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terminally ill. His wife Mary Jane is maintaining a blog about him at
Those who have heard him perform know of his extraordinary talent. So
many times I have witnessed musicians gasping in disbelief while
listening to John's seemingly impossible performances. His
and fresh harmonic changes and his melodic variations impresses and
delights us as much
as his sterling technique.
Having known John for more than 20 years, I have also witnessed his
modesty, his appreciation for the talents of other musicians, his
great sense of humor, his broad interests, and his general humanity.
Those who know John, or who have been in his audience, or who have
collected his recordings, might wish to leave a note on his blog.