and classical musicians got together at the Windup Space in December to celebrate 40 years of hip-hop, tracing the genre's history by recreating pieces of music, it brought together several different worlds-black and white, live and sampled, male and female. Many of the live musicians didn't know the rather deep cuts they were playing, and some of the emcees were unrehearsed. The whole thing could have been a shambles, except for the man in the corner directing everything in his Run DMC-style track suit, hat, and gold chain. That was Wendel Patrick. Like Duke Ellington, he was behind a keyboard, but the orchestra was his real instrument.