Tag Archives: drum feature

ROY ELDRIDGE & GENE KRUPA – “SAINT LOUIS BLUES” – Two exciting takes from December 1942

  You don’t wanna know how those two tracks sounded before I laid my hands on them and erased the umpteen clicks, pops, blops, and last but not least before I corrected their pitches. As far as I know – … Continue reading

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DUKE’s RHYTHM MAN No. 1: SONNY GREER & “DRUMMER’s DELIGHT” — 1938

Folks who are digging swingin’ drummers, too often forget to mention the under-appreciated Sonny Greer who spend half of his career in Duke Ellington’s various aggregations, starting with a quintet in 1919, continuing with Duke’s Washingtonians in 1924, who eventually … Continue reading

Posted in All American Rhythm Section, Dedication, Duke Ellington, It's been a ball!, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jive, Portrait, Sonny Greer, Swing Era | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

BREW LITE & HIS HOLY JAZZ SPIRITS — PENTECOST JAM — MAY 23, 2010

Dear folks & followers — It’s a great pleasure for me to present the best from our concert at a small Greek restaurant in Cologne, on Pentecost Sunday three years ago. Here we go with almost 60 minutes of swingin’ … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Blogging is swell!, Blues, Dedication, It's been a ball!, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, May, Paul Gonsalves, Pentecost, Portrait, Spring, Thelonious Monk, Tongue In Cheek, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CLAP HANDS, HERE COMES CHARLIE BARNET WHO JOYFULLY PROCLAIMS: “THANKS FOR 50.000.000 HITS @ BREW LITE’s JAZZ TALES!!!”

… ??? …Say what? …Oopz, he certainly meant 50.000+ … ;) Anyway, a big thanks also from me, dear readers! It’s always the right idea to drop by here; especially when you’ll get the chance to listen to the complete … Continue reading

Posted in Big Band Vocalist, Charlie Barnet, Cherokee, Count Basie, Dedication, Duke Ellington, Etymology, Film Noir, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Miles Davis, Portrait, Roy Eldridge, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

BUDDY RICH BIG BAND — MORE FROM THE JAZZ FEST BERLIN — NOVEMBER 3, 1984

NIGHT BLOOD IF I WERE A BELL Bill Cunliffe (p) Dave Carpenter (b) & BR (d) CHANNEL ONE SUITE Note: The lengthy drum solo, posted in two parts two days ago, belongs to this suite. Here it is again, but … Continue reading

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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

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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

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