domingo, 18 de junio de 2017

GEERT VAN BON

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Geert Van Bon (Netherlands)
Gert Van BonnComing from a house filled with the music of the great boogie woogie and rock 'n roll pianists, Geert caught the boogie bug during a house concert by Dutch master Rob Agerbeek. A "few" years later his influences range from Ammons to Zwingenberger and from Jerry Lee Lewis to some of the Disney evergreens. He has performed at several house concerts in the Netherlands and made a couple of guest appearances while visiting the United States. Geert made his UK debut at last years' UK boogie woogie festival. You can catch Geert at the Swan Inn, playing two sets on Friday, together with a further appearance at the same venue on Saturday morning.



           



Recording made on Saturday, the 2nd of July 2016 during the 12th UK Boogie Woogie Festival in Sturminster Newton at The Exchange.

The Band: Geert van Bon piano; Julian Phillips accordion; Brett Nevill bass; Howard Meyrick sax; Mal Barclay guitar; Rob Pokorny drums





           

viernes, 16 de junio de 2017

EDGAR HAYES

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Edgar Junius Hayes (May 23, 1902 – June 28, 1979)was an American jazz pianist and bandleader.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Hayes attended Wilberforce University, where he graduated with a degree in music in the early 1920s. In 1922 he toured with Fess Williams, and formed his own group, the Blue Grass Buddies, in Ohio in 1924. In 1925 he played with Lois Deppe, and later in the decade led the groups Eight Black Pirates and the Symphonic Harmonists.

From 1931 to 1936 Hayes played in and arranged for the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. From 1937 to 1941 Hayes again led his own orchestra; Kenny Clarke was among his sidemen. His most popular recording was a version of the song "Stardust" and the original recording of In the Mood which was later covered by Glenn Miller, both songs were recorded in 1938. He moved to California in 1942, and led a quartet there for most of the decade. Following this he played solo, continuing to perform live into the 1970s. Hayes recorded under his own name in 1937-38, 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1960. He died in San Bernardino, California, in 1979.





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