I only spent time with Bruce once, but it was special and made a gigantic impression. We connected at an Al Green AOL Session he attended as chairman of Blue Note. As we watched Al sing his heart out in a small studio, I thanked Bruce earnestly for allowing us to attend and capture something so magical. He spent the next 15 minutes sincerely thanking us for our efforts, and talking with absolute humility about he had never seen Al sing in such an intimate setting, and how appreciative he was of our efforts in “letting” him (Bruce) have such a incredible musical experience. It was easily one of my best days on the planet. RIP.
they may start because they love music, or because of some weird happenstance. But they STAY for one reason only…
“You know why people stay in the music business, Jack?
E. G. O.
Oh, they may start because they love music, or because of some weird happenstance. But they STAY for one reason only — Ego.” — Jane Friedman.
Jane Friedman was a NY publicist, Patti Smith’s manager, and someone who really loved music. She taught me a valuable lesson during my first months in the music business.