Passed. Humble genius, musician’s musician.
Got to see him several times in small clubs in the 80’s and was hoping to again. Not everyone’s cup of tea but his approach to guitar-as-saxophone and mathematical analysis of intervalic relationships was beyond the pale. With fans like John McGlaughlin, Pat Metheney, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Scott Henderson and Eddie van Halen it’s easy to see what he meant to guitar players.