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The people who make the music we call Jazz…(6)

Over the last few months, I’ve spent weeks trying to salvage old pictures and  negatives. These pictures carry a lot of memories, so when the pics are beyond repair, one has to just shrug one’s shoulders with a sad look on one’s face and take another pull at a conveniently placed foaming tankard of ale. On the other hand, if the pics are semi-good, the ‘I was there!’ feeling is really indescribable.

Here are a few of such pictures. The two Max Roach pictures were taken during the Jazz Yatra in Mumbai, circa 1984 or thereabouts – I’ve uploaded a few colour pics from the same show in an earlier post.

Max Roach JazzYatra Mumbai 1Max Roach JazzYatra Mumbai 2

And two of me with Dizzy. The hero worship in my eyes is palpable. And why not? Dizzy is about as close to God that I’m likely to get in this life.

Dizzy & Jayanta 1

Dizzy & Jayanta 3

More in future posts.


About thecrestedjay

I am passionate about football, jazz, classic rock, classic movies, crime, science fiction and P G Wodehouse. And also about NBA, western and Indian classical music. Since the wife will also read this blog, I cannot reveal my other passions in public. Have one son who plays the guitar, spent some time as an animator and now works for a digital marketing and advertising company. I also have one (1) wife. I spent a lot of my time on my music and books collection. I also have a passion for travelling but not a great deal of time and money to spend on this. Hopefully, in the future, I'll be able to do so.


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