Along the path I was able to reunite these foundation reggae musicians, after more than 50 years. On the left is "Alvin 'Seeco' Patterson", born Francisco Willie, in Cuba in 1930. He would become Bob Marley's closest friend, and go on to tour the world with Bob Marley & The Wailers on percussion. On the right is Brian "Bassie" Atkinson who, alongside keyboard player Jackie Mittoo, co-wrote many of the bass lines that would go on to define the genre. I am proud and honoured to call these reggae pioneers two of my best friends, each of whom had a profound and lasting impact on what we call reggae music today.