Last weekend was a marathon. On Saturday afternoon, we recorded four tracks for Psychic Temple IV with a six piece band. Saturday evening, we tracked vocals and solo fiddle for Philip Glenn's debut album, Outsider. Then on Sunday we brought an 11-piece ensemble into the studio to record my album Music For Bus Stops. The band consisted of two drummers, two bassists, two keyboardists, three horns, and two guitarists: myself and Paul Masvidal. A member of progressive metal band, Death, Paul later co-founded Cynic, a group that moves effortlessly between metal riffs and jazz modes. Paul is both a virtuosic and deeply intuitive musician. Looking across the studio at him as we criss-crossed melodies is an image I will treasure for the rest of my life.