who are fortunate enough to have professional parents — or parents who introduce them at a very young and emotional age to a calling that becomes their profession and their chosen passion, which seems like a contradiction in terms but is not — have an advantage over all others. The fact that my mother held me before I could really walk, and I was dealing with music, embeds it in a way that is otherwise just not possible. That very, very early training, so that rhythmically I have a sense of it. Aurally I have a sense of it. It’s connected to smell, it’s connected to taste. It’s not a dry thing. It has a great deal of living force to it.