Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dedicated To A Forgotten Ode To Spring: SPRING WILL BE SO SAD (WHEN SHE COMES THIS YEAR)

“Spring Will Be So Sad (When She Comes This Year)” by Margaret Bonds and Harold “Hal” Dickinson from The Modernaires is another one of those fantastic, nevertheless forgotten songs of the “Great American Songbook”, and I wonder who else has … Continue reading

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RE: KLACT-OVEESEDS-TENE a.k.a. by yours truly KLACT-OVEEDERS-TENE

Since this article from February 12, 2011 is one of the most popular among the 25.000 devoted readers of this blog, I will repost it here in its entirety, unaltered and boppin’. Sincerely yours truly, Brew       BIRD … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Etymology, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings

RE: Another Matter — ABOUT THE BOREDOM ON GERMAN TV

Bitte lesen (oder vorlesen lassen). Es lohnt sich: Essay in der “Berliner Zeitung” — Zum Deutschen Fernsehen – ABOUT TIMELESS GRACE & BEAUTY –

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RE: The Below — It couldn’t have been Cary Grant…

…’cause he was hit by an aircraft ;) No, the plane hit the gasoline truck, not Cary:       ->>—> AND HERE COMES A VERY BIG P.S. <—<<- Now, who’s blowing Ray Anthony’s horn here? Yeah! — It’s Lady … Continue reading

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And here he is: CARY GRANT, no, RAY ANTHONY, featuring THE GREAT SWINGIN’ BIG BANDS

Yes, this is Ray Anthony, holding up a set-list ;) … No, it’s Cary Grant, impersonating Ray Anthony. … Okay, I’ll try again: It was Ray Anthony, impersonating Cary Grant. … No? — Okay, I give it up :) Here … Continue reading

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FAMOUS (or not so famous) QUOTES BY VIAN, THE DUKE, MONK, DIZ ‘n’ … ;)

“There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.” ∽ Boris Vian “It Don’t Mean A Thing … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Thelonious Monk

The Beautiful Sound Of Hope & Believe: YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING – Bill Evans Trio – 1977

Who needs words here? — This is posted only for beauty’s sake. Enjoy one of my all-time favorites! Personnel & date: Bill Evans (p) Eddie Gomez (b) Eliot Zigmund (d) – Capitol Studios, Vine Street, Hollywood, CA, August 23-25, 1977 … Continue reading

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