Tag Archives: up tempo

DIMINUENDO & CRESCENDO IN BLUE 1937, 1946, 1953, 1956 & 1958 — The Genesis of a Dukish Masterpiece

– Yesterday’s post has inspired me to do what I have planned a long time ago: All significant versions of “Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue” compiled in one post, and in chronological order (for the rest, see yesterday’s updated post). … 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

Posted in April, Blogging is swell!, Blues, CD review, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Dedication, Etymology, Germans, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Richard Twardzik | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“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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“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

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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: 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

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