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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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ALSO WHITE MEN CAN PLAY THE BLUES: STAN GETZ & GARY McFARLAND – 1963

Warning: This is not for sissies who would expect a sultry Bossa Nova with a certain Brazilian chick singing off-key ;) No! — That’s “Stan the man”, as he, err… *gets* along as the jumpin’ tenor guy of your trust … Continue reading

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SIR GEORGE SHEARING & HIS QUINTET + LATIN PERCUSSION – “CALI MAMBO” – 1958

George Shearing’s “Cali Mambo” is one of the most modern sounds ever executed by the famous quintet. As you may know, I’m always searching for modal tunes *before* the actual “modal” era in jazz began. This track is certainly one … 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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RE: SPRING — STAN GETZ QUARTET – ‘LIVE’ IN MUNICH – ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA – 1990

And always remember which became quasi proverbial in Germany: “Wat is’ Stan Getz los?!” Which means: There’s only one Stanley Gayetzsky a.k.a. Stan “The Man” Getz. Stan Getz (ts) Kenny Barron (p) Alex Blake (b) Terri Lyne Carrington (d) – … Continue reading

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…as for WEST SIDE STORY :)

– And now? Now, ya gonna be cool, and ya gonna dance to the westside o’town, an’ ya get a copy o’ the Dee-Vee-Dee & the original soundtrack … somewhere ;) A self-critical P.S. by lyricist Stephen Sondheim can be … Continue reading

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CHET & ME — PERSONAL MEMORIES OF A TRUMPET COLLEAGUE

In Düsseldorf’s commons (Uni Mensa in German), in 1986, Chet arrived one hour delayed. He was announced there with his fine trio, featuring guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean Louis Rassinfosse who played a half-acoustic bass. The George Adams-Don Pullen … Continue reading

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