Originally Posted by larryace
Great post Brian. I didn't know he actually played the outro. You know, as long as he is happy, that's the main thing. I just wish there was a way he could still make music with anyone who wants to record with him. Which there would be no shortage of. Wouldn't it be cool if a concert featuring his old mates could be organized inside the prison, just for opportunity to get Jim on wax, or ones and zeros, again? That way, he's happy, we get new stuff, the prison would surely benefit, and him and everyone around him hopefully would be safe.
Kind of like when Johnny Cash recorded at Folsom. Kinda.
Us selfish listeners demand more! I do think that for the insipration and benefit of the drumming community (present and future), he should be remembered for his music and not for his illness and personal tragedy.
I've always wondered how his playing style and chops have evolved since the 70's, and it would be divine to hear and see him perform again, just once.