Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Rest in Peace, Howard

Seattlest notes the passing of Howard Bulson, a jazz piano player who made a creepy dive like Sorry Charlie's the classiest place in town.

I sang with him twice; I think I sang "My Romance," "If I Only Had a Brain," and then probably "The Look of Love." He just said, "what do you want to sing?" and I told him. And then we did the songs. Awesome. For "My Romance" he asked if I wanted it in the normal key. I said, sure... maybe a whole step lower. Ok, he said, and then he started the intro. Awesome.

He knew the book, the whole book, and his touch on the piano was as soft as a fuzzy sweater.

Rest in peace, Howard.

While you're reading Seattlest, you should check out the blind leading the clueless.

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