Phone call just after midnight Friday 25 Oct 2002 for a gig later in the day, in Cork (Ireland). The Cork Jazz festival, with Joe Zawinul (Paco's in Milan and his passport ...in Munich Airport's lost properties)
Joe: “Hi! ... I've never heard you play before.”
Have I heard the last album? No.
The last words:
Joe: “Hey man, you did a great job. You can be proud of yourself!”
The lasting thought:
I am... I'm also the happiest drummer in the world.
Here's a (2'20'') excerpt of Joe's interview*, backstage straight after the gig, where he talks about our encounter... :)
* Many thanks to Didier Tombarel
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