Sunday, June 16, 2002

jazz festival request

This year's Clifford Brown Jazz Festival at Rodney Square in Wilmington starts tomorrow night. There's a slightly different feel to the concerts this year. It's focus will be more on local bands the first few nights, before national acts start taking the stage on Thursday night. There's also more variety in the types of jazz being performed. According to the Wilmington News Journal, one of those national acts has a request to the crowd. John Scofield is a big fan of Clifford Brown.
In fact, Scofield is such a fan that he has an appeal to make to jazz fans in this area: He's trying to find a copy of an album Brown made with Sonny Rollins called "Live at the Beehive."

"It's not on CD, I guess," Scofield said. "Maybe somebody has a copy and can make me a cassette."
Scofield performs on Sunday, so if you have the ability and inclination to share some Clifford Brown music with him, we may see a very happy guitarist take the stage that day. Sunday's show starts at 2:00 pm. Here's the rest of the schedule.

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