“One night we were performing at the Baked Potato [on the Cahuenga Pass in Studio City] with Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin on piano, and Patrice Rushen,” recalls Mexican bassist Abraham Laboriel in an interview with Josh Kun, editor of The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles. “The regular percussionist was not available, so Luis Conte came and played. And then we finished playing at one in the morning and Harvey Mason kept playing with Luis for another forty-five minutes… Harvey says, ‘Man, I cannot stop playing, the music feels so good playing with Luis. I cannot stop.’...

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