[JPL] Re: Willis Connover

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Wed Sep 19 21:55:28 EDT 2007


I would suggest contacting Russ Davis who took over Willis's show on VOA:
russ.davis at xmradio.com
_Dr.

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> Juan Carlos wrote <<< I`m preparing a special program on local and foreign
> jazz radio DJ`s
> and I`m looking for a fragment with the voice of Willis Connover >>>
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> Buenas mi estimado colega Juanito...
>
> The Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie Live at Town Hall-1945 previous
> unreleased concert issued last year by Uptown Records includes Willis
> introducing some of the numers. There is also Willis Connover talking about
> Charlie Parker at the concert he showed up unnanounced in Washington circa
> 1953 with the Orchestra on Elektra Musician Records, I have the Lp but it
> was re-issued by Blue Note Records(EMI) with bonus material
>
> Mny post 1959 Cuban musicians like Paquito, Arturo, Chucho, Ignacio, El
> Negro  will tell you if it wasn't for Willis on the V of A they wouldn't
> have heard any jazz in Cuba in the 1960s and '70s.
>
> Tremenda idea, que tengas un buen programa
>
> Arturo
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