I had met Pavlo in 2003 in Edmonton during a collaborative concert with the late D’Arcy Greaves and Pavlo’s ensemble. We instantly clicked musically together, and a few months later he asked me to come to his home in Toronto to record for his upcoming album, “I Feel Love Again.” I was extremely excited to work on his album, and we had a lot of fun in the recording studio together. Pavlo had recorded his voice for his debut song, and I was very happy to have witnessed that in person. As a vocalist myself, I had given Pavlo a couple of tips in his singing, and he did a marvellous job. I will never forget Pavlo’s mom’s Mousaka dish, asides from her other delicious dishes, I must have gained a few pounds after returning from Toronto! Pavlo and I remained friends and did some concerts together which were wonderful experiences for me.