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« on: Feb 14, 2003, 07:05AM »

I am not sure if this is the right place to post but I couldn't find this particular topic in the search function although I am sure it must be there.

I was curious as to what your thoughts are toward the Frank Rosolino jazz award?

It bothers that we actually honor a guy that was a murderer of the worst sort with an award in his name. How did this come about?  

He may have been a great player but does this offset what he did?
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2003, 07:06AM »

He killed someone?
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2003, 07:35AM »

He apparently shot his two sons (one was killed, the other blinded), and then killed himself.  

Pretty grisly.  I don't know a lot of the details; maybe someone else can provide more information.

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 14, 2003, 08:09AM »

while sitting here at lunch I did a search and came up with this, although I'm sure there are others out there much more knowledgeable web page
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 2003, 08:36AM »

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Originally posted by mid-aged-bone:
while sitting here at lunch I did a search and came up with this, although I'm sure there are others out there much more knowledgeable web page

This is a really good narrative. I may buy the book.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 14, 2003, 09:00AM »

Yeah, frank freaked....but does that detract from the music?  I don't know - all accounts I've heard about Frank's character and personality have me believe that he was a caring, funny, all-around goode person.  
   I don't know what happened or why, but the man did play some amazing music, and I think that deserves some recognition.

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« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2003, 06:19PM »

That sucks.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 14, 2003, 08:26PM »

Hello folks, I am thinking some of you are way out of line here. please read the following thread, particularly my post toward the end and Graham Martins response after that. After that, I think we should drop this subject.

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 14, 2003, 11:33PM »

Thanks, Orestes, I agree. I don't think we need to go through this again. The concensus last time was that, yes, in the end, Frank did one of the worst things that a human being can do, but that he was undoubtedly a very unwell man. None of which detracts from his previous brilliance in his chosen field. I hadn't heard of that award, but see no reason why it shouldn't exist. Genius, I believe, often goes hand in hand with a lesser or greater mental instability.
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2003, 11:48PM »

PS. I'm closing this topic - please PM me if you have any objections.
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