"It’s difficult to condense into a few words how much a person can learn from just being around someone as masterful as Horace Silver. Andy and Carl had been with Horace for some time; Vincent, Brian and I were new guys. We all learned from him in various ways, both on and off the bandstand. After leaving the band I remember writing a tune called “Unspoken Lessons,” reflecting my feelings about being in it. Horace rarely lectured or gave verbal instructions. His guidance was in the music, on the bandstand, in the heat of battle."