Feb 14, 2006

Forget Meatballs, Tonight We're Eating Gardenias

Sweden's own jazz legend Putte Wickman has died at the age of 81. He was considered by peers to be one of the world's leading clarinettists on the international jazz scene and recorded albums with mighty meatballs like John Lewis and Buddy deFranco.

Meatball One once shared the same same stage as Putte somewhere in America. Putte was there doing the shit he did best and M1 was presenting some irreverent theatrical work he swung together while moonlighting with a legendary Beat writer.

There's another extremely personal connection between Putte's jazz colleague Red Mitchell, M1, Lenin, and the ousting of the whacked out Shah - but that's best saved for a perfect martini day.

Dancin' in my head, Putte

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