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Always Thinking Of You!

Big Prez (my nickname for God) has smiled on me, again. If you ever want to see a blessed, bald-headed, greasy old fart, just look my way. There are no words to tell you how much I appreciate all of you for being in my corner and paying for the care that I need at […]

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Thanks For Brightening My Days!

As my 93rd birthday gets closer, I want you all to know that your prayers, calls, letters, cards, emails and well wishes mean a whole lot to me! And your donations for my 24-hour home care, man, I can’t even begin to explain how very grateful I am. You’re making it possible for me to […]

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This Side of the Grass

I realize that it’s been a long time since you’ve peeked at my words. I haven’t forgotten you, and I hope you remember me. Instead of writing my usual lengthy blog about what’s been going on, I’m going to do several short notes. A new one every week or so. Hope you dig them. Friends […]

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What An Honor!

I appreciate the members of the jazz public who voted for me to be inducted into the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC). What an honor! And I was so glad to learn that my cronies Hamp (Lionel Hampton) and Bohania (Art Blakey) are going to be inducted, too. […]

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Being Grateful and Enjoying Life!

I’m so thankful to Big Prez for keeping me out of the hospital! Haven’t been there since July of last year. And now, I’m able to sit up for around two hours a day. Going for three. I’ve been feeling pretty well. A few challenges here and there, but nothing serious. It could be a […]

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