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Let's Make Jazz Samba an Olympic Sport!

I was happy to see the Olympics come into view last week, JazzBabies, and move the media focus from the campaigns.  I’m a red-blooded American who always votes, but there’s no need to give all the bandwidth to politicians when there are so many other things that deserve attention.  1,173 more words

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The early Swedish Jazz(5)

Today I want to post about my most favorite Swedish musician.

Swedish musicians were touring around the Europe in 1950s.

In 1954 Lars Gullin made great success in the audience. 199 more words

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(June 22, 2016): Gerry Mulligan - I'm Gonna Go Fishin'

From the 2006 2CD, “Live at the Olympia, Paris 1960.” Mulligan’s first take on this tune appeared on his first studio release with the Concert Jazz Band in 1960 — big-band music for a thirteen-piece concert jazz band. 104 more words

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Elliot Lawrence(4)

About Gerry Mulligan, I’m not going to write.

However, JazzWax posted last conversation with Mulligan.

Elliot Lawrence said:
”In the mid-1990s, my phone rang at 3 a.m. 136 more words

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Elliot Lawrence(3)

Then in 1941 he auditioned for the University of Pennsylvania’s music school.

When he was in college in the early 1940s, the band business was starting to quiet down. 156 more words

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Elliot Lawrence(1)

Recently I purchased rare jazz records.

The leader’s name of this record is Elliot Lawrence.

He was born February 14, 1925 in Philadelphia.

Fortunately he is alive and still healthy. 70 more words

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In fact, I heard Bird first, and had got well into listening to him. You know, it’s the kind of accidental thing that awareness of a player is: what’s available, what somebody happens to play for you. 7 more words

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