Mike- ...just finished off your interview with the man, Chuck Rainey. Great job! I know I spent many an hour attempting Rainey's stuff(his playing with Aretha, like Young, Gifted, & Black, is awesome; the Dan's Royal Scam and Aja...awesome. Qunicy Jones, Eye To Eye, the various movie soundtracks, etc. Awesome.). I still have the Guitar Player mag from the '70s(Merle Travis on the cover) that featured Rainey; that was the first instance I had heard of someone actually installing a Jazz pickup in the bridge position of a P-bass. Rainey said the producer/engineers liked it(clarity), he didn't like it, though. Rainey is definitely one of my all-time favorite musicians. BTW- I also dug your lesson in the new Bass Frontiers; that's why I don't 'solo'...I'm usually 'soloing' while groovin'(at least attempting to groove). Thanks & take care & hope the book's almost finished!