月別アーカイブ: 2016年5月

Elliot Lawrence(5)

May 21.2016

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Elliot Lawrence had recorded the name board to remain in our memories.

Today, I want to post co-starred musician with him.

In particular, I can not forget two musician who died at a young age.

‘THE FOUR BROTHERS – TOGETHER AGAIN’

This recorded in 1957 for the RCA Records.

Serge Chaloff died five months later in July 1957 of spinal cancer.

They were collectived known as the Four Brothers.

Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Herbie Steward (ts)
Serge Chaloff (bs)
Elliot Lawrence (p)
Buddy Jones(b)
Don Lamond (ds)
Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Elliot Lawrence(arr)

Elliot Lawrence Plays Tiny Kahn & Johnny Mandel, from January 1956, while the last three are from Lawrence’s Swinging at the Steel Pier in June 1956.

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Pictured above, Tiny Kahn and Elliot Lawrence from JazzWax

 

This record was Tiny Kahn’s arrangements for Elliot Lawrence’s big band.

Elliot Lawrence Plays Tiny Kahn & Johnny Mandel, from January 1956.

Sadly, Kahn’s writing and playing genius would be short-lived. He died on Aug. 19, 1953 of a heart attack at age 29.

Elliot Lawrence(4)

May 20.2016

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About Gerry Mulligan, I’m not going to write.

However, JazzWax posted last conversation with Mulligan.

Elliot Lawrence said:
”In the mid-1990s, my phone rang at 3 a.m. My wife answered it, nudged me and said, “It’s Gerry.” By then, Gerry had liver cancer and his wife had tried everything to get him cured. She even took him to South America to seek care. I got on the phone, and Gerry said, “Elliot, I just wanted to tell you one thing. The happiest time in my life was when I was 17 with you and we were working together on your band.”

From 1946–1954 The Elliot Lawrence Band became a traveling band performing at dances, concerts, college proms and headline gigs.

The band was recording many albums for Decca, Columbia, RCA, Fantasy records.

Then two members of his band were taking a home movies.

These films have been exposes on YouTube.

About their tour, please refer to the JazzWax.

http://www.jazzwax.com/2015/08/elliot-lawrence-on-the-road.html