Eric entered the picture when I heard him playing with Vikram Shankar. I loved the way the two of them sounded together. I made the decision to write a song, ‘Avalanche’ that would feature them both in leading roles. I also thought it would be nice to have the introduction of the song reflect their initial session that I had heard. Thankfully it fitted perfectly.
Eric is such a great player; he has a wonderful technique combined with a great feel. It was also good to introduce an American sensibility to the music on the song ‘High Line’ and Eric duly obliged.