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I have just read in several places that TM Stevens is suffering from dementia and has to stop playing.

He's such a lovely bloke, please tell me this is a hoax...?

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I met him at the LBGS a couple of years ago - really nice fella - took the time to sign a Bass Guitar magazine for me.

Terrible shame....

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A great musician and a terrific, funky Bassist. Such a shame about his condition. :(
One of my favourite chart Bass lines was played by him, and a stonking line it was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txRXPviItwo

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Having worked as a musician very closely with sufferers of Dementia, this hits hard. I had an emotional time getting to know some truly beautiful people but seeing how Dementia affects them.

I've met TM a few times and on one memorable occasion, I wanted to tell him that I loved his playing and enthusiasm, but he beat me to it, complimenting my own playing instead.

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So sad to hear about this in someone still relatively young. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. The first was about 17 years ago when he was playing on a stand at Music Messe in Frankfurt and I was managing an adjacent stand. Needless to say I think I spent more time over there than on my own stand. I still have some recordings of his performances there. More recently he gave a Masterclass at ACM in Guildford to which I was fortunate to be invited. Such a nice guy and always a pleasure to see/watch/hear. A great advocate of music education for the young. Tragic.

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So sad to hear about this in someone still relatively young....

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So,so tragic. As you said, a very genuine, giving man.

Dementia is a horrible and destructive thief, all too close for us here in Devon at the moment.

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That's very sad. I'm not on FB, so had no idea about this.

His discography is massive - just one of those players you'd love to be, with a massive stack of recordings in different genres.

He actually co-wrote the Narada track as well, easily one of my favourite lines ever.

How very depressing. :(

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