|Jimmy Stewart's Photo Gallery I
At age 16, I got a chance to fill
in with the Earl (Fatha) Hines Band when it came to San Francisco. The guys
looked up from the bandstand and saw me coming (with my Nick Espositio Guitar).
They must have wondered what was going on. A little way into the set Fatha
pointed at me and said, "Solo !" I was scared! But I played, and it
came out beautiful! After the set, Hines said, "You play good, son. From
now on, YOU STAND up when you solo."