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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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THE BRIEF BUT DEEP CAREER OF RICHARD “DICK” TWARDZIK — OR: HOW ‘BOUT A LITTLE “RE-SEARCH”?

It was not exactly the result of a research, it came to me as a gift: # 500 of the limited edition (1000 items) “Early Chet – Chet Baker In Germany 1955-59 – Lost Tapes”. The album is only available … Continue reading

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Happily Swingin’ 51st Birthday to … ME ;)

Hi there, swingin’ folks – Feel invited to listen to “my” song once more. Cheers! Yours truly, Brew – A big P.S. comes from Ol’ Blue Eyes, Mr. Francis Albert a.k.a. Frank Sinatra:   “September Song” (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) … Continue reading

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“HOW HIGH THE MOON” from “JAZZ AT OBERLIN” – 1953

Pure genius, if you’d ask me! That’s the bonus track which was added to the subsequent 12″-LP releases and of course the CD issues from this fabulous concert. Paul “Diamond” Desmond at his best once again. Wonderful!

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Dorothy Fields’ & Jerome Kern’s “THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT” as heard between 1936 & 1962

I always loved this tune by Jerome Kern, and now I can proudly fulfill what I’ve promised at Doug’s Rifftides: Here we go with the fabulous Dave Brubeck Quartet and the completely restored track from their original 10″-release of Jazz At … Continue reading

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“LADY DAY” BILLIE HOLIDAY ON FILM – Dedicated to my photographer Fräulein Liphinchen Blass

We met yesterday in my favorite café at the beautiful Chlodwigplatz, and I brought a gift: Billie Holiday At Storyville, one of my favorite LP’s.     This is dedicated to you, Liphinchen. Enjoy the show! Sincerely, Yours truly, Brew … Continue reading

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JOHN COLTRANE & KENNY BURRELL ASK: WHY WAS I BORN?

Hi there, swingin’ folks – This beautiful ballad by Jerome Kern shall warm up your hearts. The track can be found on the album Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, and it was recorded on March 7, 1958. All best for … Continue reading

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