Q:How do you feel about playing the electric piano? -- Russ Davis of MoJa Radio (in conversation with Chick, Jan. 14, 2010)
A:It's a love-hate relationship. The electric piano is a logistic beast. It's heavy. To get it really right, you have to get your own, and carry it around.
In order to do it right, because Fender Rhodes no longer makes instruments, you have to get one and keep it patched together. It's sort of like a toy instrument that you have to keep patched. So you have to hire a guy, and then you have to hire some other guys to carry that around. It becomes a logistic beast.
And to actually perform with it on stage, there's quite a few things that you have to go through with your ensemble to get the sound right. So for those reasons, it's a beast. But I love playing it. With acoustic piano, I have a way now to have a good concert grand in tune for me, real easy. We get a good blend, hardly using any monitors.