月別アーカイブ: 2017年2月

The Jazz Workshop(9)

February 16.2017

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以下の文章は「World Air Current」から引用抜粋しました。(2007/08/13 J-WAVEから放送)

SJ Jazz Workshopの最終回ではニューポート・ジャズ・フェスティバル「1966年と1970年」が上映されました。このフィルムにはジョン・コルトレーンの演奏が撮影されていました。中平氏は日本で初めての海外ジャズツアーに参加し貴重な演奏を撮影することが出来ました。帰国後、中平氏はジャズ喫茶 “Dig”で貴重な映像をファンに公開しました。
その後、全国のジャズ喫茶のオーナーから貴重なフィルムを借りたいという申し出があったそうです。
フィルムを貸すことが出来ないことから、彼は自分の映写機を携えて北海道から九州までジャズ喫茶を廻ったということです。又、このフィルムには当然ながら音声は入っておらず、インパルスのコルトレーンのレコードをバックグラウンドミュージックとして上映されたそうです。尚、このツアーの参加者は彼と故内田修氏と故野口伊織氏の3人だけだったそうです。

第14回 即興と衝突
1971年7月3日 AM0:00 銀座ヤマハホール
第1部 菊地雅章クインテット
菊地雅章(p),峰厚介(as),鈴木良雄(b),村上寛,中村よしゆき(ds)
第2部 菊地雅章+山本邦山+村上寛+ゲーリー・ピーコック 「銀界」の再
第3部 中平穂積撮影 66年70年ニューポートジャズフェステイバル実況フイルムの上映

SJ Jazz Workshop ended with the 14th ”Improvisation and Collision”.

It was held July 3,1971.

Kikuchi(菊地雅章) and his members played Part 1 and 2 on the day.

I want post about the third part of last workshop.

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The third part had been presented “Newport Film” by Hozumi Nakadaira(中平穂積) .

Mr.Nakadaira had photographed the Newport Jazz Festival”1966 and 1970”.

The 1966 festival was John Coltrane’s last performance.

A travel agency was recruiting a tour of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966.

He wanted to see John Coltrane by all means.

In those days Japanese could not go abroad.

So he decided to join the tour.

Unfortunately the tour partícipant was only three people including him.

The remaining two people were Osamu Uchida(内田修) and Iori Noguchi(野口伊織).

He photographed John Coltrane’s performance by 8-mm color film.

Also he shot Kenny Burrel and Dexter Gordon and others.

After returning he was frequently showing his invaluable film at Jazz Cafe “Dig”.

Interesting he provided “Live at the Village Vanguard” as background music because it was “unvoiced film”.

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Then owners of jazz cafes all over the country wanted to see his valuable films.

They said they wanted him to lend the film.

However there was no reproduction of film at that time.

So he carried his machine and was showing his film from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

Here is John Coltrane footage at Newport 1966.

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February 15.2017

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Photo above of Masabumi Kikuchi from JazzTokyo

Photo above of the Flyer(SJ Jazz Workshop-3) courtesy of 十和堂(towa33.com)

Photo above of the Flyer(SJ Jazz Workshop-3) courtesy of 十和堂(towa33.com)

Sadao Watanabe talked about Masabumi Kikuchi(菊地雅章) in last week’s radio broadcast.

“When I returned to Japan from Berklee College of Music,Kikuchi was the earliest appeared in front of me.
He begged for me to teach about Berklee’s theory.
He was quick to understand and no musician with an excellent sense of harmony than Kikuchi.”

Sadly, two year ago Masabumi Kikuchi passed away in New York, aged 75.

Please refer to Masabumi Kikuchi(菊地雅章). Go here

Photo above of Gary Peacock by news.allaboutjazz.com

Photo above of Gary Peacock by news.allaboutjazz.com

I quoted R.I.P.: Masabumi “Poo” Kikuchi (1939-2015) from JazzTokyo.

Gary Peacock ● A constant source of inspiration for me

I too was saddened to hear of Poo’s demise…a fate we all must ultimately encounter.As you know, it was through Poo that I was able to record two albums for Sony records while living in Japan.Poo’s spirit of musical adventure and strong commitment to discovering his ‘sound’ remains a constant source of inspiration for me. His last recordings with guitar and bass are true evidence that he DID discover his ‘voice’.I will miss him but I will not miss his spirit which is with me 24/7.

僕にとっての絶えざるインスピレーションの源泉いつかは僕らの誰もが受け入れざるを得ない運命とはいえ、Pooの逝去を聞き悲嘆に暮れている。知っての通り、僕が日本に滞在中、2枚のアルバムをソニー・レコードに録音できたのはPooのお陰だ。Pooの音楽における冒険心、自分の“音”見つけようとする強力な執着心はいつも僕にとってのインスピレーションの源泉だった。彼がギターとベース(訳注:トッド・ニューフェルドg、トーマス・モーガンbによるTPTトリオ)との3人で最後に遺した一連の録音は、彼がついに自分の“ヴォイス”を見つけたという何よりの証拠だ。彼がいないのは寂しいが、彼のスピリットはつねに僕の中にいる。(ベーシスト)

Here is the montage of Masabumi Kikuchi(菊地雅章)”Out of Bounds”.

Here is Masabumi Kikuchi plays “Freedom Jazz Dance”.

Here is Gary Peacock plays “梵鐘 Bonsho”.

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February 14.2016

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In those days Swing Journal was reputed to have the largest circulation of any jazz magazine in the world.

Also the cover always included a headshot of one or another straight-ahead player.

I recently found an interesting cover of Swing Journal at JazzWax.Go here

At second time Sadao Watanabe(渡辺貞夫) held concert on March 15, 1969.

Sadao performed to tribute the 13th anniversary of Charlie Parker.

It was issued “SWING JOURNAL JAZZ WORKSHOP 2 SADAO WATANABE DEDICATED TO CHARLIE PARKER” by Tact label.

Here is Sadao Watanabe Plays “If I Should Lose You”.

Here is Sadao Watanabe with Modern Jazz All Stars plays “Confirmation”.

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February 13.2017

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Swing Journal Jazz Workshop was a periodical jazz concert sponsored by Swing Journal Inc.

SWING JOURNAL was Japan’s foremost Jazz magazine, and published from 1947 until 2010.

SWING JOURNAL became highly influential in Japan Jazz.

So it had organised Jazz event such as Jazz Workshop and didn’t aim at profit.

In those days Swing Journal had chosen outstanding musicians every year.

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They insisted on their own music and announced experiments on their stages.

At first time Terumasa Hino(日野皓正) and his all stars held concert on November 22, 1968.

Also Swing Journal Jazz Workshop had been recording by TACT JAZZ label.

Here is TERUMASA HINO(日野皓正) plays “AlONE, ALONE AND ALONE”.

Here is Great Talk Terumasa Hino Living with Jazz

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February 10.2017

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Photo above og George Wein

Photo above og George Wein

George Wein produced “Trumpet and Guitar Workshop”, at Newport Jazz festival 1966.

Part of an afternoon concert broken up into two parts, a Jazz guitar workshop, and a Trumpet workshop.

We can see Newport Jazz Festival official film.

Billy Taylor (master of ceremonies);
Bobby Hackett, Clark Terry,Ruby Braff, Henry “Red” Allen,Dizzy Gillespie (tp);George Benson,Charlie Byrd, Kenny Burrell(g)

Here is Trumpet and Guitar Workshop(Full Concert – 07/02/66)

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February 09.2017

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“Piano Workshop” was held in Berlin October 30, 1965.

This event was organised by Joachim Ernst Berendt.

He wanted to show the development of jazz piano.

So he did not choose Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner.

Photo above of Joachim Ernst Berendt

Photo above of Joachim Ernst Berendt

Earl Hines was the father of jazz piano improvisation.

Teddy Wilson was on hand to represent the swing piano style.

Lennie Tristano served as an exponent of modern exploratory piano playing.

It seems unnecessary to explain about Bill Evans and John Lewis.

Jaki Byard alternated free and stride passages on the same tune.

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Unfortunately Bud Powell could not participate because of sickness.

Also two pianists could not participate.

Thelonious Monk was touring Europe with his own band.

Photo above of Eroll Garner with Art Tatum from hipstersanctuary.com

Photo above of Eroll Garner with Art Tatum from hipstersanctuary.com

Art Tatum already had died in 1956.

The program began started from Earl Hines.

Then Teddy Wilson, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, and Jaki Byard appeared in order.

The piano players were supported by bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Alan Dawson.

Here is Earl Hines plays “Memories of you”.

Here is Earl Hines & Teddy Wilson play “All Of Me”.

Here is John Lewis trio play “Django”.
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Here is Lennie Tristano Piano Solo plays “G Minor Complex”.

Here is Bill Evans trio play “Beautiful Love”.

Here is Jaki Byard plays “Free Improvisation”.

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February 08.2017

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The NDR is an abbreviation for Norddeutscher Rundfunk.(北ドイツ放送局の略称)

The NDR Jazz Workshop was held as jazz event from 1958.

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In the 1950s Hans Koller had worked in the SWF Baden-Baden Radio Orchestra.

Then he became the musical director of Hamburg’s NDR Jazz Workshop.

Despite in those days Europe had been in the Cold War,NDR invited many jazz musicians from United States and Communist countries and others each year.

NDR left many grandiose sound tracks.

More than 2000 concerts and studio recordings from the last 60 years are resting well protected in our Jazz archive.

Some of these have been released since 1987.

NDR music director Hans Gertberg from Jazzrealities

NDR music director Hans Gertberg from Jazzrealities

I will introduce a terrific discography about NDR Jazz Workshops.

“NDR Jazz Workshops – start of listing” by Jazzrealities. Go here

Wes Montgomery recorded 17 tunes with NDR in April 30, 1965.

Fortunately we can look some part of his incredible works on YouTube.

Here is Wes Montgomery plays “Blue Grass” ,“On Green Dolphin Street” ,“Blue monk “,
“Last Of The Wine”,West Cast Blues “ Hamburg; NDR Jazz workshop(April 30,1965)
Wes Montgomery(g); Hans Koller(as,ts),Johnny Griffin(ts); Johnny Scott(ts);Ronnie Ross(bs); Martial Solal(p);Michel Gaudry(b);Ronnie Stephenson(ds)

Here is Weather Report live in Berlin:NDR Jazz Workshop(1971)

Here is Jimmy Owens plays “Present and future”:NDR Jazz Workshop(1968)

Here is John Surman plays “Flashpoint”:NDR Jazz Workshop (1969)