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The early Swedish Jazz(3)

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Stan Getz played a folk song in Stockholm in 1951.

This song was named ‘Dear Old Stockholm’ and became modern jazz masterpiece.

Although departing from the main theme I want to mention about his bad habit.

When he visited in Sweden, he received a hero’s welcome.

There was no heroin anywhere for him.

Young Swedish players did not know about the prevalence of narcotics on the American jazz scene.

So he hoped to be clean like them.

I guess he decided to quit a narcotics in Sweden.

I summarized from his biography.Go here

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When Lionel Hampton’s band had toured Europe in 1953,Clifford Brown and Quincy Jones

and other members recorded with Arne Domnerus and Lars Gullin and Bent Hallberg.

Please refer to my previous post.Go here

Here is ’The Sound’ .

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First time Swedish jazz draw public attention abroad was at the jazz festival in Paris in 1949.

Also Miles Davis took part in this event.Go here

Arne Domnérus and Putte Wickman among others made great success in several concerts.

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Leonard Feather had radio program in USA in those days.

He introduced Swedish jazz records in his program “Jazz at its best”.

In spring 1950 Down Beat wrote about Arne Domnerus recordingof Body and Soul:

“He has a wonderful pleasant,[…] they can murder most American musicians”.

Also the Metronome jazz magazine had a large and enthusiastic feature on Swedish jazz.

US record companies were interested to issue the new jazz from Sweden.

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Reinhold Svensson’s recordings for Metronome Records was issued first 10 LPs from Prestige.

Furthermore,fine recordings by Lars Gullin, Arne Domnerus and Bengt Hallberg followed.

Next day I will post about American musician concert tour in Sweden.

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This is Dexter Gordon/Lars Gullin/Sahib Shihab Live in Copenhagen

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I am looking forward to reading ‘Rifftides'[Doug Ramsey on Jazz and other matters…].

I have recently read a his interesting blog.

Please refer to his recently article.Go here

So I want to post about this week Swedish Jazz.

I am fond of Swedish Jazz from a long time ago.

Especially I guess the early Swedish Jazz had been shining brilliantly in the histrory of jazz.

I had posted about Swedish Jazz in the past.

Please refer to my past blog.Go here

Aurex Jazz Festival in Japan(5) Jaco Pastorius threw his bass into moat of Hiroshima Castle

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I quoted this article.Go here

In Hiroshima incident took place.

When Jaco Pastorius went to Hiroshima he threw his bass into moat of Hiroshima Castle.

Before the start of stage he said ” I have left my instrument in the pond,

I must look for my instrument”.

The search party was formed by about ten person.

They looked for the pond and fountain of Hiroshima Peace Park.

But they did not find the instrument.

Next day Jaco and search party were looking for his instrument.

However he led them to Hiroshima Castle.

Why did he go there?

He threw his instrument to castle’s pond on the night before last.

When they arrived Hiroshima castle,he said ‘I pulled my instrument by now’.

Actually he threw his instrument on the night before last.

Then he climbed to a stone walls of castle in order to raise it.

He needed a rope for pulling instrument.

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Indian costume was wearing for the reception party.

He defeated his Indian costume instead of rope.

Then he appeared at hotel wearing only underwear.

Of course, shoes were not wearing.

Since there was no time he did soundcheck on stage wearing only underwear and no shoes.

Here is Jaco Pastorius Big Band – Aurex Jazz Festival (Japan) 1982

Here is JACO PASTORIUS BIG BAND JAPAN – REHEARSAL

 

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Hiroshima Peace Park

 

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Hiroshima Castle

 

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In 1982 four bands were organized.

(1) All Star Jam
Clark Terry (tp,vo), J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (tb) ,Dexter Gordon (ts) ,Tommy Flanagan (p), Kenny Burrell (g) ,Richard Davis (b) ,Roy Haynes (ds)

(2)The Dave Brubeck Quartet

(3)The Woody Herman Big Band

(4)Jaco Pastorius Big Band

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Except Jaco Pastorius Big Band,please refer to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival Discography’.Go here

About Jaco Pastorius Big Band,there was an interesting episode.

Tomorrow I want to post amazing episode.

Here is Woody Herman Big Band – Four Brothers

 

 

 

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In1981 four bands were organized.

(1)Lionel Hampton Allstar Big Band With Woody Herman

(2)Allstar Jam Session

(3)The Great Jazz Trio And Friends With Nancy Wilson

(4)Fusion Super Jam

For more information,please refer to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival Discography’.Go here

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I am interested in Lionel Hampton’s performance.

I found terrific live performance in Yokohama Stadium.

I quote the blog that an audience wrote:

“They played a Japanese song “Sakura Sakura”.

Lionel Hampton had been playing the piano with only one finger.When they were

playing ‘When the saints go marching in’, they paraded through Yokohama Stadium.

It was shocking live performance for Japanese audience.”

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The concert program was terrific in those days.

A luxurious four bands had been organized by George Wein.

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The leader Benny Goodman :”King of Swing”

The leader Benny Carter: “Gentlemen of Swing”

The leader Dizzy Gillespie:”Battle of The Horns”

The leader Freddie Hubbard:”Jazz of The 80’s”

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Incidentally George Benson Group was scheduled to visit Japan.

However, he was not able to visit Japan.

So ‘Gentlemen Of swing’ had been organized by Benny Carter.

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Benny Goodman(cl), Teddy Wilson(p), Tony Terran(tp), Dick Nash(tb), Eddie Duran(g), Al Obidinski(b), John Markham(ds)

Aurex Jazz Fest ’80, Yokohama Stadium, Japan, Sept. 7, 1980
Freddie Hubbard (tp),Joe Henderson (ts),George Duke (keyboards),Alphonso Johnson (b)
Peter Erskine (ds)