Swingin’ the Blues – The Virtuosity of Eddie Durham

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Remembering Eddie Durham with Topsy Durham

Recollections with Eddie’s daughter Topsy


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Jazz on the Tube is declaring 2020 the “Year of Eddie Durham.”

If you don’t know Eddie Durham (1906-1987), buckle your seat belts. He’s one the the secret sources of the music we call jazz.

Take Eddie out of the equation and a whole lot of things that made jazz jazz would never have happened.

He’s easily one of the most important musicians in the history of jazz and therefore one of the most important musicians in the history of American music.

Whose careers were nourished by Eddie Durham’s genius?

How about these for starters?

The Oklahoma City Blue Devils, Benny Moten, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Glenn Miller – and this is just the short list!

Click here to go to the Eddie Durham tribute site

Music referenced in this interview


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1. Moten’s Swing (1933) – (00:00)
2. Hittin’ the Bottle (1935) – (03:24)
3. Topsy (1937) – (06:24)
4. Good Morning Blues (1937) – (09:38)
5. Swinging the Blues (1938) – (12:26)
6. Countless Blues (1938) – (15:10)
7. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (1938 – two takes) – (18:07)
8. Jumpin’ at the Woodside (1939) – (24:09)
9. In the Mood (1939) – (27:18)

Documentary about Eddie Durham by the Center for Texas Music History

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The Annual San Marcos Texas, Eddie Durham Tribute Sponsored by the Calaboose African American History Museum

The secret creative “spark plug” behind the success of the Blue Devils, Jimmy Lunceford, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Charlie Christian and Count Basie. Arranger of Glen Miller’s “In the Mood” too!

Aurora Nealand A look at KindHumanKind

Interview with Aurora Nealand


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Follow Aurora here

auroranealand.com

facebook.com/aurora.nealand

auroranealand.bandcamp.com

louisianamusicfactory.com

The entire wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversation – unedited – complete with numerous sidebars, including some genealogical information which despite Aurora’s surprise may actually have a degree of accuracy (to be continued.)


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Roger Lewis and the Good News from New Orleans

Interview with Roger Lewis


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Jazz on the Tube talks with Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

We go into the evolution of brass bands and then dive deep into the living, breathing traditions of New Orleans music.

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Mike Vaccaro – Big bands, Hollywood, and a life of music

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Mike’s website – www.mikevaccaro.com
CD store – www.mikevaccaro2.bandcamp.com
Mike on the music business – https://iclassical-academy.com/online-course-collections-music-career/
Eastman Winds – www.EastmanWinds.com

Besame Mucho

(Composed by Consuelo Velazquez)

Mike Vaccaro, Leader, Tenor Sax, Flute
Gerry Schroeder, Keys
Kevin Axt, Bass, ContraBass
Michael Higgins, Guitar
“Tiki Passillas”, Percussion
Anne Walsh, Vocals
Drums and Percussion
Chris Stevens, Marimba, Percussion
Tom Zink, Recordist

– Ken McCarthy

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Interview with Alexis Cole of JazzVoice.org

Interview with Alexis Cole of JazzVoice.org


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How to support the next generation of jazz musicians

Announcing the Jazz on the Tube Challenge Grant

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) is the foremost association of jazz educators in the world.

Jazz on the Tube will double every dollar given to support the important work of the Jazz Education Network (JEN) up to $2,500.

Please use this link to make sure that your your generous contribution to the Jazz Education Network is doubled:: https://members.jazzednet.org/resilience-fund-jazz-on-the-tube/

Sean Jones, president of the Jazz Education Network (JEN), is also the Chair of Jazz Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Among other things, he held down the lead trumpet chair at the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and toured with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter on trumpet for the Tribute to Miles Tour.

We talk about how Sean skippered the organization through the rough seas of 2020-21, the specific challenges JEN faced and is still facing, and its urgent need for support from the jazz community.

Jazz on the Tube will double your donation so please give generously today.

Please use this link to make your contribution: https://members.jazzednet.org/resilience-fund-jazz-on-the-tube/

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