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"[[The Real Frank Zappa Book]]" (1989): "''The first time we played with Rahsaan [[Roland Kirk]] was at the 1968 [[Boston Globe Jazz Festival]]. After his performance, when introduced to him backstage, I said I really liked what he was doing, and said that if he felt like joining us onstage during our set, he was more than welcome. In spite of his blindness, I believed we could accommodate whatever he wanted to do. We began our set, wending our atonal way toward a medley of 1950s-style honking saxophone numbers. During this fairly complicated, choreographed routine, [[Roland Kirk|Rahsaan]], assisted by his helper (can't remember his name), decided to join in. In 1969, [[George Wein]], impresario of the [[Newport Jazz Festival]], decided it would be a tremendous idea to put the Mothers of Invention on a jazz tour of the East Coast. We wound up working in a package with [[Roland Kirk|Kirk]], [[Duke Ellington]] and [[Gary Burton]] in [[Miami]] at the [[Jai Alai Fronton]], and at another gig in [[South Carolina]].''"
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FZ in "[[The Real Frank Zappa Book]]" (1989): "''In 1969, [[George Wein]], impresario of the [[Newport Jazz Festival]], decided it would be a tremendous idea to put the Mothers of Invention on a jazz tour of the East Coast. We wound up working in a package with [[Roland Kirk|Kirk]], [[Duke Ellington]] and [[Gary Burton]] in [[Miami]] at the [[Jai Alai Fronton]], and at another gig in South Carolina.''"
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Jai Alai is the 20th century offspring of handball - a game the ancient Greeks had a word for and that pharaohs may have viewed on the banks of the Nile 4,000 years ago. The [[Jai Alai Fronton]] is the "home of the world's fastest game".
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[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)|Fronton, Jai Alai]]

Latest revision as of 06:35, 4 November 2020

FZ in "The Real Frank Zappa Book" (1989): "In 1969, George Wein, impresario of the Newport Jazz Festival, decided it would be a tremendous idea to put the Mothers of Invention on a jazz tour of the East Coast. We wound up working in a package with Kirk, Duke Ellington and Gary Burton in Miami at the Jai Alai Fronton, and at another gig in South Carolina."

Jai Alai is the 20th century offspring of handball - a game the ancient Greeks had a word for and that pharaohs may have viewed on the banks of the Nile 4,000 years ago. The Jai Alai Fronton is the "home of the world's fastest game".