I don’t want to show off as much as before. You realize you don’t have to play so many notes – Albert King taught me that, about leaving space, and it really hit home. The blues is a minimalist thing – it’s like sculpting, you chip away everything you don’t need until you are left with the best bits.

Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer and virtuoso guitarist.