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RIP Bernard Wright

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According to this article, the Dallas resident died in a car accident.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/music/bernard-wright-was-a-true-legend-through-high-and-low-times-14070762

Embarrassing gaffe in the article referring to Lester Young.

I heard him a couple of times sitting in with Lucky Peterson, taking over the keyboards while Lucky switched to guitar. The only person I ever heard doing this who sounded like Lucky's equal.

Another time there was supposed to be a solo piano concert in a downtown church, but some sort of airline flight issue caused him to not arrive.

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That's a drag. RIP.

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what Queens saxophonist are they referring to?

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aha, so the writer just didn't understand who Lester was & how he fit into the situation. Definitely wasn't living there in the '70s and '80s, at least as we understand "living."

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The level of music knowledge in Dallas area journalists writing about music is usually very low.

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53 minutes ago, kh1958 said:

The level of music knowledge in Dallas area journalists writing about music is usually very low.

Even in classical reviews, which far too often resemble judges sheets at a UIL contest than they do any real engagement with the greater impact of a performance. Perhaps too much "music knowledge" and not enough musical knowledge? 

I get that it can be a fine line, but in a town with so much soulful music, there's a dispiriting lack of soulful awareness of same.

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Bernard Wright private solo piano concert from earlier this year.

 

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