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RR: yes yes.. So when you think about .. you've had a career as an arranger. You play.. a road warrior, you played on the road traveld all over the years. now you have over 25-26 years as an educator..what ..ah .. ..anything that you haven't done.. anything that you haven't done musically would still like to do .. RE: I've always wanted to do a .. ah .. music for a movie, RR: mm hhh yes.. RE: I never had the chance, I've always wanted to do that, RR: mm hmm RE: Cause I've seen people who were singers....got did movies.. they start looping the music. RR: mm hmm RE: there's one guy I can't think of his name but he was a singer. RE: And they did, he did the music for it but they had a thing about a guy skiing down and the guy who was trying to shoot him and blah blah, but things kept looping, they kept looping and that's uh. And here's a guy that's going down the thing and the guy's firing at him and he's trying to duck and you'd think the music would be *sings action movie music* it's like *sings lyrical melody* because of course they had looped into this, into this. And I'm going "c'mon man" ya know. But that was one thing, musically that I had wanted to do. I wound up playing bass on Jamahl's, so it was most of the time I had somebody else playing bass on Jamahl's. So I've done about 7 albums with him. The best was called "Pittsburgh", I did that in Chicago. He had the Chicago Symphony, woodwind, strings, everything on that thing. It was really something else 'cause I had him to go in. I produced it and arranged it. I had him to go in, while he was in Chicago, they gave him a nine foot piano to play on, and I said, "just play whatever you want and then send me the tape". So he did, it was about 8 tunes on there. No it was about 10 tunes and so I said, "all I need for you to do" in those days we were using tapes. I said "just tell me what key they're in". RR: Right, and just in case. RE: I have no chart whatsoever or chords or anything. And he, when he went *sings melody* and he's just playing whatever he wanted to play, I got to to have the strings, I got to cue them, *sings melody* 2, 3, 4 *continues melody* I had to cue the strings and the woodwinds and I had four French horns and recorded every one on that thing. It was a joy to do that album. That was pretty good.