Hello Steve - I recently purchased Grace & Gratitude and also received the bonus disc (Lessons Learned) which I totally love! The more I listen - the more questions I have. But I'm most curious about your composing process. I've read that your CD's are recorded live - so does that mean they are written out ahead of time? Do you improv tons of material, record it all and then choose among the pieces to build a cohesive CD? This leads to another question. Do you perform these songs on the CDs live - and if so how different are they from the "released" versions? Thanks Steve - awesome stuff! BTW: I've been on the fence about getting an Echoplex for a few months. I finally caved in and ordered one last week before they raise the prices AGAIN!