This is one of my favorite songs, ‘A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE’
Pete Fountain – Closer Walk With Thee/Amazing Grace
Yesterday, August 6,2016, one of my idols passed away.
He was a great clarinet player called Pete Fountain.
I saw him live at the Bourbon St. Inn where he played with Al Hurt, the well known trumpet player.
My wife and I went backstage at his request. He came on over to our table during a 15 minutes intermission. We thought it was because we were cheering loudly during his performance.
Instead, he said,”Kid, you want to come back stage and take a lot of photos after the show?”
In perfect harmony we said, “Yes.”
We asked, Why did you pick us out of everyone here?”
Laughingly he said, ” Because your flash is blinding me”.
He was very gracious and kind to us. We laughed as he talked about jazz and playing clarinet. He encouraged me to get a Le Blanc clarinet. It’s the type he played.
The world of music will miss him.
Pete Fountain – When The Saints Go Marching In