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5:20AM

Mr. Nick's Jazz Corner - Series #1 - Featuring Danny Luciano

While searching through many files within Danny’s Archives, we discovered our library videos of

"Mr. Nick’s Jazz Corner Entertainment Series"


containing favorite music renditions from our friends & colleagues -

In addition too "The Ladies & Gentlemen Of JAZZ"

<*> Please Note: We have many request from visitors

to feature this new series of videos in the coming weeks.


"MR. NICK'S JAZZ CORNER"  

. . . Is a small neighborhood place that has a vast eclectic "Treasure Chest" collection of music from Jazz, Big Bands, Swing, Rhythm & Blues plus the inevitable foot-tapping sounds that feature many talented musicians that have contributed a big part as leaders and sidemen for many big bands, small combos, lounge acts who have toured the country for the past decades.

These musicians have given us the taste from cool to hot and the warmth some ballads that will remain as Memorable Moments of Music with our hearts.

Recorded 1962©dannyluciano-All rights reserved

But Beautiful”

has been a favorite standard song of many Jazz Musicians and Pop Vocalists for many generations. This expressive 1962 instrumental version was recorded by Danny luciano.


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"

 

2:03AM

ILLINOIS JACQUET - "Texas Tenor"

My friend and colleague Lew Entin of Lew Entin Theatrical Enterprises often represented Illinois Jacquet,
Buddy Tate, and Arnett Cobb on many bookings throughout their music careers of the past decades during the 1950s and 1960s.  
Illinois Jacquet was raised in Houston, Texas where he
began playing drums and soprano sax during his high school years.
After performing with various local bands, he moved to the West Coast and joined Lionel Hampton as a tenor saxophonist and gained popularity for his 64-bar solo on the original
Lionel Hampton recording of “Flying Home.” 

 

Illinois Jacquet toured nationally and recorded with many "Jazz At The Philharmonic" (JATP) concerts that were produced by Norman Granz during the 1940’s and ‘50s as a principal soloist. Along with tenor men Buddy Tate and Arnett  Cobb, their hard-driving full tone swinging approach of playing became known as the “Texas tenor style.” He is also known as a master showman of the tenor saxophone. 

(Jazz Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - pg.101)