Thanks, I'm so very glad to hear that. Not only is he alive and well, I will someday be ale to use his great site again, I hope, soon. I have used his site, and a few others, to kinda hide the fact that I never learned to improvise in high school, while playing now in a Junior College jazz ensemble, after taking 45 years off. I can read, and learn to play surprisingly well if I can practice it some, a pretty mean chart. So I have been using these transcriptions to at least make it LOOK like I know what I'm doing when it comes to concerts and contests. I make no bones about my improvising deficiency to the others, and show I am trying to learn. I just posted elsewhere today about purchasing the Lenny Niehaus (God rest HIS soul) jazz etude book and CD, I just find my ability to memorize stuff, even facts about complex chords and scales are not what they used to be at 71. I also always step to a mike after the song is over, and give a verbal nod to the artist I emulated to my best ability, last time, to Joe Henderson in "Sidewinder", playing excerpts (read: manageable for me) so that it fit our "open" number of measures, it worked very very well. I transposed tenor to bari.
I'm so glad youse guys responded, and that his great resource will be up and running, eventually.