Johnny Pate(3)

June 08.2017

While performing with South, Johnny Pate furthered his musical training by studying at Chicago’s Midwestern Conservatory from 1951 to 1953.

In those days Johnny Pate also played with the Red Allen – J.C. Higginbotham Combo.

Photo above of Mills Blue Rhythm Band. From left to right: George Washington, J. C. Higginbotham, Henry “Red” Allen, Wardell Jones and Shelton Hemphill from Wikipedia

In addition during this same time period, he worked for the Club De Lisa as the arranger of its shows’ production numbers.

The feature male singer in the show was a young man by the name of Joe Williams.

Please refer to an interesting blog about Joe Williams and the Club De Lisa.Go here

Then Johnny Pate and Joe Williams became life-long friends.

In the end of the 50’s, he led his own group that served as the house band at Chicago’s Blue Note.

There he worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Duke Ellington.

Also he recorded “Johnny Pate at the Blue Note” (1956).

Photo above of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald by courtesy of Pinterst

Johnny Pateは1951年から1953年までシカゴの Midwestern Conservatoryで音楽理論を徹底的に学びました。
又、同時期にはHenry Red Allen とJ.C. Higginbotham が双頭リーダーであったバンドにも参加していました。
更にシカゴでも有名なナイトクラブ「The Club De Lisa」で音楽ステージの編曲者として雇われました。
当時「The Club De Lisa」で歌っていたボーカリストはJoe Williamsでした。
Joe Williamsと「The Club De Lisa」に関しては添付のブログを参照してください。ここをクリックして下さい。
1950年代の終わり頃には、彼をリーダーとするグループが「シカゴBlueNote」のハウスバンドとして抜擢されました。
「シカゴBlueNote」ではElla FitzgeraldやSarah Vaughan そして Duke Ellingtonバンドと共演しました。
又、 “Johnny Pate at the Blue Note” (1956)というレコードも製作販売されました。(実況ライブではありません)

Here is Johnny Pate at the Blue Note play “What a Difference a Day Made”, “It Might as Well be Spring”,”I Surrender Dear”.
Johnny Pate(b), Floyd Morris(p),Wilbur Wynne(g)
Chicago, probably July 3-10,1956

Here is Count Basie with Joe Williams and Jimmy Rushing play “Going To Chicago”.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s