Mike Wofford and friends play jazz at the Scripps Research Institute
  • Mike Wofford and friends play jazz at the Scripps Research Institute

Who Wrote “Gravy Waltz”?

In Just Announced it was nice you mentioned Mike Wofford’s upcoming “Some of My Best Friends” concert. However Mr. Sanford’s statement that Mr. Wofford composed “Gravy Waltz” is contradictory to any credit I’ve ever seen. I’d always heard that was composed by Steve Allen, however this credit states it was cowritten by Allen and Ray Brown. You might check with Mike to clarify this.

  • Name withheld
  • University City

Jay Allen Sanford responds:

I never made such a statement. The letter writer misread the text — he seems to think we were talking about event host Mike Wofford, but we were talking about Ray Brown, the tribute subject.

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In your movie listings the information given to the movie Valerian by Matthew Lickona is very disrespectful. In the review Mr. Lickona described the actor as a “a plucky, lovestruck white dude.” I didn’t like it and I don’t think he will write the same description for the actor of movies like The Dark Tower or Kidnap or the musical Hamlet.

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