Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fly me to the moon.

I've been away for a while haven't I. That's down to my father passing away recently. He died from complications from a stroke that he had August 18. He died September 21. It's taken me a while to regain the blogging urge.

He was a huge jazz fan. More specifically he absolutely loved the pre-world war two big band jazz outfits...and piano driven jazz from Oscar Peterson to Diana Krall. When I looked through his vinyl collection as a boy I loved looking at the Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Smith, and Count Basie covers. As a teenager I bought him stuff by Peterson and Basie. The last present I bought him was for his July 26th birthday - a DVD of Diana Krall Live in Rio. He loved it.

This entry (re-entry) is dedicated to my dad - Graham Nugent Purdy 1928-2009 - the jazz fan.

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