[Dixielandjazz] Re: Art Hodes Centenary

dingle dingle at baldwin-net.com
Wed Nov 17 06:46:39 PST 2004

Bill Haesler wrote:

>Dear Don,
>Regarding: > When I worked as house band trunpet at Chicago's Jazz Ltd in
>the 60's, Art had the off night Thursday band with Jimmy Granato on
>clarinet, Whitey Myrick on trumpet, Dan Williams on Trombone,  ? Murphy
>(blank on first name) on bass, and Jerry Coleman drums.<
>I think that would have been Earl Murphy, who gigged on bass with Art Hodes
>in Chicago in the 1950s-early 1960s.
>Very kind regards,
Spot on, Bill. It was EARL Murphy. He seemed at times to be joined at 
the hip with Art,though I will say that he was not a very outstanding 
bassist. But with Art,  friendship and loyalty was first.

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