Over the years I've been around people who have always - unfailingly - managed to get themselves into a picture with whatever celebrity happens to be in the same room. Usually, the people who do this are minor celebrities themselves or in some position that gives them access. I, as a musician, always thought they were kind of weird, trading on others celebrity to get themselves over. However…, now that I'm trying to put this page together I realize, much to my dismay, how many prominent people I could have taken a picture with over the years. (Not to impress anybody, just for the tangible memories...) When I get back to the states I'll go through all my old photos and pull up what I can - but, in the interim, here's an eclectic assortment of folks I've been around and didn't take pictures with when I could have. I haven't bothered to include the obvious like Roberta Flack & Marvin Gaye (whom I have pictures with somewhere) nor anybody already on my artists page. The rest (in no particular order) are :


What can I say about Miles? Miles was also a hero of mine. On many levels. Not just musically but the way he kept moving, changing and developing. His influence on me was profound. Once I was in a club to hear his mid 60's band (Herbie, Tony, Wayne, Ron) and while in the bathroom I had this exchange: "Understand you play a lot of Randy Weston tunes." "Yeah, Miles. Randy trained me and I love his music." "What's the matter? Nobody in your band talented enough to write anything?" End of conversation. I started writing that week. Classic Miles Davis mentoring.

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