09/16 – 09/22: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, September 16, 2019

Jazz Birthdays: Joe Venuti, Jon Hendricks, Tony Horowitz, Charlie Byrd, Earl Klugh, Hamiet Bluiett

* Joe Venuti

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/china-boy-2/

* Jon Hendricks

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/airegin-3/

* Tony Horowitz

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/aim-for-the-heart/

* Charlie Byrd

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/shiny-stockings/

* Earl Klugh

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/whispers-and-promises/

* Hamiet Bluiett

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/eddie-lang-jazz-festival/

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque All-Stars

Big news: You can catch Jane and her band in an intimate setting at the Falcon on the Hudson Valley this Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Jane Bunnett and and her husband Larry Kramer have provided the gateway to the larger world for countless young Cuban musicians.

Being from Canada helps. Unlike those of us from the “Land of the No-So-Free”, … Read more


A beautiful singer, a beautiful band, and beautiful footage of the beautiful people of Cuba.

The tune is “La Rumba Me Llamo Yo”

The singer and leader is Daymé Arocena, one of the great artists of the new generation of Cuba.

A comment from a YouTube viewer:

“I’m not Cuban or have any Hispanic descendant but I watched her on … Read more

Ray Barretto and friends on Sesame Street

It’s no mystery why Ray was such a beloved figure

That’s “Little” Ray Romero on bongo.

The follows appears to be outtakes from the same program.

A beautiful bio of Ray Romero here from https://worldmusiccentral.org/2006/08/19/master-rumbero-little-ray-romero-dies-in-florida/

“During the 40s, Little Ray performed with the legendary Xavier Cugat Ochestra before joining the U.S. Army. After his army tour, he played with Noro … Read more

The vocal origins of jazz with David Wright & Vic Hobson

True or false?

1. Jazz is based on European harmony.

2. Barbershop quartet music started around the 1890s aka “The Gay Nineties”

3. Barbershop quartet is a sub-genre of music developed by Americans of European descent.

False on all three.

Examples of barbershop quartet music have been documented as far back as the 1840’s, when it was perceived as an … Read more