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RE: The stuff of legends...

Saw him some 6-8 times from 1978- 1997.

Was ALWAYS thrilled (and honored) to be there, in his presence.

He wasn't always transcendent (who can be?), but when he was, well - that's all you needed.
You'd realize that at that particular moment that there was NO BETTER THING on Earth
going on. How could there be?

Over time, the frequent trading of 4s and multiples of would get tedious although every player rose
to the occasion, just seldom at the same time.

Always found it somewhat frustrating that he chose that particular room in the jazz arena to
confine himself to.

The last time I saw Mr. Rollins I practically fell asleep the first set. The second set was as
good as I EVER heard him (and band), live OR recorded.

Met him in 1986/87(?) and he signed a "Way Out West" for me.

He was as colossal (and gracious) a human being as he is a musician.

No doubt in my mind that remains true.

That's nice to hear about him and Ornette.

"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure






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