Category Archives: Charlie Parker

CHRISTMAS JAZZ from SWING to BOP — BREW’s ULTIMATE SEASONAL PLAYLIST

Have yourself a… …MERRY, HAPPILY SWINGIN’, COOL & PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS, dear folks! By the way: – NONE of the tracks on the below playlist could be found on the pictured album. — ALL of them have been taken from various … 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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BRUNO LEICHT & HIS MADHATTAN FOUR (Berlin, 2007) with Charlie Parker’s KLACT-OVEEREDS-TENE

While I was cleaning my hard drive, I’ve found this in the archives, updated, enhanced & uploaded it to JazzTube; and now here it is, for your watching & listening pleasure: Bruno Leicht (tp) Walter Gauchel (ts) Lars Gühlcke (b) … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s FIVE YULE-ITES remembered GLENN MILLER with HARRY WARREN’s “I KNOW WHY”…

…which was originally composed for the film Sun Valley Serenade (1941). It can be heard now – as promised – in a brand new version, here at this humble blog. — Blog owner’s acknowledgment: Thanks, Mr. Jay, for those beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Parker, Christmas, Dedication, Glenn Miller, Harry Warren, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Marion Hutton, Obituary, Saxophone, Swing Era, Trumpet, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

As a pre-Christmas gift, an update of one of my most viewed articles: ALL ‘ROUND CHEROKEE

Dear folks – It’s the day before Christmas Eve, which is one of the coziest evenings, especially in Germany; and so, with this updated article, I want to thank all my 46.269+x readers for their patience, and for their love … Continue reading

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EXTRA UPDATE: BIRD ‘n’ DIZ, Or: Why it didn’t work no more. — Two ‘Live’ Sets from New York’s Carnegie Hall (1952) & from Portland’s Civic Auditorium (1954)

This is an extra update to my article from November 17 on Lee Konitz’s brilliant solo features with Stan Kenton. Two tracks – the 2nd “Lover Man” & “In Lighter Vein” – have been taken from the pictured LP which … Continue reading

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RE: CLIFFORD BROWN’s 82nd ANNIVERSARY repost of CHEROKEE aka KOKO ::: 1938-1955

– INTRO – Here you will have the unique chance to listen to mostly all interesting renditions of Ray Noble’s “Cherokee”, the initial one from 1938 when it was part of an “Indian Suite”, Bird’s “Koko” in various settings, up … Continue reading

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