Monthly Archives: April 2011

TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT with LADY DAY & CHET BAKER

In the light of our recent concert in Cologne’s Litho on April 30, I’ve decided to post one of the nowadays rarely heard jazz ballads, Trummy Young’s beautiful Trav’lin’ Light. You will have the pleasure to hear the initial version … Continue reading

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To AFRICA: Best wishes from GERMANY via the USA

The below playlist is dedicated to the brave African freedom fighters in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, and all other African countries where the message of freedom cannot remain suppressed any longer. I never thought it was possible, but I … Continue reading

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RE: old cassette tapes ∼ BRUNO LEICHT’s BEGINNINGS … as a JAZZ COLLECTOR

Dear swingin’ folks – This post could be all about Margie, alas it won’t. — My first experience with Margie occurred when I was in the tender age of 15. I got a cassette recorder for Christmas, or was it … Continue reading

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THE ART OF ‘VOCALESE’ — FAMOUS JAZZ SOLOS & COMPOSITIONS AS SUNG BY ANNIE ROSS & CO.

A video preface, newly discovered at YT: Before you read this, I’d suggest you listen to a musical preface by Louis Armstrong (1935) & Charlie Parker (1949) and their beautiful renditions of Dorothy Fields’ and Jimmy McHugh’s I’m In The … Continue reading

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