For Gatsby

My best friend and lifelong companion Gatsby, aka the best cat in the entire world, passed away on March 23rd, surrounded by love. I miss him dearly.

I played this improv for him as I contemplated life without his cheerful, mischievous, compassionate little soul. Toward the middle I start to transition into the tune of “Waltz for Gatsby”, which I wrote for him last year and arranged for brass quartet.

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Gatsby loved to distract me while I was practicing. He was pretty good at it, too.

2 Replies to “For Gatsby”

  1. I’m sorry about Gatsby. My own beloved cat Tangent passed away in February. While she was more fond of hiding under the bed while I practiced than trying to disrupt me, I still think about her every day.

    Your song for him is beautiful, and you’ve inspired me – maybe now I’ll make up my own for Tangent.

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