Monthly Archives: May 2011

Lester “The Pres” Young at Art Ford’s TV-Show “Jazz Party” in 1958: MEAN TO ME

This is a little encore to Doug’s new article at Rifftides. — Hope you’ll enjoy a very rare film document with “The President of the Tenorsax”, Lester Young, playing a medium-up version of the old ballad Mean To Me which … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BURNING HIGH NOTE GONE: Snooky Young, lead trumpeter (1919-2011)

In case you’d bump into this album, please try to ignore the most tasteless jazz cover of them all (why this one with this very cover ever came out in Japan is another question), and listen instead to the Basie … Continue reading

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HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA — A TASTE OF HONEY — Ed Sullivan TV-Show, 1966

Enjoy the golden sound of a true trumpet master! Best, Brewsk

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WOODY SHAW with TERRI-LYNE CARRINGTON in 1985: BEMSHA SWING

Browsed through YouTube just casually, and found this great video by accident. I hope you all will enjoy this fantastic version of Thelonious Monk’s Bemsha Swing, featuring Woody Shaw on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, David Williams on bass & … Continue reading

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