“An aunt of mine played this for me and one of brothers, and it was one of those records that you remember your whole life. The song Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) has a bass solo by Willie Weeks, and in my opinion, it’s the way a solo should be built: It starts out simple, but it grows and changes. He begins with an octave thing, like a I-V-VIII, and then he develops his ideas in a non-flashy way that holds you throughout.
“Many bass players go at a solo to demonstrate all of their tricks and the things they’ve been practicing, but this bass solo is all about the song. It’s as if Willie knows what the song is about, and he’s just telling his own version of it.
“I’ve played this song for people over the years, and it’s great to see them get it. Sometimes I think I should just play it with no explanation beforehand. I bet it would still get an amazing reaction.”