Arnie Carruthers uses a wheelchair and has the use of only one of his hand. If that's all you knew about this member of the Navy Musicians Association, you might not guess he's a talented, progressive jazz pianist.
But if you've played with him at an NMA reunion, or sat in the bar while the band was wailing, you know that Arnie still has a lot to play.
You may know that Arnie was in an automobile accident a while back. He's undergoing rehab in a Spokane, Washington heath care facility. Arnie's shipmate from the Charlestown (Boston) Navy Yard band, Jim La Flame, has given me Arnie's address--you can send an "Ahoy" to Arnie at:
The Gardens on University
414 S. University, Rm. 12
Spokane, WA 99206.