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Original Tuxedo Jass Band (1964)

Posted in clips, jazz, Original Tuxedo Jass Band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2012 by crownpropeller

Here’s a little christmas present for you all: The Original Tuxedo Jass Band playing “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” in the TV studios of Südwestfunk Baden-Baden in autumn 1964. This clip is just a part of the band’s appearance that was broadcasted in the series “Jazz gehört und gesehen” (Jazz heard and seen) in 1965.

You will see (and hear!) Joshua “Jack” Willis (tp) Waldren “Frog” Joseph (tb) Joseph “Cornbread” Thomas (cl,vcl) Jeanette Kimball (p) Albert “Papa” French (bj,g) Frank Fields (b) Louis Barbarin (d).

Thanks to the late Otto Flückiger and to Benne Vischer!

(and a happy new year!)

Memories of a Lionel Hampton concert (1964)

Posted in Cecil Payne, clips, jazz, Lionel Hampton with tags , , , , on December 28, 2011 by crownpropeller

From the late 1950s on – as soon as he could afford the equipment –  my friend Otto carried a camera when he went to a concert. Some of his early clips survive, most of them are silent though. One exception is the footage from a concert concert that Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra gave on July 24, 1964 at the Casino in the small french town of Divonne-les-Bains, 17 kilometers from Geneva on the other side of the swiss-french border.
On this occasion Otto filmed a part of the concert and had a tape machine running at the same time. Someone also took photos to which Otto had access – or maybe he made them himself. The clip I am presenting you here is a version that Otto himself edited sometime in the late 1980s. So fasten your seat belts and start the time machine full throttle. Be spiraled through the – sort of yellowish – mists of time and wake up in a little concert hall, where the Hampton band plays “Broadway”.  And look there: Cecil Payne gets some bars, and so does trumpeter Martin Banks!



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