月別アーカイブ: 2015年12月

White Christmas ~Irving Berlin

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Today is Christmas Eve.I will introduce the Christmas songs.

However, I have cited the commentary of ‘koubun Nogawa’ .’

Commentary of jazz music'[ジャズ楽曲の解説]

This book was published in 1951.

“The song has been inserted in 1942 to make the movie ‘Holiday Inn’.

Song named after the important holiday of the United States has been inserted into this movie.Particularly this song was the most wonderful.In four months of beginning one million copies of sheet music were sold.Finally in seven years 300 million copies were sold .Sales of records shown surprising number of records that five million sheets.

And this song came to be sung every year as a Christmas song.It has sold 350,000 of music score in every year in December.American soldiers are singing this song in the Orient and Europe.
While they think dear old home,they greet the Christmas.This song is selling well in abroad than USA.”

株式会社千代田書房 「ジャズ楽曲の解説」140ページを引用しました。

Kurashiki music library

December 23. 2015

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When I was living in Okayama , I occasionally visited  Kurashiki .
I had heard SP records in ‘Kurashiki music library’.
I want to write about the establishment of this library.
There is the famous ‘Ohara Museum of Art’  that was built by ‘magozaburou Ohara’.
His son ”Soichiro Ohara’ was the knowledge also had deep music.
He contributed to the construction of the Music Library in Kurasiki.
1953, he was 10 million yen donation to Kurashiki City for music library construction.
Music library was established in 1969.
SP records of his collection were donated.
Also Phonograph that he was using was also donated.

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[Photo by Kurashiki music library]
Even now, we are held regularly SP record concert.
In this library for me there are memories in the other. I would like to write to another opportunity.

Memories of Mr.Okada

December 22. 2015

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Toyoharu Okada died in August 8. He was famous as Ellington collector who was a senior of university jazz club.

He had been collecting records of Ellington from his university days.After graduating from university, he worked in the famous record store.

1971,he fulfilled his dream and opened a record store.[Record Shop Okada]

I have been to his store and learned a lot of things in relation to jazz.I received a valuable reference materials of jazz from Mr.Okada.
I was blessed to seniors.

It will showcase in this blog.

“Handwriting-list of Victor vintage jazz series”

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Let’s talk about Woody Herman

December 21. 2015

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In Japan, evaluation of Woody Herman Orchestra seem to be low.Typically,Ellington and Basie are popular with jazz fan.Woody Herman seems unpopular.”Early autumn” known in performance of Stan Getz has been popular.

I also like the Second Herd, but recently I hear First Herd hear well.They played blues until 1942.From 1943 onward they changed band color by playing bop.However, the leader did not change the style of clarinet and scat.
I love the rhythm section of this time. Dave Tough (ds) Chubby Jackson(b)

Let’s talk about Woody Herman than Ellington and Basie.

This article is interesting.

http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/herd-woody-herman-1940s/

 

‘a music night’ in Nakamuraya(中村屋)

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There is an old coffee shop called “Nakamuraya” in Hiroshima.
Atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 on Hiroshima.
Establishment of this shop was 1946.
The store owner is Akihiro Nakamura who is the second generation of this shop.
He is a senior of my university club.
He has held a concert that named ‘a music night’  on every month.
This month, it became one hundredth.
Chamber music has been primarily planning in concert.
However, every year December, ‘live jazz concert’ has been held. This month was tribute to Buddy DeFranco.
This shop does not have this shop homepage.
The distance of the walk from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

I first heard real jazz in SAB Hall

December 19. 2015

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About 40 years ago I heard  Phil Woods in this hall.This hall was in Festival hall underground.[See yesterday’s blog]  In this hall MBS of television “Young Oh Oh” had been recorded a TV program every week.It was this TV show was a regular band of “Takashi Furuya and Four Freshmen,”

Furuya was a concert held invited Phil Woods as a guest.At first he was playing with Furuya.However,when he started to play the solo, the audience of the atmosphere had changed.Alto sounds like we’ve never heard until now had lasted longer.Furuya did not play a solo.I first heard  real jazz that night.

Phil Woods died in September.

Live at Osaka Festival Hall

December 18. 2015

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Today, I went to the nearby Osaka Festival Hall.The new hall will be to 2 years completed.I have never been to New Festival Hall.
Because I came back to Osaka recently.
Acoustics of this hall was great.

There are famou recordings.’Deep Purple’ live in Japan recorded in this hall.

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Miles was recording a live [Feb. 1.1975]
Matinee ‘Agharta’
Night ‘Pangaea’
I was watching the live of ‘Pangaea’.
My seat was the third from the previous.

In my collection, there is a rare live record .This record is bootleg.While listening to this bootleg, I am reminded of the old hall.

“Eddie Condon All Stars Live at Festival Hall, Osaka Japan”: March 27,1964

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http://www.festivalhall.jp/english/index.html