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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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…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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YET ANOTHER SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY FROM THE BREWSK LITOVSK ARCHIVES: MILES ACTUALLY DID IT !!!

PREFACE Miles Davis, respectively our interpretation of Miles will speak the final words at this blog… ? …in 2012. BULK What was long suspected among the experts has finally come to light: Miles did a rendition of (you play it … Continue reading

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What Jazz Meant To Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) – A Few Quotes & Sounds

“One of the reasons I believe in jazz, is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born … Continue reading

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BREW ON BRU – BRU’s BLUES & OTHER JOYS

– Preface – This is a collage of comments regarding Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond I’ve left over the years at my favorite (jazz) blog, namely at Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides. I don’t consider these sketches giving a complete picture of … Continue reading

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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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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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