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2007 North Sea Jazz Cruise Days 9-12: Land-ho! Causing Waves At The Festival

By Published: July 30, 2007
Bart Schneider, author of the jazz novel "Blue Bossa," said he'd like to see more music in a looser setting — noting on other cruises a band like the Count Basie Orchestra would break into subgroups playing in different rooms—but any shortcomings were insignificant given the total experience.

"I feel so absolutely privileged to be on something like this, you could get petty about the criticism," he said.


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