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The Mickey Roker Interview Part I….

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This is an historic landmark in the first quarter of Jake Feinberg's radio career.

79 year old Mickey Roker appeared on my show in a pre-recorded interview that will air 7/2/11.

He is one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time. He played with Duke Pearson on all those classic Blue Note Sessions, he was Dizzy's personal drummer throughout the seventies as well as the Pablo sessions. He funked out with Reuben Wilson and Mike Longo and up until it closed was the house drummer at "Ortlieb's" in the old city (Ben Franklin Bridge).

As Yaju and I drove to Phoenix listening to the interview I couldn't help but smile as I asked Mickey questions and he would harken back to the bible or his days working on the railroad. Mickey was in a great mood as he had just gotten back from Italy.

Part I