Many among our readers i'm sure are familiar with the music of Trombonist,Composer, improviser Julian Priester , a man who though he recorded infrequently under his own name , created some enduring treasured ,very much loved albums , and also played with Sun Ra, Sam Rivers ( hear,the Magnificent Summit Conference, by Reggie Workman, also Featuring Andrew Hill,& Pheeroan Aklaff ), Jimmy Heath ,Bobby Hutcherson,Herbie Hancock's great Mwandishi Band... and a host of others, known and less known.
Its been brought to our attention that Priester, has been beset with serious health problems,and that also given the Paucity of decent Health Care in the US , he and his family have racked up huge almost insurmountable debt , and are in danger of losing their home and hearth...
a Fundaising effort is well under way (with only ten days to go) anyone interested in helping out by making a donation , can read the facts here
so far they have raised , 19,000 dollars , but according to American friends that is barely enough to cover a few weeks in Hospital!
thank you!! (for reading this)