Sebastian: “Jazz, jazz (…) and it’s dying, it’s dying, Mia!”
we really need this jazz fact check about LA LA LAND!
Two years after his Time Magazine cover Thelonious Monk was in Poland, there were two concerts in Warsaw – the Polish television recorded this concert – here’s a fragment of history in 1966. The quartet also performed in France, the UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland before heading to Japan.
Thelonious Monk piano
Charles Rouse tenor saxophone
Lawrence Gales double bass
Benjamin Riley drums
Jazz is full of fascinating stories, Hampton Hawes’ life was saved by John F. Kennedy!
read more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/16/the-jazz-pianist-that-john-f-kennedy-saved.html
Hampton Hawes, piano; Red Mitchell, bass, Chuck Thompson, drums. Recorded June 28, 1955.
Listen to Hampton Hawes at: https://youtu.be/6OWIllmXd3k
Why is a post about this tune “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” performed by the Mingus Big Band driving so much (it’s not really that much) traffic to my blog? It’s not even the original song, that’s why I decided to post the original ballad composed by Charles Mingus, dedicated to saxophonist Lester Young who had died a few months before the album “Mingus Ah Um” was recorded, and named after Young’s favourite type of hat.
In a beautiful and really unforgettable melody, John Handy plays an exceptional tenor sax solo, but now it’s time to get back to the main reason of this post – the traffic to my blog – apparently the YouTube uploader of the Goodbye Pork Pie Hat‘s version by the Mingus Big Band confessed he ignored the name of the saxophone soloist and asked for help to identify him.
Two of the commenters dropped this link https://jazzyoutoo.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-essential-mingus-big-band-goodbye-pork-pie-hat/ as having the answer for the mystery!
That’s how I went viral! :D:D:D
John Handy – tenor saxophone Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone Shafi Hadi – tenor saxophone Horace Parlan – piano Charles Mingus – bass Dannie Richmond – drums
It’s all about attitude, the way you tell your stories, surprising the audience with your words, shuffling them to capture their attention!