Matt Lavelle join forces with Giuseppi Logan when Logan came in to buy a reed. Matt kept getting Giuseppi Logan gigs and formed a ban. This was a life saver for Giuseppi because music is is life force and it also lead to him making money. Josh Rosenthal even gave Lavelle producer credit on the new CD, The Giuseppi Logan Quintet which includes Francios Grillot, Warren Smith and David Burrell In my series Giuseppi thanks the people of New York. He tells me he found out from his friend using the computer that people thought he was dead. He got a little money and took a bus to NYC where people gave him help. He found shelter although I had heard reports at times he was homeless and people gave him clothing and instruments. An amazing Salvation Army Angel got him a small room close to Tompkins which is his life line. He told me people here in NY gave him instruments. The Jazz Foundation has also been helping him and gave him an instruments, a bass clarinet and flute but the flute is not playing right. I call Giuseppi Logan this morning. I started very early and he picks up at 7am. Giuseppi I have great news. I just got confirmation you son is coming back this month. I believe for your birthday on May 22. Giuseppi hadn't heard from Jaee and he was worried he may not return. He is returning Giuseppi. I asked GL who else he played with and here are a few more names. Giuseppi played with so many people and here are so morewith Roland Kirk , Eddie Gomez, Eric Dolphy and even Dizzy Gillespie!
I had to leave to go to a meeting but before I did I suggested Jaee and Giuseppi walk over to where Charlie Parker lives. I couldn't go with them. I wish I could have. Enjoy the 2nd part in a series Jaee Logan is putting together and a sad reminder Jaee lost his only son to gun violence and he has an organization set up with the goal to stop the violence. Giuseppi has some gigs coming up. Here is the first in at least 3 that are booked ...IPR in Brooklyn 10pm 5/14 www.issueprojectroom.org Brecht forum 9pm 5/16 9pm www.brechtforum.org He is also going to be on a jazz radio show in Newark the day before his birthday...I have a lot going on so you have to contact Matt Lavelle for more info. You can join his facebook page, myspace or email him firstname.lastname@example.org. Again I have to say I am so honored and proud to be part of this YouTube miracle and helped Giuseppi out from the shadow as Pete Gerhshon describes it and even writing this was work. I am tired. Thanks to Tim Madison for pushing me to keep filming.