Monthly Archives: April 2012

HECKLER’s HOP MUTE DROP OUT, or: The Creative Joy Of ‘Little Jazz’ Roy Eldridge

Roy Eldridge – Studio Recordings 1935 & 1940 While fellow blogger Steve Provizer was talking about famous jazz trumpeters who loved to plug in mutes, and how they sounded when they used them properly, he didn’t mention the many accidents … Continue reading

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Repost of a Repost: SOME SONGS OF SPRING BEFORE I SWING AWAY AGAIN :)

Preliminary remarks: Not from the pictured LP, but very blue too is Kenny Dorham’s  Blue Spring Shuffle with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor (November 13, 1959). It’s taken from the original LP Quiet Kenny, which is a must-have … Continue reading

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LINA ROMAY, THE LATIN LASS SAYS: “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore!”

She was one of the most swinging among the latin bombshells, and so, she clearly deserves it getting featured here: The gorgeous Lina Romay, and how she does Duke Ellington.

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Obviously one of nature’s biggest failures: DOLPHINS

Learn more about those dumb fishies HERE. This is of course *not* meant so seriously; no, it’s rather thought as an April 1 aftermath, hmpf 🙂 Honestly, the funny article was just the perfect excuse for posting this track which … Continue reading

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