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by AlekseyKosygin
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Willie "The Lion" Smith - "Memoirs" - Pl
Replies: 9
Views: 3746

Why get 60's Willie when you can get 30's Willie??? This is the best quality 30's Willie the Lion CD out there... http://www.amazon.com/Wille-Lion-Smith-His-Cubs/dp/B0000249MD/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1235673799&sr=8-3 And while you're at it go watch some video...the peeps at NJN m...
by AlekseyKosygin
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Riverwalk Jazz: James P. Johnson: The Supreme Tickler
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Sick. Jimmy was born 15 minutes from my house...

Now, when will I hear a show about Donald Lambert?
by AlekseyKosygin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Box sets we want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 7181

Have the CDs at home so I couldn't check that, I don't even pay much attention to U.S. reissues anymore because they usually disappoint, those 3 CDs span mostly the 30's so I highly recommend them. I knew about Bea being still alive but thanks for that interview link, BTW what do you mean by Roberts...
by AlekseyKosygin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Box sets we want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 7181

Good ol' Alastair Robertson. I knew him casually 'back in the day'. Nice guy. I don't see a description of what is on the Powell and the Clintons. They were both Bluebird/Victor artists. Are the sides from those sessions or from transcription services like Associated or Muzak or even Thesaurus? How...
by AlekseyKosygin
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Box sets we want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 7181

I would like to see some lesser acts that haven't been given the proper (not Proper!) treatment: Bob Chester Jan Savitt Bob Crosby Teddy Powell Larry Clinton I've never seen a legit reissue even on LP by Teddy Powell or Bob Chester. Just bootlegs. Larry Clinton had a few legit reissues on RCA label...
by AlekseyKosygin
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Yanow writes : Why isn't jazz more popular
Replies: 27
Views: 9844

Re: Scott Yanow writes : Why isn't jazz more popular

Weird... he mentions the REAL reason Jazz isn't more popular, yet it's not even in his list. haha What list? I like the article, all you need to do to know that Mr. Yanow knows his Jass is to nerd out on allmusic.com and read his reviews of the many CD's that many of the users of this board probabl...
by AlekseyKosygin
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Yanow writes : Why isn't jazz more popular
Replies: 27
Views: 9844

Re: Scott Yanow writes : Why isn't jazz more popular

Here is to the 92nd year of jazz's golden age! Weird... he mentions the REAL reason Jazz isn't more popular, yet it's not even in his list. haha What list? I like the article, all you need to do to know that Mr. Yanow knows his Jass is to nerd out on allmusic.com and read his reviews of the many CD...
by AlekseyKosygin
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The piano in swing
Replies: 38
Views: 12118

Just an FYI, Rollini, although he could play piano was much better known for his bass saxophone playing and it was his playing on that instrument that really made him famous. Rollini along with Otto Hardwick really put the instrument on the map when it comes to Jazz music...
by AlekseyKosygin
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Viper Mad
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Thanks for the recommendations.

Alex
by AlekseyKosygin
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Viper Mad
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Viper Mad

I'm looking for a high quality copy of Noble Sissle/Sidney Bechet's "Viper Mad"...the version I have is off of Reefer Songs on Mojo and it's of fairly poor sound quality...anyone out there think they have a high quality version?, if so what CD is it on? Thanks.

Alex
by AlekseyKosygin
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Humphrey Lyttelton dies at 86
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Humphrey Lyttelton dies at 86

One of my favorite British jazz trumpeters... If you are not familiar with his work pick up the "The Best Of Humphrey Lyttelton" 3 disk set on EMI... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7367385.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3477089.stm Oh yea, and he worked on Amnesiac....
by AlekseyKosygin
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Alex's Summer Swing DJ Mini Tour...
Replies: 0
Views: 2497

Alex's Summer Swing DJ Mini Tour...

hey everyone, It's been well over a year since I've last DJed for Swing Dancers and since this is one of the few times of the year I can do this sort of thing (i'm a high school history teacher with summers off...) I've put together a mini tour of sorts where I can DJ all my favorite East Coast venu...
by AlekseyKosygin
Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: DjangoBirdland
Replies: 6
Views: 3029

he's also in the Nighthawks...

check out his website...

http://www.danlevinson.com/

alex
by AlekseyKosygin
Mon May 15, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: John R.T. Davies web site
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

we're trying to eliminate redundancy here buddy... : ) i actually just wanted to clue you (and others) in on what others wrote about old John R.T., when he passed away i don't think many people knew who he was, i think more people are familiar with him now however...he was definetly a great person w...
by AlekseyKosygin
Mon May 15, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: John R.T. Davies web site
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

His site was already listed a while back...