Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dedicated to Pope Benedetto XVI — May he get enlightened by Brother Andrew.

Since Pope Benedetto XVI is a monk for real, and is visiting Germany these days, I’m embedding this track from the classic Blue Note album by Andrew Hill, Point Of Departure. Personnel & date: Kenny Dorham (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, … Continue reading

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A P.S. to Summer: The great INGE BRANDENBURG with SUMMERTIME, 1965

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The famous GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET with …

…SWEDISH PASTRY. — Lean back and enjoy!

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Another September Memorial: 9/10/1961 – Italian Grand Prix, Monza

The world famous German racecar driver Wolfgang Berghe von Trips and 15 spectators died during the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, 50 years ago, on September 10, 1961. It was an especially tragic accident since Berghe von Trips was among … Continue reading

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Belated Happy Birthday to … ME ;)

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BELATED HAPPY 81st BIRTHDAY, SONNY “SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS” ROLLINS !!!

Not many words, just my favorite version of Sonny’s biggest hit, kindly provided by 60otaku4-San from Japan. This wonderful track can be found on one of Sonny Rollins’ greatest Trio-LP’s: St. Thomas – Sonny Rollins Trio In Stockholm – 1959. … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME 3 X’s by ‘The King of Clarinet’, by ‘The Debussy of Jazz’ & by a pianist who was ‘Dug by Everybody’ ;)

First a famous quote: “I’ll play it and tell you what it is later.” SUMMERTIME Playlist #5 Here now, personnel & dates: #1 – Artie Shaw & His Orchestra, Eddie Sauter, arr; Artie Shaw, cl; Roy Eldridge, tp; Dodo Marmarosa, … Continue reading

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