Narcotics and the Jazz Musicians Part Two

  • KENTON: It’s hard for the average person who isn’t in creative work to know what a terrible insecurity exists within some one who has dared to be different, and you have to dare to be different if you’re going to create anything fresh To just conform and belong to a group in a pattern of living is not creativity. And believe me, when you deviate and move away Read More

Narcotics and the Jazz Musicians

The PLAYBOY PANEL – narcotics and the jazz musicians THE PANEL LIST : JULIAN “CANNONBALL” ADDERLEY and his Brother NAT JOHN “DIZZY” GILLESPIE STAN KENTON DUKE ELLINGTON BILLY TAYLOR SHELLY MANNE JIMMY GUIFFRE NAT HENTOFF MAX COHEN (attorney and legal expert on narcotics addiction) DR WINICK (Director of Research of the Narcotics Addiction Research Project) source                                                Go to part One

Narcotics and the Jazz Musicians Part One

PLAYBOY: Our purpose, gentlemen, in this first PLAYBOY Panel, is to discuss narcotics addiction and the jazz musician. We might put it another way: to what extent is addiction a special problem of the jazzman? How common is the use of narcotics among musicians, and to what degree is the public attitude a reflection of the facts? We aren’t in search of dogmatic conclusions: rather, we’d like to stimulate thought, Read More