Monday, December 31, 2012

Keep (it) Swinging 2012: A Recollection

 The most popular blogs listed ........... 2012: Keep Swinging renamed as Keep (it) Swinging
Hans Koert

At the end of the year it is time to look back upon the activities at the Keep (it) Swinging blog.  In May 2012 the Keep Swinging blog was upgraded and renamed as 

Keep (it) Swinging 2012: Een terugblik (Nederlands) - Keep (it) Swinging 2012: a recollection. (English)

The old Keep Swinging blog had done its job after more then six years. Most of the regular Keep (it) Swinging visitors have found the new blog and its new url:  …..  The old one is still accessible and now used to post the Keep (it) swinging newsletters.

Houston Person in DJS (Dordrecht)(The Netherlands) ( November 2012) (photo courtesy: Hans Koert)

What blogs were most popular in 2012?

1. Graeme Bell (1914 – 2012)
2. Newport 58:  a series of blogs dedicated to Dutch bass player Ruud Jacobs, who played at the 1958 Newport festival with the International Youth Band, More about this at: Newport '58: Babel Band's Birth and following blogs.
3.  North Sea: Festival of Legends
4. Jo Muranyi (Martin Van Der Waals) (Dutch only) 
5. Oscar Alemán in Europe (1959) part 1

Concert reviews:(Dutch only) 
1. Dutch Swing College Band opent International Jazz Festival Middelburg 2012 (Dutch only) 
2. Lillian Bouté – The Sound After The Storm (Dutch only) 
3. Scat Cats (Dutch only) 
4. Lollo Meier en Fapy Lafertin: Plachterida (Dutch only) 
5. Roberta Gambarini – Roy Hargrove op Scheldejazz 12 (Dutch only) 

Lollo Meier and Fapy Lafertin ( Wageningen (The Netherlands) - October 2012) ( photo courtesy: Hans Koert)

The visitors of the Keep (it) Swinging blog prefered the next three concerts as the best of the year ....  and I can fully agree with that!
John Marshall ( Porgy en Bess - Terneuzen)(The Netherlands) ( April 2012) ( photo courtesy: Hans Koert)

Enjoy this list of popular reviews:

1.  The Millers - Dutch jazz sextet, dir. by Ab De Molenaar (1945-1961)
2.  Bill Evans: Two Unique Live Concerts
3. Lafertin et Le Jazz( (94-96) recordings reissued
4.  Big Ease Big Bands - Eddy Determeyer 
5. Eric Ineke - The Ultimate Sidemen

Roy Hargrove ( Porgy en Bess - Terneuzen)( The Netherlands) (June 2012) (photo courtesy: Hans Koert)

The Keep (it) Swinging blog hopes to continues in 2013 its weekly blogs about jazz and jazz-related music from the 1913 - 2013 period. Hope to see you again!  You can follow the Keep (it) Swinging blog with your e-mail, Facebook ( you should be registered) or its monthly newsletter. 

Hans Koert

At the end of the year 2012 Keep (it) Swinging recollects its activities with a list of most popular blogs. Hope to see you all back at this Keep (it) Swinging blog, dedicated to jazz and jazz related music from the 1913-2013 period ......
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