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Posted by Jim on November 14, 2001 at 04:12:51:
In Reply to: Re: Ray Brown, Al McKibbon (etc) must have switched to steel strings for a valid reason! posted by Marco P. on November 11, 2001 at 10:16:36:
Re>>>>>I had the honor of playing with him at the Hollywood Bowl last August for a Shirley Horn trio concert with strings. John Clayton was conducting, I was in the orchestral bass section and Al was subbing for Charles Ables, who couldn't make it at the last minute. Great human being, still playing his ass off!<<<<<
That must have been great. So glad to hear that Al's still playing.
PS Playing John's arrangements must have been great too. He's my man; I transcribed a lot of his gorgeous bass lines. Too bad this was his last year doing the jazz series at the Bowl; some dumb admin decision I guess.
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