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Homage

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Ellington idolized “The Lion”
Who, in turn, dug Brubeck
Honoring him with words
Of wisdom, when
He said, “he plays
Like where
The blues
Was born.”

©2020 MDSHall

Photos from http://jazzprofiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/willie-lion-smith-and-his-son.html?m=1 and http://www.davebrubeckjazz.com/Images/Jazz-Cats.


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