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Ted Nash Remembers Joe Temperley

9.20.29 – 5.11.16

Joe Temperley (right) with Ted Nash (photo by Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center)
Joe Temperley (right) with Ted Nash (photo by Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

It’s such a deep honor to celebrate this fine man and wonderful musician. He has had such a great impact on me and on so many musicians I know.

I met Joe when I moved to New York in the late 1970s and played one of my first gigs with Chuck Israels and the National Jazz Ensemble. I was 19. Joe was playing baritone. He was really old. He was, like, in his 40s.

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