A nice reminder of jazz immortals

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What a great story about the legendary piano jazz artist Marty Napoleon ["Long-playing artist," Act II, April 16.]

I remember seeing him at the Metropole Café in New York City in the late '50s. This man had class behind his piano playing.

I was too young to go into the Metropole but would stand for hours and hours outside looking in, because they had a large mirror, and the fans from outside could see and hear the best of jazz, free.

I will never forget seeing Mr. Napoleon along with the great Gene Krupa, Cozy Cole and the other immortals of swing and jazz.

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Thank you Newsday for giving this man recognition on his 90th birthday -- and showing some terrific photos.

Tony Guardino, Bay Shore


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