Unfortunately this time it's for real. On Monday the 10th at 3:30 PM in New York, Dennis Irwin passed away after a valiant fight against cancer. To quote my friend, saxophonist Andy Farber, "I was proud to know him and privileged to work with him". That's a lovely sentence, and it sums up my feelings about Dennis perfectly. Dennis was one in a million, both on and off the bandstand, and my life, and the lives of the many people who heard him and knew him, will never be the same.