Monthly Archives: January 2012

Just a great track today, TADD DAMERON & CLIFFORD BROWN: CHOOSE NOW (Take #1) — NY, June 11, 1953

Thanks to the original uploader, YouTuber take5t0ky0j from Japan, who delivered this description of the beautiful tune: Album: “Clifford Brown Memorial” Label: Prestige (Catalog# : lp 7055) Recorded: June 11, 1953. – Personnel – Tadd Dameron (p), Clifford Brown (tp), … Continue reading

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Repost: MICHAEL P. ZIRPOLO — GUEST POST — THOUGHTS AND INSIGHTS ON SWING

Hi swingin’ folks – This article from 2007 is about the birth of swing, about if a tuba would swing or rather an acoustic string bass. It’s about Clementine, arranged by Bill Challis and played by the Jean Goldkette Orchestra. … Continue reading

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Repost: DANCING IN THE DAWN — WOODY HERMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA — 1943

Once upon a Wintertime (the film from 1943, featuring Sonja Henje, not the season!) there they met: Tommy Linehan (p), Hy Whity (g), Walter Yoder (b), and Frank Carlson (d), and accompanied Woody Herman at one of his greatest, and … Continue reading

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To Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, jr’s & Muhammad Ali’s Anniversaries: STRAIGHT AHEAD

My favorite quote by Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker: “Music speaks louder than words.” That’s it. Happy Anniversary to both African-American heros! Credits: Booker Little (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl, picc) Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (ts) Mal Waldron … Continue reading

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DIZZY’s is also my PHILOSOPHY: Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be

Their ‘philosophy’… … is not mine ;)         … I would rather go with Dizzy’s:

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!!! — Forget ‘em all, those current hypes, be it jazz, or otherwise ;)

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HOW ‘BOUT SOMETHING HOT & LOVELY IN JANUARY? — Ginnie Powell with Boyd Raeburn – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me – 1945 & ’46

My very good friend KaRidder234 from YouTube has uploaded this; it shall warm your hearts, souls, and ears in cold January. Enjoy! Karl wrote (excerpt): I’ve added some sound too where the video was silent. This is one of my … Continue reading

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