Monthly Archives: April 2013

SYNCHRONICITY

Amazingly, JazzWax blogger Marc Myers and I will both be delivering jazz historic lectures on next Tuesday, April 30. Mr. Myers will read from his book Why Jazz Happened at the State University of New York, and I will talk … Continue reading

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THE GENIUS OF ART FARMER & THE SAD EYES OF JOHANNA SÄLLSTRÖM

One of my favorite trumpet, respectively flugelhorn albums is To Sweden With Love (1964) by the Art Farmer Quartet, starring Jim Hall on guitar, Steve Swallow on acoustic bass, and the late Pete LaRoca on drums (Pete left us on November … Continue reading

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Repost From Bruno Leicht’s Resurrected “Old & New Swingin’ Dreams” Blog: What became of CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN? — SAX NO END

Dear swinging friends, This is my reply to Marc Myers’ recent article at JazzWax: JAZZ IS UNIVERSAL; which it is indeed. Yeah! I’m dedicating this entry to Sabina, and a good friend of mine, an American saxophonist, living in the … Continue reading

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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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Repost Of “Dedicated To A Forgotten Ode To Spring: SPRING WILL BE SO SAD (WHEN SHE COMES THIS YEAR)”

“Spring Will Be So Sad (When She Comes This Year)” by Margaret Bonds and Harold “Hal” Dickinson from The Modernaires is another one of those fantastic, nevertheless forgotten songs of the “Great American Songbook”, and I wonder who else has … Continue reading

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RE: SPRING — STAN GETZ QUARTET – ‘LIVE’ IN MUNICH – ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA – 1990

And always remember which became quasi proverbial in Germany: “Wat is’ Stan Getz los?!” Which means: There’s only one Stanley Gayetzsky a.k.a. Stan “The Man” Getz. Stan Getz (ts) Kenny Barron (p) Alex Blake (b) Terri Lyne Carrington (d) – … Continue reading

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BY THE WAY…

… 😉 Thanks a load, WordPress, I surely will! Sincerely, Bruno Leicht [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV4iViKWRe8&w=420&h=315]

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