Friends Thoughts II ~ Chuck Domanico Memorial
Chuck's Site Map
Want to be included on this page? Email Jussta with permission and what you would like posted on the web site. Please include a link to your website, along with a photo! Blessings Be!
I recently, (2011), received another testimonial about Chuck Domanico from bassist, Steve Thompson, of England. It touches my heart to know so many still remember and cherish Chuck's music. Please scroll down to the bottom to read Steve's wonderful words and thoughts on Chuck.
Chuck's Site Map
June 27, 2003
To Enid, Jussta, and the Domanico family, and friends,
Chuck was by far one of the most unique, beautiful spirits I could ever imagine knowing. It was a great privilege and inspiration being with him. He will always be remembered with the fondest of memories. - Dave Boruff
President / MuseNet
Musicians Networking and Music at MuseNet.com
I wrote this for Chuck when I made his Web Site book last July before coming to San Miguel de Allende. Tears streamed from his eyes as he read it...oh, God, how I loved and cherished him and I miss him so much!
What I Love About You, Chuck Domanico!
I love your smile
I love your laugh
I love your silly jokes
I love your music
I love your stories
I love your passion for life
I love your sense of humor
I love your vulnerability
I love your generosity
I love your compassion
I love how much you love your wife
I love how much you love your friends
I love how much you love your family
I love how much you love me
I love that you give credit due
I love how you cherish life
But most of all, Chuck, I LOVE YOU!
I would love to have this piece included in the Friends' Thoughts and Feelings page. And thank you, Jussta, for doing this work for Chuck's family.
I worked with Chuck in the studio many times in the 1970's. Perhaps my favorite memories were the Roger Kellaway cello quartet sessions ("Come to the Meadow") - I was the engineer. Chuck was gracious, kind and a sincerely nice fellow who was state-of-the-art on stand-up bass for sure! A GREAT player and a stand-up guy. He is missed.
I found your site and am almost crying as I type since there is no proper documentary of the greatness of Chuck Domanico. I'm a bass player. 30 years ago a piano player friend introduced me to Chuck's playing on Carmen McCrae's "Great American Songbook" LP.
Now nowhere on the internet is proper respect paid to either Chuck or to Carmen and this makes me very sad. Carmen was a great artist with many, many recordings to her credit.
But she did not reach her peak until she recorded with the greatest - Chuck Domanico. Satin Doll, etc.
Nothing is more sublime, as a professional bassist, I am humbly submitting these comments to you and I hope you will let the world know how great was Chuck Domanico that his sound continues and will continue until the insects inherit the earth - but we will not go there, not now, at least, not yet.
- Greg Keranen
I'm listening to The Great American Songbook with Carmen McRae. I go back to it every few years and really listen to the bass. You see I play double bass in England professionally. It's hard to make a living and there are all kinds of hassles and things which get in the way. It's easy to get lost, wonder why you're doing it; why bother? So then I listen to Chuck's playing and suddenly the mist clears and I am reminded what it's all about. The sheer energy, pleasure, swing and groove in every note that is played is like a blood transfusion to a tired and worn out bass player like myself. I come away from listening to those gorgeous fat lines and I am inspired and energized. Thank you Chuck, your music lives on, you will never be forgotten, kind regards, Steve Thompson