Re: Bechet & Bir
- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Dellow" <nick.dellow@...>
> Not only did Parker meet Bechet at the International Jazz Festival
> Paris but they also jammed together on the aptly named "FarewellBlues"
> finale of May 15th 1949.Larkin is very slippery. He praises "modern" recordings and can't,
then, be accused of narrow-mindedness, but, accused of inconsistency,
he claims he didn't mean any of it.
John Chilton, whose biography of Bechet Larkin couldn't, of course,
have read, talks about how Bechet and Bird had first met (and
socialised) in New York when Bechet was playing at Jimmy Ryan's.