“Richard Bailey is the drummer. I can see that with my photographic memory. Isn't that funny? In my mind, I visualized the back of the record and saw the name ‘Richard Bailey.’ That’s what music can do to you.
“I don’t know what kind of description I can give this album other than to simply list it. But I have to give it some purpose. It was important to me because of the timing of it – post-Steve Gadd, the whole Jeff Beck thing gave me some purpose in my life, the calling to be with guitar players. I ended up with guitar players, not by choice but because of a calling.
“What Richard Bailey’s playing did for me was keep me on track with polyrhythms and time changes. I could hear the tempos on this record going up and down, but I could feel the musicality in it, and I could see how the musicality of the drum parts fit the music. That’s the main thread running through all of the records on this list.”