Our musical community lost a friend and colleague to a freak accident. Drummer Dale Cook played with Peter Nero and Doc Severinsen, among others. He was a first call session player, and can still be heard on many familiar sports themes, network production tracks, and ads. Upon reflection I realized that he played on every one of my recording sessions over a 35 year period. He delivered the life, the soul, and the groove - no matter the style of music. A consummate practical joker, he had a wonderfully mischevious sense of humor. A great talent, a great guy, and a great loss. The music lives on.