[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

----- Original Message ----- 
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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Woddy Allen - Larry Wright

> 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
new home.
> 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
the years.
> 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
> Judie
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