Sophisticated Lady Miller Eddie 1986
During the Cork Festival in Ireland Yank Lawson introduces tenor saxophonist Eddie Miller for a feature as part of a festival concert of the Bob Cats in 1986. Bob Haggart is on bass, Lou Stein on piano and Nick Fatool on drums
Cork City, situated on Southern Ireland's scenic coast, is well used to invasion. For two hundred years the Vikings made it an important trading post, then it was the turn of the Anglo Normans. Now it's the turn of over 40,000 music fans who travel to Cork each October to sample the great music and atmosphere of the Guinness Jazz Festival.
Renowned as Europe's friendliest jazz festival, the event has hosted many of the 'greats' of jazz in its 29 year history. Stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Cleo Laine, Joe Zawinul, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Jan Garbarek, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner and lots more have thrilled the festival's audiences over the years.
The Guinness Jazz Festival is, by far, Ireland's biggest and most prestigious jazz event and is one of the most important festivals on Ireland's arts and cultural calendar.