“This was Ralph MacDonald, one of the writers of the song. People do not know the sensitivity of this man. The essence of the song came from Ralph, and the delivery came from Donny and Roberta. Donny was playing a Fender Rhodes, and Roberta was on a piano. They had a conversation on their instruments, but the real communication came from their voices.
“My job was to interpret that dialogue, to accent their words. My other job was to keep them happy, keep them in the proper mood. I played smooth, and I stayed out of the way. But you still felt me - that's the trick. Of course, having Chuck Rainey on the bass made it easy. I’m very restrained on the drums, but I’m full of energy. That’s what Chuck Rainey brought to what I do. We were quite a good team."