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I Remember Al Arsenault

Written by Chet Williamson

April 6, 1938 — May 15, 2007

He was a sweet man with a smoky voice who died on Tuesday night after a long battle with emphysema. Al was an institution on the local music scene. He was known as the “Jimmy Smith of Worcester.” In his more than 50 years of playing, he brought joy to countless people and mentored many, including me, Babe and Kenny Pino, Rob Marona, Ron Sloan and Joanna Connor.

Al Arsenault 1938-2007

Al Arsenault

Al Arsenault passed away peacefully Tuesday May 15, 2007 after a long struggle with COPD.

Click here to read Chet Williamson’s article on Al’s passing

Calling hours are 4pm-7pm Friday May 18 at Morrison Funeral Home in Leicester MA

Memorial service is 10AM Saturday May 19 at the Leicester Federated Church, 1 Washburn Square Leicester MA

New England Jazz History Database Interview

Al discusses his personal history and musical career with Professor Rich Falco

Al Arsenault