My guest on this week’s programme is Hong Kong’s guitar hero - jazz musician, Eugene Pao. He has been at the vanguard of promoting jazz in the city since his return from studies in the US in the mid-1980s. Recognition came early from leading international jazz musicians. Some of his early recordings featured legends. He went to the U.S. to make his first solo album in 1996 called By the Company You Keep with drummer Jack DeJonette, bassist John Patitucci and Michael Brecker on saxophone. Jazz greats with whom he has performed on stage over the years include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bill Bruford and Bobby McFerrin - and his playing only gets better with age - like a fine wine. He has composed for TV commercials and film soundtracks, and in 2008 was featured on the cover of Esquire HK’s 20th anniversary issue as one of the city’s 20 most influential men.