When I released “A Perfectly Good Friendship” I needed a horn section and a piano to emulate the sound of the record. I had done some writing for horns about five years earlier for an episode of Natural Blues, but I had dictated the horn lines to Mike Clark. For the CD release, I wrote the horn lines myself, and the players, being true pros, were somehow able to read them. It was an intoxicating feeling, hearing all those rich sounds that took so long to put together, so I couldn’t wait to write the next show. I trimmed the horn section down from four to three horns and that’s how it has stayed. These days, I do the “With Horns” show every couple of years. I like to think of it as a Christmas Dinner show-with all the trimmings!