Kai with The Giants of Jazz - 1971 World Tour


Al McKibbon and Sonny Stitt improvise a few bars...


Kai Winding, Al McKibbon and Art Blakey on the tour. 


Dizzy Gillespie rehearses while Thelonious Monk has a reflective moment.


Kai on the airplane.  What city is next on the tour, Kai?


Playing around or serious rehearsal?  You decide!


These guys obviously love what they did.  And you could hear it in their music.

Some of Kai's later appearances and gigs:


In Ezshwan's own words:  "Kai played in the Sammy Davis, Jr. band the week that it was being taped from Puerta Vallarta in 1976.
We had a great time there and participated in Sammy's 50th birthday. He was a warm, generous man. Richard Pryor is in the foreground."


Above:  Kai was starring in a Paris Jazz club when this photo was taken by Ezshwan. 
The two men he is talking to welcomed Kai and Ezshwan in Toyko at Kai's last appearance with J.J. Johnson.

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Above, left to right:  Kai Winding, drummer Don Lamond and pianist Bubba Kolb having a chat in a Village Townhouse at Lake Buena Vista, FL (Walt Disney World) during one of Kai's two-week engagements there;
Kai onstage at the Village Jazz Lounge, Lake Buena Vista, FL (1981).


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