So long, Howie…
Howard Dudune passed away September 24th, and all that are left are memories… and fortunately, at least one magnificent recording; undoubtedly more. Howie was a joy to hear from the first, a talent you could scarcely comprehend, joyfully exquisite time and again. Eddie Duran-Jazz Guitarist, with Dean Reilly on bass and John Markham on drums, displays Howie’s extravagantly wonderful talent in extravagantly wonderful company. Howie played beautifully at Bird & Beckett the night before he died, too, and no one could have imagined that he’d be gone so suddenly.
He’ll be missed, but he’ll live on through the music. Come celebrate Howie on all Fridays to come, and especially on the 21st when Scott Foster provides the music, the 22nd when Eddie Duran, Dean Reilly, Mad Duran, Noel Jewkes and Vince Lateano play a date, meant to include Howie, celebrating in significant part the 1956 album mentioned above and celebrating also the pure pleasure of playing together today, and the 28th, when his friends and colleagues in the Chuck Peterson Quintet, including Dorothy Lefkovits, play their first date without him.
Howie Dudune will be missed, for real! Nothing wrong with missing him by losing yourself in the music he lived for!
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