Arif Mardin: In Conversation
AAJ: Eddie Harris had huge hits in the ?60s [Mardin produced The Electrifying Eddie Harris with its hit single "Listen Here" in 1967], and Charles Lloyd played at the Fillmore Auditorium [when the club was dominated by psychedelic-rock acts], Laura Nyro played on a bill with Miles Davis?
AM: Yeah, I worked with her.
AAJ: ...so that was maybe just a time when promoters put together more colorful bills.
AM: This gives me a good idea, that we should really pursue that.
Arif Mardin Portrait by Julie Mardin