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    Posted: April 05 2005 at 5:55pm
The last note i sent to this forum was about "Got You On My
Mind" and it got censored, which infurtiated me so that I vowed
not to write again. However, the most extraordinary
coincedence just occurred and i wanted to share it with
Madeleine's fans.

My husband and i took a "Jazz vacation" last week, and we
visited New Orleans for the first time. Wow! What an
astonishing place. Bourbon street is a horror (stay away!), but
Frenchman street and the less touristic venues are wonderful
and the music was as delicious as the food..

On our last night we went to a totally shabby bar called
"Donna's", right across the boulevard from Louis Armstrong
park. We were told that some of the best musicians in town
played there casually on Sunday nights, and we were not
disappointed. The leader was Shannon Powell on drums, the
most joyful drummer I've ever heard!, and the pianist was Larry
who played phenomenally on a dreadful little piano. There
were also a verry strong bass player and a saxophone man
who was at the highest level.

A trumpet player (who I was told is very famous) named Kermit
something sang a song, which was a joy, and then this tall,
curly haired fellow walked over to the drumer and whispered
something to Shannon and Shannon pointed him to the mic

Well when he took out his harmonica I knew it was William
Galison, who I hadn't seen since I saw him with Madeleine at
the Tin Angel. He proceeded to blow the place down; I mean
the musiciaans were staring at eachother in amazement and
the audience (about twelve people) were flabergasted. I must
say, i would not have known from his work with Madeleine what
William is capable of. "Got You On My Mind" doesn't show it

He played seceral tunes and when he was done, I introduced
myself. I asked about Madeleine and he very graciously told
me that he and she had parted on uncomfortable terms, but that
he was happy for her success. What hurt him the most he said
was that Madeleine has been telling the press that she didn't
play or record for eight years, when in fact she had played
many gigs with him and recorded ":Got You On my Mind". I can
vouch for that- i saw them together at the Tin Angel. He also
gave me a new version of their CD, with some additional songs
and a different cover. (prefer the original cover, with the photo
of Madeleine and William touching noses). I'll report when i get
a chance to hear it.

I had the feeling that there was a lot he was not telling me out of
respect for Madelene's privacy. He said there was a chance he
would be performing at the Jazz festival next month, (where
Madeleiine will be playing too). Personally, I hope they get
together again, the show at the Tin Angel was magical.

In any case, that was the highlight of our jazz tour.

Thouught the fanclub might find that interesting!

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