I remember in 1992/93 a friend of mine busting into my room at NIU with the new Scofield Quartet CD "What We Do". I had been following Sco's group out of my love for all things Lovano and was itching to hear the new side. By the time we got to track 8 (Why Nogales) I was hooked on this record. "Why Nogales" features some incredible bass work by Dennis that made me an Irwin fan from then on. As with most things, after I became aware of Dennis, he started popping up on records (or, more to the point, I began noticing him on records) all over the place.
His issues of late have been well documented. I came across this wonderful video tribute that Bret Primack put together before Dennis passed. Anyone who knows that much Lord Buckley deserves a special place in history!
It goes without saying that he'll be missed.