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George Cables

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Tom, can you give us a bit more information of the situation with George Cables? He had a number of very very serious health problems some years ago,

and had made a recovery. He had to cancel his appearance at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party this past October due to a health problem.

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50 minutes ago, Peter Friedman said:

Tom, can you give us a bit more information of the situation with George Cables? He had a number of very very serious health problems some years ago,

and had made a recovery. He had to cancel his appearance at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party this past October due to a health problem.

He's facing amputation of one leg and needs help especially with post-operative care/recovery.

https://www.gofundme.com/team-george-cables

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I just made a gift targeted to him through Jazz Foundation of America.

 

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donated. Good luck Mr Cables!

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Donated as well, hope Mr. Cables gets the help he needs.  I have enjoyed his work with Freddie, Joe Hen, Dex, and The Cookers for a long time.

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So it is preferable to go through Jazz Foundation rather than the link above?

I once gave George and Cecil McBee a rise to the hotel from a gig. Very nice, graceful gentleman, and wonderful player.

Hoping for a full recovery.

Bertrand.

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On 2/18/2018 at 5:09 PM, bertrand said:

So it is preferable to go through Jazz Foundation rather than the link above?

I once gave George and Cecil McBee a rise to the hotel from a gig. Very nice, graceful gentleman, and wonderful player.

Hoping for a full recovery.

Bertrand.

I talked very briefly with Mr. Cables and Mr. McBee once after catching The Cookers and they both struck me as being genuinely nice men on top of being two of the greats.  It warmed my heart to see so many people stepping up to help Mr. Cables.  I hope his recovery goes well.

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I get an email saying he came through the surgery well and is recovering. It was nice to see how much was raised. David Weiss of the Cookers is a member here and posts occasionally. David, if you see this, any updates appreciated.

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3 hours ago, mr jazz said:

It was nice to see how much was raised.

Wow!  That's pretty amazing!!

>> $76,300 of $75,000 goal

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I saw Cables live a few months ago. He was great. So was Victor Lewis.

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Very good news. George Cables is one of my favorite living jazz pianists.

Saw Victor Lewis about a year ago. He was marvelously creative and swinging. 

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Nice to read!

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