Monthly Archives: October 2011

Repost: A GIRL at A PIANO and HOW IT WORKS or: HOW EASY it can be to TRAVEL (musically!) from 1946 BACK to 1885

Not many words now, just music, supported by a little film in the, err, background. Dialogues are by Nancy Guild & Richard Conte. The film? SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT (1946) — The short intro is taken from Sonny Berman’s “Nocturne”, … Continue reading

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To HALLOWEEN via JazzVideoGuy’s a.k.a. Bret Primack’s Facebook recommendation

Scary, isn’t it? In case you can’t watch it, feel free to click on HERE Now, here we go with ‘Philly’ Joe Jones, the bebop vampire a.k.a. Bela Lugosi a.k.a. Count Dracula ;)

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A YouTube collection of one and the very same dream: Harold Arlen’s & Johnny Mercer’s THIS TIME THE DREAM’s ON ME

This little “article” is quite clarinet-dominated. This is no coincidence. There is a reason. But I won’t tell you. Enjoy the ride! Brew THIS TIME THE DREAM’s ON ME Lyrics by Johnny Mercer Somewhere, someday We’ll be close together, wait … Continue reading

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For my students: JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS with EMILY REMLER (1957 – 1990)

This is a video lesson in six parts. Each part is ’round 10 minutes. — Take the time, and learn. And please don’t forget: “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” Emily Remler biography @ Wikipedia: … Continue reading

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Repost: OLEO — SONNY ROLLINS, DON CHERRY, BOB CRANSHAW, BILLY HIGGINS — VILLAGE GATE — JULY 1962

This is dedicated to my free jazz friends in Boston. Above all to you, Mr. Rich! — Added to this wild and inspired odyssey through the cliffs of the song to the margarine — Enough metaphors, Chris? — you can … Continue reading

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Bruno Leicht presents: BREW LITE’s BLACK HAWKS — ‘Live’ @ Litho, October 21, 2011

Liebe Freunde, liebe Kollegen – “Friday Night”, “Friday The 13th”, da klingelt’s im Ohr eines jeden wahren Jazzfans. We remember Miles & Monk at the Black Hawk (San Francisco). Ach, auch Bird hat da gespielt, und Chet, und wer nicht … Continue reading

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Repost: a COUNT, a PRES & a MILLER —————– AN UNFAIR PLAYLIST

Preface: This is an old article from my former blog Bruno Leicht Presents His Old & New Swingin’ Dreams. — Since a friend has sent me this funny excerpt of a score in D-Flat this morning, and since “One O’Clock … Continue reading

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