I remember seeing Cindy Blackman in 97' with Ravi Coltrane. I think it was only a few days or couple weeks or so after Tony passed and she was still playing Sonor back then. I just remember being fixated on her ride technique and hand positions and then going home and trying to emulate. It was a great performance. Then I got her again may ~12 years ago with Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Vernon Reid doing an Emergency! tribute....even better than I remember and engulfed in taking the chances I remember Tony doing, was so great to see. I remember Sheila E's clinic with her brother and had great showmanship, stole the show for entertainment factor and played awesome too.