Stan "The Man" Hunter passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, November 15th.
He enjoyed a long jazz career that included recordings with Jimmy Paxton, Sonny Fortune and Chris Columbo. He performed with John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn and a host of great jazz artists. He traveled all over the United States playing rooms large and small. He was all about the music.
Stan was well known in Atlantic City casinos and will be remembered fondly by his friends here. He was a cool guy. In the days when live music ruled the clubs the smooth sound of his B3 organ rose above the sounds of the casino. Always a showman, always a little larger than life, he paid his talent forward as a music teacher and mentor to his students. As for me, I will remember him in the midst of his loving family wearing a satisfied smile.
Rest easy, Stan.
Brooklyn Red clay body with underglaze decoration just out of the kiln. Also still working on my bells. The sound the clapper makes against the bell isn't quite what I was expecting, but I do like how my first bunch came out. Have to do some research on clappers now.
Here are two more bells for the kiln and an assortment of clappers. I'm curious about how the bells will sound when they're put together.
This is one of my ceramic birdhouses. I'll be trying them out in my backyard next spring to see if the birds like them. I think they might be a nice decorative accent in the house as well.
I'm so happy to see that this tea set has found a home with Lydia Robinson, our grandniece way down yonder in New Orleans.