It was a true experience having the opportunity for many many years with Mr. Monk when he and my father collaborated that great music together. The Monk’s were like a second family to me when I was growing up. Sometimes his daughter and son would act like my big sister and brother. His wonderful daughter, Boo boo Monk, always used to look out for me. And having the opportunity to spend many hours and days observing all of their peers in that creative environment shaped who I am today! Hey Toot! Happy Birthday to your Dad!