Greg Errico Interview

The master timekeeper of the funk, Greg Errico, sat down with us and shared his incredible journey with WR. Following his ground-breaking rhythmic backbeats with Sly & the Family Stone (he was on all the hits, held the pocket together at Woodstock, took everyone “Higher”), Errico accepted an invitation to take the drum seat in the summer of “73.  For the next six months he toured the States, Europe and Japan, providing what Joe Z himself called the best-sounding engine ever for the “Boogie Woogie Waltz.”

Roger Powell Interview

Roger Powell arrived at a Boston Hotel room in the fall of 1971, carrying a large, unwieldy package – an ARP 2600 synthesizer. Joe Zawinul answered the door, took a look and instantly recognized that a new world of musical opportunities presented itself.  “Just slide this fader here, patch this chord there… and stand back.”  Joe took the young, enthusiastic product rep’s instructions and created an electronic template that continues to bewitch and bedazzle.  Roger Powell tells the This Is This crew the whole story in his exclusive interview for the documentary.