Followup: LaPorta & Reilly At Newport

LaPorta

After he saw the Gerry Mulligan birthday post below, Jack Reilly sent the following update on that day at Newport in 1958. I played after the Mulligan set, with the John LaPorta Quartet: Dick Carter, bass; Charlie Perry; drums; me, piano; and LaPorta, alto sax. Jimmy Giuffre's new pianoless trio also played that same day, but after our set, We played 2 of my tunes, DECIDED and SEARCHING, and one of John's originals, THE MOST MINOR and the standard DARN THAT DREAM. Unfortunately we … [Read more...]