[JPL] Cannonball & Zawinul...

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 19 14:20:40 EDT 2006


This has been a recurring question with many musical groups through the
years.  I belive my wife answered that best to a local Jazz Club owner when
he always asked me about the racial make up of groups I proposed to him. 
She said, " Jazz listeners are color blind."

On the same subject I had a concert that was cancelled by Sarah Vaughan's
husband because I would not guarantee him how many blacks would be in the
audience for the performance.  I told his it was a state supported
university and the racial mix at the performance was based on who wanted to
attend and who purchased tickets and was open to ALL.  They said that was
not good enough and cancelled the gig.

Live goes on and hopefully today these are not the questions being asked.
ALOHA
Tom


> [Original Message]
> From: Arturo <arturo893 at qwest.net>
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek. com <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Date: 7/19/2006 12:01:49 PM
> Subject: [JPL] Cannonball & Zawinul...
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> On the heels of Sonny and Jim, Miles and Bill, here's a question regarding
> Cannonball's hiring of Joe Zawinul.  I've heard comments about Julian
taking
> criticism for hiring a non-black pianist and supposedely Adderley
retorting
> Joe has the best sound for his band regardless of color. Can anyone fill
in
> the details of this anecdote? Truth or urban legend?
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> Arturo Gómez
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