[JPL] Hank Jones/Abbey Lincoln

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org
Tue Mar 27 14:09:11 EDT 2007

Amazing Jim!

I was just thinking about both of them after reading the story about
them.  Jones was scheduled to perform with Kenny Barron and other
luminaries at Tri-C JazzFest in late April as a tribute band to
Thelonious Monk.  I was to interview him soon and I don't think Tri-C
knows what is going to happen.  If he did suffer a massive heart attack
I don't know how he will make this date.

I too would like to know.

Bobby Jackson

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Subject: [JPL] Hank Jones/Abbey Lincoln

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