“Like any classic videogame, the Hunt had simply reached a new, more difficult level. A new level often required an entirely new strategy.” — Ernest Cline, Ready Player One
Ron and Billy know each other of course, but there are only a couple records that feature them in tandem, the most notable being an early Buddy Montgomery and a later Pepper Adams. (I’ve paid some attention to their Herbie Hancock Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long as well.) As far as I know this is the first time they have played a NYC hit together in decades.
Last week I was interviewed by Jeremiah Cymerman for his podcast.