I got the following email from a local Jazz group that Paul was a member of. This missive is to let you loyal "Taste" aficionados know that our dear friend, gentleman*and bassist (par excellence), Paul Milde has passed peacefully at Hospice, near the beaches in Fort Myers. Paul has been a pillar of the band since our beginnings, about 6 years ago, until his graceful retirement last September.* So many of you have asked about him recently and I simply wanted you to know...* Quoting*Paul, "I love ya baby!". * We will miss our friend! I met Paul a few years ago when I saw them playing out locally. He was just an amazing person & a great player. His wife was charming too, they were the quintessential older couple. Our conversation led to his orginally being from the Washington, DC area. Long story short, we talked about his bass playing history, and learned that he had played in elementary & high school band with my Grandfather & knew him well through the '60's. Paul was gracious, kind, and a true gentleman. I am sure there are some on TB that knew him, and I wanted to pass this on.