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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Michael Steinman on Mike Durham

Mike Durham was a fan of Bebop Spoken Here (possibly despite the title!) and often used it to spread the word around of events he was involved in - of which I was happy to do. However, I think his favourite blog was Michael Steinman's Jazz Lives - and, indeed it is mine too for classic mid period jazz. I met Michael,  briefly, at the 2012 Classic Jazz Party - the same day we became Facebook Friends!
As such, I think that Michael's remembrance of Mike is perhaps the most fitting of obituaries - it draws a picture of the man to a T (trumpet?).
Here it is.
Lance - (thank you Michael Steinman.)

2 comments :

Brian Bennett said...

There couldn't be a more eloquent and poignant tribute to Mike than this.

Michael Steinman / JAZZ LIVES said...

Dear Lance and Brian, thank you so much. I tried to capture the man I knew and loved -- even though we didn't meet often enough. Lance, I hope that the 2013 Whitley Bay extravaganza will give us time for a longer chat . . . I'll be seated behind a video camera for as much as possible of that long delicious weekend, so you know I will welcome enlightened friendly company! May your happiness increase, Michael

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