“It’s almost hard to describe James Taylor. He’s one of the most gifted writers we’ve ever had. You put him up to anybody, and he stands right alongside them. He’s also one of the most underrated guitar players – an absolute monster. And, of course, there’s his voice. I remember Miles Davis said that James was one of the best white singers he’d ever heard. He blew Miles’ mind.
“In terms of living a life with somebody, I’ve probably spent more time with James than with anybody else. I helped him build his house, we lived in buses and hotels for decades - we have a very rich history together.
“I was thrilled a couple of years ago when we put together the Troubadour Reunion Tour with James and Carole King. It was very special to play with the old gang again. The music was, of course, out of this world.”