From ‘Give my regards to Broadway’ to ‘Broadway Bossa Nova’, we have mixed 18 ‘Pure Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Broadway‘. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.
The Broadway League: Broadway (often) refers to the 39 large theatres with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District of Manhattan. The shows that reach Broadway and thrive there have historically been perceived as generally mainstream and less likely to be cutting edge than some produced Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Broadway shows sell over one and a half billion dollars worth of tickets annually.
Wikipedia : On Broadway is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The song was a hit for The Drifters in 1963, with a young Phil Spector playing the distinctive lead guitar solo. George Benson’s version from his 1978 album Weekend in L.A., was an even bigger hit hitting #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance.
IMDB : Broadway is a little-known semi-musical that grips the audience despite being handicapped with two pointless gimmicks. The first gimmick is that George Raft plays himself, when the movie recounts an episode early in his career. The second is that the story is told in flashback. Neither gimmick helps the film at all, and “Broadway” would have been better without them. (Yes, but no gimmick, no film. Right?)
Jazz House : Bassist Bob Maize was a reliable fixture of the West Coast jazz scene since the early 1960s, supporting great bebop players with his ever-reliable pulse. On November 20, 2004, Maize died of heart failure while cleaning his pool. He was 59 years old.
Danzón-mambo on Wikipedia : The danzón-mambo (also known as danzón de nuevo ritmo) is a sub-genre of Cuban dance music that represents, among other things, a transition from the classical danzόn to the cha-cha-chá. It was also in the context of the danzón-mambo that the Cuban dance band format called “charanga” reached its present form.
Kenny Burrell on MySpace : It was the ultimate birthday present. As guitar master Kenny Burrell contemplated turning 75 last year, he got word that two of the West Coast’s premiere jazz presenters had come together to throw him the birthday bash of a lifetime.Plus d’infos : http://www.myspace.com/kennyburrellofficial#ixzz11MotFkku
NPR : One of Stanley’s earliest influences on sax was tenor great Illinois Jacquet. Jacquet once encouraged a 12-year old Stanley to sit in with him. At 17, Turrentine went on the road with bluesman Lowell Fulson. In 1953, he was hired by R&B saxman and bandleader Earl Bostic to replace John Coltrane.
The Ben Webster Foundation : During the eight years where Ben Webster lived in Denmark (he died here in 1973), he did not have a personal manager or agent to take care of his artistic rights. In 1972 he joined up with Billy Moore Jr., former arranger for Jimmie Lunceford, among others. Mr. Moore took it upon him to clarify Webster’s present and past recording history in an attempt to secure all the means and royalties that Webster was legally entitled to – but rarely received – from the different companies that kept reissuing Webster on LP and CD.
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