月別アーカイブ: 2017年12月

Snowfall

December 31. 2017

I have a song that I’d like to listen to at the end of the year.

I will introduce my favorite “Snowfall” and “A Fountain In Havana”.

年末になると思い出すことがあります。

9年前の年末に東京から札幌に転勤で引っ越しをしました。

そして5年前の年末に東京に戻りました。

北海道での引っ越しでは雪がいつも降っていました。

雪の怖さも何度か経験しましたが、自宅の窓から見る雪の風景は忘れられません。

そんな訳で私のお気に入りの「Snowfall」をブログに添付しました。

又、最後にこの曲の原曲となったと思われます「A Fountain In Havana」もご紹介します。

Here is Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra play  “Snowfall”.

 

 

Here is Ahmad Jamal Trio play  “Snowfall”.
Ahmad Jamal (p) Israel Crosby (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Live “The Alhambra”, Chicago, IL, late June 1961

 

 

Here is Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra play  “Snowfall”.
Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino, Herbie Harper, Milt Bernhart (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) John Cave, Vince Cave, Vince DeRosa (fhr) Clarence Karella (tu) Ronnie Lang (as,fl) Harry Klee (as,alto-fl,pic) Dave Pell, Gene Cipriano (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Larry Bunker (vib,xyl,tymp,perc) Russ Freeman (p) Howard Roberts (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d) Pete Rugolo (arr,cond)
Los Angeles, July 11, 1956

 

 

Here is Eddie South And His Trio play  “Snowfall”.
Eddie South (vln) Billy Taylor (p) LaGrand Mason (b) Connie Jordan (d)
Standard transcriptions, Hollywood, CA, c. early Sept, 1944

 

 

Here is Emily Remler Quartet play  “Snowfall”.
Hank Jones (p) Emily Remler (g) Buster Williams (b) Marvin “Smitty” Smith (d)
New York, May, 1988

 

 

Here is The Manhattan Transfer sings “Snowfall”.

 

 

Here is Tony Bennett sings  “Snowfall”.

 

 

Here is Ray Nobles & His American Dance Orchestra play  “A Fountain In Havana”.
Arranged Ray Noble
Piano, Written-By Claude Thornhill

大阪ジャズ同好会2017年12月例会特集

December 24. 2017

Photo above of Wardell Gray with the Earl Hines Orchestra by courtesy of Alchetron.

2017年12月23日に12月例会が開催されました。
今回の特集は『Wardell Gray Memorial』
解説 寺本泰規氏(同好会世話人)
例会で聞かせて頂いた音源と録音データを添付致します。

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Fatha’s idea”.
Willie Cook, Billy Douglas, Fats Palmer, Arthur Walker (tp) Bennie Green, Dickie Harris, Cliff Smalls, Pappy Smith (tb) Scoops Carey (cl,as) Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p) Rene Hall (g) Gene Thomas (b) or Lucille Dixon (b) David “Chick” Booth (d) Betty Roche, June Richmond (vcl)
AFRS recording session, Hollywood, CA, October 23 or 30, 1944

 

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Let’s get started.
Arthur Walker, Vernon Smith, Willie Cook, Palmer Davis, Billy Douglas (tp) Bennie Harris, Joe McLewis, Cliff Small, Druie Bess (tb) Scoops Carey, Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p,vcl,dir) Gene Thomas (b) Chick Booth (d) Dolores Parker (vcl)
Los Angeles, c. June 1946

 

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Photo by Pinterest Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron

Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “The man I love”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Red Callender (b) Harold “Doc” West (d)
Hollywood, CA, November 23, 1946

 


Here is Charlie Parker’s New All Stars with Wardell Gray play “Stupendous”.
Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d)
Hollywood, CA, February 26, 1947

 

Here is Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Blues for sale”.
Billy Eckstine (vcl,tb) Ray Linn (tp) Gerald Valentine (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Warren Bracken (p) unknown (g) Shifty Henry (b) Tim Kennedy (d)
Los Angeles, April 21, 1947

 

Photo of Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gene Norman and Shorty Rogers in the early ’50s

Here is Wardell Gray Quintet/Gene Norman’s Just Jazz Concert play “Blue Lou”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Erroll Garner (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d)
Live “Civic Auditorium”, Pasadena, CA, April 29, 1947

 

 

Photo by Pinterest Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron

Here is The Tadd Dameron Septet play “Jahbero”.
Fats Navarro (tp) Allen Eager, Wardell Gray (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Chino Pozo (bgo)
New York, September 13, 1948

 

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 

Photo by Wardell Gray Photo Gallery(1948-1949)

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “Undercurrent Blues”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 


Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “Easy living”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New York, November 11, 1949

 

Here is Count Basie & His Sextet play “One o’clock jump”.
Clark Terry (tp) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Wardell Gray (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Universal short film, Hollywood, CA, April,29and 30late , 1950

 

Here is Count Basie And His Orchestra “Little pony”.
Lammar Wright, Al Porcino, Clark Terry, Bob Mitchell (tp) Booty Wood, Leon Comegys, Matthew Gee (tb) Marshal Royal, Reuben Phillips (as) Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,celeste-1) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arr)
New York, April 10, 1951

 


Here is Just Jazz All Stars: Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars “The Jeep is jumpin’ “.
Clark Terry (tp) Juan Tizol (v-tb John Graas (fhr) Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Billy Strayhorn (p,arr) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (d,arr)
Los Angeles, February, 1952

 

Here is Louis Bellson Orchestra “For Europeans only”.
Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Hoyt Bohannon, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson (tb) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers (ts) Bob Lawson (bar) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) John Simmons (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Los Angeles, September, 1953

 


Here is Wardell Gray Sextet “Blues in the closet”.
Gene Phipps (tp) Wardell Gray (ts) Tate Houston (bar) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1955

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大阪ジャズ同好会2017年12月例会『Wardell Gray Memorial』

December 24. 2017

Photo above of Wardell Gray with the Earl Hines Orchestra by courtesy of Alchetron.

2017年12月23日に12月例会が開催されました。
今回の特集は『Wardell Gray Memorial』
解説 寺本泰規氏(同好会世話人)
例会で聞かせて頂いた音源と録音データを添付致します。

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Fatha’s idea”.
Willie Cook, Billy Douglas, Fats Palmer, Arthur Walker (tp) Bennie Green, Dickie Harris, Cliff Smalls, Pappy Smith (tb) Scoops Carey (cl,as) Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p) Rene Hall (g) Gene Thomas (b) or Lucille Dixon (b) David “Chick” Booth (d) Betty Roche, June Richmond (vcl)
AFRS recording session, Hollywood, CA, October 23 or 30, 1944

 

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Let’s get started.
Arthur Walker, Vernon Smith, Willie Cook, Palmer Davis, Billy Douglas (tp) Bennie Harris, Joe McLewis, Cliff Small, Druie Bess (tb) Scoops Carey, Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p,vcl,dir) Gene Thomas (b) Chick Booth (d) Dolores Parker (vcl)
Los Angeles, c. June 1946

 

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Photo by Pinterest Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron

Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “The man I love”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Red Callender (b) Harold “Doc” West (d) Chuck Thompson (d-1) replaces West
Hollywood, CA, November 23, 1946

 


Here is Charlie Parker’s New All Stars with Wardell Gray play “Stupendous”.
Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d)
Hollywood, CA, February 26, 1947

 

Here is Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Blues for sale”.
Billy Eckstine (vcl,tb) Ray Linn (tp) Gerald Valentine (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Warren Bracken (p) unknown (g) Shifty Henry (b) Tim Kennedy (d)
Los Angeles, April 21, 1947

 

Photo of Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gene Norman and Shorty Rogers in the early ’50s

Here is Wardell Gray Quintet/Gene Norman’s Just Jazz Concert play “Blue Lou”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Erroll Garner (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d)
Live “Civic Auditorium”, Pasadena, CA, April 29, 1947

 

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 

Photo by Wardell Gray Photo Gallery(1948-1949)

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “Undercurrent Blues”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 


Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “Easy living”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New York, November 11, 1949

 

Here is Count Basie & His Sextet play “One o’clock jump”.
Clark Terry (tp) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Wardell Gray (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Universal short film, Hollywood, CA, April,29and 30late , 1950

 

Here is Count Basie And His Orchestra “Little pony”.
Lammar Wright, Al Porcino, Clark Terry, Bob Mitchell (tp) Booty Wood, Leon Comegys, Matthew Gee (tb) Marshal Royal, Reuben Phillips (as) Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,celeste-1) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arr)
New York, April 10, 1951

 


Here is Just Jazz All Stars: Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars “The Jeep is jumpin’ “.
Clark Terry (tp) Juan Tizol (v-tb,arr) John Graas (fhr) Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Billy Strayhorn (p,arr) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (d,arr) Shorty Rogers, Buddy Baker (arr)
Los Angeles, February, 1952

 

Here is Louis Bellson Orchestra “For Europeans only”.
Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Hoyt Bohannon, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson (tb) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers (ts) Bob Lawson (bar) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) John Simmons (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Los Angeles, September, 1953

 


Here is Wardell Gray Sextet “Blues in the closet”.
Gene Phipps (tp) Wardell Gray (ts) Tate Houston (bar) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1955

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Boyd Raeburn and Ginnie Powell(3)

December 22. 2017

After George Handy left for Hollywood film work,Raeburn hired Ralph Flanagan and Johnny Richards as arranger of successor.

At That time it was a rewarding band for that young talented arranger.

According to the discography by Tom Lord,I confirmed that many arranger are participating in the Boyd Raeburn band .

George Handy(ジョージ・ハンディー)がハリウッド映画の仕事のために楽団を退団したので、後任のアレンジャーとしてRalph Flanagan(ラルフ・フラナガン)とJohnny Richards(ジョニー・リチャーズ)が雇われました。

最近購入したTom Lordさんのディスコグラフィーを読むとBoyd Raeburn楽団には多くのアレンジャーが編曲を提供していることが確認できます。

その当時の若き才能ある編曲者にとってやりがいのある楽団だったと思われます。

瀬川先生も「Boyd Raeburnはスタッフアレンジャーに自由に思い通りのアレンジを行わせていました」と解説に記載されています。

今日は昨日ご紹介した2人(Eddie FinckelとGeorge Handy)以外の編曲者による8曲を添付しました。

George Williams

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “I’ll Remember April”.(arranged by George Williams)
Louis Cles, Ewell Payne, Pinky Savitt, Benny Harris (tp) Earl Swope, Tommy Pederson (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Angelo Tompros, Joe Megro (ts) Boyd Raeburn (ts,bassax) George Handy (p,arr) Dennis Sandole (g) Andy Delmar (b) Don Lamond (d)Langworth transcriptions, “Liederkranz Hall”, New York, June 13, 1944
CCD-22

Juan Tizol

Photo above of Juan Tizol by courtesy of National Museum of American History

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Bagdad” (arranged by Juan Tizol)
Louis Cles, Ewell Payne, Pinky Savitt, Benny Harris (tp) Earl Swope, Tommy Pederson (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Angelo Tompros, Joe Megro (ts) Boyd Raeburn (ts,bassax) George Handy (p,arr) Dennis Sandole (g) Andy Delmar (b) Don Lamond (d)Langworth transcriptions, “Liederkranz Hall”, New York, June 13, 1944
CCD-22

Milt Kleeb

Photo above of Milt Kleeb by courtesy Legacy.com

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Sequence”. (arranged by Milt Kleeb)
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Fishelson, Tommy Allison, Benny Harris (tp) Walter Robertson (tp,tb) Ollie Wilson, Jack Carman (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Al Cohn, Joe Megro (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Boyd Raeburn (sop,ts,bassax) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)Langworth transcriptions, “Liederkranz Hall”, New York, January 17, 1945
Circle CLP-113

George Melanchrino

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Lonely serenade”.(arranged by George Melanchrino)
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Fishelson, Tommy Allison, Benny Harris (tp) Walter Robertson (tp,tb) Ollie Wilson, Jack Carman (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Al Cohn, Joe Megro (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Boyd Raeburn (sop,ts,bassax) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)Langworth transcriptions, “Liederkranz Hall”, New York, January 17, 1945
Circle CLP-22 ,Golden Era LP15014

Ralph Burns

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Barefoot Boyd with cheek”. (arranged by Ralph Burns)
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Fishelson, Tommy Allison, Benny Harris (tp) Walter Robertson (tp,tb) Ollie Wilson, Jack Carman (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Al Cohn, Joe Megro (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Boyd Raeburn (sop,ts,bassax) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)Langworth transcriptions, “Liederkranz Hall”, New York, January 17, 1945
Circle CLP-113

Johnny Mandel

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Out of nowhere”.(arranged by Johnny Mandel)
Tommy Allison, Carl Berg, Alan Jeffreys, Dale Pierce (tp) Jack Carman, Johnny Mandel, Trummy Young (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Leonard Green (as) Stuart Anderson, Frank Socolow (ts) Hy Mandel (bar) Boyd Raeburn (bassax) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Joe Berisce (b) Irv Kluger (d) Margie Wood (vcl) Eddie Finckel, Milt Kleeb, Johnny Mandel (arr)
New York, May 13, 1945.Guild 133, Musicraft 491

Ralph Franagan

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Hep Boyd’s”.(arranged by Ralph Flanagan)
Bob Fowler, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Frank Beach (tp) Burt Johnson, Ollie Wilson, Tommy Pederson (tb) Lloyd Otto, Evan Vail (fhr) Wilbur Schwartz (as,cl) Ethmer Roden (fl,as) Bill Starkey (ts,eng-hrn,oboe) Guy McReynolds (bar,reeds) Boyd Raeburn (bassax) Hal Schaefer (p) Loretta Thompson (harp) Tony Rizzi (g) Harry Babasin (b) Max Albright (d)
Hollywood, September 14, 1946
JRC230-1 Jewel GNS10003

Johnny Richard

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Man with a horn”. (arranged by Johnny Richard)
Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay(tp) Tommy Pederson, Hal Smith, Fred Zito(tb) Lloyd Otto, Evan Vail(fhr) Bill Starkey(english horn) Willie Schwartz(as,cl) Ralph Lea, Guy McReynolds(ts) Hy Mandel(b) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) Loretta Thompson(harp) Hal Schaefer(p) Tony Rizzi(g) Harry Babasin(b) Jackie Mills(d)
Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 1946
JRC231-1 Jewel GNS10003,

Boyd Raeburn and Ginnie Powell(2)

December 21. 2017

Photo by courtesy of Joffe woodwinds’ article       Boyd Raeburn Saxes in 1947, (Courtesy of Bruce Raeburn) Front Row L-R:  Boyd Raeburn, Buddy DeFranco, Abe Markowitz, Frank Socolow Back Row L-R: Sam Spumberg, Shirley Thompson, Hy Mandel

Photo by courtesy of Joffe woodwinds’ article Boyd Raeburn Saxes in 1947, (Courtesy of Bruce Raeburn) Front Row L-R: Boyd Raeburn, Buddy DeFranco, Abe Markowitz, Frank Socolow Back Row L-R: Sam Spumberg, Shirley Thompson, Hy Mandel

Boyd Raeburn(ボイド・レイバーン)の楽歴については、昨日ご紹介したレコードの解説が一番役に立つと思います。
この解説で印象に残った箇所を下記に引用します。尚、瀬川昌久先生の解説を写真として添付致します。

「フィンケルは明らかに、当時のバップ運動を完全に理解して編曲に取り入れていたし、レイバーンの関心をバップとモダン・ジャズの方向に高めさせた。」

フィンケルとは最初のチーフアレンジャーであったEddie Finckelです。

「レイバーンバンドのバンドが今日までモダン・バンドとして優れた意義を與えられるすれば、それはハンディの作曲と編曲によるところが大きい。」

ハンディとは偉大な若き天才と呼ばれたGeorge Handyです。

今回は2人の編曲による演奏を4曲ずつ(計8曲)添付致しました。

Photo above of Edwin(Eddie) Finckel by Wikipedia

The arrangement of 4 songs below is Eddie Finckel.

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “March of the Boyds”.
Louis Cles, Ewell Payne, Pinky Savitt, Benny Harris (tp) Earl Swope, Tommy Pederson (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Angelo Tompros, Joe Megro (ts) Boyd Raeburn (ts,bassax) George Handy (p,arr) Dennis Sandole (g) Andy Delmar (b) Don Lamond (d) Eddie Finckel, (arr)
Langworth transcriptions, “Liederkranz Hall”, New York, June 13, 1944

 

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Boyd Meets Stravinsky”.
Carl Groen, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay(tp) Hal Smith, Ollie Wilson, Britt Woodman(tb) Harry Klee (as, fl) Willie Schwartz(as,cl) Ralph Lea, Guy McReynolds, Lucky Thompson(ts) Hy Mandel(bs) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) Dodo Marmarosa(p) Dave Barbour(g) Harry Babasin(b) Jackie Mills(d) Eddie Finckel (arr) Los Angeles, CA, February 5, 1946
JRC 133-2   Jewel 10,002

 

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Little Boyd Blue”.
Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay(tp) Hal Smith, Ollie Wilson, Freddy Zito(tb) Lloyd Otto, Evan Vail(fhr) Harry Klee (as,fl) Jilie Jacovs(oboe,ts) Willie Schwartz(as,cl) Ralph Lea(ts, bassoon) Guy McReynolds(ts) Hy Mandel(bs) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) Gail Laughton(harp) Hal Schaefer(p) Tony Rizzi(g) Harry Babasin(b) Jackie Mills(d) Eddie Finckel (arr) Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 1946
JRC 149-1 Jewel D1-6

 

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Duck Waddle”.
Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay(tp) Tommy Pederson, Hal Smith, Fred Zito(tb) Lloyd Otto, Evan Vail(fhr) Bill Starkey(english horn) Willie Schwartz(as,cl) Ralph Lea, Guy McReynolds(ts) Hy Mandel(b) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) Loretta Thompson(harp) Hal Schaefer(p) Tony Rizzi(g) Harry Babasin(b) Jackie Mills(d )Eddie Finckel (arr) Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 1946
JRC 233-3  Jewel 10,004

 

Photo above of George Handy by Wikimedia Commons

The arrangement of 4 songs below is George Handy.

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Over The Rainbow”.
Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay(tp) Hal Smith, Ollie Wilson, Freddy Zito(tb) Lloyd Otto, Evan Vail(fhr) Harry Klee (as,fl) Jilie Jacovs(oboe,ts) Willie Schwartz(as,cl) Ralph Lea(ts, bassoon) Guy McReynolds(ts) Hy Mandel(bs) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) Gail Laughton(harp) Hal Schaefer(p) Tony Rizzi(g) Harry Babasin(b) Jackie Mills(d) George Handy (arr)   Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 1946
JRC 146-2  Jewel D1-2

 

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Dalvatore Sally”.
Carl Groen, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay(tp) Hal Smith, Ollie Wilson, Britt Woodman(tb) Harry Klee (as, fl) Willie Schwartz(as,cl) Ralph Lea, Guy McReynolds, Lucky Thompson(ts) Hy Mandel(bs) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) Dodo Marmarosa(p) Dave Barbour(g) Harry Babasin(b) Jackie Mills(d) George Handy (arr)
Los Angeles, CA, February 5, 1946
JRC 132-2  Jewel D1-1

 

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Tonsilectomy”.
Tommy Allison, Alan Jeffreys, Johnny Napton, Dale Pierce(tp) Jack Carmen, Ollie Wilson, Si Zentner(tb) Leonard Green, Hal McKusick (as) Stuart Anderson, Frank Socolow(ts) Guy McReynolds(bs) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) George Handy (p) Hayden Causey(g) Ed Mihelich(b) Jackie Mills(d) George Handy (arr)
Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 1945
JRC 223-3  Jewel 10,000

 

Here is Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra play “Yerxa”.
Tommy Allison, Alan Jeffreys, Johnny Napton, Dale Pierce(tp) Jack Carmen, Ollie Wilson, Si Zentner(tb) Leonard Green, Hal McKusick (as) Stuart Anderson, Frank Socolow(ts) Guy McReynolds(bs) Boyd Raeburn(bsx) George Handy (p) Hayden Causey(g) Ed Mihelich(b) Jackie Mills(d) George Handy (arr)
Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 1945
JRC 226-2   Jewel 10,001

 

Boyd Raeburn and Ginnie Powell(1)

December 19. 2017

Photo by Courtesy of Library of Congress
Portrait of Boyd Raeburn, Ginnie Powell, vocalist Johnson, Irv Kluger, Pete Candoli, Wes Hensel, Gordon Boswell, Hy Mandell, Randy Bellerjeau

Photo above of Bruce Raeburn by courtesy of The Hearing Review

Last week I introduced Bruce Raeburn who is the curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive.

This week I would like to post about his father Boyd Raeburn.

Also I will introduce Ginnie powell who was the singer of his band.

Stan Kenton orchestra and June Christy at the Palladium. 1946. Photographer: Gene Lester.

Boyd Raeburn band is not as popular as Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.

Many years ago a wonderful album of Boyd Raeburn was on sale in Japan.

I have owned “The progressive Big Band.”

Please listen to the first tune included in this record first.

Photo above of Igor Stravinsky – Ebony Concerto by courtesy of CLASSICAL20.COM

先週、Hogan Jazz Archiveの学芸員であるBruce Raeburn氏を紹介しました。

今週は彼の父であるBoyd Raeburnについて投稿したいと思います。

又、Boyd Raeburn楽団に所属していた歌手Ginnie Powell(母)の歌唱も紹介します。

日本ではBoyd Raeburn楽団はStan Kenton楽団や Woody Herman楽団ほど人気がありません。

かなり以前になりますがBoyd Raeburn楽団の素晴らしいアルバムが日本で販売されていました。

このレコード「 The progressive Big Band」は未だ処分していませんでした。

まずはこのレコードに収録されている最初の曲をお聞き下さい。

Here is Boyd Raeburn and his Orchestra play “Interrude(Night In Tunisia)”.
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Fishelson, Tommy Allison, Benny Harris (tp) Trummy Young (tb)Walter Robertson (tp,tb) Ollie Wilson, Jack Carman (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Al Cohn, Joe Megro (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Boyd Raeburn (sop,ts,bassax) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)Dizzy Gillespie(arr)
AG542-2 New York, January 26, 1945

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The director Michele Cinque used an interview tapes by Nick Larocca.

In the movie, Bruce Raeburn talks about Nick’s achievement in the office of Hogan Jazz Archive.

Because Nick donated his musical heritage to Tulane University’s William Ranson Hogan Jazz Archive.

Jazz Archives has 2,844 LaRocca collections including photos, letters, scrapbooks, interview materials, advertisements, movies, records, posters, contracts and affidavits.

About Hogan Jazz Archive,Please refer to this website. Go here

Photo above of Jimmy La Rocca by Sicily Jass

In the last scene of the movie,the trumpet player Jimmy La Rocca who is the son of Nick Larocca is playing ODJB’s tune.

[The annotation]
Bruce Boyd Raeburn is a jazz historian and the has been the curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive.

Also he is the son of the big band leader Boyd Albert Raeburn.

Please refer to this website.Go here

Michele Cinque監督はNick Laroccaが生前に語ったインタビューテープを使っています。

映画の中では、Bruce Raeburn(学芸員)がHogan Jazz Archiveの事務所デスクでNickのジャズ史における功績等についてインタビューテープも交え説明しています。

映画上映の後に調べましたが、NickはTulane大学にある「Hogan Jazz Archive」に自分が保有していた音楽遺産を寄贈していました。

ジャズ関連資料として「写真、手紙、スクラップブック、インタビュー資料、広告、映画、レコード、ポスター、契約書、宣誓供述書」など合計2,844点が保存されています。

「Hogan Jazz Archive」についてはウェブサイトを参照して下さい。こちらを「クリックして下さい。

映画の最後のシーンで、Nick Laroccaの長男でトランペット奏者であるJimmy La RoccaがODJBの曲を演奏しています。

映画上映会後にFrancesco Cafiso(フランチェスコ・カフィーソ)の演奏会が開催されました。ブログの最後に1曲添付します。

Photo above of Bruce Raeburn by courtesy of OffBeat Magazine

Photo above of Boyd Rayburn and His Orchestra  “Man With The Horns”

[注釈]
Bruce Boyd Raeburnはジャズの歴史家でありHogan Jazz Archiveの学芸員でもあります。
又、Boyd Albert Raeburn(ビッグバンドリーダー)の息子です。

Here is a short promo of Jimmy LaRocca.

Here is Jimmy LaRocca’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band play “Tiger Rag’.
Live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on August 4, 2002

 

Here is Francesco Cafiso quartet play “Estate”.
Francesco Cafiso(as),David Hazeltine(p),David Williams(b),Joe Farnsworth(ds)
NYC,June 23,26 ,2005.

 

Photo by courtesy Istituto Italiano di Cultura Osaka

 

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Photo by courtesy of Library of Congress

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s record sold approximately one million copies in 1917 alone.

Unfortunately his later years of Nick was lonely.

Not only the success of Nick Larocca in this film,the director Michele Cinque described Nick’s shadow.

In 1940s NIck thought that he is not appreciated by the public as much as he thinks.

Photo by YouTube

So Nick launched a campaign to answer any attempts to discredit him as the creator of jazz.

In the 1950s Nick wrote many letters to newspapers, radio, and television shows.

He insisted that he was the true and sole inventor of jazz music.

He was damaging his credibility and provoking a backlash against him and his reputation and career.

Please see the video of Original Dixieland Jazz Band reunited in 1936.

The director Michele Cinque uses this film effectively at “SICILY JASS”.

The Original Dixieland Jazz Bandのレコードは、1917年だけで約100万枚も売れたそうです。

残念なことにNick Laroccaの晩年は寂しい人生でした。

Michele Cinque監督はNick Laroccaの成功した明るい面だけでなく、影の面もこの映画で描いています。

1940年代、NIckは自分が思っているほど世間に評価されていないと考えました。

そこで自分こそがジャズの創始者であるという主張を展開し始めました。

1950年代になって新聞、ラジオ、テレビ番組等に多くの手紙を差し出しています。

その手紙には自分がジャズにおいては唯一の創始者であると主張しています。

そうした行動が信用を失い、それまでの功績と名声に対し大きな反発が起こってしまいました。

1936年に再結成されたOriginal Dixieland Jazz Bandのビデオをご覧下さい。

Michele Cinque監督は「SICILY JASS」でこのビデオを効果的に使用しています。

Here is an episode of the March of Time from 1937, featuring the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

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Photo above of Nick LaRocca by courtesy of We The Italians | Michele Cinque (Director of “Sicily Jass”)

Photo above of Ricky Riccardi by courtesy of dipper mouth.blogspot.jp

At the beginning of the movie, Ricky Riccardi appeared and pointed to a page with Louis’ the first biography of Louis Armstrong.

Ricky Riccardi is the Archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of “What a Wonderful World”.

Ricky Riccardi’s Facebook Go here

There is written that Louis heard frequently the performance of Nick LaRocca in New Orleans.

Ricky said on film:”Louis often spoke about the Original Dixieland Jazz Band recordings.”

Louis Armstrong House Museum by NYCgo.com

映画の冒頭でRicky Riccardi(リッキー・リカルディ)が登場し、ルイ・アームストロングが最初に書いた自叙伝のあるページを指さししました。

Ricky RiccardiはLouis Armstrong House Museum(NYC)の管理責任者であり “What a Wonderful World”の著者でもあります。

Ricky RiccardiのFacebookはとても参考になります。こちらをクリックして下さい。

その自叙伝に「私はニューオーリンズにいた頃、ニック・ラロッカの演奏をよく聞きました」と書いています。

リッキーは「ルイはThe Original Dixieland Jazz Bandのレコードについてよく話していました」と映画の中で解説しています。

以下「ルイ・アームストロングが自叙伝に記した内容」をWikipediaから引用します。
「僕がウェイフ少年院でトランペットを習う4年前、1909年に最初の偉大なジャズオーケストラがドミニク・ジェームズ・ラロッカというコルネット奏者によってニューオリンズで結成された。みんな「ニック」ラロッカと呼んでいた。彼の楽団はたったの5人組だった。でも彼らはそれまでで最高にホットな5人組だった。(中略) 彼らが作り、当時世界中に新しいジャズ音楽をとどけた偉大なレコードの一部には『タイガーラグ』『リヴァリー・ステイブル・ブルース』 なんかがある。 ラロッカは数年前に引退してニューオーリンズに戻ったが、シンコペートされた音楽の偉大な開拓者としての彼の名声は永く永く、たぶんアメリカ音楽が続く限り残るだろう。 ディキシーランドバンドはすべてを変えた。」

Photo by courtesy of Library of Congress

Here is Original Dixieland Jazz Band play “Tiger Rag”.
Nick LaRocca, c, dir: Eddie Edwards, tb / Larry Shields, cl / Henry Ragas, p / Tony Sbarbaro, d.
New York, March 25, 1918.
21701-3 ,Vic 18472,

Here is Louis Armstrong plays “Tiger Rag”.
Filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1933

 

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Photo by Michele Cinque Facebook

Why did director Michele Cinque produce the film about Nick Larocca’s life?

After the movie,the organizer held a talk event by director Michele Cinque who is from Sicilia.

Why he was interested in the life of Nick Larocca?

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Photo above of Nick Larocca by courtesy La Voce di New York

He said that he heard a surprising fact from Dan Morgenstern.

“At the time Nick was active ,about 10 percent of the population of New Orleans was from Sicilia.”

So he came up with a movie production about the life of Nick Larocca.

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Photo above of Dan Morgenstern by courtesy of Jazz Lives (Word Press .com)

About Dan Morgenstern, please refer to this website. Go here

Interestingly Italian American musicians contributed to the jazz genre that we know today.

I attached “The documentary Mr. Jazz – The Louis Armstrong Story” which Michele Cinque produced in 2015.

Photo by American Italians Culture Center

何故、Michele Cinque(映画監督ミケーレ・チンクエ)はNick Laroccaの人生を描いた映画を製作したのでしょうか?

主催者(イタリア文化会館大阪)はシチリア出身のMichele Cinque監督とのトークイベントを開催しました。

主催者「何故Nick Laroccaに興味を持ったのですか?」

監督「Dan Morgensternから驚くべき事実を聞きました」と語りました。

「Nick Laroccaが音楽活動を行っていた頃ニューオーリンズの人口の約10%はシチリア出身だった」

その事実を聞いた瞬間、Nick Laroccaの人生を描いた映画を制作したいと思ったそうです。

Dan Morgensternについてはこのウェブサイトを参照してください。 こちらをクリックして下さい。

シチリア出身の音楽家がジャズの発展に大きく貢献したことは興味深いことです。

Michele Cinque監督が2015年に製作した “The documentary Mr. Jazz – The Louis Armstrong Story”を文末に添付致しました。

Photo by Michele Cinque’s Facebook

Michele Cinque(映画監督ミケーレ・チンクエ)の略歴を記載します。
1984年ローマ生まれ。映画やテレビのドキュメンタリー作品を監督。2007年に監督したLavoro liquido、Top Runnerがさまざまな国際フェスティバルで上映され、多くの賞を受賞。2011年にはボブ・マーリーの生涯についてのドキュメンタリーと、ルイ・アームストロングの伝記を監督・製作する。イタリア国営放送RAIの番組製作に携わる。2013年からRAIの特派員。特に南米をカバーする。2013年から2017年までの間に100本以上の映像を製作。2016年にはリビア沿岸を航行し、移民の現状を撮影した。現在、ポストプロダクション中である。2017年には、農業に従事する移民労働者が暮らすプーリア州の一地区を舞台にした短編Jululuを撮り、ヴェネツィア国際映画祭で賞を受賞した(イタリア文化会館の紹介文を引用しました。)

Here is “The documentary Mr. Jazz – The Louis Armstrong Story” directed by Michele Cinque.