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September 12, 2007 - 04:03 PM
Gregg Jackson
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I sang with Dick's Music Men at North Central in 1967. One little episode has stayed with me because it so typified his attitude toward his students and, apparently, everyone he came in contact with. Dick came into class and as he did so often, passed out one of his terrific new arrangements. We read it through and really liked it. Unfortunately, after thinking it over for a minute, he told us we weren't going to do it. Why not? "Because it sounds like a piano solo with vocal accompaniment." No matter how terrific the music, if it didn't show off his singers, he wasn't going to do it.

Thanks for the music, Dick. Be seeing you.

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