July 22, 2009
A Musical Tribute to Buddy Montgomery
Yoshi's, in San Francisco, was a packed house
Friends gathered to play some of Buddy's Original Tunes and Arrangements
A special thanks to Jeff Chambers, Buddy's longtime Bass player and friend, for making this tribute happen. He oversaw the music, some of which had previously never been written down,
and organized the talent.
Also, thanks to Orrin Keepnews, Producer of many of Buddy's recordings, for telling great stories about Buddy.
Many thanks to the following artist/friends who rehearsed & performed Buddy's Original tunes & arrangements:
Dave Hazeltine, Jeff Chambers, Sam Belton, Mykah Montgomery (Buddy's granddaughter), Darryl Green, Hector Lugo, Mark Wright, Noel Jewkes, Bill Bell, Eddie Marshall, Jim Nichols, Kitty Margolis, John Handy, Mary Stallings, Dick Whittington, Vince Lateano, Louis Romero and
last, but never least, Marlena Shaw.