Lionel Hampton concert foto card Judge Wahls handtekeningen
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After a long battle with cancer, judge myron ;mike; wahls passed away on november 24, 1998. He was lauded in localnewspapers for his contributions as both a lawyer and as a pianist. Semja recognized wahls in october of 1997 as a detroit legend of jazz.we also had the pleasure of hearing him play with his trio. His great spirit in the face of adversity was evident at that event and in hismany community activities.
His record, you be the judge, with marion hayden on bass and george davidson on drums, has sold verywell with the proceeds going to cancer research.in an interviewwith michael g. Nastos in the october 1997 semja update, wahls reminiscedabout growing up in rushville, indiana, where he started on the pianoat home. As an undergraduate at the university of michigan he often played at fraternity parties and at one time with detroit tenor legendwardell gray. He continued public performances while in law school atnorthwestern in chicago and in 1961 moved to detroit. He told nastos;i thought the scene was stimulating.
I played with eli fountain, thealto saxophonist. I;ve always been impressed with the number andcaliber of first-rate jazz musicians here in detroit.; In the eighties his jazz career picked up when he had a chance to travel withlionel hampton. He will be missed as a great human spirit and an eloquentspokesman for the music we call jazz. Ducoso= dutch collector;s society. Ducoso is kika sponsor.