Re: [Harp-L] Don Les

On Apr 17, 2016, at 10:29 AM, Mick Zaklan wrote:

>   Pat, I believe, knew exactly who Don Les was.  One of my enduring
> memories of the that fest was Don appearing to flee Pat, who was in his ear
> and matching him stride for stride.  I think that Pat might have even had
> his casino card dealer work clothes on.  Pat was having a ball interacting
> with everybody.  I remember him in a hallway with some chord and bass
> players really cooking on a "My Babe" or "This Train" type jam.  He was
> just eating up that chord progression.
>   I think that fest was Don's last one; that he passed away before the
> next one.  One of the sweet things was that a young kid, maybe 12 or 13
> years old had come from Germany with his dad.

Ewe Penzoldt

>  Don was his idol.  The kid
> had memorized Don's diatonic solos and wound up onstage with him.  I think
> that had to make Don feel really good; it was like a torch was being
> passed.  I often wonder what happened to that kid.
> Mick Zaklan

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