Saturday, January 12, 2013

Another post just for me: The great ones die too young.

A tribute to my former Muhlenberg College colleague, the superb and iconic bassist Charles Fambrough, who died last year at this time. He became Muhlenberg's resident jazz-master a year or two before I accepted my slot as its writer-in-residence. Wish I could say he wrote this tune ("Steve's Blues") with me in mind. Charlie, you were always too cool for the room, and you'll be missed. I'm sure that pulsing bass line of yours is reverberating across heaven as we speak.

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