Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 30-4-2016: All Jazzed Up … 

Now that … 

Was a long day … 

I have to admit, I was working, yesterday.

From 12 noon, until 9 at night.

And I’m back again, tonight: from 5 until closing time.

I’m (sort of) thankful: as that means I’ve not lost too many hours after falling ill on Wednesday.

Still … ?

I’m thankful the medications helping!

All I need to do now … is remember to have a word about it, when I see my GP.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 30th April is International Jazz Day: as sponsored by UNESCO.   The genre is said to have its origins in which US city: Chicago, Saint Louis or New Orleans?
Q2) Many of its early performers worked in that city’s red light area, around Basin Street.   The district was informally known as what?
Q3) The day is organised by UNESCO, and the Thelonius Monk Institute.   Thelonius, himself, played what: trumpet, piano or double bass?
Q4) Which colour of music is said to be an influence on early Jazz?
Q5) What’s another musical influence on the genre: showtime, rag time or double time?
Q6) Cornettist, Buddy Bolden, is said to have introduced what: swing, syncopation or the blue note?
Q7) Cab Calloway, Jimmy Durante and Duke Ellington all played at a famous prohibition-era, Jazz club: on 142nd Street, Harlem, New York.   WHICH club?
Q8) Jazzman, Charlie Christian, played for the Benny Goodman Sextet.   Which instrument did Charlie play?
Q9) Christian, and other jazz players, were famously good at what: improvisation, harmonization or pasteurization?
Q10) Finally … Miles Ahead was released late in 2015.   It’s a film biopic about which Jazz legend?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th April, 1945, saw the start of Operation Manna.   Operation Manna was an Allied humanitarian operation: to drop food supplies on German occupied where: Belgium, Luxembourg or Holland?
A1) Holland: or the Netherlands, as they now are.
Q2) 29th April, 1945, saw US troops liberated Dachau Concentration Camp.   The camp was in what’s now which country?
A2) Germany.
Q3) Which car company produced its last model, on 29th April, 2004: Ford, Oldsmobile or GM?
Q4) 29th April, 2016, is the anniversary of the wedding of Prince William, and Katherine Middleton.   They were married in which year?
A4) 2011.
Q5) Finally … 29th April, 2015, saw a baseball game — between the Baltimore Orioles And the Chicago Whitesox — set a record: for the lowest ever attendance at a Major League Game.   How many people attended?
A5) Zero.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.”
Duke Ellington.
And these tunes … 

Enjoy you day.

And don’t forget to dance … 

*        That’s not the question, Debbi: the question is, “Who on EARTH was operating BB-8 … ?”

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmmm ... interesting question! :)

1. New Orleans
2. Storyville
3. piano
4. blue notes
5. ragtime
6. syncopation
7. The Cotton Club
8. guitar
9. improvisation
10. Miles Davis

Been a LONG, but fun, day! Got to be on a panel with the guy who wrote "Six Days of the Condor"!

Also, got to meet Bob Woodward. Amazing! :)