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Kipu


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Reply Russell Dear
5:03 PM on August 24, 2012 
Good to have you aboard Kip. Love your music!
Reply Kipu
5:29 PM on December 15, 2011 
Just like everyone to know a very dear friend has passed away recently who has been very influential in the field of Jazz. (check my link to his Wikipedia). I first met him in 1978 in Kerikeri and he was a great influence to me with music and carried himself with such dignity.
It was a pleasure to watch his command of a big band so relaxed and easy going there was no stress and everyone had a laugh and enjoyed themselves. He wrote a few manuals on big band arrangements that are used to world over. I have stayed with him at his home a few times and he was working up to his early nineties. How many people can say that! We all called him Russ....it seems I've met another! Just thought I'd share this with you all. cheers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Garcia_%28composer%29