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2:27AM

***SPECIAL REQUEST - "Bonus Spotlight Performances"

**** We have been receiving many requests from many

Worldwide Visitors to recap . . .

"Bonus Spotlight Performances"

which were highlighted in our published book

"JAZZ Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" 

Within the coming weeks we will be posting many of our produced favorite video clips beginning with the following: Gene Ammons playing "Two Different Worlds"

 

4:38AM

DL Digest *** I M N A R - Announcement Volume 1* 

Announcement!
 

Something new is Coming Soon!

 

Our research staff have been collecting many news releases from various parts of the country. It is our intentions to fulfill the numerous requests from our global website visitors from National and International locations.



        >Informative   Music        > News       > Articles        > Releases

The collection of articles will highlight various topics of interest - past and present relating to the "Ladies and Gentlemen of Jazz" plus interesting pages of our published book

      

 "Jazz Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”

 * * *

<>  A Bonus addition will also be listed of video links to YouTube & Vimeo that were posted by other visitors and friends from the world of entertainment. 

10:45PM

EARL BOSTIC - Favorite Recordings - Flamingo - Harlem Nocturne

Earl Bostic
Born April 25, 1913 - Tulsa, OK   Died October 28, 1965 - Rochester, NY
Being most proficient on the piano, organ, guitar, trumpet and all reed instruments made him a prolific musician, who’s love for the alto saxophone gained him prominence in the world of jazz.
His creative ability of composition and arranging developed a unique sound known as the “Bostic Style," using vibes, bass, guitar, drums, and piano as a background for his lyrical approach of playing. He was always able to connect to his listening audience a sense of happy music to be enjoyed at every performance.
John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Cobb, Benny Golson and Blue Mitchell graduated from his band with a better understanding of what jazz is all about.

 

In a recent conversation with my friend Johnny Saint; he reflected upon a

brief casual meeting on a summer day back in the early '60s, that we had with Earl Bostic on Pacific Avenue in Wildwood, NJ. Johnny mentioned to Earl that his wife Evelyn always enjoyed the recording of his arrangement of 

 "Harlem Nocturne."

 

                                                                                     

 

 

4:43AM

FAVORITE RECORDINGS - Sil Austin - "Slow Walk" & "Danny Boy"

Many of the radio stations during 1955-1956 were featuring Rhythm & Blues music along with various popular commercial artists that were on the Hit Parade of listings standard songs.

I discovered one of the instrumental favorites recorded by saxophonist Sil Austin. It was an original composition named “Slow Walk." This instrumental was my introduction to the playing talent of Sil Austin, early in my career.  It was many years later when my colleague; Lew Entin of Lew Entin Theatrical Agency in New York, Las Vegas, and Florida brought this interesting fact to my attention.  

Sil Austin was a native of Florida and won the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in 1945. Lew also had the opportunity to schedule him to perform at various clubs and musical productions throughout many auditoriums & Jazz clubs in the South and the East Coast. Sil Austin’s recording of the standard song “Danny Boy” was his signature style of playing a ballad along with his rendition of “Slow Walk” for Mercury Records. During his career, he recorded more than 30 albums and singles. Lew Entin also mentioned that Sil Austin was influenced by Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Sonny Stitt. A brief list of the names of my favorite albums recorded by Sil Austin.

 

12:56AM

JOE GLASER - *(NIECE) - PANDY OLMSTEAD - "A MOMENT IN TIME"

 

Recently I had a conversation with (Joe Glaser’s Niece) Pandy Olmstead, she mentioned some of her experiences at a young age with many various popular jazz artists that were represented by (ABC)   Associated Booking Corporation that was headed by her uncle Joe Glaser. I would like to share a photograph and brief anecdote from Pandy’s archives remembering a special moment with her Grandmother.