"Aha! -- In the year fourteen-ninety-two Columbus sailed 'ver the ocean, blue. -- What'd I say?"
A JAZZ SUMMIT MEETING IN COLOGNE
On the way to the next gig...
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SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
Since This Joint Is So Jumpin’ … (click on the pic!)
Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) with Lena Horne (1917-2010)
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It's Carnival in Cologne (as every year), and therefore the sound of the season will be "Carnival In Caroline" with lovely Jerry Kruger, accompanied by Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters, as recorded in New York City on April 4 in 1938.
Cootie Williams (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (as) Harry Carney (bar) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (d) Jerry Kruger (voc).
Quote Of The Day
"Many jazz musicians prefer recording their own original songs and rarely want to feature a song by anyone outside of their band—unless the composer is dead and gone.
A few major jazz musicians are bucking this trend, and I applaud them. I just wish more improvisers would follow their lead."