From the Family of Dick LaPalm:
That ripple you felt in the jazz universe the other night, that twinge in your hearing, the slight off beat you heard… (yeah I felt it too), That was DLP, aka “Zoot Sims”, that kid from Chicago, The Jazz Lobbyist, and my Dad, the one of a kind Dick LaPalm passing from this world on to the next.
Dad passed peacefully in his sleep on the morning of October 7th, 2013. Dick was a great father, an awesome friend, a well respected individual and a music industry legend.
Dad was an extremely positive and very humorous person. When it came to his death, he definitely wanted the mourning to be minimal and then the jokes to be plentiful and the celebration to be loud.
Keep that in mind when remembering dad and spin a cut or two in his honor. Maybe a little something from NKC
Memorial information to follow.