Category Archives: Jazz Stories & Tales

RE: TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS — WE WILL DEFEND LIBERTY, EQUALITY & FRATERNITY

There is a war going on. We musicians can only blow louder, and harder. Music is our weapon. For us, there is no other way. Paris is everywhere. We are all Parisians today. Let’s fight those terrorist lowlives! Advertisements

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Lovely LENA HORNE, my starting page when I’m going online…

For privacy reasons I have erased the logo of my computer, and some other details. Anyway, that’s what I see when I’m opening my browser: A youthful, a sparkling-eyed Lena Horne whose “HONEYSUCKLE ROSE” (1943) got indexed because sexy Lena stressed the … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s MADHATTAN FOUR on BIRD’s “BIG FOOT” — ‘Live’ @ Litho, October 16, 2010

Feel free to click to enlarge 😉 First a quote from my old blog: Some of countless blues now, “Big Foot”, as broadcasted live from the Royal Roost on December 11, 1948. I was speechless when I heard Charlie’s solo … Continue reading

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‘T was “BLUE SKIES” before, then “IN WALKED BUD” … “AND MONK WALKED OUT”

This is a little imaginary suite, dedicated to Thelonious Monk’s paraphrase of Irving Berlin’s “BLUE SKIES” (clickety-click on the title to hear one of the earliest renditions, performed by Ben Selvin’s Knickerbockers, 1927). Anyway, the tune could have remained a … Continue reading

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THE COLOGNE SOUTH SIDE STOMPERS: A Jazz Medley @”Hey! Coffee” — Cologne, April 18, 2015

[youtube https://youtu.be/Xq0nEpjtPBI&w=370&h=265] — The Tunes are “PENNIES FROM HEAVEN” by Arthur Johnston & Johnny Burke & “NUAGES” by Django Reinhardt. Enjoy! — Credits: “THE COLOGNE SOUTH SIDE STOMPERS” Brew Lite – Pocket trumpet & vocals; Django53 – Acoustic guitar; Video: Christian … Continue reading

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BREW wishes ALL of YOU a HAPPY JIVE into & through TWO-ZERO-ONE-FIVE !!!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLX2nipKvcs&w=400&h=295] P.S. — Here’s the original “WALLER JIVE”/ “HALLELUJAH” medley by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, and without any brassy, err, “enhancements” by yours truly: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oTWJCmhzHY&w=400&h=295]

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HAPPY 85th ANNIVERSARY, MR. CHET BAKER !!!

In Düsseldorf’s commons (Uni Mensa in German), in 1986, Chet arrived one hour delayed. He was announced there with his fine trio, featuring guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean Louis Rassinfosse who played a half-acoustic bass. The George Adams-Don Pullen … Continue reading

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