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Val Wilmer: "The festival [New York Musicians Festival], an impressive exercise in African-American self-reliance, had come about after the promoter George Wein had moved his annual Newport Jazz Festival to New York the previous year [1972], and paid scant attention to the avant garde." - (Wire June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Life Goes To a Punch-up

The 1971 prize fight for the World Heavyweight Championship between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali must have been quite a swinging affair. It was billed as “The Fight of the Century” and, to get as close as possible to the bloody action in Madison Square Gardens, Frank Sinatra worked as a photographer for Life Magazine. Nancy Wilson was there, Streisand; just about everyone who’d Lullabyed in Rhythm was there. A billion others watched around the world. In the pre-fight hype, Frazier announced that he had booked Count Basie's band for the post fight party. Ali countered by saying that he had booked Duke Ellington for his victory party. Basie got the gig after 15 bruising rounds although Duke won the two return bouts.

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