Imagine a concert with Dorothy Donegan on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass and Panama Francis on drums. Then add tenor saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
and Zoot Sims
and trumpeter Harry Sweets" Edison in the front line. On July 19, 1975, that's exactly what happened at the Nice Jazz Festival, held at Arènes de Cimiez, a Roman amphitheater. Of the three songs taped for French TV, Out of Nowhere
is particularly special, with extraordinary solos all around, including a rare muteless one by Edison.
Here's the group in 1975 playing The Man I Love, Out of Nowhere
and Blues for Nice
This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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