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Freitag, den 29. August 2014 20:00 Uhr: Die drei Wünsche der Jazzmusiker

Die drei Wünsche der Jazzmusiker Freitag, den 29. August 2014 20:00 Uhr Jazzgeschichten aus der Jazzgeschichte Eine ungewöhnliche Kombination von Musik und Text: Jazzgeschichten aus der Jazzgeschichte Warum Billie Holiday Angst vor Streichern hat, Miles Davis Papierschnipsel zur Probe mitbringt, warum … Continue reading

Posted in August, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, It's gonna be a ball, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Miles Davis, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, Swing Era, The Roaring Twenties | Tagged , , , , , , ,

…as for WEST SIDE STORY :)

— And now? Now, ya gonna be cool, and ya gonna dance to the westside o’town, an’ ya get a copy o’ the Dee-Vee-Dee & the original soundtrack … somewhere ;) A self-critical P.S. by lyricist Stephen Sondheim can be … Continue reading

Posted in Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jerome Robbins, Jive, Leonard Bernstein, Nathalie Wood, Native Americans, Obituary, Portrait, Robert Wise, Stephen Sondheim, Tongue In Cheek, West Side Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

REPOST FROM 2010: BETRAYED — AN ANTI WAR THREAD

Although I once claimed that “this thread will be a work in progress” when I first posted it in April 2010, I got distracted by some rehearsals for “Novecento”, and simply forgot about it. Anyway, I dug it up from … Continue reading

Posted in Clark Gable, Germans, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Lana Turner, Portrait | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) ∽ BIX, BILL, JOAN & STAN ∽ EXTRACTED ROCK ‘n’ ROLL ‘n’ JAZZ SOUNDTRACK

Part 3 of my little series with unofficial soundtracks was not only inspired by Marc Myers, my mutual collaborator, who featured a splendid collection of jazz-trailers recently… — No! – It’s exclusively dedicated to all first-graders who hopefully won’t experience … Continue reading

Posted in 1955, Anniversary, Bill Holman, Birthday Party, Bix Beiderbecke, Blogging is swell!, Blues, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Film Noir, Guitar, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, January, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Madness, Rock 'n' Roll, Sexism, Spoken Word, Stan Kenton, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

REAR WINDOW (1954) ∽ LENNY, FRANZ & DER BINGLE ∽ EXTRACTED, PARTLY JAZZY SOUNDTRACK

The last article (written in a quasi-cooperation with Marc Myers’ JazzWax) inspired me to take the whole affair to the … rear, so to speak. The same here: No one else has this soundtrack ’cause it was never released. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in 1954, Alfred Hitchcock, Big Band Vocalist, Blogging is swell!, Clarinet, David O. Selznick, Dedication, Etymology, Exoticism, Film Noir, Franz Waxman, Grace Kelly, Impersonation, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, James Stewart, January, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Leonard Bernstein, Madness, Poetry, Portrait, Raymond Burr, Spoken Word, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

THE BIG COMBO (1955) ∽ DAVID RAKSIN ∽ EXTRACTED JAZZ SOUNDTRACK

Could be I’m the only one who “owns” this dark, little big soundtrack? Anyway, here it is, as I’ve transferred it from German TV, fortunately broadcasted in its original version with German subtitles. It’s a pity that no one could … Continue reading

Posted in 1955, Anniversary, Birthday Party, Blogging is swell!, David Raksin, Death Penalty, Dedication, Exoticism, Film Noir, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, January, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Madness, Richard Conte, Sexism, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,