Phil Ramone, March 30, 2013

Phil A & R

Phil Ramone was one of the greatest record producers of all time, one of the all time standard bearers of versatility and excellence in the production world, and simply one of the longest held and greatest heroes in my musical life. I last saw Phil in 2009 in London, which was funny as it was rare to see him in London.

My A & R Rolodex Card from 1979.

My A & R Rolodex Card from 1979.

Everything that I could ever be as a record producer has some piece of Phil in it.   Thanks Phil!

Phil was very calm, and I am not calm.

That is maybe the greatest lesson on sessions I could take from him

Godspeed Phil!