This past Friday, Sept. 16, Jazz at LACMA and the L.A. Jazz Society honored Bobby Bradford for his long-time and continuing contribution to the field of African American creative music. Well deserved. We played his Jackie Robinson Suite. It was the original band: Don Preston - piano, Henry Franklin - bass, Tina Raymond - drums, Chuck Manning - sax, Vinny Golia - saxes, William Roper - tuba/spoken word, and of course our fearless leader Bobby Bradford. It was a big moment. Hundreds of fans. Okay, tons of them weren't Bradford fans when they showed up, but they were when they left. Here are some shots I lifted from Facebook along with a drawing by Dean Westerfield.