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Found a great YouTube video of the late Lee Allen, recorded in the 80's at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands. See this link:


Enjoy!!!
 

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@Pete Thomas - That must have been a great experience Pete :).

@tenorsfan - Love that one too, thanks for adding :).

@TonyM - Glad you liked it Tony :).

I saw Lee Allen for the first time in 1984 in Paradiso stage in Amsterdam. Hans Dulfer organized a 'Master Class Of Rock & Roll Saxophone' with in the afternoon a Master Class by Sil Austin, Boots Randloph and Lee Allen and in the evening a concert with all three of them. Lee didn't show up at the Master Class (he was stuck in a bar in an Amsterdam Hotel :mrgreen:), but he played a great set in the evening.
 

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I lived in N.O. for a couple of years a long time ago, and was back last week for a vacation. I didn't see the flooded areas, downtown, uptown, the quarter were untouched by the flood and appear as always. And here is the thing, on Friday nite there was a bunch of black high school kids on Royal St, three trombones !, two trumpets, a tuba, a couple of drummers, and these kids were blasting ! Absolutely great, the best N.O. marching music I've ever heard, and these cats weren't 'nostalgia-ing', they were playing for real. Between tunes the drummers would drum and there were various chants. It was amazing. A few old timers were second-lining in the street. The spirit of N.O. lives !
 

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I lived in N.O. for a couple of years a long time ago, and was back last week for a vacation. I didn't see the flooded areas, downtown, uptown, the quarter were untouched by the flood and appear as always. And here is the thing, on Friday nite there was a bunch of black high school kids on Royal St, three trombones !, two trumpets, a tuba, a couple of drummers, and these kids were blasting ! Absolutely great, the best N.O. marching music I've ever heard, and these cats weren't 'nostalgia-ing', they were playing for real. Between tunes the drummers would drum and there were various chants. It was amazing. A few old timers were second-lining in the street. The spirit of N.O. lives !
Great story Doc, thanks for sharing :).
 
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