[JPL] Duke 1965

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 12 15:17:14 EDT 2006

LOL!    He did that quite a bit but fortunately was awake at Newport in 
'65 or the history of jazz might have been altered!   Ellington often 
called on him to solo on tunes he didn't normally solo in just to wake 
him up.

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at 11:23  AM, Jae Sinnett wrote:

> Here's one for the unbelieveable files........Hopefully you can open 
> this.
>   Check out Paul Gonsalves, in his usual spot on the left end of the 
> sax section,
> has nodded off with his horn still in his mouth. This is a live 
> performance and he slept through the entire piece....even through the 
> drum solo!!! Notice his left hand
> lying in his lap. He doesn't move for the entire seven minutes of the 
> song.
> Jimmy Hamilton had to put down his clarinet and take Gonsalves' solo. 
> Also, check out the look he's getting from Johnny Hodges. Meanwhile, 
> Duke just ignores him.
> Great drum solo by Sam Woodyard.
> Amazing!
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUCj1jc9AuE
>   Jae Sinnett

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