Author Archives: Brew

CONSPIRACY MYTH WITH A VENGEANCE — VERSCHWÖRUNGSMYTHOS AUF DIE SPITZE GETRIEBEN

A joke, as told by a Jewish gypsy:  A Chinese cook was eating Gefilte fish in a Jewish restaurant, just because he wanted to learn about Kosher foods. All of a sudden, the owner gave him a rabbit punch. The Chinaman … Continue reading

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Pre-9/11/2001: New CD – The Streetfighters Quartet

Hello Fans! Our CD “The Streetfighters Quartet” has been finally released. Go and listen/ buy at BandCamp. Let’s make music great again! Cheers, Swingingly yours truly, Brew

Posted in 2001, Avantgarde, Blogging is swell!, CD review, Celebration, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Standard, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jazz Waltz, July | Tagged , , , , , ,

HAPPY 90th ANNIVERSARY, MR. SONNY “Saxophone Colossus” ROLLINS!!!

Dear Mr. Rollins — You have been, and you still are, one of my main inspirations. And I’m just a trumpeter. Since I heard your grandiose album Sonny Rollins in Sweden, or your highly praised encounter with your own master, … Continue reading

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The Cool Cole – The Nat “King” Cole Trio

While I was at it, cataloging my record collection, I bumped into this exquisite LP, featuring the Nat “King” Cole Trio in the mid 1940s with radio show transcriptions, entitled “The King’s Court”. With Nat Cole on piano, Oscar Moore … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Roy Hargrove (1969 – 2018)

It’s so very sad to learn that Roy Hargrove is gone. He was a real jazz man, a fantastic improvisor who loved to play it rough and risky. He really gave more than 100%, as he said in this video. … Continue reading

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Just a beautiful, a fitting song for the season: THE SUMMER WIND …

… as delivered by one of my all time favorite songstresses: Miss Madeleine Peyroux 💋

Posted in Great American Songbook, Jazz Standard, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Summer (at all) | Tagged , | 1 Comment

THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ~ R.I.P. ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942-2018)

Barack Obama said via Twitter: Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and … Continue reading

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