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Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2017: Remembering Chet - and Gerry

Remembering Chet – and Gerry, Rose Theatre ****


The deservedly popular tribute group Remembering Chet – a swinging trio with Iain Ewing (vocals) and Colin Steele (trumpet) reflecting the twin facets of the late, great Chet Baker’s music-making, and Euan Stevenson (piano) accompanying them – has been a staple of the last few Edinburgh Jazz Festivals. 242 more words

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Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2017: Birth of the Cool

Birth of the Cool, George Square Piccolo *****

Wow. Sunday evening’s concert at the smaller Spiegeltent could well turn out to be one of the top highlights of this year’s jazz festival for those of us “lucky” enough to be shoehorned into one of the wooden pews by the brigade of battleaxes running the George Square venues. 263 more words

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Video Gems and Local Shows

As suspected, this dusty pile of 1600 VHS tape actually contains some shining gems of jazz performances you couldn’t get anywhere else. Read about the latest over on Muse-Tripper, 74 more words


The early Kai Winding(4)

July 11.2017

Kai Winding participated in some early bebop sessions such as Tadd Dameron’s recordings,and also recorded his leader sessions.

Today I will introduce his leader’s recordings from in 1946 to in 1953. 500 more words


Hidden Treasure: Undiscovered Footage of Gerry Mulligan on SS Norway

There’s a lot to sift through in the Altman-Koss archives: the videos are long, they span a 75-year period, and the performers are sometimes barely known and other times household names, like Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald. 399 more words


Jerry Cole's Custom Countries

Sitting’ around Saturday Night with a semi-obscure Jerry Cole Custom LP on the turntable. This one’s full of surprises including blues, straight ahead C&W, a Roy Orbison “Lonesome” clone & title track that could be the soundtrack for a low budget 60’s runaway flick.   53 more words

Chubby Jackson(5)

May 26.2017

Chubby Jackson had continued the New York version of The Little Rascals for 13 years.

In 1978 and 1979, he and Woody Herman toured with Lionel Hampton’s band. 262 more words