Correspondence: Shank’s Clay Pipe

Tony Bill writes from Venice, California: CINCO DE MAYO When Bud Shank died on April 2 at 82, there were hundreds of thousands, probably millions, who were reminded of his recordings, concerts and performances. But there were also about a dozen guys who remembered a single, private and magical half-hour of his life...and their own. I met Bud on a boat. He was a sailing pal of my brother, John - a professional skipper who had raced on Bud's boat, Xanalyn. I owned a sailboat, too: Olinka. And in … [Read more...]