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Thursday, 02 May 2013 18:58
Greetings Max - I am a bassist who has been influenced by you my entire life, going back to seeing the LA Express on TV in the seventies. I was just reviewing "Fever" on Youtube for a gig and was pleasantly surprised and thrilled to see you and Jack Sperling there - I had only heard the song before and not seen the video. And also, that MTD bass of yours sounds terrific! Thanks again for all the decades of inspiration you've given us bassist.
Sallie Chrane Hobbs
Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:20
Just wanted to say that your web site is great. You have so many good stories! Hope you do get around to that book someday! I've introduced your music to some friends we met in Denmark last summer while researching our mutual family history. We are hoping to hear you play in person this year.
Best of everything to you!
Your (distant) cousin
Monday, 11 March 2013 04:20
Hi Max, I really enjoyed speaking with you and meeting your lovely wife tonight at the housewarming party here in Laguna. Thanks for taking time to share some stories and insights into the creative process and musical collaborations you've had with artists through your life. I hope to be as creative and youthful in spirit as you are if I also get to 84 (fingers crossed for luck). I do love the website as well. Congrats and keep on playin'!
All the best, Phillip Tupy
Saturday, 26 January 2013 22:21
1st time visit to your site. Every now and then I get the urge to revisit my youth and roots in Jazz, and moreso the early Jazz Fusion. The Tom Cat album you did with Tom Scott and the fellas is an absolute gem. It is one of my all time favs. Awesome groove and your bass playing is so solid!!! It inspired me to play guitar and have been at it for 30+ yrs. I love Robben's playing too. Other than the music itself do you guys have any great stories and/or memories you could share about that time and those sessions? Better yet, write a book, I'm sure it'd be awesome. I hope to hear you play live sometime. All the best. Andrew
Dave from the UK
Sunday, 20 January 2013 11:50
Hi Max. So much music that will stand the test of time, for centuries I'm sure, is due in good part to your contributions. As a bass-dabbler, I can only say that I am in awe at your ability and artistry, sir. I wish the best of health, more great musical times and happiness. Thank you for enriching the lives of many, many music lovers. Bass is best!
Saturday, 08 December 2012 19:03
Mr. Bennett, first, happy Holidays! Second, you know from previous emails you remain the man. I still marvel at your work with Peggy Lee (TV version of "Fever" with just her, a double bass drum drummer and you), Joni Mitchell, on Hot Rats but most of all "Scratch" and "Street Life" which I still maintain is the perfect recording. Oh, lest we not forget your work with Tom Scott and LA Express! Face it -- your sound is huge and you know how to use it for, pardon the pun, "max" drive and support. You are prime example for my own bass playing. Finally, I turned on a kid half my age to you recently after him listening to the Jaco crowd. He wrote me back saying "Now I know how a bass is supposed to be played."
Thanks always, Bob
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:29
Max I just had to stop by and say thank you. Your bass playing has made me a better drummer, in fact a better musician all around.
I especially want to thank you for The Crusaders "Scratch" album. I have worn out the LP and cassettes of that recording. Whenever I am down I can always listen to "Way Back Home" and be renewed.
So again thank you for your contribution and influence in the music world that will live on even after your gone. God Bless You!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:07
I've been blown away by your bass playing my whole life. It's good to be able to express my admiration and thanks for your inspiration.
Friday, 05 October 2012 22:25
What a truly amazing career. You must have tons of stories to tell from all your meetings with legendary musicians. I just would like to thank you for your contribution to our cultural expressions and for you're fine piece of art. Would you like to share the history of the recording of Grease? "You're the one that I want" carries your bass signums. Can you tell us about the process of making that awesome bass line?
Monday, 23 July 2012 01:44
One of my favourite albums of all time, Tom Cat (with its fantastic opening track Rock Island Rocket, penned by you) led me to your site, Max. But that was just one fragment of a fantastic and enviable career. Hats off to your great bass playing.