Monthly Archives: June 2011

It happened exactly 60 years ago: DUKE ELLINGTON with PAUL GONSALVES & DIMINUENDO AND CRESCENDO IN BLUE — ‘Live’ at Birdland on June 30, 1951

For celebrating this very date, and the really sensational recording, here is a short excerpt from an e-mail I have sent to one of my best friends who is rather an expert for Miles Davis, Charlie Parker & Co.: I … Continue reading

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It’s June 30 today, and although we’re still not in MEMPHIS, we are yet IN JUNE

Here’s a June-full ;) playlist with some of the greatest swinging folks who obviously loved to spend their times in Memphis during month #6 of the year: MEMPHIS IN JUNE – Playlist Lovely Ginnie Powell once again, lazy Julie London, … Continue reading

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Since we’re still in JUNE, here’s Barney Bigard …

… who has this certain Summer feeling he wants to share with us: June (Blog owner’s note: It opens in a new window!), as played by Ray Nance (tp) Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Harry Carney (bs) Duke Ellington … Continue reading

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Most of us may be *not* in MEMPHIS, but we’re still IN JUNE — Ginnie Powell with Boyd Raeburn & His Orchestra — 1945

Once again a very nice video by KaRidder234. — He writes some, err, short description: This beautiful track was recorded for Standard Transcriptions in Los Angeles on some day in December 1945. I can only give you the collective personnel … Continue reading

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FLETCHER HENDERSON EXPLAINS & MORE — Camel Caravan Broadcast from the Congress Hotel, Chicago, IL, September 13, 1938

Hi folks – Since Liltin’ Miss Tilton is pictured here in the background, why not posting two sensational YouTube videos where she can be heard? Here we go. Enjoy! Notes by the original uploader KaRidder234 This is a very special … Continue reading

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LIVING JAZZ HISTORY: ORAN ‘HOT LIPS’ PAGE, THE UNDERRATED TRUMPET MASTER OF THE 1930′s & ’40′s

Hi folks – I always wanted to post this rare gem, an original autograph of the wonderful, of the inimitable, the one and only Oran ‘Hot Lips’ Page! ‘Hot Lips’ was an eager, and very busy after-hours jam session-ite. He … Continue reading

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Exklusiv für meine talentierten Trompetenschüler: BENNY CARTER, der nach einem Ton sucht, diesen aber auf seiner Trompete nicht finden kann ;)

Dear folks – This is one of the most touching, and, at the same time, one of the most funniest of all jazz videos at YouTube (das ist eines der berührendsten und gleichzeitig eines der lustigsten Jazzvideos auf YouTube). — … Continue reading

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