Gordon was a friend of mine ...
an e-mail friendship, because I live Italy and he lived in New York.
He discovered my music in 2005, after release of my first CDR; He wrote me enthhusiastic proposing to meet us at a sort of reunion (a Jim Cole or Jeff Pearce home if I well remember)...
After that we became friends during these last years, with long mail conversations; we discovered our common Jazz music "roots" ... we shared common tastes on the '70 era ... for example we both loved Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, John McLaughlin, etc.
Gordon holded a very vast musical culture and knowledge, with a open mind to all sort of art music, also far from "ambient music" tout-curt. He loved many unknow indipendent artist in jazz, pop, and ambient "also".
Gordon kept in touch me with great artist Laraaji and with Mathias Grassow and gave me many suggestions to new exploration ways for my music ... many times he give me advices.
Just few days ago I start playing some cymbals and came in my mind some conversations with Gordon about opening my instruments canvass; I promise to myself to quickly wrote the news to him ...
All in all Gordon was a very generous person, with a pronounced sensitivity for spirituality .. I hope all that could be something useful for his voyage now.
He had some serious health problems and in his last mail (7 April) he complained about a sort of very serious new disease and some problems with his family (his daughter maybe);
Someone know what the cause of his death ? Anyway, maybe it doesn't matter the specific reason.
Back to our last conversation, I joked about all recent times bad lucks he told me and I joked with him about the chance to listen some good music to soothe the phisical pain ... the spiritual sorrow ... His answer (his last mail to me) was a mail with the simple sentence
"Thank you Giorgio"
Now I have to say him
"thank you Gordon"
and I wish him a path of bliss (term he often used...) that could balance what happened in his earthly life.