During 1981 we formed a Jazz Quintet with Manuel Miranda on flute, Raul Cragg on sax, Alfonso (forget the last name) on bass and Carlos Ballón on drums. We were the only young jazz band in Lima. We were learning by doing, since there was no one we could study jazz with. New York Kiss is one of my first jazz compositions. I had another, before with this band, but I don't remember much of it. After all these years I still think NY Kiss is a good song. The playing, well just kids learning their craft.