More info from Karl Denson
"I wish I’d been as hip as my little sister back in high school. I was KIND of a hipster; listening to jazz before any of my peers. But while I was extolling the virtues of Coltrane and Miles, my sister happened to catch a strange virus, hitherto unknown in the black community…Rock and Roll. She was buying Cat Steven’s records, Foghat and Gilbert O’Sullivan, and oh yeah…David Bowie. She saw Bowie at least three times in the late 70s/ early 80s.
I didn’t see him live until 1990 when I was touring with Lenny Kravitz and we opened for him at Dodgers Stadium. David saw me practicing, and as a fellow saxophonist, stopped by to say hi. Oblivious me, still not realizing that this guy would become one of my favorite composers of all time, missed the opportunity to ask some real questions and maybe get to know a real icon. Oh well, better late than never. It is with extreme honor and humility that we present to you, our tribute to one of the greatest of all time, David Bowie." – KD