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The Parisian Jazz ChroniclesAn Improvisational Memoir$
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Mike Zwerin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108064

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001

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Don Budge

Don Budge

Playing with Wands

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(p.96) 9 Don Budge
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The Parisian Jazz Chronicles
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Mike Zwerin

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the author's interview with American tennis player Don Budge during the French Open. It explains that Budge was a jazz fan, who believed that, among the male tennis players, it was Charlie Parker who played like a jazz musician, because he liked to hit a rising ball. The chapter also discusses the author's opinion that it was John McEnroe who played most like a jazz musician.

Keywords:   Don Budge, tennis player, French Open, jazz musician, Charlie Parker, John McEnroe

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