“One of my favorites. I’m a big Aaron Copeland fan, and so is Don. He started playing something like Aaron Copeland for a riff, and I joined right in. It felt very natural to both of us. We worked on it very comfortably together.
“Actually, Don is also a big fan of Jan Hammer and Mahavishu Orchestra, so we share a lot of musical influences, stuff that we’re very passionate about.
“There’s a jam in the front, and Bob is responsible for that. He heard us jamming and said, ‘That’s great. I want you to do that. Just play.’ So that’s us going for it – one take. It was kind of neat that Bob let that stand. I thought it was going to be a separate thing, but it worked for this song.
“The solo is so melodic that I wanted to use it for something else. But Bob said, ‘Let it be the one time that it happens, and let it be incredible.’”