- In May of 2018, István Grencsó invited me to participate in a project he organized for his Collective, a quintet of remarkable musicians. This was my first direct encounter with István's beautiful, energized music, and his incredible work as a multi-instrumentalist, we have met again since and plan to continue our collaboration into the future. With good reason- our creative connection perhaps started in a mutual respect for the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, but it quickly built from there; I could hear István's profound knowledge of the history of American and European free jazz, which he has used to develop his own unique pieces and personal approach to improvisation. In István Grencsó's case, both his composing and playing extend well past mere technique into a deeper realm, called art.
- Freedom is the natural consequence of voluntary constraints. Decease of the seed is birth of the plant.