So much debate about who is best in jazz. It’s not a sport. But there are some Gifted ones who bring a message. They usually don’t stay long. Armed with technique and substance, soul and swing, they say, “I can’t stay long, but I’m gonna leave this for y’all right here.” Cannonball was one of those.
Oscar Pettiford was upset. Jerome Richardson was late. Somebody said that guy has a sax. Cannon didn’t want to lend his horn he said. I want to play. Oscar was pissed. So Pettiford stomped off “I’ll…Read more