I think it was the late Campbell Burnap who first read out from the sleeve of a bargain LP
"Charlie Parker, the faceless man, for almost no photograph exists"
Maybe I should have tried to sue Campbell, for this immediately came to mind when the musician wife of a friend showed me the very cheap Parker CD she'd bought and I started laughing helplessly. Apparently I heard Parker playing "Daydream" with the Ellington band ...
When I met Earle Warren in Edinburgh in I think 1983 I told him the press write-up for the Festival he was a part of described him as a "Benny Carter stylist" / Was it a young guy wrote that? I said I thought the man was maybe pushing fifty. Earle was uncomplimnentary but stated in a very definite manner, the guy may be (...) but HE HAS NOT INSULTED ME!
of course E.G. Crudbum remains the most sickening of far worse than Harris blunderers.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Robert" <robertgreenwood_54uk@...> wrote:
> It's about time someone compiled a book of jazz quotations so that gems such as the one from Jazz Journal and those from John Harris (see this list passim) are not lost forever.