Tag Archives: Carnegie Hall

HAPPY BELATED 115th ANNIVERSARY, DUKE OF ELLINGTON !!! — THE TATTOOED & OTHER BRIDES

This is the definitive beginning of my non-political anniversary year. For me, there won’t be 1914, 1939, 1944, or 1989 in the center of interest. – No, on the contrary: This blog will feature a load of short articles ’round … Continue reading

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ALSO WHITEMAN (sic!) & SHAW COULD PLAY THE BLUES – CARNEGIE HALL, CHRISTMAS CONCERT (1938)

Let’s briefly return to Artie Shaw for some minutes. — I always wanted to post these rare gems for your listening pleasure. The first track is entitled “The Blues”, and it features the upcoming superstar Artie Shaw with Paul Whiteman … Continue reading

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DEDICATED TO MR. JONATHAN SHAW: DUKE ELLINGTON’s “THE TATTOOED BRIDE”, ‘LIVE’ IN PASADENA, 1953

Here’s to you, the great Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, improvising beautifully on Duke Ellington’s famous portrait piece with the cryptic title THE TATTOOED BRIDE. As soon as I have found the below LP again (I’ve unfortunately given it away 20 … Continue reading

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