A Great Night in Harlem

Bringing Musicians Back to Life

"He had just sold his instrument because he needed the money to pay his car insurance of $200 a month. His car is his only means of freedom. Disabled, he needs the car to get his groceries. He was heartbroken to sell his instrument.

Dizzy Gillespie: His soul force lives on.
© 2001 Jerry Dantzic Archives
Dizzy Gillespie: His soul force lives on.

"I'm going to take care of the landlord, who wants to evict him," Oxenhorn told me."Then we will paint his place and fix the holes, if I have to do it myself with some volunteers." And then she'll go on from there.

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