By Jen

No Comments


I’m sitting here on this hot July evening, remembering a couple of fine musicians that we just lost.  Charlie Saloio was a wonderful trumpet player who also wrote beautiful arrangements for brass.  Charlie played lead trumpet on my Sugar & Spice CD and was always both a delight to listen to and to work with.  He also wrote some great arrangements for me, particularly for the 2000 Christmas Show at Symphony Hall – for At Last and Carol of the Bells.  It was such a privilege to have that kind of accompaniment!  I’ll miss you, Charlie.

I’m also remembering Don Senecal tonight.  Don was one of the DKS soloists whose rendition of ‘Margaritaville’  was unmistakably his own!  😉  Don was a strong, brave soul who let nothing phase him.  He had the world on a string and lived it to the absolute fullest.  He had a crazy sense of humor and sometimes drove me crazy (!) but there’s a special place in my heart for Don and watching him face his final challenge made me realize how much I loved him.  Rest in peace, my friend!

I’m so glad our paths crossed!  I know you two guys are rockin’ heaven’s Pearly Gates!  🙂

Comment Feed

No Responses (yet)

You must be logged in to post a comment.