Monthly Archives: November 2015

The best book I’ve read this year~’HENDERSONIA’

November 30. 2015
The Music of Feltcher Henderson and his Musicians
A Bio-Discography by ‘Walter C. Allen’
I’m reading the jazz-related books. In particular I am interested in biography of jazz man.
I think ‘ HENDERSONIA’  is most excellent book as a biography of the jazz man.
I would want to write a funny description of in this biography in a future blog.

Dr.Jazz – Osamu Uchida

November 29. 2015

In 2006 I lived Simonoseki City in those days.For a family trip I went to ‘Osamu Uchida Jazz Collection’ (in Okazaki City).

The tenor sax of Miyazawa Akira (yesterday’s blog photo) are permanent exhibition.

The photo is what I received from the clerk of the jazz collection.

There are a lot of precious historical materials. Jazz fans I think the place to visit.


Sonosheet (Record) is forever


November 28. 2015

In 1958 Sonosheet has been developed by the manufacturer that the France of SAIP.
It is extremely thin vinyl records.

Unlike ordinary records ,very thin.
Because it is utilized as appendix of Magazine, soft enough to be easily bent.
The size there are many things of 17cm panel of so-called EP size.
The color were in many cases of red.

Why was better the sound of “Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall live recording”

November 27. 2015

CBS broadcast had a permanent wire installed at Carnegie. Also New York Philharmonic every Sunday  was broadcasted  by CBS. CBS master control at 485 Madison Avenue.There was the custom transcription studios. The networks and stations had modest facilities for recording reference air checks for their own purposes.

The lion’s share was done by independent operations. They thrived because a lot of people needed such recordings. Ad agencies, advertisers, performers, band leaders, writers, producers and others all needed air checks.

When an air check was required, the studio would simply open the circuit to the appropriate station or network and take the feed. Technically, it was not an “air check,” since the signal was taken directly off the line wire.

This was why Goodman’s Carnegie Hall concert could be recorded so routinely. It was not broadcast, of course. But it was easy for an independent studio simply to phone CBS master control, request the circuit to Carnegie Hall to be opened, and take the feed that way.

I quoted from the article of the IAJRC Journal – Vol 39, No 3, August 2006

John McDonough writes for Down Beat and The Wall Street Journal.

Ella Fitzgerald wins Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater(November 21, 1934)

It is a completely different performance as the record that was introduced in yesterday’s blog.

I saw  The  JATP in ” Osaka Castle Hall 1983”.

Of course the last performer was Ella.

While listening to this record, I think I miss those days.