Spike at the Cork Jazz Festival 1 of 8
john Gillespie December 04, 01
Briefly, Buddy Rich was late for his top of the bill appearance at the Cork Opera House, due to diversion of his plane. To keep the fans happy, Louis Stewart and Spike came onstage, a little unsteadily, due maybe to the late hour. Laughter rippled around the theatre. As Spike started to play, silence fell. I will never forget his performance that night. My regret is that I never got to see him play in his own right. I hope that he and Buddy are having a ball wherever they are.
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