月別アーカイブ: 2017年12月

SICILY JASS “The World’s First Man in Jazz”(1)

December 11. 2017

Photo by courtesy La Voce di New York

The film was held as part of “Sicilian Dream” where the Italian Cultural Center (Osaka) introduces films, music, food culture etc in the Sicily region.

The main character is Nick LaRocc of Sicilian II, and the film has become a jazz movie using the documentary method.

Many people are more familiar with this movie than me.

Photo by Wikioedia

For an overview of the movie, please refer to the comments of other people.

For me,it is interesting that prominent jazz researchers appeared.

Some famous jazz researchers such as Ricky Riccardi,Dan Morgenstern,Bruce Raeburn appeared on this film.

This week I will post about scenes where I was interesting in this movie.

今回の映画上映会はイタリア文化会館(大阪)がシチリア地方の映画・音楽・食文化などを紹介する”Sicilian Dream”の一環として開催されました。

映画の主人公はシチリア系2世のNick LaRocca(ニック・ラロッカ)で、ドキュメンタリー手法を用いたジャズ映画になっています。

映画の概要については私より詳しい方が発信されていますので、そちらをご覧下さい。

Ricky Riccardi、Dan Morgenstern、Bruce Raeburnなど有名なジャズ研究者がこの映画に登場しました。

今週はこの映画の中で、私が面白かった場面について投稿します。

Photo above of Ricky Riccardi(right) and Dan Morgenstern(left) by Ricky’s Facebook

Photo by courtesy of Library of Congress

Here is Original Dixieland Jazz Band play “Livery Stable Blues” .
Nick LaRocca, c, dir: Eddie Edwards, tb / Larry Shields, cl / Henry Ragas, p / Tony Sbarbaro, d. New York, February 26, 1917.
19331-1 Livery Stable Blues,Vic 18255

Here is “SICILY JASS – OFFICIAL TRAILER” .

I listened to the mourning radio program of George Avakian(3)

December 08. 2017

Photo by courtesy ©Burt Goldblatt/CTS Images George Avakian, Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins
Newport Jazz Festival, July 6, 1963

Mr.Chris selected “My Song by Keith Jarrett” as the last song of the program.

My Song is an album which was released on the ECM label in 1978.

George Avakian had also contributed to the success of Keith Jarrett ,because he introduced Keith Jarrett to Manfred Eicher.

Photo above of Manfred Eicher and Keith Jarrett by courtesy of Stereophile.com

About Manfred Eicher,please refer to ECM HP.Go here

In 1968 George Avakian produced ”Life Between the Exit Signs by ”Keith Jarrett”on Vortex label.

Interestingly George Avakian wrote the liner notes of “Life Between the Exit Signs.”

Also in the program Creed Taylor’s work was broadcast.

I guess Creed Taylor is a great jazz producer.

Finally, please listen to “Goodbye” by Keith Jarrett.

Photo by courtesy of JazzTimes

DJのクリスさんは番組の最後に「Keith JarrettのMy Song」から「Country」を選曲されました。

My Songは1978年にECMレーベルで発売され今でも人気のあるアルバムです。

George AvakianはKeith JarrettをManfred Eicherに紹介しKeithの成功にも貢献していました。

Manfred EicherについてはECMのHPを参照してください。こちらをクリックして下さい

1968年、George AvakianはVortexレコード (アトランティック系列会社)でKeith Jarrettをリーダとする「Life Between the Exit Signs」を制作しました。

「Life Between the Exit Signs」のライナーノートにおいてGeorge Avakian自らがKeith Jarrettについて紹介した文章は興味深いです。(ラーナーノートを写真として添付しました)

又、私にとって嬉しいことにCreed Taylorの作品も番組で放送されました。

Creed TaylorはGeorge Avakian亡き後、ジャズ界では最高のプロデューサーであると思います。George Avakianとは関係ありませんが私の好きな演奏( CTI録音)を添付しました。

最後にKeith Jarrettによる「Goodbye」をお聞き下さい。


Keith Jarrett Trio
Here is Keith Jarrett Trio play “Life Between The Exit Signs”.
Keith Jarrett(p),Charlie Haden(double-bass),Paul Motian(ds)
May 4, 1967 NYC

Here is Freddie Hubbard plays “Sky Dive”.
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn) Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown (trombone) Paul Faulise (bass trombone) Tony Price (tuba) Hubert Laws (flute, alto, bass flute) Phil Bodner (flute, alto, bass flute, bass clarinet, piccolo) Romeo Penque (flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn) George Marge (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet) Wally Kane (bass clarinet, piccolo) Keith Jarrett (piano, electric piano) George Benson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Billy Cobham (drums) Airto, Ray Barretto (percussion) Don Sebesky (arranger, conductor) Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October, 1972

Photo by curtesy of ECM Records

Here is Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden play “Goodbye”.
Keith Jarrett(p),Charlie Haden(double-bass) NJ, March, 2007

Photo by Wikipedia

I listened to the mourning radio program of George Avakian(2)

December 06. 2017

Photo above of George Avakian by courtesy of JazzWax

Continuing from yesterday,I will post my favorite songs according to the album introduced in the program.

In 1956 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra appeared at Newport Jazz Festival.

Paul Gonsalves played an astounding 27 choruses of “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue.”

Because Duke told Gonsalves to blow as long as he wanted during the interlude.

Photo by courtesy of paulgonsalves.jazzgiants.net

Today many disney songs became jazz standard.

But back in the ’50s, no one in jazz took Disney movies or their soundtracks seriously.

Why did Dave bother recording an album of Disney songs?

Below I quated JazzWax interivew “Dave Brubeck Digs Disney”. (May 26, 2011)

Dave and his five children excited on the rides in Disneyland in California.

So Dave thought an album of Disney movie songs would be a great idea.

The Disney theme was Dave’s idea, and I was amazed when he called and told me what he wanted to do.

Then Bill Evans and Miles Davis recorded “Disney Songs” .

Also John Coltrane played “My Favorite Things” and ”Chim Chim Cher-ee.””

昨日に続きWarehouse(FMCOCOLO765)で紹介されたアルバムについて投稿致します。

1956年、Duke Ellington楽団はNewport Jazz Festivalに出演しました。

そして「Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue」でPaul Gonsalvesは27コーラスにも及ぶ長いソロ演奏を行いました。

今日では数多くのディズニー関連の曲がジャズスタンダードになっています。

しかし50年代においてはディズニー映画やそのサウンドトラック曲をジャズとして真面目に取り組む音楽家はいませんでした。

では何故Dave Brubeckはアルバム制作においてディズニーの曲を選んだのでしょうか?

以下JazzWaxのインタビュー “Dave Brubeck Digs DisneyMay 26、2011″を引用しました。

George Avakianは次のように話しています。

ディズニーの音楽をテーマとしてレコーディングするのはDave の考えでした。彼がそのことを電話した時にはびっくりしました。

Daveと彼の5人の子供たちは、カリフォルニアのDisneylandの乗り物に興奮しました。

そしてDaveはディズニー映画の曲のアルバムが素晴らしいアイデアだと思った。

その後、Bill Evans や Miles Davisは「ディズニーソング」を録音しています。

又、John Coltraneも「My Favorite Things」「Chim Chim Cher-ee」を演奏しました。

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 「Ellington at Newport」
Here is Duke Ellington & His Orchestra play “ Black and Tan Fantasy ”.
Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (cl, as), James Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bs), Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Willis Nance, John Cook (tp), Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson (tb), Duke Ellington (p), James Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (ds)
July 7, 1956… live at Newport Jazz Festival, Newport

 

Here is Duke Ellington & His Orchestra play  “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue.”
Members of the recording are the same as above.

 

Miles Davis 「Miles Ahead」
Here is Miles Davis and Gil Evans play “Miles Ahead 1959” on YouTube.
Miles Davis, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Luis Mucci, Taft Jordan, John Carisi (tp), Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennet (tb), Tom Mitchell (btb), Willie Ruff, Tony Miranda, Jimmy Buffington (frh), Bill Barber (tu), Lee Konitz (as), Romeo Penque, Sid Cooper (fl, cl), Danny Bank (bcl), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (ds), Gil Evans (arr, cond) November 1957… New York

 

Photo by courtesy of French Lick, IN Aug 17, 1958

Dave Brubeck Quartet「Dave Digs Disney」
Here is Dave Brubeck Quartet play “Alice in Wonderland”.(Mono Version)
Dave Brubeck (p), Paul Desmond (as), Norman Bates (b), Joe Morello (ds)
August 29, 1957… New York

 

Here is Dave Brubeck Quartet play “Some Day My Prince Will Come ”.(Mono Version)
Members of the recording are the same as above.

I listened to the mourning radio program of George Avakian(1)

December 05. 2017

By Courtesy of The New York Times,From left, Louis Armstrong, the songwriter W.C. Handy and George Avakian in the 1950s.

Last week I heard my favorite radio program “World Jazz Warehouse.”Christopher Knott (番組DJクリスさん) introduced some of the many great recordings by George Avakian for mourn his death.

So I would like to introduce my favorite songs according to the album introduced in the program.

About songs that were broadcast on the day, please see the radio program’s website.Go here

毎週日曜日の夜はいつもジャズ番組「World Jazz Warehouse(FMCOCOLO765)」を聞いています。

今回の放送でChristopher Knott(番組DJクリスさん)は先月98歳で亡くなった偉大なプロデューサーGeorge Avakianさんを追悼し、Avakianが遺した多くのレコーディングから数曲ご紹介されました。

そんな訳で番組で紹介されたアルバムに収録されている曲(私が好きな曲)を以下ブログで紹介したいと思っています。

尚、当日に放送された曲については、ラジオ番組のウェブサイトをご覧下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい。


Louis Armstrong “Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy”
Here is Louis Armstrong plays “Yellow Dog Blues”.
Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (ds) July 12, 1954… New York


J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Octet “Jay & Kai +6”
Here is J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Octet play “You Don’t Know What Love Is”.
J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Bob Alexander, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Tom Mitchell, Bart Varsalona (btb), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (ds)
1956… New York

Here is J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Octet play “Night in Tunisia”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.
add Candido (cga)


George Avakian produced “Chicago Jazz Album”.
Here is Jimmy McPartland and his Orchestra play “Sugar”.
Jimmy McPartland(cor),Bud Jacobson(cl),Boyce Brown(as),Floyd Bean(p),Dick McPartland(g), Jim Lannigan(sb),Hank Isaacs(d) Chicago, October 11, 1939.

Here is Jimmy McPartland and his Orchestra play “China Boy”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.


George Wettling’s Chicago Rhythm Kings play “I’ve Found A New Baby”.
Charlie Teagarden(tp),Floyd O’Brien(tb),Danny Polo(cl),Joe Marsala(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Jack Bland(g),Artie Shapiro(sb,George Wettling(d) New York, January 16, 1940.

George Wettling’s Chicago Rhythm Kings play “Bugle call Rag”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Art Tatum was selected “The All American Band” by Esquire Magazine(2)

December 01. 2017

Photo by YouTube

Yesterday I read an interesting article about “The All American Band.”

In 1943 Arnold Gingrich, who was co-founder of Esquire magazine, entrusted witht Robert Goffin to come up with a poll of the greatest jazz musicians in the country.

Robert Goffin was a distinguished Belgian music scholar.

Photo above of Robert Goffin, Benny Carter, Louis Armstrong, and Leonard Feather (L to R) in 1942 by Wikipedia

In those days Robert Goffin and Leonard Feather taught a course on jazz with Goffin at the New School in New York.

Leonard Feather assisted Goffin with the poll.

They selected “three team” as The All American Esquire Jazz Band.

The concert was planned as a benefit for the Navy League, with war bonds sold for seats.

So the audience had to buy a war bond to attend.

The Navy League is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US – flag Merchant Marine. Go here

The O.W.I. (Office of War Information) arranged to have the concert recorded.

Esquire Magazine turned the concert into a benefit for the war effort.

I referred to The All-American Esquire Jazz Band(EDITOR’S NOTES) by Alex Belth (SEP 23, 2016)

昨日「The All American Band」に関して興味深い記事を読みました。

1943年、Esquire誌の共同設立者(編集者)であったArnold Gingrichはベルギー人の評論家で有名な作家であったRobert Goffinにジャズミュージシャンの人気投票の実施を依頼しました。

その当時、Robert Goffinと共にニューヨークのNew Schoolでジャズ講座を担当していたLeonard Featherもこの仕事に協力しました。

二人は「The All American Esquire Jazz Band」として 「3組のバンド」を選びました。

又、このコンサートは「Navy League」を援助することを目的として開催され、ホールの座席入場券の売り上げは戦事債券となったそうです。

コンサートを観た一般客は結果的に戦争債券を購入することになったわけです。

「Navy League」とは海軍、海兵隊、沿岸警備隊、米国の旗艦商船などアメリカの海上保安警備をサポートする非営利の民間組織です。こちらをクリックして下さい。

コンサートの模様はO.W.I.(Office of War Information)が録音した全米に放送されています。

上記はThe All-American Esquire Jazz Band(EDITOR’S NOTES) by Alex Belth (SEP 23, 2016)を引用致しました。

Photo by Discogs

Here is Coleman Hawkins with Art Tatum play “My Ideal”.

Here is Art Tatum plays “Tea For Two”.
Bigard→ Eldridge→Tatum→Norvo(vib)

Here is Billie Holiday (with Art Tatum) sings “I’ll Get By”.

Here is Billie Holiday (with Art Tatum) sings “Billie’s Blues”.

Photo above of Billie Holiday and Art Tatum(Metropolitan Opera House. Esquire Jazz Concert. January, 18th 1944) by courtesy Pinterest