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217 Index Adderley, Julian“Cannonball,”61, 115–116, 161–162, 205 Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 107, 169 Amos, Wally“Famous,”152, 175 Andy Williams Show, The, 131 Argel, Gene, 167–168 Armstrong, Louis, 33, 59, 64, 77, 88–89, 126–127, 141, 149 “Art Pepper”(composition), 180–181 Asian-American food, 70, 107, 110 Asian-American musicians, 115, 129, 205 Auld, Georgie, 136–137 Azama, Ethel, 154, 157, 159 Baclig, Andres, 4–5 Ballesteros, Leatrice Chiyoko Haraga: background, 2, 2–6; as cook and mother, 13, 16; divorce of, 20; at Gabe’s first wedding, 63; as kahuna (“Lady in Red”), 10–11, 178; memories of, 198; obituary of, 178; as performer, 18, 18–19; at Swanky Hotel, 17; trip to Japan, 15–16 Baltazar, Antonino, 5, 23, 170 Baltazar, Calixta Ruiz, 4–5 Baltazar, Doris (Choy), 6, 8, 15, 60, 63, 178, 192–193 Baltazar, Eleise: adopts son, 126; advises Gabe about Kenton, 78; death of, 186–187, 193; family issues of, 63, 117, 174; in Hemet, CA, 185; as manager, 164–166, 168, 176; marries Gabe, 63; meets Gabe, 55, 58–59, 61; moves to Los Angeles in 1955, 68–69; with musicians, 118, 124, 126, 132–133; organizing parties, 72, 152; returns to Hawai’i in 1969, 143, 147; thirtieth wedding anniversary, 175; works in Los Angeles, 69, 72, 76, 126 Baltazar, Fernando, 3, 23 Baltazar, Gabe, Sr., 1, 2, 3–11, 5, 13–17, 20–23, 26, 36, 63, 76, 142–143, 153, 170 Baltazar, Mario, 5, 23 Baltazar, Norman: as brother, 6; as child performer, 19–20; in father’s obituary, 170; at Ground Floor, 196; in Kailua, 146; at Kalakaua Homes, 21; and“Kats”Oto, 155; on Los Angeles City College, 69; in mother’s obituary, 178; moves in with grandparents, 8; as photographer, viii; with Stan Kenton, 90, 95, 104; trip to Japan, 15; on Yoko Ono, 10 Baltazar, Priscilla, 23 Baltazar, Ronald, 6, 8, 19–20, 146, 170, 178 Page numbers in boldface type refer to illustrations. 218 • I n d e x Baltazar, Rose Marie, xv, 54–55, 59–61, 192–199, 194, 197, 201 Baltazar, Scott, 126, 133, 143, 147, 163–164, 187, 195 Banks, Buddy (Alvin), 152, 156–157 Barcelona, Danny: at Crystal Ballroom, 59–60; as early Asian-American jazz musician, 205; in early groups with Gabe, 33–35, 39; and golf, 149; at Orchid Room, 64–66; on the road, 88–89; socializing with, 133, 152, 204 Barton, Dee, 90, 98, 100, 102–104, 110, 119, 209 Basie, Count: at Cavalier, 158; compared to Stan Kenton, xi, 100, 119, 179; as influence, 25, 27, 43, 50–51, 54; reviews of Kenton-Basie tour, 212, 214–215; tour with Stan Kenton, 88–89 Basin Street East (jazz club), 98–99, 215 Benny, Jack, 131, 137 Bert, Eddie, 183, 188, 209, 211, 213 Beutler, Allan, 90, 101–102, 114 Birdland (jazz club), 53, 119 Boone, Pat, x, 131–136 “Bop Suey”(composition), 189–192 Borges, Jimmy, 157, 159, 189, 209 Brasuel, George, 165–169 Brecker Brothers, 85, 205 Breen, Bobby, 19 Brisbois, Bud, 81, 86, 90, 105–106, 124–125, 163 Briseno, Modesto, 80, 84–85 Britto, Dorothy, 72, 83, 152–153 Britto, Porkie, 72–73, 75, 83–84, 123, 125, 133, 152–154, 156–157, 174 Brown, Lou, 136, 143 Brown, Ray, 125, 128, 135, 139, 141–142, 184 Brown Derby (jazz club), x, 55, 59, 64 Bryant, Bobby, 71, 113, 124–125, 131, 134, 138 Burke, Vinny, 99 Callender, George“Red,”32, 127, 135 Campbell, Glen, x, 131, 137, 142–143, 146, 176 Candoli, Conte: and“Bop Suey,”191; with Don Menza, 184; with Jerry Lewis, 136; with Ken Poston, 162, 179–180; with Oliver Nelson, 138; with Onzy Matthews, 105–106; with Stan Kenton, 77, 125 Carver, Dwight, 73 Casino Dance Hall, 36 Castro, Joe, 67–68 Catalano, Ray, xi, 186, 196 Cavalier (jazz club), 157–160, 165–168, 170, 173, 212 “Cherokee”(song), 53, 66, 75, 93, 159 Choy, Doris. See Baltazar, Doris (Choy) Cipriano, Gene, 127, 139, 141–143 Cockatoo (jazz club), 171–174, 182 Coke, Audree, 165, 213 Cole, Nat King, 69, 90, 95, 122 Cole, Richie, 155, 158–160, 167, 184 Coleman, Ornette, 71, 75 Collette, Buddy: with Dizzy Gillespie, 127–129; as friend, 71, 73; with Ken Poston, 181; with Lawrence Welk, 138; with Pat Boone, 134; with Richard Simon, 189; with Stan Kenton, 77, 125; with TCB, 141 Collins, John, 53, 141 Coltrane, John, 81, 151, 202 Conception, Bernie, 17, 64 Conover...


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  • Jazz musicians -- Biography.
  • Saxophonists -- Hawaii -- Biography.
  • Baltazar, Gabe.
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