Category Archives: Avantgarde

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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Bebop trumpeter HOWARD McGHEE: “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”

Trumpeter Howard McGhee, among young jazz adepts unjustly almost forgotten today, was a reliable man if you’re following his steadily flowing recorded output between 1942 & 1948, which were the heydays of the bebop era. And ‘Maggie’, so his nickname … Continue reading

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Dizzy Gillespie & Johnny Richards – The “lost” JEROME KERN MEMORIAL ALBUM – Hollywood 1945 or 1946

Hi there, Autumnal folks — It’s about time to post something “new”, err, or rather something old, borrowed, but not too blue? I always wanted to post this obscure album, which in fact consisted only of two discs à 78 … Continue reading

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