Charlie and I used to hang out jamming and recording at his home in Farmington, CT. in the late ’80s. He could only hear out of one ear, but he loved music and played great guitar. He disliked Washington politics and yogurt. Charlie and I played a set in a jazz concert for the benefit of the Fidelco Guide Dog foundation which Charlie started with his wife Roberta (Robie). He was one of the most gracious, passionate and down-to-earth men I have ever met. God bless you Charlie, it was a privilege to know you.