[Dixielandjazz] Henry Cuesta/RIP

George Thurmond gmthur at delrio.com
Tue Dec 23 03:18:48 PST 2003

        Very sorry to have received Brager's notice of Henry's passing.  I
have been a fan of his since his Welk days, and was thrilled to meet and
talk with him at the 1990 Sac "Dixieland Jubilee" where he was guesting with
Big Tiny Hill's band.  It was just like two old South Texas boys getting
together - I think he always thought of Corpus Christi as his home town.

        Ingle pointed out his relationship to the Caseres family.  There is
something about that stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that produces great
reedmen, what with Emilio on the baritone sax and he and Henry both on
clarinet.  John Page, soprano sax with the Alamo JB, might hail from around
there - he and Henry were great friends.

Geo. Thurmond
Del Rio, Texas

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