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Monday, March 30, 2020

The search goes on...

I posted the following item on March 30, 2008 - Hey what do you know? We're now 12 years old!
A couple of guys have recently told me about a Roland Kirk tape that once was circulating locally. Recorded surreptitiously at a Newcastle Jazz Festival concert back in the 1970s*, because of its elusiveness, it has now taken on a significance similar to that of the legendary Buddy Bolden cylinder. Does anyone know of its continued existence?
As I say, that was 12 years ago and the tape - if it's still around - would now be 44 years old. Nobody ever owned up to its possession so maybe we should all look in the attic.

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