Jazz In The Cities

From ‘Calcutta’ to ‘Nostalgia De Mexico’, we have mixed 20 ‘Pure Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Worldwide Cities‘. It has Nina Simone, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Astor Piazzolla – Gerry Mulligan and many more.

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IMAGE : Photo by Stig Nygaard
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Metropolis: Jazz club proprietors, record store owners, musicians and others in the biz may grumble about hard times, but the city’s 86 jazz clubs, steady CD sales and devoted community of musicians and fans prove that “Tokyo is the jazz capital of the world”.

Turismo de la ciudad de Buenos Aires : Even Astor Piazzolla was related to jazz because although he played tango, the line between tango and the borderline between the tango and jazz is slight. For those who loved the modern jazz, Astor always was a strong point.

Jazzbreak.com : The most famous London jazz club is of course in Soho, the heart of London’s entertainment and restaurant area: Ronnie Scott’s, which has been in business for over 35 years and is now part of the tourist trail in London as well as being a Mecca for jazz enthusiasts and jazz musicians.

Havana Journal : Musicologist Leonardo Acosta says : “Exchanges and reciprocal borrowings between both musics after a century brought about that mixture that includes rhythms from other Caribbean and Latin American countries and that presently is known as Latin Jazz”.

Sweden.se : At the Fasching jazz club in Stockholm, a dim red light blankets a sax man as he grooves through an old folk melody from the province of Värmland.

RomaJazz.com : In the 1980’s whilst the jazz phenomenon in Italy was still finding its feet, Giampiero Rubei opened up Alexanderplatz, a jazz bar in the Prati zone, transforming it into an authentic ‘cave’ . With its success, Rubei went on to create the star attraction of the Roman summer, the Villa Celimontana Festival, famous for its enchanting location and star lineup.

All About Jazz : There probably is not a single American jazz musician who has ever worked in Paris and not pondered one of the great mysteries of the music: Why is jazz so much more appreciated here than in America?

Wikipedia : The New York Jazz Museum was, from 1972 to 1977 one of the most important centers for the study of jazz. At its height it held 25,000 items. It was founded by Howard Fischer, among others, but closed after five years amid a power struggle between Howard and other curators.

Amazon.com : Out of South-side Chicago came such legendary black musicians as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines. But Kenney maintains that white Chicago jazz musicians, such as Jimmy McPartland, Art Hodes and Frank Teschemacher, deserve more credit than is normally given. (ref :Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History,)

Amazon.com : Out of South-side Chicago came such legendary black musicians as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines. But Kenney maintains that white Chicago jazz musicians, such as Jimmy McPartland, Art Hodes and Frank Teschemacher, deserve more credit than is normally given. (ref :Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History,)

PLAYLIST : Les Baxter – Calcutta (2.31) . Ron Carter – Ah rio (8.11) . Nina Simone – Memphis In June (2.41) . Cal Tjader – Blues From Havana (3.05) . Blossom Dearie – I Like London In The Rain (2.58) . Stan Getz – Falsa Bahiana (5.17) . Wes Montgomery – Goin’ On To Detroit (3.38) . Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen – Midnight In Moscow (2.53) . Dean Martin (with Tiziano Ferro) – Arrivederci Roma (2.43) . Julie London – I left my heart in San Francisco (2.49) . Astor Piazzolla – Gerry Mulligan – Aire De Buenos Aires (4.38) . Elsie Bianchi – The shadows of Paris (4.10) . Kari Bremnes – A Lover in Berlin (5.12) . Johnny Griffin – Chicago Calling (5.37) . Akira Jimbo – Tokyo Dreamin’ (2.11) . The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Nostalgia De Mexico (1.13) . Louis Armstrong – Do you know what it means to miss New-Orleans (5.04) . Herbie Hancock – New York Minute (8.34) . Miles Davis – Siesta. Kitt’s Kiss Lost in Madrid (6.55) . Clifford Brown & Art Farmer with The Swedish All Stars – Stockholm Sweetnin’ (5.40) .

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