My friend and bandmate Tracey Kroll sent me the following message today:

A quote from famed drummer Steve Gadd. Something we all know about,
but always good to hear again.

"There's more to music than having control over the instrument. If all
you think about is you and the instrument, that's not being a good
musician. If you listen, you'll be motivated by the people you're
playing with. The music is the motivation. The instrument merely gives
you a way to express your feelings."

Ain’t that the truth.