Monthly Archives: February 2014

R.I.P. ALICE BABS (1924-2014)

If you love a crystal clear jazz soprano, go and buy some of her records. R.I.P. Alice Babs, lovely Swedish swing angel. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOnI0rY5aWs&w=420&h=345]

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THE DUKE, PLAYING MUSIC STAND FOR “THE RABBIT” – Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges – “ISFAHAN” from “FAR EAST SUITE”, 1966

Duke Ellington was an impatient man, because he wanted to hear instantly what he wrote for his orchestra. And he was – like yours truly – one of those “last-minute-types” when it came to composing/ arranging music. Maybe he needed … Continue reading

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