Monthly Archives: April 2015

Blues version

BLACK EUROPE: The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe pre-1927. Edited/produced by: Jeffrey Green, Rainer Lotz, and Howard Rye w. Hans-Jürgen Mahrenholz, Konrad Nowakowski, Holger Stoecker, Horst Bergmeier, and Susanne Zeigler.                                                                                                                                                Bear Family Records BCD 16095                                                                                              (2013) Hambergen,Germany.                                                                                              … Continue reading

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EUGENE

EUGENE “HIDEAWAY” BRIDGES                                                                                                    The Brass Monkey                                                                                                                                  2 April, 2009: Cronulla, NSW Bridges – vo/gtr; Clayton Doley – org; Rowan Lane – bs gtr; Declan Kelly – dms. Once again, Eugene Bridges is playing all the usual places in Australia, festivals … Continue reading

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“Collectors’ edition”

BLACK EUROPE: The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe pre-1927. Edited/produced by: Jeffrey Green, Rainer Lotz, and Howard Rye w. Hans-Jürgen Mahrenholz, Konrad Nowakowski, Holger Stoecker, Horst Bergmeier, and Susanne Zeigler.                                                                                                                                                        Bear Family Records BCD 16095 (2013) Hambergen, … Continue reading

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BERNIE

BERNIE McGANN – obit And so it goes: Life is a fatal disease for which there is no cure, an outcome that none of us can escape. Sadly, death has taken the Australian altoist Bernie McGann who away passed here … Continue reading

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SMOKELESS HEAT

JASON AJEMIAN (& Smokeless Heat)                                                                                            The Art of Dying                                                                                                                      DELMARK DE 581 Tim Haldeman – ts; Noritaka Tanaka – dms; Jason Ajemian – bs; Jaime Branch – tpt; Matt Schneider – gtr; Jason Adasiewicz – mar. Recorded Chicago, 4-6 July, … Continue reading

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TRIO APOPLECTIC

TRIO APOPLECTIC                                                                                                                      “Sofia”                                                                                                                                         Rufus RF080 Dave Jackson – as; Abel Cross – bs; Alex Masso – dms: (Sydney[?]; 11 June 2008). Sofia/Midnight/Holly & Bobby/I Remember Rusty/Iron Dusk/Transition/ Thang/Texas-Sofia. TT:45: 38. Unfortunately the promo material and the packaging gives no indication … Continue reading

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100 LEGENDS

100 JAZZ LEGENDS: BBC Music Magazine Presents.                                       Geoffrey Smith                                                                                                                                  BBC Magazines (2011) London                                                                                                       210 pp – ₤7.99/Aus$13.95 “Who is Geoffrey Smith?”, you may well ask. For non-Britains, he is a US-born individual, a “defrocked jazz musician” living in the UK … Continue reading

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