Dinah Washington / Glenn Zottola “I Remember Clifford”

This is the closing song on my tribute as a epilogue very emotional for me. It was 1961 and i was 13 years old doing my first major jazz gig on the bill with Dinah , Gerry Mulligan , Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey at the Atlantic City Jazz Festival. I remember clear as yesterday standing in the wings waiting to to go on mesmerized watching Dinah. Also at that time I was just getting introduced to Clifford which would change my musical life and Dinah had done some classic recordings with him with Maynard and Clark Terry. I took a 1957 track she did shortly after his tragic death and had my arranger add a chorus for me to improvise and this was the result.

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