Musical Love on the Mall
Walking back from my noon meeting today, I heard someone playing very fine saxophone on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. I fired up my trusty Pentax Optio s5i and started an MHPC episode, waiting for the musician to pause so I could propose an interview. He turned out to be Norman Love, and he was more interested in talking about his father than about his own music. The late Preston Love played with Count Basie, had a radio show called "Love Notes" on KIOS in Omaha, and wrote an autobiography that was published by Weslyan. He also inspired his son to play wonderful music one mild December day in downtown Denver.