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157 entries.
mark acuff wrote on January 25, 2017 at 7:52 am:
Hello, was just getting my 70's funk fix (Grazing in the grass this time..)and noticed your comment on playing that session- wow!! Have to say that "Miles of Aisles" is a top 5 album of mine. LA Express certainly helped bridge the gap between jazz and popular music. Thanks so much for providing decades of great listening!!
Admin Reply:
Hi Mark, Many thanks for your kind words. Both of those songs & albums-cd's were a blast to play on. All the very best to you. m
Bennett Max wrote on December 27, 2016 at 5:38 am:
Hi Bill, Many thanks for the greetings! All the best to you and yours!! m
Bennett Max wrote on December 27, 2016 at 5:19 am:
Hi Bill, Many thanks for the Holiday greeting. All the very best you & yours!! Looking forward to my next trip back to Osky, whenever that will be !!!! m
Bill Lamberson wrote on December 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm:
Hi Max, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and the best new year ever. Bill
Jim wrote on October 15, 2016 at 2:12 am:
Hi Max. I Am Bob Ballards Brother in Law And It Was Nice to meet you at the show in Oskaloosa Ia Last Night.I had a really good time and enjoyed your music.
Christine wrote on October 9, 2016 at 5:45 am:
So nice to meet you last night at the Cellar in San Clemente - your a fascinating man !!
Admin Reply:
Thank you very much!! m
Dave Whitton wrote on July 28, 2016 at 8:36 am:
Max. This is just a note to say how much I enjoy your playing on the "Hissing of Summer Lawns" recording. It was inspirational playing that back in the 70's set the bench mark for my own aspirations as a player about as high as it could get. Not a note more than necessary and absolute perfect taste in every phrase. Magnificent work. Thank you for the many years of listening enjoyment. Dave
Admin Reply:
Hi Dave, Many thanks for your kind words. You nailed it for me. I have always been a rhythm player and an accompanist. I believe that has always been my true role as a bass player. That's where I get my kicks!! All the best to you!!! m
Jeff Huston wrote on February 28, 2016 at 2:45 am:
Hello Max, Curious if you might remember my father, Don Huston, from your time at the University of Iowa? He mentioned a few times over the years of having some acquaintance with you at UI, often prompted by a Kenton album playing in the background! Today, I've been prompted by a Joni Mitchell album you're credited on, to try and connect. I've frequently noticed your name on assorted LPs and congratulate you on a wonderful and impressive career in music. Dad passed in 2002. Any clarity you might be able to provide on the UI relationship would be appreciated. Thanks, Jeff Huston
Admin Reply:
Hi Jeff, Sorry that I don't remember your Dad.Also, It's been quite a while since I was in Osky. Many thanks for your compliments.I think of my home town often and maybe I'll get back there again sometime. All the best to you!!! m
Bill Lamberson wrote on December 24, 2015 at 7:03 am:
Hi Max, I hope you are doing great! Have a wonderful Christmas and the best New Year ever. -Bill
Admin Reply:
Hi Bill, Great to hear from you. Hope all is well with you & yours. Have a very cool yule!!! All the best!!
John McArdle wrote on October 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm:
Max: In the fall of 1976 you were kind enough to give me bass instruction at your house in Burbank after I traveled from Maine to California and called you every day for about a month while you were recording an LA Express record and soon to be touring with Joni Mitchell. You were very insightful in your teaching and very kind to me. You told me that I "had it" and to keep playing something until it feels good. The brief time that I got to spend with you and your encouragement fueled me for many years both in and outside of music. God bless you.
Admin Reply:
Hi John, Many thanks for the kudos! I hope all is well with you.That was a long time ago, but I remember!! All the best!! m