One thing that impressed everyone who heard and saw you in those ground-breaking days was the way you were able go from a whisper to a roar and the tempo remained rock solid. I was lucky enough to see you play at Mickell’s in New York in 1985 and that made a huge impression.
"That was what we were trying to do. Richard Tee [piano] was a great groove player. and also, in those little clubs where you hear things first hand with no pa, you’re hearing what I hear. That’s how I listened to music in little clubs growing up, close enough to see what the guy was doing. It can make a big difference, it clears up a lot of the things that get unclear in big venues.
"Without a PA, you hear the drums acoustically, you see what is going on."