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February 08, 2013
My deepest sympathy and condolenes to you and the family. It was a pleasure to have met you and been a small part of your life. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
February 08, 2013
I am so sorry he wass AWSOME. I was lucky enogh to see and hear his work several times, one of the great memories of my life. My thought and prayers to his family.
February 08, 2013
An inspiration and a dear...just loved seeing him in the health office at Juilliard.....he will be so so missed....he was an unbelievable presence....
February 08, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I went to school with a cousin of yours named Yvette Anderson. My prayers are with your family.
Diane Payne Yantek, CA
February 08, 2013
"Have you beheld a man skillful in his work? Before kings is where he will station himself; he will not station himself before commonplace men."
Proverbs 2:29
February 08, 2013
He was a huge asset to Portland.
February 08, 2013
Back at Central High in Philadelphia, "Jimmy" already had a band, and he had charisma. I remember attending a dance there, and before I even saw him, the word flew around the room "Here comes Jimmy de Priest!" I'm sorry he's gone.
February 08, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 08, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
February 08, 2013
Mr. Depreist was an extraoridnary man with a tremendous gift to the world. Our prayers are with his family.

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The Maestro with producer Adam Stern and recording engineer John Eargle in Finland, ca. 1989.

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