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As an author I found it fascinating interviewing luminaries of the jazz world for over 15 years, beginning with a phone call from Red Rodney on a Thanksgiving Day in 1989 and then a phone call from Stan Getz on Christmas Day; their comments set in motion the quest to write a book about my first husband, Al Haig, the chosen pianist of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who gave me the moniker 'Lady Haig' one blustery cold night outside of Birdland on a January night) - and later Stan Getz.”
When I married the jazz man I lived at The Palace, I never took the garbage out. When I married the airline captain I lived in a penthouse and on Park Avenue, I never took the garbage out. When I married the former Hitler Youth I lived in a 150 year old farm house, with a barn, playhouse, water pump and a magnolia tree, I never took the garbage out. Now that I am an 80 year old widow, I live in an apartment overlooking blooming magnolia trees, a garden, a gazebo and, if I stretch my neck - as far as I can see, I am convinced I'm in Paris, at last I take the garbage out every day
Don't always try to understand everything...some things will just never make sense; when you are happy smile, when you are sad, cry but always tune into that best part of yourself where the music "waits"...it will never disappoint you...only the "savvy strutters" know this to be true.
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