Phil Ramone was a husband, friend, mentor, brother, father and partner. He was the personification of everything good that we do in music and in life. He selflessly shared his vast experience and knowledge with anyone that asked, or for that matter, didn’t ask but needed to be set straight. Phil could get to the truth of any situation with a funny story or joke. He was a child prodigy, classically trained musician that spent his entire life serving the music and the people that make it. It’s impossible to imagine a world without him, on the other end of the phone, or the other side of the studio glass. We are all better off that he was of this earth, leaving an incredible legacy of timeless music, and we’re incredibly worse off that he is gone.