RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL -- Finally, I would like to share something personal: Recently I visited a dear friend who I went to school with and performed with for many years in the Bay Area. He became afflicted with Parkinson’s disease several years ago. He was born to play the trumpet with grace and authority and did so for many years, but that has been taken away from him.
That afternoon we listened to a recording of the San Francisco State one o’clock band we both performed with in the mid-’70s. We reminisced about our days at San Francisco State and were both amazed after all these years how good that recording still sounds. It reminded me that music, as all art, is a celebration of life to share and experience.