Turin, Italy, May 1983 with Dizzy Gillespie and Tom Mackintosh

The official press conference regarding the unique occasion, for Italy, of a Jazz concert during a Classical Music Season. Dizzy's Quintet would play with the RAI Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Tom Mackintosh. I sat between them on the dais to translate, with Dizzy extremely bored (and hungry) expecting the usual trite question on why did he play a 'bent' trumpet? While I feared his outlandish answer...

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