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September 25, 2009


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Ed Leimbacher

Hey, Al was way more than strictly for the Bird--so quick and hip and elegant, in fact, that they named a Scotch after him... twice.

Grange Lady Haig Rutan

Enigmatic Al, humble Al, savvy Al Haig never tooted his horn, hence I must set the record straight, even at this late date.

Alan Warren Haig is a direct descendant of the Earl of Haig who was the major architect of the strategy of World War One and owned a distillery which made Haig & Haig, something that Al alluded to but never flaunted...he was too busy being the architect of staying connected to bebop.

*Al is also a direct descendant of Alexander Selkirk who is the actual person legendary English author Daniel Defoe based "Robinson Crusoe."

Grange Lady Haig Rutan

Stranger than fiction but EJAZZTIMES is selling my book: Death of a Bebop Wife by Grange Lady Haig Rutan for $37.98 while I am selling it for $28.00, as is Cadence Jazz Books; if anyone wants an autographed copy please write to me at alhaigbebop@aol.com - it is a disgrace that amazon.com is selling used copies for $150.00 and up truth be told.

Thanks Marc for your support.

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