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.
> 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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