1st, Happy 77th Birthday Eddie Harris! Eddie had so much going on in his head at all times. Numerology, Astrology, deep mystical understanding from all lover the world, unbelievable wit and a walking encyclopedia concerning music and the arts…a philosopher. We used to talk on the phone for hours about very diverse subjects that always ended with me gathering much insight into the world as Eddie viewed it and lived it. I remember the last time I talked with Eddie was the Christmas Eve before he made his transition 11 months later. We laughed and talked about family and the possibilities of another tour…Eddie was genuinely interested in the people he knew. I miss those kinetic talks on the holidays.