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Treat it Gentle

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Isn't Treat it Gentle the book with that most amazing story of Bechet's grandparents meeting in Congo Square? I think that maybe one of my favorite jazz stories ever.

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Couldn't disagree more, Larry. I find both Kenny Davern and Bob Wilber really wonderful players. Davern in his peeweerussellesque oddity and Wilber as a very complete musician. If I should pick one of them, I'd go for Davern, though.

What are your thoughts on Ken Peplowski?

Not a fan -- he mostly strikes me as very logy and/or kind of like a "chubby kid," if you know what I mean. On the other hand, I have heard a few things I warmed up to, especially his playing on this excellent Carol Sloane sings Ellington album:

http://www.amazon.com/Dearest-Duke-Carol-S...e/dp/B000PC6E9O

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Just finished watching the documentary of the same title:

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Perhaps the only documentary in existence where both Wynton Marsalis and Woody Allen are interviewed. (Bob Wilber, George Wein, and Bechet's son are also interviewed.) It's a good doc with some excellent film clips from the period (including Bechet's wedding). Warmly recommended. :tup

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In looking for the above, I found the entire text available for free from Archive.org.  

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