bertrand

Larry Young Jazz Festival

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I talked to Larry III a few months ago, and he told me about this upcoming Festival in Newark, NJ. It sounded great! It's supposed to be the second week of August. I haven't had a chance to call him, but since that part of the larryyoungmusic website isn't up yet, I will have to do so.

Anyone know anything before I call him up?

Thanks,

Bertrand.

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This is the first I've heard of it. Any info would be appreciated.

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Wow.....that would be worth attending. Is there anyway we can help to publiscise it with our contacts etc.

Hope it can get recorded or even filmed for prosperity......wonder who they will get in.....would it be too much to ask George Braith?

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If it was supposed to be the second week of August, chaces are they've either already established the line-up or it's not happening.

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I'll try to call Larry this week. I've just been super busy in the last few months, and I was under the impression that the website would be working by now. It seems like they will need help advertising at this point. I was in touch with him, but haven't heard from him in a while.

The line-up was quite amazing - he contacted basically anyone still alive who ever recorded even a note with Larry II.

I'll keep you guys posted.

Bertrand.

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One would think that if they were going to have it this year, they would have anounced it by now.

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I left a voice mail last night. I'll post back with updates.

Bertrand.

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I just spoke to Larry III. The festival is going to happen, but at a date still to be determined. The website now has some information.

The following artists have committed to appear:

George Benson trio with Melvin davis

Lenny White

Joe Chambers

Houston Person

James 'Blood' Ulmer

Dave Holland

Herbert Morgan

Bobby Hutcherson

McCoy Tyner/Stanley Clarke/Billy Cobham

Nathan Davis

Onaje Allen Gumbs

Dave Blocker (a vocalist who sang in a group with Larry called The Challengers)

More info as it becomes available.

Bertrand.

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That's an extremely formidable lineup. Nice to see Herbert Morgan in there.

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Sure would. I wish I could travel to see that lot play. Hope someone records it on film at least for others to enjoy and remember later. It would be a shame if that did not happen for this.

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