Session Notes

In 1987 I spent a number of weeks in Africa, and wound up in Senegal.  I carried along a bag of colorful American t-shirts as I had heard they could be used for bartering.   One day I went to the market looking for drums and traded the t-shirts plus some cash for three sabar drums of different sizes.  Because they were so big, I had to stuff my clothes into them for the plane ride back, which turned them all yellow.  Luis Conte played those sabar on this track.  Steve Rodby loved the way Luis grooved on this song and afterwards told Pat Metheny about him, which led to Luis joining the Pat Metheny Group for part of their next tour.