“After School Days, I started to mellow out a little. Modern Man is a sweet album. I remember there were a lot of people from different genres who were coming to me and wanted to play, so this record reflects that – it’s me just hanging out with friends, very relaxed, very warm.
“The drummer Jeff Porcaro plays on the album. He was kind of like the West Coast’s Steve Gadd – such a responsive musician who always knew just what to do.
“I probably didn’t push myself in any kind of conscious way on Modern Man. I was just enjoying the freedom I had and the good times with all of the other musicians. That’s what I recall the most when I think of this record – the beautiful memories.”