Is there a better actor to play the role of beat poet and bass player Charlie Leeds than a man who cut his teeth on the 50s jazz scene?
Agoura Hills actor Joseph Lennon McCord got a chance to read for "Beat for Sparrows," an upcoming play about the late musician, after one of his fellow actors turned down the role because he felt he didn’t fill the bill.
For McCord, the role is a natural.
Growing up in New York and listening to bee-bop jazz during the...
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