Saturday, October 19, 2013

Goodbye, Shannon.

Disaster Amnesiac is very sad to hear about the passing of the great drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson. I am so sorry that I did not get to see him live more than one time.
Spring of 1992, I believe, at Kimball's West on Grove St. in San Francisco. There could not have been more than twenty people in the crowd that evening, but Shannon was a gracious presence as he climbed the staircase from the street, up into the club. I recall him looking at me, and saying simply, "hello!" Since that time, he's been a much beloved figure in my world.
Going forward, the man will be missed. One HELL of a drummer, who played with so many great names in music, internationally.
Farewell, Shannon. 

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