Monthly Archives: July 2013

MISS MARY ANN McCALL — An Underrated Jazz Vocalist — Brew’s Service For A Very Good Friend

Click on the picture to hear Mary Ann McCall sing “Money Is Honey” with an all-star bebop group ’round Ralph Burns, Woody Herman’s chief arranger: Howard McGhee (tp) Willie Smith (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) … Continue reading

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2nd Follow-Up to “THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT” – Bird, Oscar & Little Jazz – 1948 & 1974

The Onyx Charlie Parker next returned to 52nd Street for a one-week booking at The Onyx on The Street’s north side. My research allows a close to exact dating of the engagement. Bird’s quintet played The Onyx the second week … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: “THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT” between 1936 & 1962

This beautiful cover is the only reason why I’m posting some more versions of “The Way You Look Tonight”, the splendid collaboration of Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern. The swingin’ Mr. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (1936), featuring a certain “Lady Day” … Continue reading

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

Pure genius, if you’d ask me! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NPzdNpXr_4&w=370&h=265] 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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