Dizzy Gillespie & Frank Sinatra
John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. Francis Albert Frank Sinatra, (December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor./5
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LEW & FRANCES HARRIS. Some us have been discussing Lew Harris and his wife, Frances Kay Harris. Here's the piece I wrote after Mrs. Harris's death. The Story of Franny Kay’s Bout with Lew’s Piano By Bill Cherry The glow of sunset in the summer skies, The golden flicker of the fire flies, The gleam of love light in your loving eyes, These are the things I love --Words by Harold Barlow, Music by Lewis Harris Galveston implant, Lew Harris, wrote the music to this song when, just out of Boston College, he was the pianist with the house orchestra at Manhattan's famous Rainbow Room. Over the years, Lew Harris’ song, “These Are the Things I Love,” has been recorded by Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Caterina Valente, Della Reese, even jazz trumpet player, Dizzy Gillespie. But to Galvestonians, the most memorable version was sung by Robert Goulet, because it was the theme song for Lew Harris’ wife, Frances’ 54-consecutive year radio program for the Island’s KGBC-AM. After University of Texas, Franc . ...
Happy birthday, dear Ella! "Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. (Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.) She performed at top venues all over the world, and packed them to the hilt. Her audiences were as diverse as her vocal range. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. In fact, many of them had just one binding factor in common - they all loved her."
Birthday greetings to one of the giants of music Quincy Jones. 81 years young today. Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Patti Austin, Roland Kirk, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie. This man has seen it all, done it all and worked with them all. He's packed about 10 lifetimes into one life. May he have many more years to come.
Watched some parts of Jay Leno's last Tonight Show ever. Billy Crystal ends up as his final guest. Celebrities pay tributes to him. The only bad celebrity that showed up was Dana Carvey. Can't stand him(never was funny on SNL) Jay wasn't one of my favorites. NBC screwed Conan over in 2009 since they love Jay. Thank god Jay is gone for good this time. Fallon will do amazing as the new Tonight Show host. Before Fallon's Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers premiere. I suggest NBC reruns Carson like TCM did last year and show Carson's interviews with Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Blanc.
This is my fathers obituary from the New York Times: Al Porcino, who played lead trumpet for Frank Sinatra and for numerous big jazz bands, including those of Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton, died December 31 as the result of a fall, in Munich, Germany. He was 88. Porcino spent much of his life traveling and recording with big bands, but he also worked with vocalists, including Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nat Cole, Mel Torme, Judy Garland, Eddie Fisher, Julie London, and Paul Anka, and recorded studio albums with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Porcino was admired by other musicians for the fire and swing with which he infused a band, and he was admired by other trumpet players for his sound, which had an unusual combination of virtues -- the bright, cutting brilliance typical of good jazz lead players with the bigness and volume of a symphonic player. The late John Audino, who played lead trumpet in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band, told an interviewer several years ago that Porcino was an ...
Stan Webb I was thinking about an old friend of mine from south Florida who passed years ago. Many of you knew Stan Webb. He was one of the most talented musicians and one of the best people I ever had the good fortune to be close to. Stan was a composer and arranger for Ed Sullivan, Jimmy Dean, Perry Como and played sax with Herbie Hancock, George Benson and Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Astrud Gilberto and the Bee Gees. Stan plays baritone sax on "Saturday Night Fever". We had lots of laughs about that. Stan was, in a word, brilliant, though he would never say that himself. He died at age 62, which really *** So many of my direct influences are gone now including John Goodwin, Stan and my teacher, Del Staton. I just wanted to remember Stan out loud.
As much of a mgk fan i am..I still love my classical music. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie, and Elvis Presley. Nothin compares.
This will be a blockbuster jazz gig at the 4th Floor Blues Club. Petra's Recession Seven. They have performed at Fitsgerald's, The Green Mill and Katerina's in Chicago. Art Davis, Andy Brown, Russ Phillips, and Kim Cusack are in the Windy City All-Stars. They have played or toured with Lionel Hampton, Doc Cheatham, Frank Sinatra, Cal Collins, Barbara Streisand, Dizzy Gillespie, Howard Alden, John von Ohlen, and many others. Tickets are only $20. This is an InCONCERT production.
"Louis Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep on July 6, 1971, a month before his 70th birthday, and 11 months after playing a famous show at the Waldorf-Astoria's Empire Room. He was residing in Corona, Queens, New York City, at the time of his death. He was interred in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, in Queens, New York City. His honorary pallbearers included Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Earl Wilson, Alan King, Johnny Carson and David Frost. Peggy Lee sang The Lord's Prayer at the services while Al Hibbler sang "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and Fred Robbins, a long-time friend, gave the eulogy."
And what an honor and thrill it was... Gunther has recorded with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Miles Davis to Charles Mingus to Dizzy Gillespie to Johnny Mathis and performed with a range from Ethel Merman to Arturo Toscanini... What a funny, creative and brilliant man.
Frank Sinatra... Dizzy Gillespie...Harry Connick Jr... Mmmm I'm may be getting old but these guys are my favorite Sunday night relaxation.
Fans and followers of contemporary jazz need no introduction to Max Bennett. An internationally known bassist and composer, the scope of his experience spans from concert touring, recording and producing to composing music for feature films and television. Max has toured and performed in concert with Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, a list that literally runs from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa and includes jazz greats Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. The list of outstanding artists with whom Max has recorded includes Quincy Jones, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Frank Zappa, Motown Artists, Celine Dion, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Michael Franks, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Michel LeGrand, Lalo Schifrin, The Crusaders and countless others. His many years of working in the studios resulted playing on 17 Grammy winning albums and have given him the opportunity to exercise his affinity for jazz, blues, ...
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