Herb Snitzer in Switzerland - 1988

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, pages 53-54:

I did return in 1988 (and 1989) [to the Bern Jazz Festival, Switzerland] and I brought along a tape recorder, enabling me to record some of the music played by the Count Basie Band under the direction of Frank Foster, a great tenor saxophonist, heading the band since Basie's death. Clark Terry introduced me to B. B. King, with these words, "Herb, you will never meet a man who is more of a gentleman than B. B." He was so right. What a generous and thoughtful man he is, still out there, still making audiences cheer. He is so very special to the blues and jazz communities. And of course his …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 53-54. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428417173893 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Switzerland


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie Band, Carmen McRae, Maxine Weldon, Frank Foster, B.B. King, Joe Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time 1988
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:32:54 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:57:25 +0100