Leonard Feather was the music critic for the Los Angeles Times, and also a well-known composer for many artists of the 40’s and 50’s, including, with, and for Billie Holiday.
As he was to many musicians around the world, he was a friend of mine. For about 7 years every spring we would stay in the same house for a week in Boulder while we attended the University Of Colorado Conference on World Affairs. Daily we’d have breakfast and then walk to the campus together and discuss matters important to us both, usually not music so much, but life, art, sometimes politics. Because he was such a believer in acoustic instruments, there was always some friction between us about my using the Fender Rhodes electric
piano and synthesizers for which I became kinda known. (Videotape exists showing Leonard actually PLAYING A SYNTHESIZER in concert during the conference.) I wish I had written this song and had played it for him while he was alive, because it sounds like him. I’d guess he probably enjoys it from his current space in the universe.