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I don't remember the year but it must have been the late 60's or early 70's. I was married to my first husband and we had just bought a house and money was very tight. We heard that Atlanta was having a 3 day Jazz Festival at the Stadium. We saved our money and got tickets for the Saturday and Sunday events. I'm still sorry we missed the Friday show, but what we saw was remarkable.
All the greats were there and I won't bother to name them all because there was long list and they all ran late because of doing encores. The performances began at about 11:00 AM and went all day on Saturday. Nina Simone was scheduled to begin about 9:00 at it was after 11 PM when she began and it had been worth the wait. It was almost 1 AM when she finished and Count Basey began to take the stage. It was very late and people were tired after being there all day and many people were leaving.
Then the brass section stood up and trumpets and trombones let out three notes "ta da dum". Everyone who was leaving turned around where they were and sat back down any place they could find a seat. I saw no one leave until he was finished at almost 3 in the morning.
Sunday was great but I wlll never forget hearing those three notes.