was thinking about some gigs in Kansas City w/ David Murray. David was working, at the time, with Bob Weir and Taj Mahal on a Broadway musical about the Negro baseball league…his song “When the Monarchs Come to Town” is both histrionic and bittersweet. One night in the club David introduced me to Buck O’neil and that really made me choke down a lump of heart. The music was never better on that long tour than that night.