Tag Archives: Dizzy Gillespie

Remembering Mickey Roker

SKF NOTE: Modern jazz first clicked for me at the 1970 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island while I was listening to Charles Mingus‘s group. Included in that group was a skinny, long-haired saxophonist named Bobby Jones. It was impossible at … Continue reading

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She Said, My Topic is Dizzy Gillespie

This morning I am remembering accepting Dixmont’s First Selectman’s invitation to serve as one of three judges of a public speaking contest for grade school kids. Not that I felt qualified to do so! The second speaker, as I recall, … Continue reading

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