I could go on praising, celebrating, and mourning Bob Barnard for quite some time, especially as wondrous new evidence comes up on YouTube, such as this informal delicious eruption by an international band of heroes. Thanks to Willem van Geest for capturing and sharing it; thanks to Bob, Joep Peeters, vibraphone; John Smith, soprano saxophone; Frank Roberscheuten, tenor saxophone; Robert Veen, clarinet; Mike Goetz, piano; John Rijnen, string bass; Onno de Bruin, drums; Sara Koolen, vocal. Good old-new-fashioned Swing-Mainstream, expert loving capers from all.
NAGASAKI / I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (Sara) / I FOUND A NEW BABY / Closing:
The music lives on, as do those who create it and share it from their generous souls.
May your happiness increase!
Dear Michael I had the privilege of meeting Bob and Danielle Barnard during several festivals in UK and Holland. We’ve stayed in touch ever since. He was a charming man and an extraordinary musician. He was my inspiration. I had great admiration for his cornet playing and for his magnificent sound. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. I was fascinated by his playing. A great jazzman and a man of heart has left us. Thanks for everything you said about him.
All the best
Michel BASTIDE 13 rue Rabaut Saint Etienne 30900 Nîmes 06 20 72 73 74