Saturday, July 26, 2008

Goodbye, Johnny

Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin passed away yesterday in his home in France. I am pleased to say that I was able to see him play in Cambridge at the Regatta Bar on my 30th birthday. I feel very grateful that I was able to see him before his passing, and also to have had the experience of seeing Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughn before they left this mortal coil as well.

Farewell old friend!