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“AT THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY AN TUNE,” ALAS…

…it is still in the making: DANCE OF THE IMBECILES. Although the title suggests that it has something to do with Bud Powell’s DANCE OF THE INFIDELS (which is an altered blues), it’s only the similarity of words, not of music. … Continue reading

Posted in 12-Töner, Bud Powell, Dave Brubeck, Dedication, Etymology, Exoticism, Free Style, Frei Improvisierter Jazz, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Lennie Tristano, Madness, New Music, Paul Desmond, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

RE: MOTHER’s DAY — JIMMY GIUFFRE: ONE OF THE COOLEST OF ALL “MOTHERS” ;)

What a band, what a sound! Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) John Graas (French horn) Gene Englund (tuba) Art Pepper (alto saxophone) Jimmy Guiffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Hampton Hawes (piano) Don Bagley (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) – This is track #1 from … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Etymology, It's been a ball!, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jimmy Giuffre, Madness, May, Poetry, Portrait, Spring, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Artie Shaw, Blogging is swell!, Clarinet, Jazz Book, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Lester Young, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Portrait, Saxophone, Swing Era, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Repost From Bruno Leicht’s Resurrected “Old & New Swingin’ Dreams” Blog: What became of CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN? — SAX NO END

Dear swinging friends, This is my reply to Marc Myers’ recent article at JazzWax: JAZZ IS UNIVERSAL; which it is indeed. Yeah! I’m dedicating this entry to Sabina, and a good friend of mine, an American saxophonist, living in the … Continue reading

Posted in All American Rhythm Section, Anniversary, Birthday Party, Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Etymology, Francy Boland, It's been a ball!, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Kenny Clarke, Louis Armstrong, Sabina, Saxophone, Sexism, Summer 1983, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

EVERYBODY WANTS HAPPY HERMAN “TRIGGER” ALPERT !!!

– PREFACE – Since I wrote my darkest article two weeks ago – you remember the one about haunted, lonely houses & cottages for sale (it’s updated now) -, the following may be the happiest of ‘em all. – BULK – … Continue reading

Posted in All American Rhythm Section, Big Band Vocalist, Dedication, Etymology, Glenn Miller, Herman "Trigger" Alpert, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Portrait, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SONNY ROLLINS’ “AIREGIN” is about “ORIGIN” is about “OXYGEN” is about “NIGERIA”

I guess that headline sums it up what Sonny subconsciously wanted to tell us with “Airegin” which is one of his greatest hits beside “St. Thomas”, “Oleo”, and “Doxy”. Here it is in its initial performance, as played by the … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Chet Baker, Dedication, Etymology, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Native Americans, Portrait, Saxophone, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Trumpet, Wes Montgomery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

CLAP HANDS, HERE COMES CHARLIE BARNET WHO JOYFULLY PROCLAIMS: “THANKS FOR 50.000.000 HITS @ BREW LITE’s JAZZ TALES!!!”

… ??? …Say what? …Oopz, he certainly meant 50.000+ … ;) Anyway, a big thanks also from me, dear readers! It’s always the right idea to drop by here; especially when you’ll get the chance to listen to the complete … Continue reading

Posted in Big Band Vocalist, Charlie Barnet, Cherokee, Count Basie, Dedication, Duke Ellington, Etymology, Film Noir, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Miles Davis, Portrait, Roy Eldridge, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments