Monthly Archives: September 2013

R.I.P. PAUL KUHN (1928-2013) & R.I.P. FDP (1948-2013)

Paul Kuhn, one of the greatest jazz pianists in Germany, died on September 23, 2013 with 85 years. Brew’s service for the non-native speakers: Paul Kuhn obituary in English. He was a legend, a true master, and he will be … Continue reading

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Happily Swingin’ 51st Birthday to … ME ;)

Hi there, swingin’ folks — Feel invited to listen to “my” song once more. Cheers! Yours truly, Brew — A big P.S. comes from Ol’ Blue Eyes, Mr. Francis Albert a.k.a. Frank Sinatra:   “September Song” (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) … Continue reading

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The Roots Of Bebop Trumpet: FREDDIE WEBSTER blows “SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN” – 1945

…and here we have not only the legendary bugler (who directly influenced Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis & Fats Navarro), but also Bud Powell on piano, Frank Socolow on tenorsax, Leonard Gaskin on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums, who recorded … Continue reading

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Repost: Theodore “Fats” Navarro & Clifford “Brownie” Brown – Two sides of the same …cup ;)

“…of the same …cup 😉 — Say what? Now, that’s easy to understand if you please really would listen closely to both tracks; then you would hear how the student (Brownie) has ideally realized his teacher’s (Fats) main goal: “I’d … Continue reading

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