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I Remember Clifford
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For eighteen years The SS Norway Floating Jazz Cruise has ruled the seas. Unfortunately the 2000 Cruise will be the last. The Cooks, Crocketts, DeChulus, Minchers, Powells have cruised together. Final Bar lists some of those we heard, remembered, as they performed on or near aboard their final voyages..
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Where or When/Clifford Brown
I Remember Clifford

The warmth of  his sound,___________ 
Lingers so long____ 
I'm sure 
He's still around_____ 
For those who hear _______ 
They repeat him yet, __________ 
So those who heard, _______ 
Won't forget._____________ 
 

The sound of each  phrase _______________ 
Echoes the time uncountable by days____________ 
The things he played,_______ 
Are with us now,__________ 
And there endures your time allowed, _____ 

Oh yes,_______ 
I remember Clif--ford, 
I seem to always feel him here near somehow,________ 

Everytime I hear his lovely tone________ 
In every trumpet sound 
that has a beauty all its own, 

So how can we say_______ 
Someone so real,_________ 
Has really gone away,_________________ 

I hear him now,__________ 
And always will__________ 
Believe me I remember, Clif_ford sti ll -ll 

I know he'll never_be forgotton_______ 
He was a king____uncrowned,________ 
I know I'll always remember________________ 
Clifford Brown.

 Final Bar 

in memoriam 
(1990 -- 2000)
    Nat Adderly, trumpet 
    1998
    Manny Boles
    Doc Cheatum, trumpet
    1998
    Dorothy Donnegan, piano
    1999
    Harry "Sweets" Edison, trpt
    1999
    L. Feathers, p
    Dizzy Gillispie, trumpet
    1997
    Milt Hinton
    Milt Jackson
    Connie Kay, precussionist
    1999
    Henry Mancini, piano
    1998
    Peter Minger, fluegal
    1999
    Gerry Mulligan, saxophone
    1999
    S. Turrentine,
    saxapopne
    2000
    Ernest Wilkens, 
    arranger
           1999
Joe Williams,
1999
vocalist

Coda

If you enjoy sounds like jazz, each cruise was a happening: Each performer was treated royally.Each guest was received in kind.
Frank Foster attributed it to the 'magic of the music.'
Keter Betts called it a 'love-in.'
Our local man, Don Wolf,  presented a great retrospective on Joe Williams.
I met Nat at breakfast, 6 hours later he still remembered my name.
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Gerry played his final
performance aboard. He
played his entire library, he
would talk and then play.
Pete Minger was stricken
aboard, had to be air lifted.
Jasbo
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