Joe was recording some tracks for a new album in Amsterdam and we were asked to come over and record some horns for him. It meant a lot to me to meet Joe and even play on his album, because we used to play some of his songs with our very first school band!
I enjoyed the studio session with him. He carried a good old music sheet with him all the time, including a pencil and an eraser. He wrote down the whole band arrangement on that paper, while still adjusting notes and ideas during the session. And he knew very well what he wanted : serious and fully dedicated, not obsessed but in a gentle and open way with a deep love for music and eyes on the tasteful details.