Monthly Archives: February 2011

THE GENE LEES TREASURE CHEST

R.I.P. GENE LEES — by Bruno Leicht, May 1, 2010 Yet another “man of words” has left the world’s stage. Honestly, I didn’t realize that Gene Lees wrote the lyrics to Bill Evans’ “Waltz For Debby” or to Antonio Carlos … Continue reading

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BIRD SAYS: “No! It’s ‘Klact-oveeders-tene’!”

–Intro – WARNING… …but only for the die-hard, mostly humorless, or fanatic Bird addicts, and followers: This little essay is of course all in fun. Nevertheless could further reading damage your (narrow-minded) conception of (Bird’s) world. Charlie Parker, and his … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Etymology, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings

ABOUT STEVE LACY BUT WITHOUT STEVE LACY – AN AUTOGRAPH WITH A QUOTE

Steve Lacy belongs to my heroes since about 25 years. I met him for the first time when Axel Dörner, a great trumpet colleague and friend of mine, and me visited him in Paris in the early 1990′s. We actually … Continue reading

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