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...

Back to thumbnail images

 

© Lilian Terry. All Rights Reserved. | Site design: Julia Crosara