Jean Luc Ponty 1985

In September of 85 I got a call from Scott Henderson who I knew from Musicians Institute. Gary Willis had just left the Jean Luc Ponty gig to play with Wayne Shorter and Ponty needed someone for the Fables tour leaving for Brazil (where we'd also play all the old material) in 10 days. This was a real fun band. In addition to Scott on guitar, we had Sonny Emory on drums (just before he joined Earth Wind and Fire) and Walter Afanasieff (I think his last tour before becoming the biggest selling record producer of all time) on keys. The following July, Ponty dicked me out of a tour he’d already hired me for when Sonny left the band a few days before rehearsals started. Get it in writing.