Monthly Archives: October 2012

Theodore “Fats” Navarro & Clifford “Brownie” Brown – Two sides of the same …cup ;)

“…of the same …cup ;) — Say what? Now, that’s easy to understand if you please really would listen closely to both tracks; then you would hear how the student (Brownie) has ideally realized his teacher’s (Fats) main goal: “I’d … Continue reading

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HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH ZUM 82sten GEBURTSTAG, CLIFFORD BROWN !

Vorbemerkung des Blogbetreibers: / Blog owner’s preliminary remark: Nach dem Lesen…/ After reading… /…bitte für ein großes P.S. nach unten scrollen./ …please scroll down for a big P.S. – –Thanks. Selbst wenn es nur diese eine Aufnahme gäbe, die der … Continue reading

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FOR MUSICIANS and MILKMEN ONLY or WHAT DRUGS CAN DO TO YOU

Hear now Bud Freeman’s All Stars (linked to the CD) with Yank Lawson on trumpet, Bill Mustarde was on trombone, Peanuts Hucko had clarinetitis, Buddy Weed hammered the 88’s, Carmen Mastren plucked the guitar and Trigger Alpert did that too, … Continue reading

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LET’s START THE DAY WITH: Harry James & His Orchestra ∽ Girl Of My Dreams ∽ 1943-46

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THE HILARIOUS SIDE OF KEN STANTON, err, STAN KENTON by H. MASON (bandleader & trombonist)

A Moment with Stan by H. Mason In the later years of the great Stan Kenton Orchestra, Stan had gotten away from his roots in the big band era. An evening with the Kenton band was about as far musically … Continue reading

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Repost from 6/30/2011: It happened exactly 60 years ago: DUKE ELLINGTON with PAUL GONSALVES & DIMINUENDO AND CRESCENDO IN BLUE — ‘Live’ at Birdland on June 30, 1951

For celebrating this very date, and the really sensational recording, here is a short excerpt from an e-mail I have sent to one of my best friends who is rather an expert for Miles Davis, Charlie Parker & Co.: I … Continue reading

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THEY ALL DUG DIZ & ALL THAT JAZZ ∽ AND THEY ALL WOULD HAVE JOINED DIZZY GILLESPIE’s 95th ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON OCTOBER 21

A jazz-in-the-movies expert has sent me the following trailers/ opening credits/ scenes you may all dig (they are posted in chronological order)… …AND: Don’t forget to click on the pic for listening to one of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie’s (1919-1993) greatest … Continue reading

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