And it’s for all of eternity.
It is with great sadness learning Dave died today. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing him in 2007 at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. I had always hoped to see him there in the future again but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.
Seeing and hearing him in 07′ was like being in heaven for his playing never faltered one single note. He was telling the audience stories of incidents and concerts of the past, all with hilarious results. Dave had us laughing then when he started playing we witnessed a master of his art. By time he got to the last number “Take Five” we stood and ate up every single note and treasured every single moment we watched and heard from him.