A nice memorial piece was posted on San Jose Jazz's website
Some might be interested in watching this coming event --
Friends and family will honor Gale with an online musical tribute on Saturday, August 8 from 2–4pm on the Eddie Gale Memorial Space Facebook page. Hosted by Clifford Brown, Jr and live-streamed from Doug Ellington’s performance space in Oakland, the event will feature both pre-recorded and live performances from Faye Carol, Marcus Shelby, Destiny Muhammad, David Leikam and more.
much appreciated for the link - great read with relevant paper clippings/pics covering SR's early musical years in Birmingham
Just looked at my copy of Szwed - bought it in 1998 & it just seems like yesterday ("Time, he flexes like a whore")
Listen to your kids' records. If you raised them right, you'll hear things you like, as well as things that repulse you. But, you know, build on the commonalities, respect the differences, and just be thankful for what you got, diamond in the back sunroof top, etc.