How many former jazz stars are still around, I wonder, trying to as best as they can to eke out a living since the brightness of their star began to wane?
First up, I nominate Sir Charles Thompson,now aged 93 years. The composer of Robbin's Nest and formerly having recording with Bird, Dex and Hawk amongst others and now living, I believe in L.A. Dubbed "Sir" by Lester Young, the last I heard he was still holding down a regular gig in some small non-jazz spot in L.A. Anyone able to confirm this or add any further news would be appreciated.
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