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Re: [MI] DETROIT: "THE JIMMY WILKINS ORCHESTRA"

I am working on a complete discography/performance history of the late tenor sax giant Joe Henderson, who I knew well. Among the discoveries was his 1959 performance with the Jimmy Wilkins Dance Band in Detroit in a concert commissioned by the civil rights group UNAC, in which they played Joe's suite (he was only 22 at the time) "Swing and Strings", also featuring 10 members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Joe also playedin 1958 at the Blue Bird Inn with a group featuring Hugh Lawson, Beans Richardson (referred to elsewhere in this string) and Roy Brooks.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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