[Dixielandjazz] Woddy Allen - Larry Wright
J. D. Bryce
brycejo at comcast.net
Sun Sep 10 13:14:54 PDT 2006
When did Jay Duke stop being Woody's drummer I remember John Gill when he
played with Warren Vache, Rocco Patierno and Mark Heter in the Great Swamp
Jazz Band in the early 1970's.
That band was out of Montclair State College in New Jersey.
Lotta water under the bridge since then.
J. D. Bryce
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> Just found out that John Gill will be playing drums with Woody on this
> Knowing a member of the group will be so much more fun. Like when Dan
> with him on the DVD Tour of Europe. A must attend now for sure.
> Received a call this morning from good friend Larry Wright who just moved
> back to Virginia. He is bringing his West Coast styling's and talent to
> East and last night attended a large yearly party not 30 min. from his
> The party was attended by Dan Levension (SIC), John Gill and many
> we all know. Larry played Bass Sax, Trumpet, Drums for a band who's
> couldn't make it and his Ocarina of course. It was a great way for him to
> musicians in the area and let them all know his talents.
> He was very excited by the quality of music and musicians he found in the
> area having moved there with no prior knowledge of what was going on in
> area and more then one person approached him with knowledge of his
> remarking on recordings of the "Back Bay JB" and other recordings over
> He was very surprised at the fact that he was known by his prior
> back East. We will all miss him from our West Coast groups but knowing he
> been accepted already into that great group of musician in the East,
> me, a little, too my best friend leaving us.
> Jazz Hugs
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