You know I tell folks this story about how I played this set back in Chicago with Roy Haynes while I was in Music School and how at the end of the set he handed me his phone number in front of all my peers. I kind of started to wonder if that really happened, so I went and dug around my stuff to look for that number… and sure enough, there it was – proof that it happened.
Oddly enough I found several other phone numbers too: David Amram, Steve Rodby, David Darling, Hassan Khan, Fareed Haque, Frank Mantooth (unfortunately, Frank passed away 2 years ago), and Rufus Reid! I haven’t spoken to Steve Rodby since 1987 and David Darling since 1994-95. I played with David Amram back in 1988 but we haven’t had a chance to speak again since. In 2006, I saw Hassan at NAMM and then recently, I saw Fareed at Yoshi’s in Oakland; I gave Fared a copy of my 2nd CD and then he asked me to bring my bass next time to one his shows to sit in (yeah!). I need to do some catching up!