George Auld

"Saxophoniste ténor de trace blanche né à Toronto, Canada, le 19 mai 1919. Joua avec Bunny Berigan (1935-1937), Artie Shaw (1938), Benny Goodman (1940-41) et devint chef d'orchestre. A imité Coleman Hawkins sans obtenir des résultats appréciables."


So what's important for Panassié as info on Georgie Auld that he should inform his readers of?

First : Auld is white (race blanche / white race). So what?

Second : played with some real big time big band leaders. Ok

Third : ah he tried to imitate Hawkins but never succeded in doin' so. Well that's big news. Nobody ever sounded like Hawkins but the Hawk himself. But what's more Aulds music never resulted in something to be appreciated. So what did he do in the orchestra's of Shaw and Goodman, fill the ranks?

I can only assume that our dear Mr. Panassié never listened at some live recordings of Georgie Auld?

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Tony Scott RIP

As you might have read elsewhere already Tony Scott passed away. For those who didn't know you can read more about Mr. Scott in Margalit Fox obituary for the NYT.

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Huges Panassié : Dictionnaire Du Jazz

Hugues Panassié, a name from the past? This french jazz (or should i write swing) ideologue was a fervant amateur of swing jazz and despised all jazz created after 1945 (recrations of new orleans, ragtime and swing style were welcomed by him even after 1945). Still in 2007 some people still idiolize him and use his theory. As a matter of fact these people even use his arguments although 50 years have passed by since Pannasié published his Jazz Dictionnary. The coming days and weeks i'll publish some extracts in french from his book accompanied with some comments. Please keep in mind his book was published in 1954 so no Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler or Keith Jarrett.

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Eastwood & Brubeck

Just got this in the mailbox :

"NEW YORK: Clint Eastwood is combining two of his passions, jazz and film, by taking a lead role in producing a new documentary about US jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. Eastwood also will chair a new honorary board set up to preserve and continue the legacy of Brubeck, 86, according to the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.Other members on the board include trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, film director George Lucas, recording artist Al Jarreau, record producer Quincy Jones, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma."Dave Brubeck is an American legend," said Eastwood, himself a jazz pianist and composer, in a statement released by the University of the Pacific. "He is an American original who continues to make significant contributions to music, introduced a whole new generation to the world of jazz, and continues to explore the international language of music."The documentary, to be directed and produced by Bruce Ricker, is tentatively titled Dave Brubeck - In His Own Sweet Way, and will track Brubeck's career to his latest work, the jazz opera Cannery Row Suite, which made its premiere at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2006.Eastwood and Ricker, whose previous film credits include the Thelonious Monk, Straight No Chaser and The Last of the Blue Devils, also are making a documentary about Tony Bennett titled The Music Never Ends.In 1988 Eastwood directed a film about the troubled life and career of jazz musician Charlie Parker called Bird, and recently he composed the music for his films Flags of Our Fathers and Mystic River.Eastwood has served as the honorary chairman of the Brubeck Institute since its inception in 2000 and is a member of the board of directors for the Monterey Jazz Festival.The Brubeck Institute was established after the donation of an extensive collection of Brubeck's materials to the University of the Pacific's library for research and archival purposes and now offers various jazz educational programs."

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Dave Douglas doin' Monk

SFGate.com writer Derk Richardson has an article on Dave Douglas' collaboration with the SFJazz Collective doin' Monk. Read more here !


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Miles Davis on WNYC

Got this in the mailbox and maybe of interest to you :


"WNYC radio will broadcast program with special guests Gregory Davis and Richard Cook, where they will delve into the work and personal life of jazz genius, Miles Davis on Friday, March 2 at 2:00 PM Eastern time.


Richard Cook, editor of the leading British jazz magazine, the Jazz Review, and author of It's About That Time: Miles Davis On and Off Record, along with Gregory Davis, the music legend's son and author of Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis, and Soundcheck host John Schaefer will allow listeners an in-depth portrait of Miles Davis. From his relationship with Charlie Parker to drug abuse and his often violent personality, the debate is not one to be missed by both enthusiasts and those new to jazz alike.


WNYC is the affiliate of National Public Radio that serves New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. The program covers all types of musical genres and features intimate interviews with performers, composers, and critics, while also engaging the public and bringing listeners up to date on the latest in music news, trends, and ideas.


The show airs every day at 2:00 PM on 93.9 FM or at 3:00 PM on XM satellite radio. You can also tune in live online at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck as well as listen to any archived show. It is also available as a podcast."


I hope you enjoy. Have a nice weekend!

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Miles Davis Hamburg 30.07.1990

Miles Davis Hamburg 1990 front



Miles Davis Hamburg 1990 back


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