[JPL] JJ, McGhee & Stitt

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Sat Mar 24 06:21:36 EDT 2007


Larry, 

Thanks.

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From: "Larry Appelbaum" <jumpmonk at hotmail.com>
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> 
> >The great JJ Johnson passed away in 2001 at the age of 77.
> >There is an amazing video of him on YouTube playing with Sonny Stitt and 
> >Howard McGhee:
> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xWjYMGI3DM
> >Can't quite figure out who's in the rest of the band, but man they're 
> >smoking !!
> 
> It's Kenny Clarke, drums and Tommy Potter, bass. The pianist is not shown 
> and doesn't solo.
> 
> Larry
> 
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