Session Notes

This song, the lyrics in a flamenco vein, tells the universal story of a poor man rejected by a rich woman.  The impeccable Spaniard Arturo Solar plays a bittersweet solo on flugel in a Harmon mute (a la Miles) on this tune while singing a plaintive background line reminiscent of gypsy songs he heard growing up in Santiago de Compostela. 

One of the real pleasures of doing an album is that it sometimes hooks you up with old friends.  Unbelievably, it had been more than 15 years since I had seen Linda Tavani.   Linda (who most people will know from as “Peaches” from “Peaches and Herb”) stepped in to help me immensely by putting together the soulful gospel vocal section and, as always, sang beautifully.