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Joe Segal has passed at 94

Chuck Nessa

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What a great life. I can only imagine at the stories he could tell.

I never did get a chance to see a show at his club during my many trips to Chicago. I saw a show at the Green Mill once but never Joe's place. I hope he left it to someone who will continue on so that I do get a chance to go there one time.

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Only attended a Jazz Showcase event the year I was in Chicago for the Jazz Festival, and it was at a fancy hotel downtown, but I like how it was never a "place", it was a "thing".

Pretty amazing run, and kudos to him for attempting to always keep it real, as he knew it.

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11 hours ago, clifford_thornton said:

Wow. RIP. Was lucky to catch Andrew Hill and Lee Konitz (separately) at the Showcase when I went to school in Chicago. Great times, both.

RIP - 94 - What an amazing run.

Saw Hill and Pharoah Sanders (separately) in their second-last location (near Grand in River North) and then visited the club quite a few times in the South Loop location.  I really appreciated the Sunday matinees that were oriented towards bringing children to the club, and I brought my son several times.

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