We all go through phases, and I phased into a professional musician after college music and a wanderlust that had me end up on the West Coast for the "Summer of Love". And, my permanent home. My mother was a violinist, pianist and a Juliard graduate. She kept me interested in music and my Dad got me into photography. For a while, in San Francisco, music dominated and I teamed up with Barbara Mauritz to make several bands, The Learning Process, Demon and finally Lamb.
We ended up being managed by Bill Graham and had many amazing opportunities, including the chance to create 3 very unique albums. We were part of the San Francisco scene and got to know a lot of other musician. We opened for major acts like Crosby Stills and Nash, Elton John, Stevie Winwood, Santana and so many more. But one of my favorites was to share the stage with Jessie Fuller the "One Man Band" blues legend at Stanford. We couldn't believe they had set it up for him to open for us!?? He must have been around 80 years old at the time. What an honor to have spent some time talking with him.
Ed Bogus was our arranger for the albums and the recording legend Fred Catero was our co producer and engineer along with David Rubinson. They produced such acts as Santana and the Pointer Sisters and so many others.
Our Manager was Diane (Sward) Rapaport and our "Shepherd" was her husband, Walter. We had band members like upright bass player Bill Douglass ( Marian McPartland and Moz Allison), Electric Bass Player David Hayes (Van Morrison), drummer Elliott Zigmund (Bill Evans), Later pianist Tom Salisbury (Melissa Manchester), We had Jerry Garcia Play on a few tunes on Cross Between and life was good (though we didn't really know it at the time).