Joe Alterman and Les McCann: An Incomparable Friendship

By Bob Weinberg Separated by age and geography, Joe Alterman and Les McCann share an unbreakable bond. Joe Alterman was excited. A little nervous, but excited. In a few hours, he’d be opening for Les McCann, one of his piano heroes, at the Blue Note in Manhattan. On stage during a soundcheck, Alterman spied McCann

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