I am sitting here in the Starbucks just below E 54th & Lexington getting ready to go into St. Peter's Church to attend the belated memorial service for Dewey Redman, a semi-famous saxophonist who died this past September of liver failure.
He struggled all his life as a musician. And though he was far outshone in the later years by his wunderkind son, Joshua Redman (who just walked in and out of the starbucks I'm sitting in), it sort of raised his profile at the same time. However, he was a very gruff and avant-garde player who would probably be hard for a lot of Last.fm users and regular music lovers to appreciate.
The preliminary lineup is: