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This Month's Quiz Answers



April 2021




Well, What Do You Know?!

This month we gave you fifteen jazz related questions to give your little grey cells a workout. How did you get on?


Who is this


The quiz answers are below ....

Don't forget to check your score


Give yourself an extra point if you were able to complete the words that are the title of this song:

All the world can plainly see
You're the only one for me
I have told them in advance
They can't break up our romance
Livin' up to all my vows
'Cause I'm keepin' out of mischief now.

(Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now by Andy Razaf and Thomas "Fats" Waller)




Your Score

15 + correct - Lost In The Stars
12 - 14 correct - The Sky's The Limit
8 - 11 correct - Fly MeToThe Moon
4 - 7 correct - Jumpin' Jack Flash
1 - 3 correct - Grounded




Here are the answers


1. In 1944, Glenn Miller was in an aeroplane that disappeared over the English Channel - had he been leading an American airforce band or American army band?

Answer: American airforce band.



Which bridge is this



2. Which UK bridge did Billy Strayhorn name a tune after?

Answer: Chelsea Bridge

[According to Ellington biographer James Lincoln Collier, during a trip to Europe, Strayhorn was inspired by a J. M. W. Turner or James McNeill Whistler painting of Battersea Bridge and perhaps mistakenly named the song after Chelsea Bridge.]

[Click here for a video of Ben Webster playing Chelsea Bridge]





3. Which album includes the tracks Jeru, Budo, Boplicity and Venus De Milo?

Answer: Birth Of The Cool (Miles Davis)



4. Complete the two missing words from this tune title: _____ Hagar's _____.

Answer: Aunt Hagar's Blues



5. John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra - what does 'Mahavishnu' mean?

Answer: Mahavishnu is 'a principal deity in Hinduism, known as the Absolute protector of the universe beyond human comprehension and all attributes.'



6. In which song does Fats Waller remark 'Baby elephant patter, that's what I calls it'?

Answer: Your Feets Too Big

[Click here for a video of Fats Waller singing Your Feets Too Big]



7. Which band issued an album recorded in the Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in Ohio in March 1953?

Answer: The Dave Brubeck Quartet



8. What number do you end up with if you take the number of a famous jazz club in Lots Road, Chelsea, add to it the number of a historic jazz club in London's Oxford Street, and then divide the sum by the number of 'i's' in a Soho Coffee House that played a formative role in the emergence of Britain's skiffle and rock and roll music culture in the late 1950s.

Answer: 353 [ 606 + 100 = 706 / 2 = 353 ]



Herbie Hancock album




9. What do the Marind-anim tribe of New Guinea, executive searchers, and Herbie Hancock have in common?

Answer: Head Hunters (The title of Herbie Hancock's 12th studio album)






10. Which of these musicians did NOT have the nickname 'Red': Henry James Allen; Ernest Loring Nichols; Robert Roland Chudnick; Peter Edward Baker; Kenneth Norville;

Answer: Peter Edward 'Ginger' Baker. The others: Red Allen; Red Nichols, Red Rodney and Red Norville.



11. Put back the vowels that have been taken out of the name of this Scottish bass player. [You only get a point if you have spelt it correctly] - CLM GRLY.


[Click here for a video of Calum Gourlay's Quartet playing Blue Fugates from their album New Ears]



12. Which bass player started his career as a dancer, mastering a dance called the Slow Drag which resulted in his nickname. He was incorrectly rumoured to be a nephew of renowned New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

Answer: Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau



Who is this





13. Which UK bass player lends her initials to the band name ARQ?

Answer: Alison Rayner








14. Which vocalist, daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, received an MBE for services to music in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours?

Answer: Jacqui Dankworth

[Click here for a video of Jacqui singing her father's composition It Happens Quietly]



15. Which clarinet and saxophone player wrote the tune Four Brothers for Woody Herman based on the chord changes of Jeepers Creepers?

Answer: Jimmy Giuffre



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