I know that reading someone else’s mail is supposed to be a great sin on many levels, but I don’t think that Claire Gordon (the recipient), Larry Rafferty (the eventual owner), and Ben Webster (the writer) would mind overmuch. Claire, happily, is still with us; she was a dear friend of Rex Stewart.
The envelope, please:
I never met Ben Webster, and who knows how he would have responded to me? But I miss a world where he might have been writing letters.
Here’s the Ben that can never go away:
May your happiness increase!
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Tagged Ben Webster, Claire Gordon, expatriates, Jazz Lives, Jimmy Rowles, Jimmy Woode, Larry Rafferty, Michael Steinman, Rex Stewart