Category Archives: Count Basie

“LADY DAY” BILLIE HOLIDAY ON FILM – Dedicated to my photographer Fräulein Liphinchen Blass

We met yesterday in my favorite café at the beautiful Chlodwigplatz, and I brought a gift: Billie Holiday At Storyville, one of my favorite LP’s.     This is dedicated to you, Liphinchen. Enjoy the show! Sincerely, Yours truly, Brew … Continue reading

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MY PRE-EASTER GIFT is COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCHESTRA and their jivin’ “AIR MAIL SPECIAL” – 1941

BUT… this is – as said – only the preface to my original Easter gift which will come in a week. So, stay tuned with ‘The Count’ Bill Basie, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Don Byas, ‘Papa Jo’ Jones, ‘Mr. Five by … Continue reading

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CLAP HANDS, HERE COMES CHARLIE BARNET WHO JOYFULLY PROCLAIMS: “THANKS FOR 50.000.000 HITS @ BREW LITE’s JAZZ TALES!!!”

… ??? …Say what? …Oopz, he certainly meant 50.000+ … ;) Anyway, a big thanks also from me, dear readers! It’s always the right idea to drop by here; especially when you’ll get the chance to listen to the complete … Continue reading

Posted in Big Band Vocalist, Charlie Barnet, Cherokee, Count Basie, Dedication, Duke Ellington, Etymology, Film Noir, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Miles Davis, Portrait, Roy Eldridge, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

BUDDY RICH BIG BAND — MORE FROM THE JAZZ FEST BERLIN — NOVEMBER 3, 1984

NIGHT BLOOD IF I WERE A BELL Bill Cunliffe (p) Dave Carpenter (b) & BR (d) CHANNEL ONE SUITE Note: The lengthy drum solo, posted in two parts two days ago, belongs to this suite. Here it is again, but … Continue reading

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REPOST, DEDICATED TO MR. FIVE BY FIVE ∽ JIMMY RUSHING (August 26, 1903 – June 8, 1972)

This is a loose series of associative clips and sounds, posts and thoughts, that I have written over the weekend and collected here in this little thread. Prologue (from the Bix Forum): If you wanna listen to the early Benny … Continue reading

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