As I understand it, Gazzo is redoing "Phantom of the Card Table," quite possibly under the aegis of Whit Haydn and Chef Anton's "School for Scoundrels." As you may know, Gazzo had a stroke some years ago and doesn't yet possess the physical skills again that he did at the height of his talents. However, his mind is as sharp as ever, and he still knows how to describe a lot of the work he used to do, including punch work.
I spoke to Gazzo last fall at the Magic Castle, as well as earlier in the year at a lecture at Denny Haney's magic studio. Although he is still performing on the streets, he is putting out a number of items to give him additional income. Among other things, these are replicas of his cups, his gibeciere, a video of the moves in his C&B routine, and he contributed a fantastic chapter to Whit's seminal work on the Three-Card Monte, which is almost worth the price of the book. He is also the "lead actor" in a video demonstrating how the "real monte work" -- meaning the criminal kind specifically designed to separate people from their money -- happens on the street. It was shot near Dean Dill's salon in Glendale, if I recall correctly. Gazzo did a demo of this "act" at the lecture at Denny's, using the lecture attendees as actors in the scam, complete with lookouts, shills, the mark and Gazzo as the broad-tosser. It was a fascinating education in the real criminal world of the monte.
I don't have any definitive info or date on when Gazzo will be finished with the "Phantom" remake, but I'm sure it will be eye-opening, and if anything, purchase it to give back to a guy who a) is a fantastic performer, b) needs and deserves the money and c) made the ethical decision when he was younger to go into magic instead of continuing as part of the criminal monte life that he describes so magnificently in the monte book.
Gazzo is the MAN!