Monthly Archives: January 2018

BELATED HAPPY 80th ANNIVERSARY BENNY GOODMAN & FRIENDS AT CARNEGIE HALL, January 16, 1938!

While some folks think that all has been said about this significant event in jazz history, here are some things you might not know. One of my fellow bloggers, Mr. Eric Bogart, has detected one of two little details, only … Continue reading

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Update: THE MAIDS OF CADIZ (Les filles de Cadix) – An old French song revisited by Benny Goodman & Miles Davis with Gil Evans

This beautiful melody by French composer Léo Delibes should be the fitting musical preface for the last and late Summer’s versions of “Summertime”. First comes the Benny Goodman Sextet with an almost forgotten interpretation of the song: The Maids Of … Continue reading

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Update: SONNY ROLLINS’ “AIREGIN” is about “ORIGIN” is about “OXYGEN” is about “NIGERIA”

I guess that headline sums it up what Sonny subconsciously wanted to tell us with “Airegin” which is one of his greatest hits beside “St. Thomas”, “Oleo”, and “Doxy”. Here it is in its initial performance, as played by the … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Chet Baker, Dedication, Etymology, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Native Americans, Portrait, Saxophone, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Trumpet, Wes Montgomery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Update for my students: “But, Man, That Sh__ Is So Boring!” ∽ Freddie Hubbard

FLASH … bis er “Flashes” gesehen hat 🙂 (ist übrigens ein Stück über ‘Oh! Lady Be Good’); Buddy Rich sitzt am Schlagzeug. Den Cartoon hat mir mein Jazz-Blogger Kollege & Freund Doug via E-Mail geschickt; höchstwahrscheinlich, um mich zu motivieren. … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018, ALL YOU DEVOTED READERS!!!

OK, dear folks, I will come by here more often in the future. Promised! Cheers to you: May you increase in wisdom, health & wealth 😉

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