Chu Nero  (1948 - 2009)

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Chu's childhood friend from Niagara Falls, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it perfectly, "At the very least, artists like Chu are very fortunate in that, with their music and talent, they leave 'foot prints in the sand' .  They may have traveled on, but we know what they have done by the music they left behind for us.    The art is definitely not the physical manifestation of the artist, but rather the spirit."  Hopefully, the live recordings here will, at least, give you a idea of the magnitude of both the talent and spirit that Chu Nero brought to the bandstand.  It was both, my pleasure and good fortune to have been his friend and bassist for those 30+ years.  Needless to say, he will be a tough act to follow.

Bud Fadale

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