Category Archives: Charlie Parker

THE DAY BIRD FLEW AWAY: DIZZY GILLESPIE MEETS *THE* ORCHESTRA — WASHINGTON, MARCH 13, 1955

Beside the lengthy “Afro Suite” on side 1, there is this wonderful version of “TIN TIN DEO” on the pictured LP. If Dizzy, or anyone else had known what had happened the night before, in Pannonica de Koenigswarter’s apartment, on March … Continue reading

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Another eternal repost: CHRISTMAS JAZZ from SWING to BOP — BREW’s ULTIMATE SEASONAL PLAYLIST

Have yourself a… …MERRY, HAPPILY SWINGIN’, COOL & PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS, dear folks! By the way: — NONE of the tracks on the below playlist could be found on the pictured album. — ALL of them have been taken from various … Continue reading

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Complete for the first time: CHARLIE PARKER’s “BARBADOS”, ‘Live’ in Paris, May 1949

Anyone who knows the LP-version (pictured) will love this: ‘Cause it’s the very first time you can listen to this version of “BARBADOS” with all four theme statements by the Charlie Parker Quintet, and without some distortions due to the … Continue reading

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THE BRIEF BUT DEEP CAREER OF RICHARD “DICK” TWARDZIK — OR: HOW ‘BOUT A LITTLE “RE-SEARCH”?

It was not exactly the result of a research, it came to me as a gift: # 500 of the limited edition (1000 items) “Early Chet – Chet Baker In Germany 1955-59 – Lost Tapes”. The album is only available … Continue reading

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BRUNO LEICHT & HIS MADHATTAN FOUR (Berlin, 2007) with Charlie Parker’s KLACT-OVEEREDS-TENE

While I was cleaning my hard drive, I’ve found this in the archives, updated, enhanced & uploaded it to JazzTube; and now here it is, for your watching & listening pleasure: Bruno Leicht (tp) Walter Gauchel (ts) Lars Gühlcke (b) … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s FIVE YULE-ITES remembered GLENN MILLER with HARRY WARREN’s “I KNOW WHY”…

…which was originally composed for the film Sun Valley Serenade (1941). It can be heard now – as promised – in a brand new version, here at this humble blog. — Blog owner’s acknowledgment: Thanks, Mr. Jay, for those beautiful … Continue reading

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As a pre-Christmas gift, an update of one of my most viewed articles: ALL ‘ROUND CHEROKEE

Dear folks — It’s the day before Christmas Eve, which is one of the coziest evenings, especially in Germany; and so, with this updated article, I want to thank all my 46.269+x readers for their patience, and for their love … Continue reading

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