Monthly Archives: November 2011

In The Dimmed Lighting Of Autumn: OLD FOLKS, as performed by “BIG T” Jack Teagarden, 1962

Yeah, brother Jack, we’re thinking well of you, and of all you grand “old” jazz folks. Most of them are listed at Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides, where yours truly suggested putting together “The Big Eighties”, an imagined big band of jazz … Continue reading

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SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY from the BREWSK-LITOVSK-ARCHIVES !!!

Dear folks – It was quite a surprise when I dug this one up in the archives of my dear great-great-uncle Prof. Brewsk Litovsk (see link), who was not only an adventurous archeologist but also a composer of numerous songs. … Continue reading

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Something very hot for the last days of November: Eddie Finckle’s LEAVE US LEAP with Gene Krupa & His Orchestra – 1945

Gene Krupa, featured at this humble blog in the light of Marc Myers’ recent blog post ’round a great photo with pianist Teddy Napoleon. It’s HERE. In the attached short clip you can see that Mr. Gene seemed to be … Continue reading

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3 other Men of Jazz do WHY DO I LOVE YOU too… Or: Miles, Bird ‘n’ Brew in 1948, 1951 & 1989

This is a little P.S. to my recent article. There’s not much to add than: Enjoy! 3 x’s ‘Why Do I Love You?’ — Playlist WHY DO I LOVE YOU? Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern From the musical Show … Continue reading

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Dizzy Gillespie & Johnny Richards – The “lost” JEROME KERN MEMORIAL ALBUM – Hollywood 1945 or 1946

Hi there, Autumnal folks – It’s about time to post something “new”, err, or rather something old, borrowed, but not too blue? I always wanted to post this obscure album, which in fact consisted only of two discs à 78 … Continue reading

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OLEO to end all OLEO’s ;) Or: How fast can you dig?

Hi folks – This is probably our fastest Oleo ever. We, Brew Lite’s BLACK HAWKS, played it as the very last number at a packed Litho. I was thinking of Ronan Guilfoyle’s last year’s article on the Death of the … Continue reading

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The Story of „How I Met The Great Dizzy Gillespie“

Prologue I hope you didn’t think I was playing with Diz? — That’s absolutely not the case. It was in May 1990 where I met him at first for just the seconds it took to present him a demo-cassette of … Continue reading

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