[Dixielandjazz] Paul Gonzalves

Fred Spencer drjz at bealenet.com
Mon Nov 6 08:49:51 PST 2006

Dear Larry,

Paul Gonsalves could have had narcolepsy but I quoted this about him in my 
book, "Jazz and Death, Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats: "[he] fell face down 
on the stage while he was playing a solo and had to be carried off by 
stagehands...he became hooked on heroin and may have experimented with other 
drugs, including LSD "(Collier, Duke Ellington, 1989). Cheers.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Walton Entertainment - St. Louis" <larrys.bands at charter.net>
To: "1-DIXIELAND JAZZ POST" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006 11:25 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Paul Gonzalves

>A friend sent me this - Paul may have been suffering from narcolepsy which 
>causes people to fall asleep at unexpected times. Good drum solo by Sam 
> Larry
> http://www.youtubecom/watch?v=tUCj1jc9AuE
> Subject: Paul Gonsalves
> Paul Gonsalves, in his usual spot on the left end of the sax section,
> has been using way too much of a good thing and has nodded off with
> his horn still in his mouth.    Jimmy
> Hamilton had to put down his clarinet and take Gonsalves' solo.
> Also, check out the look he's getting from Johnny Hodges
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