|Although i never met him, I had many opportunities to speak with him over the phone. i have been a member of the Mosaic family for over 17 years. charlie was always helpful and knowledgeable about the music. he really cared about his customers. There were times that I got caught with a box set that had run it's course and I forgot to order it. It was a Bud Powell set. They were all gone and I was panicking. I calle him up. He made sure that he found a set for me.
I will always be thankful to Charlie and michael cuscuna for what they did for Jazz lovers. I'm sure that wherever Charlie is, he is putting together a box set of Jazz musicians no longer of this earth.
Peace to you Charlie.