When music is played with people of integrity and passion for the art of sound, and it’s subtle and often fickle and fleeting moments of purity, then you have achieved the ultimate musical truth – in the moment only the moment is true. Being in the NOW, present and accepting of all things as they are, trust becomes the greatest drug. Every fiber of the performers and the audiences existence becomes intertwined in a high wire daredevil act of defiance against conformity and judgement. Every choice reveals a new layer of intimacy. Every tone exposes a new musical insight where all of our individually gained knowledge can coalesce withinside one another in the harmony of sound. Playing with Bill Carrothers and Ari Hoenig brought me closer to that collective musical utopia during every second of every song.I will carry that experience with me for the rest of my musical life.