”That jazz” is referring to a miracle in music that happened in the beginning of 1900s when people from a big variation of ethnical and cultural background inspired each other to play in a new fashion. Luckily all this coincided with the development of new inventions like the phonograph recordings, photography and film so that it became in part documented and still can be enjoyed today. In my early teens I happened to be exposed to ”that jazz” and it struck a string deep within me that has kept vibrating ever since.

Paul Bocciolone Strandberg

NEW Series: From the Studio and From the Record Shelves

Today’s Tune:

From the Studio #1

Opening the door to other daily activities

As you may have seen here, I’m quite busy listening to and enjoying records. But I am also playing.

There are different sorts of motivations for that. One is that if somebody asks me to come and play, I usually do so when the conditions are reasonable.

Then there is the need to play and the inspiration to do it. When I listen to well-produced pop records or classical music, I’m just enjoying it, but when I listen to jazz, I almost always find ideas about something to add or something to use as a base for creating something new. It speaks to me, and I want to join in the fun!

As I have a room that I like to call my home studio and a lot of good vintage instruments, I will make recordings and let anyone interested have a listen.

I do not want to impress or try to sell myself, but rather want to introduce you to nice tunes and sometimes whole arrangements.

Like in a jam session, there will be ups and downs, and that’s only natural.

The first out is A Porter’s Love Song to a Chamber Maid. The tune is much less complicated than the title, and it’s a good one for a jam session. On classical recordings, there is one by Jimmie Noone and one by the Washboard Rhythm Kings.

Radioprogram (Swedish):

Radio Swingtime 100 – 1 november 2002

MY PRETTY GIRL - Radio Swingtime 100MY PRETTY GIRL – Nu är vi framme vid det näst sista avsnittet i denna unika radioprogramserie. Vi gläds åt livaktig jazz från New Orleans med Oliver Naylor och Halfway House Orchestra, vi njuter av Fletcher Hendersons fina orkester med arrangemang av (…) lyssna på radioprogramlyssna på Radio Swingtime 100

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Latest CD:

New Sensational CD with Narcisse Jazz Band

Narcisse Cd coverMelodious jazz inspired by the irresistible sound and pulse of the 1920’s. Buy at $10.00 (+shipping) (…) view the CDMore about Narcisse CD

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New Paul and His Gang CD:

Paul and His Gang – new CD Live in USA and Canada

Paul and His Gang CD Live in USA and Canada Paul and his Gang was founded in Malmoe, Sweden by Paul Bocciolone Strandberg in 1990. At the most prestigious jazz festival for “old style jazz” in Breda, Holland they won the first prize in 1992. Their genuine interpretations of early jazz created an interest also in the US where (…) view the CDMore about Paul and His Gang CD Live in USA and Canada

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Also Available:

“Remembering” CD

remembering_front I’m proud to present a new double-CD in co-operation with jazzarkivet. The production is a retrospective collection of recordings and presents two of my most successful bands, Scaniazz (CD 1) and The Absalon Orchestra (CD 2), covering the period from 1975 until 1988 (…) continue readingRemembering CD

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