Category Archives: Dizzy Gillespie

BERLINER JAZZTAGE – TRUMPET SUMMIT 1985: DIZZY GILLESPIE, FREDDIE HUBBARD & WOODY SHAW

This one’s for April, whom I met at a musicians party in November 1985. Sweet April was a very talented pianist from Luxembourg, and I dug her …CHOPIN very much ;) Enjoy! From the channel description (I’ve watched it ‘live’ … Continue reading

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20 YEARS AGO: DIZZY GILLESPIE JOINED THE BOPPIN’ BAND OF ANGELS

Dear folks – Everyone who is following my blog since 2007, she/ he should meanwhile know what Dizzy Gillespie means to me: Dizzy is and will remain my great musical and – but not in a religious way! – my … Continue reading

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HOW A BRITON, SOME SWING KINGS & TWO BOPPERS SAW “THE BEAUTIFUL INDIANS”, OR…

… 13 JAZZ REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIVE AMERICAN It’s all about love, dear folks, and also about a guilty conscience… ? …Now, meditate a while on that. Dave Brubeck must have felt this guilt, or rather shame, paired of course … Continue reading

Posted in Casa Loma, Charlie Barnet, Cherokee, Dedication, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Etymology, Glen Gray, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Native Americans, Portrait, Ray Noble, Swing Era, Trumpet | 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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STORY OF THE JAZZ TRUMPET — CHARLIE SHAVERS — ‘IMPERSONATIONS’ — 1957

Dear swingin’ folks – After some days of absence, here’s a mighty, a very brassy P.S. to my article from November 1, the post about the most important traditional trumpet kings. I bumped in a track recently, where Charlie Shavers, … 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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