JazzReview: Why did you decide to make In My Life a combined CD/DVD set? Why did you feel ready to include the live footage of your show at Lincoln Center? What was the highlight of the show for you?
Charleston: The highlight of the Jazz at Lincoln Center show was definitely the moment my then 8-year-old daughter Emma came on stage to sing “Telescope,” the song I wrote for her. I was so proud of her for being fearless and professional and sharing her story in such a generous way. As far as why we did the CD/DVD set, it was really my producer, Suzi Reynolds’ idea. In this age of media awareness, I think it helps to have the visual documentation of music-making. It kind of says – “this is real” – this is what we do in real time, without editing or sweetening. It’s very exposed and revealing.
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