Monthly Archives: September 2012

RE: Theodore “Fats” Navarro’s 89th Anniversary (1923-1950)

Steve Provizer’s recent blog post inspired me to comment, and to make this blog post of my comment. There ain’t no more beauty in any late-1940′s trumpet solo than in Fats Navarro’s Nostalgia with Charlie Rouse (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) … Continue reading

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3 X’s FABULOUS LOUIS ARMSTRONG IN 2 LOUSY FLICKS

Whilst browsing the YouTube jazz department, I’ve bumped into a channel which is featuring three lovely Louis-Armstrong-All-Stars appearances in two lousy films. The first two clips present the earlier edition of the All-Stars, but – as fellow YouTuber LeInad35808 wrote … Continue reading

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Before I’m 81 Myself, Here’s Ron Carter’s EIGHTY-ONE, As Played By The 3rd MILES DAVIS QUINTET ∽ 1965

This is a hit, isn’t it? It’s especially remarkable that the solos by trumpet & tenor reflect both sides of the modern jazz coin: The new rockin’ binary groove, and the ternary, the “old” swingin’ flow of jazz. Listen to … Continue reading

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The Fabulous HI-LO’s with TWO LADIES IN DE SHADE OF DE BANANA TREE ∽ 1957

Now hear this! — ‘Cause this is my anniversary-aftermath present to YOU, dear readers: The unique, the inimitable, the sensational four & only HI-LO’s who met TWO LADIES IN DE SHADE OF DE BANANA TREE with Frank Comstock’s high-flying orchestra … Continue reading

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HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY TO… ME, MYSELF & I ∽ 9/11/1962

Time to look back, and time to be looking forward to the next … 5 years of this blog :) Chris Rich, former owner of the Bostonian “Brilliant Corners”, shot his questions at me in the beautiful Summer of 2009: … Continue reading

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Glenn Miller’s AAFB ∽ Russian Patrol a.k.a. Red Cavalry March a.k.a. Meadowlands ∽ 1944

One of the most thrilling charts by Jerry Gray for Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band, played ‘live’ on the radio, at some night in late 1944, will be today’s post after all that JC. For all who are … Continue reading

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John Cage’s ORGAN2/ASLSP, 639 YEARS, Part 1

Feel free to click on the player on the right, and listen to the current sound: ORGAN 2 / AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE

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