Jaco Pastorius and I hung out together fierce in Manhattan, during a period of time, just after my own stint with WR. The only formal show we ever did was in NYC, at the Beacon Theater, with a group called the Samba Salsa Swing All-Stars. Jaco performed the concert (and is pictured here) playing my Fender Jazz bass, a gift to me from Jon Lucien!
Airto Moreira, who pioneered the art of multi-instrumental percussion performing. It's always a joy to make music with this friend and we've performed together all over the world! I've been fortunate to have participated in three CDs with him, those being, "Aqui Se Puede", "Samba de Flora", and "The Other Side of This".
Michel Camilo began his professional career as a simphony orchestra percussionist, later switching to piano. I performed in his band alongside drummer Dave Weckl, bassist Anthony Jackson, and saxophonist Chris Hunter. We also performed together in the Salsa, Samba, Swing All-Stars. He is one of the most fiery musical performers touring the world right now!