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THE DUKE, PLAYING MUSIC STAND FOR “THE RABBIT” – Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges – “ISFAHAN” from “FAR EAST SUITE”, 1966

Duke Ellington was an impatient man, because he wanted to hear instantly what he wrote for his orchestra. And he was – like yours truly – one of those “last-minute-types” when it came to composing/ arranging music. Maybe he needed … Continue reading

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75 YEARS SPREADING “NOTES AZURES” — HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, “BLUE NOTE” !!!

There’s not much I can tell you about the most influential of all jazz labels which hasn’t been said already by all those experts. Anyway, today is the very day when Mr. Alfred Lion, “Blue Note’s” imaginative founder (together with … Continue reading

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LET US JUMP INTO JANUARY WITH THE JOYFUL BASIE EXPERIENCE & RUFUS “SPEEDY” JONES !!!

Blog owner’s note: It’s recommended a) to watch this directly at JazzTube and b) to increase the volume of your speakers — ;) “WHIRLYBIRD” (Neal Hefti) – Count Basie & His Orchestra (1965) Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts) & Rufus “Speedy” … Continue reading

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Brewfred Litchcock says: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 !!!

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KLATSCHEN – AUF WIEDERSEHN 2013 !!! — KLACT-OVEEDERS-TENE to 2013 !!! — We’ll see, err, *read* us again next year ;)

– PREFACE – BREW LITE’s 4 SWINGIN’ MONKS @Billiard Café and their bizarre versions of “Klact-Oveereds-Tene” & “Friday The 13th” … …extra composed for this occasion by Thelonious Sphere Monk, on Thursday, the 12th of December 2013. Important note: Yes! — … Continue reading

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WALTZES FOR DEBBY, MONICA, JOHNNY & TONY — BILL EVANS & A BIG P.S. BY ERROLL GARNER

Since I’ve heard Bill Evans’ “Waltz For Debby” for the very first time (’round 1981, when I was in love with a certain Katinka Zemlinski) I can’t get enough of it. For finishing 2013 in a peacefully swinging way, I’ve … Continue reading

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John Coltrane – GREENSLEEVES – 1961

Blog owner’s recommendation: Click on the YouTube-logo for a better sound ;) John Coltrane — soprano and tenor saxophone Pat Patrick — baritone saxophone Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little — trumpet Julian Priester, Charles Greenlee — euphonium Bill Barber — tuba … Continue reading

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