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Birdland was a famous jazz club in New York City located at 1678 Broadway at 44th Street, where pianist George Shearing, composer of “Lullaby of Birdland” first played in 1949 with clarinetist Buddy De Franco. That year, owner Morris Levy renamed the club Birdland in honor of Charlie “Bird” Parker !
“Happy Endlings”, le 20ème album du Trondheim Jazz Orchestra sous la direction artistique du bassiste Ole Morten Vågan, paraît chez Odin/Outhere.
It seems like a dream, yet I know it happened – A man, a maid, a kiss, and then goodbye – Romance was the theme – And we were the players – I never think of this without a sigh – Lover, one lovely day – Love came, planning to stay – Green Dolphin Street supplied the setting...
"I can remember when i lived in my beloved New York. When autumn came i would see the trees in Central-Park changing color from red to gold to gone. After walking those cold blocks you would duck into a small cocktail lounge or café and listen to George Shearing play Autumn in New-York !" 555kappock
"It took me several weeks, but I'd never written a composition like it before. I wanted to create a melody that the public would remember, and associate it with him" Benny Golson
Un all-star comprenant huit des meilleurs musiciens/compositeurs du jazz actuel pour la parution “Live at SFJAZZ Center 2017”.
"One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop" Alyn Shipton, Gillespie's biographer
À son arrivée à Paris en 1942, Maurice Pon fait son entrée dans le métier par le théâtre. 1947, il écrit Bedelia pour Ray Ventura et ses collégiens, Henri Salvador en fait partie ! Les 2 hommes se lieront d'une longue amitié avec plus de 250 chansons, écrites à 4 mains à La Varenne Saint-Hilaire !
"My Way" a song popularized by Frank Sinatra. Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to music based on the french song "Comme d'habitude" composed in 1967 by Claude François and Jacques Revaux, lyrics by Claude François and Gilles Thibault.
Yesterday when I was young, The old fashion way, She, For mama. Et d'autres interprétées par Dusty Springfield, Mel Tormé, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Tune, Lena Horne, Oscar Brown Jr, Shirley Bassey, Elvis Presley et immanquablement quelques pépites...
Dr. Brown member of the State House of Representatives for Georgia, told Bernie about Dr. Brown’s daughter Georgia Brown and how subsequent to the baby girl’s birth on August 11, 1911 the Georgia General Assembly had issued a declaration that she was to be named, Georgia...
Duke Ellington trusted Billy Strayhorn's artistic gifts from the moment he joined the band in 1939 until Strayhorn's death in 1967 - Duke Ellington said of Billy Strayhorn after his passing, that he possessed : "Tonal supremacy, a mantle which he wore only with total grace..."
"Sometimes a great song could be written by somebody the public had never heard of like the boys who wrote "Angel Eyes" Earl Brent and Matt Dennis" Ella Fitzgerald
Le thème sous forme de question/réponse évoque les échanges passionnés auxquels s'adonnaient les pasteurs et leur assemblée lors des chants gospel. Composé par le pianiste Bobby Timmons le morceau deviendra un standard du jazz