Record Store Day brought an old teacher back to me, one who is no longer with us. It reminded me of all the opportunities I wasted for lack of self-confidence. So many things I could have learned if I had been open and willing. Let me push myself today and everyday after, as I try to honor the knowledge and traditions all my teachers have done their best to impart.
It also put Roy Haynes’ Just Us in my hands in cd form. Chicago’s own Eddie DeHaas is on bass. I used to get to hear Eddie at the Bop Shop jam sessions on Tuesday nights, with Rusty Jones on drums, way back in the day. It was a pleasure to hear Eddie’s playing again and Roy is absolutely killing on this recording.