Friday, November 6, 2009

Ray Smith Comments

"I knew (George) for many years, both here and at festivals around the country. I looked forward to his Yankee Jazz Column each month in the Missississippi Rag... particularly, after I moved down here to South Carolina 12 years ago.

His knack for research was equal to his descriptive skill as a writer....
always enjoyed his featured articles.

I hadn't heard this sad news, my condolences to the family. George will be remembered - long and well." - Ray Smith

Smith is the host of the WGBH radio program Jazz Decades and is a jazz drummer who was the leader of The Paramount Jazz Band.

UPDATE: Ray Smith passed away on February 26, 2010. Read the WGBH tribute.