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More Thoughts on Departed Friends

July 17 is the 17th anniversary of Mark Hannon’s passing. It’s amazing to me how quickly the years have passed. I miss Mark, and think of him often. He loved life so much that sometimes it’s still hard to get

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Goodbye, Lonnie Brooks

I went to my old friend Lee Baker Jr./Lonnie Brooks’ funeral service today. In the mid 1970’s, when I was starting to get involved in the Chicago blues scene, I was aware of Lonnie Brooks, and had seen him once or

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Goodbye, 2014

It was a very good year, and I want to thank everybody who helped to make it that way. Thanks to “Sax” Gordon Beadle, Andy Lösche, Tad Robinson, and Alex Schultz for bringing me to the Dubai Jazz Festival in

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Goodbye, Joe

Last Sunday, I learned of the passing of two friends. Neither event was unexpected, but it does cause one to stop and reflect. First, learned of Mike’s passing. I was copied on an email from Bobbie, his significant other. It

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