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Archive for January 1st, 2013


DIZZY @ 95: A BRIEF BEIDECKER

IT’S BEEN A DIZZYING FINAL QUARTER:  personal friends Dave Brubeck and Pete LaRoca Sims both passed…  the Sandy and Newtown, Conn. disasters cast a pall.  but as a British comedy troupe sang “always look on the bright side”… Dizzy Gillespie would have turned 95 in 2012.  we celebrated him in myriad ways all over town… our grandson made Bar Mitzvah in the Orlando area… we discovered that Louis Armstrong did indeed sire a child, a daughter, who happens to be the wife of a friend of mine, and a former drummer, for over a half century.  and it’s been kept from us for all these years.  the daughter, Sharon Preston-Folta, has written an e-book, available on Kindle and from amazon.com.  more in 2013.

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