Monthly Archives: June 2012

P.S. RE: NOW’s NOT THE TIME

P.S. — I’ve inserted the initial version of “NOW’s NOT THE TIME”. It’s been recorded via iPhone during last Tuesday’s rehearsal of my students band “The Cherry Alley Cats”; they all played it first sight, yours truly included. And so, … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s RED HOT JAZZ KICKERS will be in action again on JUNE 30, 2012

If you’re in Cologne that evening, don’t miss this: We will play a bunch of old, new, borrowed & blue tunes like the below. Our new tune, based on a famous Charlie Parker theme, is dedicated to all this year’s … Continue reading

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Repost RE: The Beginning of Summer: Summertime 3 X’s — By Bird, Trane & Brew

– INTRO – I won’t edit this article from last year. It will get reposted as I have written it then. Enjoy anyway! Sincerely yours truly, Brew – BULK – It’s hard to believe that we’re in July, ’cause it … Continue reading

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It’s June 15 today, and again: We’re still not in MEMPHIS, but we are IN the middle of joyful JUNE

– AUDIO-VISUAL PREFACE – Quote: This beautiful track was recorded for Standard Transcriptions in Los Angeles on some day in December 1945. I can only give you the collective personnel which is a ‘who is who’ of the LA jazz … Continue reading

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“KIND OF BLUE”, PRE-VISITED ∽ BLUES BEFORE DAWN ∽ BARNEY BIGARD & HIS SEPTET ∽ December 29, 1944

The title of this article is easily explained: Three horns, almost vibratoless ensemble work, kinda ‘cool’ phrasing on a nicely shaped blues; that’s the mid-1940’s ensemble sound of Ex-Ellingtonian Barney Bigard who recorded this rare gem for the Black & … Continue reading

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RE: D-Day ∽ Just A Great Photo: BERNIE PRIVIN & THE MAJOR

Found it here, at Marc’s latest of his splendid Weekend Wax Bits columns. Blog owner’s recommendation: Learn a bit more about Bernie Privin HERE

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REPOST, DEDICATED TO MR. FIVE BY FIVE ∽ JIMMY RUSHING (August 26, 1903 – June 8, 1972)

This is a loose series of associative clips and sounds, posts and thoughts, that I have written over the weekend and collected here in this little thread. Prologue (from the Bix Forum): If you wanna listen to the early Benny … Continue reading

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