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Janis Cram wrote on August 10, 2011 at 7:11 am
Wonderful job on Max's web site, I really love it. Thank you so much for sending it along. I think the pictures bring his life-long, top notch work into perspective. The writing is interesting, stories great. Through it all one travels with Max. The web site lets one see the whole working picture of Max. The site is so clear and easy to enjoy, me being a non-computer person, I found it so easy to navigate and just really thought you did a great job truly worthy of Max's music life and I thank you for it. One of the first times I heard Max play was in an old jazz club in Hermosa Beach called the "Lighthouse". It was after hours and several musicians from the "Tonight Show Band" would regularly meet there, drink a little, play a lot and tell stories. The man who raised me, Mel Leven, wrote for Disneyland at the time and was doing a project with Buddy Rich and Conrad Gonzo. I can say Max made me fall in love. I was a young girl and he was a very handsome man but what I fell in love with was his playing and the bass. Since then I've heard him play many a time and each and every one has been a gift. His style, his grace, his fire, always a joy and always enjoyed. So a huge thank you to Max and to you Rick for this wonderful web site. I'm so happy to learn new information along with albums I'd missed and to revisit albums I'd forgotten how much I loved... To this day, as you know Rick, I'm a bass lover.
Tom Morrison wrote on August 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm
Hi Max! What a new fabulous new website. The information is just what I have been after for a long time now! This has whet my appetite for your complete biography, that I know you are working on. I am impatient for that. Thanks particularly for the information on your LA Express years, and the photos of yourself with that wonderful Fender Precision of yours. Indeed the LA Express and Tom Cat albums remain my 2 favorite albums of all time, and a musical reference for me. Being lucky enough to have the songbook also; playing bass with those albums has helped me develop my own style and read music too! A million thanks for all the pleasure you give others. Take care Max, Tom
Admin Reply:
Hi Tom, Many thanks for the compliments !! The bio is delayed for a while because all efforts have been directed to the new site. Hopefully we will get to the bio soon!! m
Gordon Sapsed wrote on August 9, 2011 at 12:25 am
Thank you Max for 50 years and more of pleasure that you have brought to my life ... I think the only time I ever have seen you live was with Peggy Lee during a visit to the US, but I doubt that I have ever gone more than a month in 50 years without listening to you on some album! Thank you also for bringing so much of it together on this impressive website. Gordon ( in England)
Admin Reply:
Hi Gordon, Many thanks for the great kudos you have sent my way. It is very rewarding to be appreciated in this way. All the vey best to you!! m
Randy Gouge wrote on August 7, 2011 at 10:30 am
Really great website!!! I love the discography section. I first became aware of your playing on the L.A. Express albums. I'll have to check out some of the albums I didn't know you were on. Thanks for the add!!!! 🙂
Laura DeFalco wrote on August 6, 2011 at 9:09 am
Max, it was so wonderful to see you and your band and the Wind & Surf. Had the Best time ever. The music was so wonderful, just like YOU. Glad to be back in touch and looking forward to more gigs in the future.
Mark Schiele wrote on July 30, 2011 at 9:10 am
Max, Thanks for letting me sit in last night! You guys sounded great as always. Look forward to seeing you soon.
The Gecko wrote on July 30, 2011 at 4:39 am
Mr Max Bennett What a wonderful time we had last night at the Wind and Sea it was so kind of you to let my friend Mark sit in your seat what a privilege for him and something for me to remember too! 🙂 Thank you for being who you are Love you Lizard ; )
Jarl Ingves wrote on July 27, 2011 at 4:17 am
Hallo Max! Very nice homepage Max! Here I can read all about you and your music. Wish you Good Luck with everything an a nice and wonderful weather. Best Wishes Jarl from Sweden 🙂
Tracy Farrington wrote on July 21, 2011 at 3:44 am
Max, we haven't met yet, but I've known about you and your music for years through Rick. A pleasure. Rick, your web site is beautiful and typical of your classy style. 8)
Jim Rush wrote on July 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Loved the Site Rick. "Voices from afar" sounded excellent...... and the Home page is just, ..... Classy. You and Max are class acts.