Category Archives: Portrait

HAPPY 90th ANNIVERSARY, DORIS DAY !!!

You can be sure, dear swingin’ Lady: We all love you, and you will be remembered forever as one of the greatest chanteuses of the 20th Century. You may not be aware of it, but your vocal artistry inspired us … Continue reading

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SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY !!! THE LONG-LOST EDISON CYLINDER WITH BUDDY BOLDEN FROM 1894: THAT’S HOW BUDDY REALLY SOUNDED

It was 11 years ago when I spent some time in New Orleans. There I met this very old negro (he insisted in being called a “negro”), Mr. Georges de Saint-James, 95 years, a man who was there when Storyville … Continue reading

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Happily Swingin’ 51st Birthday to … ME ;)

Hi there, swingin’ folks – Feel invited to listen to “my” song once more. Cheers! Yours truly, Brew – A big P.S. comes from Ol’ Blue Eyes, Mr. Francis Albert a.k.a. Frank Sinatra:   “September Song” (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) … Continue reading

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Dorothy Fields’ & Jerome Kern’s “THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT” as heard between 1936 & 1962

I always loved this tune by Jerome Kern, and now I can proudly fulfill what I’ve promised at Doug’s Rifftides: Here we go with the fabulous Dave Brubeck Quartet and the completely restored track from their original 10″-release of Jazz At … Continue reading

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“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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It’s June 1 today, and again: We’re still not in MEMPHIS, but now we are *finally* IN joyful JUNE

– AUDIO-VISUAL PREFACE – Quote: This beautiful track was recorded for Standard Transcriptions in Los Angeles on some day in December 1945. I can only give you the collective personnel which is a ‘who is who’ of the LA jazz … Continue reading

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BREW LITE & HIS HOLY JAZZ SPIRITS — PENTECOST JAM — MAY 23, 2010

Dear folks & followers – It’s a great pleasure for me to present the best from our concert at a small Greek restaurant in Cologne, on Pentecost Sunday three years ago. Here we go with almost 60 minutes of swingin’ … Continue reading

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