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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.


3:07PM

"Danny's Favorite Recordings Part #1" - *Saxophonists

We have been receiving many requests from visitors to list some of the following favorite music selections from the past decades which have been located in the archive files of “Mr. Nick’s Jazz Corner.”

Click to Hear!

During the past decades, I have had the privilege of listening to these selections that have been played numerous times for the enjoyment of various styles of music from Ballads, Rhythm & Blues, Big Bands, Male & Female Vocalists, Swing, Classic Rock n’ Roll, to Straight-Head Jazz.  In the coming months look forward to other future posts of . . .

"My Favorite Recordings - Part #2"

<*>Which will feature female vocalists and their recordings.<*> 

 *Lee Allen - "Walkin' with Mr. Lee"

*Illinois Jacquet - "Flyin' Home"

*Jimmy Dorsey - "So Rare" 

*Sam 'The Man' Taylor - "Harlem Nocturne"

*Rusty Bryant - "Castle Rock" 

 *Stan Getz - "I'm Glad There is You"

*Gene Ammons - "Till There Was You"

*Red Prysock - "Soft"

*Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - "We'll Be Together Again"

  *More to follow*


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"

 

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."