Alan Plater et al.

from Doggin' around, page 70:

[Joe] told wonderful stories, in that lovely lilting Caribbean accent.  The one that lingers to this day concerned Dizzy Gillespie and the first time Joe played a concert with him.

'We played a couple of numbers and I thought, well, man, he's OK, but really he's just going through the motions.  And then Dizzy took off and all of a sudden he was right up there in the rafters and, man, we were just swallows on the water.'

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 70. accessed: 24 May, 2024


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer
Joe Harriott

Listening to

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Jazz performed by Dizzy Gillespie

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:51:05 +0000
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:04:44 +0100