Hi Mr. G.
I'm not better than anybody. I've never met a drummer that I didn't enjoy
sitting down with & jamming our brains out. Both of us learned a lot every time. AND--as a bonus--We had a great time.
Thank you for digging up the background on Mr. Gillespie. As they say--"He was a hoot". I think he enjoyed his little 8" pocket trumpet more than the one he became so well known for. At any rate, when Dizzy walked into a room, EVERYONE had a good time. You couldn't help it. He was just so full of life. One of my favorite lines of his when asked if he had played trumpet all his life??? His answer---Not yet!!
This place where all the jamming took place with these great players was in downtown Seattle. The gig was from 2 AM to 6 AM. All of the players from the shows that came to Seattle would come in & a lot of the local jazz musicians would come in, relax & listen to our jazz trio. Many of them, we would invite to come up & sit in with us. As I said earlier, A very long list of great players. Incredible time for me. On weekends we did shows of every kind. Magicians, strippers, jugglers, comedians, etc. Great experience for me to play all those kicks & hits behind them.
And-- you need plexiglass for what???? Size???
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