Tag Archives: jazz ballad

Pre-9/11/2001: New CD – The Streetfighters Quartet

Hello Fans! Our CD “The Streetfighters Quartet” has been finally released. Go and listen/ buy at BandCamp. Let’s make music great again! Cheers, Swingingly yours truly, Brew

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The Cool Cole – The Nat “King” Cole Trio

While I was at it, cataloging my record collection, I bumped into this exquisite LP, featuring the Nat “King” Cole Trio in the mid 1940s with radio show transcriptions, entitled “The King’s Court”. With Nat Cole on piano, Oscar Moore … Continue reading

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30 YEARS AGO (Friday the 13th, 1988): CHET BAKER DIES IN AMSTERDAM — Memories Of A Trumpet Colleague (Update)

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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BREW BAKER’s HOLIDAY THREE – ‘Live’ @Nunk Music – June 4, 2016

Here’s to you, KD, my love Cheers! “THE TRANSLUCENT BLOOZE OF THE RUSSIAN MUSE” by Bruno Leicht (trumpet & composition) & Band: “MISS K.-ATTYA, MY DEAREST” by Bruno Leicht (trumpet & composition) & Band:

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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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More “Little Jazz” ROY ELDRIDGE with GENE KRUPA & HIS ORCHESTRA – “ROCKIN’ CHAIR” – Restored Air Check from October 1941

Now, there are two complete ‘live’ renditions of Roy Eldridge’s famous trumpet flight on “ROCKIN’ CHAIR” on the, err, “market”. The initial performance has been recorded off the air on June 7, 1941 and got subsequently released by the “Merritt … Continue reading

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“AN IDENTIFYING JOHNNY HODGES MEDLEY”, said the Duke of Ellington at Carnegie Hall, on December 27, 1947

The experts among you will immediately think: ‘Why, for heaven’s sake, did Brew take this medley as the first sound example from the very concert where the Duke and his men performed “LIBERIAN SUITE” for the very first time?’ Well, … Continue reading

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