Monthly Archives: December 2011

Brew Lite’s Ultimate New Year’s Post 2011/12 ::: THE ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR-CROSS-USA ‘AFRS’ NEW YEAR’s RADIO DANCING PARTY from 1945 to 1946

Playlist with the complete New Year’s Radio Dancing Party 1945 to 1946, originally as broadcasted on December 31, 1945 from 11:00 p.m. to ’round 00:01 a.m. on January 1, 1946 :) Enjoy the ride, but please don’t forget to hug … Continue reading

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R.I.P. SAM RIVERS (1923 – 2011)

Sam Rivers left us on December 26. The piano has as many keys as he had years to walk on earth: 88. Sam Rivers had of course a much wider horizon, far beyond the limitations of any instrument. He was … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS AFTERMATH: Brew Lite’s ADVENT’s LIGHTS are FIRING SNOW @ Litho/ Köln — December 10, 2011

Oh yes, as promised our newest version of Jingle Bells (2nd Set) & more. Enjoy the concert, and have a Merry Christmas Season further on. 1st Set 1. Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (1) 2. White Christmas (Bird’s arrangement.) 3. Winter … Continue reading

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To Stan Kenton’s Yesterday’s 100th Anniversary: MY REPLY TO A KENTON NEWBIE

Preface – Here’s the source for Stan Kenton’s theme song Artistry In Rhythm; it is part of Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis And Chloe: Suite #2. Yesterday was Stan Kenton’s 100th anniversary. This article is the repost of a repost; I have … Continue reading

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Initially yours: BRUNO THE BLACK-BLOOZED SWINGBEAR

“It’s been a long, long while from then to December, but the phrase was too short for not to remember…” ;) Enjoy the ride with Brew Lite’s ADVENT’s LIGHTS and the little paraphrase of the initial line of Rudolph, The … Continue reading

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LADY DAY in HARLEM, 1941

Those were the days when great swinging folks met on 52nd Street and in the after hours joints Minton’s & Monroe’s, up in Harlem. Jerry Newman was around there too, waxing Art Tatum a.k.a. God when he was playing on … Continue reading

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SANTA CLAUS IS SWINGIN’ IN TOWN — ‘Live’ @ LITHO/ Cologne — December 10, 2011

Dear Friends & Colleagues – – Let me tell you the Good News – I saw “SANTA CLAUS COMING TO TOWN”. I saw him burning a “SNOW FIRE” With “BRUNO THE BLACK-BLOOZED SWINGBEAR” and his hip cohorts. I saw him … Continue reading

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