Gordon Parks died today at the age of 93. I had the opportunity to meet this great man when we put together Irvin Mayfield/Gordon Parks, Half Past Autumn Suite CD that is music that was commissioned to honor Mr. Parks. It is music that Irvin wrote that is inspired by Mr. Parks’ art. For a story on his life and death click on this link:

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  • Mark,

    I remember when Gordon Parks opened his photographic exhibit at NOMA prior to the production of the CD with Irvin. What an incredible show. We will miss him very much, but his art lives on.

    I heard you on WWOZ yesterday (Thursday). It was good to hear you back in town. If you are planning anything for SXSW, please let us know. I have a number of New Orleans exiles in Austin who would love to hook up with you and share some tears and good music.

    Take care,
    Banzai Bill
    former dj at WWOZ

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