The What The Fuck Factor

In an interview with Jesse Gress, musician Vernon Reid described what he calls the What The Fuck Factor:

Maybe the WTFF springs from a magic combination of innovation, intuition, and passion. “I’m always attracted to ‘feel’ sorts of things,” muses Reid, “but when I hear a player who’s really accomplished technically and who moves me emotionally, that’s the greatest: Pat Martino, Allan Holdsworth, George Benson. Or Joe Diorio — his book Intervallic Designs changed my life. They’re all very angular, mathematically precise players, but there’s something there for me that’s very warm. I don’t know what it is exactly; maybe a real sense of moral commitment and love. After all, love has angles.”