You got it Phil on that Alice! She definitely is an artist in her own right. I was fortunate to see a benefit concert she put on for the anniversary of her husband at UCLA with Pharoah, and Ravi Shankar in '91. It was just an honor and priviledge to see these masters first hand. I felt like a dignitary just being there. The Eastern influence that was coming across then was just so powerful (see Lateef "Eastern Sounds" ), too bad not enough people know about this connection and music. I try to spread it around on Silja's music group here... You should check in there from time to time.