Saturday, October 27, 2012
Saying Goodbye and Thank You
In her memory, her family asks that, if you wish, please make a donation to the Nature Conservancy, 55 High Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To find out more about her husband, go to www.allmusic.com/artist/bill-barron-mn0000059950.
There have been several fine remembrances posted; here's one from friend and band member Matthew Shipp - www.newmusicbox.org/articles/david-s-ware-1949-2012-beyond-time/.
Finally, Jason Crane will post the ultimate edition of The Jazz Session, Episode 417, on Monday October 29. Happily, Mr. Crane is still among us, living and working in Auburn, Alabama and planning a new show for sometime in the future. That written, The Jazz Session will continue to be available online for those people interested in hearing about musicians and their music, recorded during a time when jazz has been quite creative while it continues to be relegated to the sideline. Many people will tell you that jazz is best understood in the concert or nightclub setting where you can see the musicians interact. Yet, it's rare that you can ask these musicians about their creative process, influences, likes, dislikes, frustrations, successes, education, etc. - over the course of 400+ interviews, Jason Crane was able to be that person for those of us who feel we can't talk to the musicians who we admire and often idolize. He illuminated the human side of musicians or, you might say, the musical side of human beings. Good luck to Mr. Crane - read his poetry and missives at jasoncrane.org. Catch up on the interviews at thejazzsession.com.