[Dixielandjazz] Lee Castle
Fri, 9 Aug 2002 12:37:45 EDT
Lee (Castaldo) had his own band "Castles in the Air" until the Big
Bands went under. Like many good players, he took anything to
keep playing. I played (piano) with him in 1949 in Boston, Mass. for
three weeks at the Savoy....Mickey Gravine,tromb. Joe Barafaldi,
clarinet . The others I can't remember. Lee was a fine player--
knew all the OKOM tunes. Forty years later I played with him in
Sarasota, FL. At every break he would regale us with non-stop
jazz-otiented stories. Great guy!
Frank Thompson Largo, Fla.