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Let's have a Rod Levitt reappraisal
Many years ago in Jazz Journal, Steve Voce wrote about the Rod Levitt Octet recordings released about 1964 - Dynamic Sound Patterns, Insight, Solid Ground and 42nd Street. If I remember correctly, he was very enthusiastic about these records, as also was Alun Morgan in the book Jazz On Record published in 1968.
SV replies: Rod Levitt was a lovely guy (he's in Gil's band in the Miles/Gil film, and when I wrote about him sent me the rest of his records - there were only three or four). His band was outstanding, but I said all I wanted to say about it at the time, and Alun probably did too. Nice of Rodney Millard to remember - must show his letter to the servants.
Writing from Edmonton, Canada -- for what it's worth, I took the trouble to review Insight/Solid Ground on Amazon.com. Sure would be nice to see 42nd Street reissued. So much wit and flat-out good fun in Levitt's work.