Monthly Archives: July 2011

A swingin’ memorial: FRANK FOSTER (1928 – 2011)

There has been written quite a lot about Frank Foster and his contributions to jazz as composer and arranger. Rarely, or never has there been mentioned his only studio date as a member of the Thelonious Monk Quintet. With the … Continue reading

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For the completists: BUT NOT FOR ME — John Coltrane Quartet — 1960

How about the other gigantic tenorsax feature from John Coltrane’s fabulous album My Favorite Things? — The album doesn’t only feature Trane’s very first steps on the soprano sax (My Favorite Things & Everytime We Say Goodbye) but also two … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS with “SOLO FOR HOPE” by Bruno Leicht

It was a rainy night in Cologne, but very hot at the Litho, on July 16: BREW LITE’s LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS I hope you’ll enjoy the flight. Remember: Hope will never die. Little addition, ’cause I love her eyes :)

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5 different renditions of a Cole Porter classic: MISS OTIS REGRETS & MEIN MANN IST VERHINDERT

– Preface – This has been always one of my favorite songs: Cole Porter’s haunting song Miss Otis Regrets. This thread is not an article, it’s kinda lecture on how different one and the same song can be delivered by … Continue reading

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Announcement: BREW LITE’s LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS – Litho (Cologne) – July 16, 9:00 p.m.

This is of course all in fun, since there are no such things like a lighthouse, or a beach, close to the Litho. The band name is rather hinting to the ever present background noise of the “audience” (?) at … Continue reading

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It happened in Peru, exactly 88 years ago: PROFESSOR BREWSK LITOVSK DISCOVERS LONG-LOST INCA ARTIFACT

This old photograph was taken on July 2, in 1923, when my great-great-uncle from the Russian line of the Leicht family, the famous archeologist and adventurer Prof. Brewsk Litovsk, was proudly posing at an antique Inca artifact, he and his … Continue reading

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