My fondest memory
You’ve Stolen My Heart Songs from Rd burman’s Bollywood
With Asha Bhosle (vocals), Zakir Hussain (tabla etc), Wu Man (pipa etc) et al
Nonesuch 7559798562 (2005)
One of the most fun times we’ve had in the studio is when we spent about ten days in California recording You’ve Stolen my Heart with the Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle. We all took on different instrumental roles – keyboards, percussion and all kinds of things, joining the amazing Zakir Hussein. It was like the studio became this amazing tool for us. We’ve felt that before with other albums, and recently with the ‘50 for the future’ recording we’re doing for our website, but just in terms of sheer fun this album has it. I feel a smile inside every time I think about this album and working with Asha. She is a great musician. That also came from the music and all the different things we needed to do to make the sounds.