Let's Hear About Last Night!
I hope things were good. Please everyone post photos, music, thoughts, whatever for those of us who couln't come?
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Nov 16 2009, 10:22 AMbill stieger responded:The tribute to Paul last night at the Artist's Quarter was marvelous, with a large turnout. Paul's brothers were there; lots of free Italian food was served. Old friends met, and shared stories about Paul. There were a lot of photos posted about him, and the inside Jacket of a John Mayall album, with one page dedicated to Paul, with lots of pics.
I had heard stories about Paul's health problems; and I was worried that his legacy would not be remembered. But Paul's brothers, who hosted the evening, were just terrific guys. And I'm gratified to know that Paul is not forgotten.
Nov 16 2009, 6:28 PMAnne responded:Let's clear something up...Paul's sister Toni was there as well as brothers Nick and Paul.
Nov 16 2009, 6:29 PMAnne responded:We have a video of the event , and pics too. It was a packed house and a great time was had by all! We'll be posting shortly...still recovering.
Nov 16 2009, 6:40 PMNick Lagos responded:It was a beautiful evening and there must have been over 120 musicians and friends and family at the scene - you would have loved it. The jazz ranged from smoking hot to tearfully poignant for our family as the musicians poured notes stright out of their hearts and into all of ours who were in attendence.
My sister Toni, and brother Pete were estremely pleased with the whole scene and cousins Anne and Michelle worked the room (particularly Anne).
The toast was excellent - you would be very happy with it - the whole scene was tremendous.
Nov 16 2009, 8:47 PMMichelle Lagos responded:Well, there's so many pics that need to be posted. I'll try to download and get some on the site in the next couple of days. For starters, Uncle Nick, the master of planning events, had some amazing Italian dishes catered in, that many of us enjoyed with red wine.
Speaking of which, thank you Randy, for sending over your gifted bottles of wine. We had a full-house-toast-to-remember! Cheers!
Many of the walls were lined with pictures, poetry, and Paul memoriabilia, as people ate and shared stories. I heard everything from the history of the artwork on the inside jacket of the Jungelopolis album to the many, many stories of the other musicians that Paul had mentored, jammed, recorded, and encouraged along the way. It was very touching!
Later we had a tribute jazz bar going with many different styles and sounds...Absolutely brilliant!
Another thank you to all who performed, especially Terry Burns that spent so much time helping our family plan this event and played a tribute tune that made me just want to close my eyes so I didn't get distracted with anything other than the music he was finessing.
We also had poetry readings - all of which Paul had written to his sweetheart, Lynn. They were funny, hilarious, and completely Paul...
The evening was so perfect that my cousin Anne, Uncle Steven, and Anne's husband Bob, and Aunt Toni, realized when they turned the lights on us, that we were just having a heard time leaving. We just didn't want the nite to end - it was THAT perfect!
Nov 17 2009, 7:03 AMrandulo responded:Paul is among the ranks of those he loved to listen to, Trane, Bird, Wynton, Bill. You gave him a great sendoff:
"You know when you go, you'll be right at the top of the bill.
They never lose that groove at the Blue Jazz Heavenly Grill"