Category Archives: CD review

AND HERE COMES THE … “QUEEN OF SIAM” – LYDIA LUNCH – 1980

A very good friend of mine told me to go after this excellent and very rare LP: Lydia Lunch’s “Queen Of Siam” (1980). I’ve found it on ieBuy/ Germany in an almost mint condition, and for a reasonable price; it … Continue reading

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THE BRIEF BUT DEEP CAREER OF RICHARD “DICK” TWARDZIK — OR: HOW ‘BOUT A LITTLE “RE-SEARCH”?

It was not exactly the result of a research, it came to me as a gift: # 500 of the limited edition (1000 items) “Early Chet – Chet Baker In Germany 1955-59 – Lost Tapes”. The album is only available … Continue reading

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SIR GEORGE SHEARING & HIS QUINTET + LATIN PERCUSSION – “CALI MAMBO” – 1958

George Shearing’s “Cali Mambo” is one of the most modern sounds ever executed by the famous quintet. As you may know, I’m always searching for modal tunes *before* the actual “modal” era in jazz began. This track is certainly one … Continue reading

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THE GENIUS OF ART FARMER & THE SAD EYES OF JOHANNA SÄLLSTRÖM

One of my favorite trumpet, respectively flugelhorn albums is To Sweden With Love (1964) by the Art Farmer Quartet, starring Jim Hall on guitar, Steve Swallow on acoustic bass, and the late Pete LaRoca on drums (Pete left us on November … Continue reading

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SOMETHING HEARTWARMING FOR THE COLD FEBRUARY: HARRY JAMES & HIS MUSIC MAKERS – “MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME” & MORE – ‘ROUND 1946

This is track #5 on side 2 of one of my favorite Harry James LP’s: HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA – THE UNCOLLECTED – VOL. 1 – 1943-46 The album contains not only greatly swingin’ instrumentals like the posted “My … Continue reading

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RE: The supposed to be “cold” season: AN ACCIDENTAL WINTER SESSION

Dear Americans – I’m dedicating this repost of an old article to you, since you again had to face violent madness where you are most vulnerable: At a seemingly safe place, at school. This rampage of an obviously completely disturbed … Continue reading

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What Jazz Meant To Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) – A Few Quotes & Sounds

“One of the reasons I believe in jazz, is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born … Continue reading

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