...Besides his solo albums as a tremendous baritone singer and over 500 recordings for people like Aretha Franklin, Johnny Hodges, Oliver Nelson, Billy Taylor, Ron Carter, Gabor Szabo, Roberta Flack, Houston Person, Joe & Bing, Paul Simon, Lou Donaldson, Shirley Scott, Donny Hatthaway, Jack McDuff, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Blossom Dearie, Arif Mardin, Urbie Green, Lena Horne, Michel Legrand (my favorite Twenty Songs Of The Century plus the superb live albums for Gryphon, Live At Jimmy's and Michel Legrand And Friends), Hank Jones, Gato Barbieri, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli, Zoot Sims (including my favorite The Gershwin Brothers), Hugo Montenegro, Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Grant Green, Lou Rawls, Eroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Franco Ambrosetti & Don Sebesky, Carly Simon, Mark Murphy (Living Room), Sarah Vaughan (including Copacabana aka Exclusivamente Brasil), Antonio Carlos Jobim (one track, Double Rainbow aka Children's Games on Terra Brasilis), and even Joao Gilberto (The Best Of Two Worlds and Amoroso.) The list goes on and on.
After that meeting, of course he would recorded at least more 200 albums (from Peggy Lee to Manhattan Transfer, from Jessye Norman to Grover Washington, Jr.) starting with Sarah Vaughan's Copacabana aka Exclusivamente Brasil, cut one week later!
And I treasure specially his playing on fantastic symphonic albums from the Jazz Meets The Symphony series and one great DVD with Lalo Schifrin, the LaserDisc with Simon & Garfunkel live at Central Park, the haunting interview for the brilliant documentary movie about Gary McFarland that was issued on DVD, and the historic concert with Miles Davis & Quincy Jones playing Gil Evans' charts at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1991.
What a HUGE legacy!