Bebop Spoken There
Frank Sinatra: "Suddenly, on the jukebox comes my recording of 'One For My Baby' and John Wayne turned to me and said 'What the hell do you listen to when you're alone at three o'clock in the morning?'" – (Booklet notes to Capitol CD Ultimate Sinatra).
Above quote unearthed by Simon Spillett.
Ralph Hutchinson: "I thought I'd gone as far musically back home [Newcastle/UK] and I wanted to get ahead of the boys. I wanted to hear Parker and Gillespie and Kenton." – (Down Beat, November 18, 1949).
Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition
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