Across Gibraltar Song Story
I wrote this one in 1988. I wanted to evoke the feel of the North African desert, in honor of my then-girlfriend (and first wife) who is from Morocco. Originally, this piece had a classical guitar for the melody and solos. When I reworked and re-recorded the piece, the rhythm section got faster, funkier and less mechanical than my original, and my ability to execute the melody with any credibility on a classical guitar disappeared. Getting Stacey Knights to play it on soprano sax was a wonderful flash of luck, and Douglas Lichterman’s solo is sensual, compelling, and mysterious.