Mendes discusses his five decade spanning music career and his latest projects in this interview for PBS.
You know, I was playing Beethoven and Ravel, Debussy and things like that. All of a sudden, I hear this Dave Brubeck record, Take Five. I said, oh, man, I love that. So from that day on, I start, you know, learning those chords and listening to more jazz and, you know, being exposed to people like Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker. I mean, so jazz was the love of my life.