Richard Jernigan -> RE: New disco de Riqueni (Apr. 25 2021 1:32:46)
What I thought he was off the radar with substance addiction issues and such?
I read that he had been, but has been sober for a while now. According to the Diario de Cádiz article, "Alcázar de Cristal" came out in 1996. His next disc was "Parque de María Luisa" in 2017.
One of my big disappointments as a teenager was going to the trouble of getting into a jazz club in downtown Washington, DC with some friends, while we were all underage. We were there to see Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer and a rhythm section. They showed up more than an hour late, were clearly totally wiped out on heroin, and just noodled around for a while. Sad.
Some time in the late '60s or early '70s Getz came to Austin. He brought with him two younger players, Gary Burton and Steve Swallow, and an older drummer. They sold out the biggest auditorium in town. As we drove home my wife, an accomplished musician, said "I thought they were really good, but you are just carried away..."
"Yes, I'm carried away. It was the greatest pleasure seeing Getz clean and sober, mentoring two really excellent young players and an older man who had cleaned himself up as well."