Monthly Archives: May 2012

ROLL OUT THE BARREL, or: MORE BEER, MAMA!

– PREFACE – – INTRO – This article is dedicated to all German fellow jazz bloggers who like to drink a bottle of beer, or two, as I do it from time to time. So, tonight, when I will be … Continue reading

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Another Springstrumental ∽ HARRY JAMES & “SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST” ∽ ‘Live’ in Las Vegas, Spring, 1964

Isn’t this a lovely interpretation of the fabulous bitter sweet Spring ballad? Here it is, as played by Harry James, live in Las Vegas: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most. Harry used almost no vibrato, no schmaltz at … Continue reading

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RE: ASCENSION DAY ∽ DEDICATED TO ALL FOLKS WITH SOUL

No words today, just music: Learn more about one of jazz’s greatest albums HERE & HERE. A selection of CD’s can be found HERE.

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MY LITTLE DOGGIE

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HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY GIL EVANS ∽ 13 May 1912, Toronto, Canada – 20 March 1988, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Gil humbly called himself being “just an eclectic” (memory quote from a radio portrait on his 70th birthday). Here’s a confirmed one: “That’s all I did – that’s all I ever did – try to do what Billy Strayhorn did.” … Continue reading

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DFB-Pokal Endspiel — BORUSSIA DORTMUND : BAYERN MÜNCHEN = 5 : 2

Yeah! Was für ein großes Spiel! Den Schwarz-Gelben gewidmet, die den Pott geholt haben, Richard Twardziks “Yellow Tango”: Und die Bayern? Die wurden geradezu schwindelig gespielt. — Dem FC Bayern widme ich Charles Mingus “Dizzy Moods”, hier in der späteren … Continue reading

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BERNIE PRIVIN’s UNBELIEVABLE WARM-UP EXERCISE(s) — LOLL

Bernie Privin, the almost violently sounding trumpet soloist at Charlie Parker’s big band recording of What Is This Thing Called Love, could also play very smooth, and tasteful. His jazz work was strongly influenced by Louis Armstrong; his tone, his … Continue reading

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