This brings back alot of memories....Bill was a tremondous inspiration to me back in 1963-64 when he was with Woody. My little town in upstate N.Y. had the pleasure of listening to The Herd two years in a row...Tao Mecero's brother owned a bar in the town, and was able to bring them up. Like any other H.S. kid trying to learn trumpet, I went up to Bill and asked him is I could talk to him between sets....he was so generous with his time that he would keep coming back between sets and talking to me!! His interest in the trumpet and trumpet playing was incredible.