Land at Stanford Jazz 1 of 4
Ken Brown September 29, 01
I was fortunate to hear Harold at a concert at Stanford. I had never heard him play before that. I was astounded. He did a solo break, almost like a cadenza in the middle of a concerto, that left the audience totally spellbound. One could hear in his playing the whole history of jazz, as played by a real master. None of that crap that tries to pass for real jazz. This was the real thing! One could see that he was getting on in years, his gray hair, a kind of frailty in his walk on stage, but when he played. . . wow. . he was strong and young and vibrant. He gave all the jazz players in the audience a real lesson that day. . . a lesson on how to communicate directily to the heart.
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