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Freitag, den 29. August 2014 20:00 Uhr: Die drei Wünsche der Jazzmusiker

Die drei Wünsche der Jazzmusiker Freitag, den 29. August 2014 20:00 Uhr Jazzgeschichten aus der Jazzgeschichte Eine ungewöhnliche Kombination von Musik und Text: Jazzgeschichten aus der Jazzgeschichte Warum Billie Holiday Angst vor Streichern hat, Miles Davis Papierschnipsel zur Probe mitbringt, warum … Continue reading

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SYNCHRONICITY

Amazingly, JazzWax blogger Marc Myers and I will both be delivering jazz historic lectures on next Tuesday, April 30. Mr. Myers will read from his book Why Jazz Happened at the State University of New York, and I will talk … Continue reading

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Repost: Another Springstrumental ∽ HARRY JAMES & “SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST” ∽ ‘Live’ in Las Vegas, Spring, 1964

Isn’t this a lovely interpretation of the fabulous bitter sweet Spring ballad? Here it is, as played by Harry James, live in Las Vegas: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most. Harry used almost no vibrato, no schmaltz at … Continue reading

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BY THE WAY…

;) Thanks a load, WordPress, I surely will! Sincerely, Bruno Leicht

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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

Posted in Artie Shaw, Bernie Privin, Big Band Vocalist, Blues, Buddy Rich, Christmas, Dedication, Georgie Auld, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jive, Madness, Swing Era, Tony Pastor, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

THIS IS SO F…..’ COOL, MAN! — OR: LENNIE TRISTANO IMPROVISES, THOUGH NOT ALONE IN NEW YORK — 1955

How ’bout two more of those “melancholy maidens”? Here we go with Lennie’s Quartet, consoling their Melancholy Baby with a swinging beat; you hear Lee Konitz on altosax, Gene Ramey & Arthur Taylor on bass and drums. This is a … 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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