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Have A Boppin’ 100th Anniversary, Mr. John Birks Gillespie! — The Story of „How I Met The Great Dizzy Gillespie“

Prologue I hope you didn’t think I was playing with Diz? — That’s absolutely not the case. It was in May 1990 where I met him at first for just the seconds it took to present him a demo-cassette of … Continue reading

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If it weren’t reserved for Pres, it would have been his unique feature: Coolness — HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY, MITCH!

Not many words, just a couple of links for further reading, watching and listening. Enjoy! — One of my favorite films with Bob Mitchum is Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957). — On Robert Mitchum in the Los Angeles Times (August … Continue reading

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The Raymond Scott Quintet: TWILIGHT IN TURKEY — A musical commentary to Receipt Taliban Earth O’Cock’s weird antidemocratic policy

It’s so sad what’s happening in Turkey these days. If you can read German, I’d recommend this article: Irrlichternder Diktator oder rationaler Machtpolitiker? Was Erdogan wollen könnte. Now, listen to this wonderful swingin’ gem from yesteryear:

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Since (almost!) absolutely nothing will change, a re-re-re-repost: FOR SOME REASON MOSTLY ALL BUT *NOT* IN THE KEY OF ‘C’ a.k.a. COLOGNE CARNIVAL 2017

Oh yeah! — That’s all (as last year!) still very, very, I mean: Absolutely kinda like super-duuper-funny. It’s actually just laughably-ridiculously deeelightful. …LOLL. And so: Enjoy once again! CARNIVALESQUE BLUES & JAZZ FOLKS 1. While We Danced At The Mardi Gras … Continue reading

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Bruno Leicht spielt: Wassermusik – Darm-Alarm & Miss K.-ATTYA, My Dearest – Cologne, September 18, 2016

Bruno Leicht spielt eine “Freeprovisation” in drei Teilen: — I. WASSERMUSIK — II. DARM-ALARM — III. MISS K.-ATTYA, MY DEAREST Ort & Zeit: Darmmodell der Felix-Burda-Stiftung vor dem Kölner Schokoladenmuseum am 18. September 2016. Idee & Konzeption: Cornel Wachter, Köln. … Continue reading

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BREW BAKER’s HOLIDAY THREE – ‘Live’ @Nunk Music – June 4, 2016

Here’s to you, KD, my love Cheers! “THE TRANSLUCENT BLOOZE OF THE RUSSIAN MUSE” by Bruno Leicht (trumpet & composition) & Band: “MISS K.-ATTYA, MY DEAREST” by Bruno Leicht (trumpet & composition) & Band:

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Belated Happy 100th Birthday, Harry James!

You’re a great inspiration, nevertheless, you made many of us trumpeters sound like amateurs. There was never, and there will never be another you. Although your label Columbia treated your enormous and hit-loaded recorded output between 1938 & 1954 like … Continue reading

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