Monthly Archives: January 2018

Teddy Weatherford and Buck Clayton(2)

January 19.2018

今日のブログは「Buck Clayton’s Jazz World」(上記写真)から一部を引用(要約)しました。

After high school, Buck Clayton moved to Los Angeles from Kansas.

When he had begin to play his first band, Teddy Weatherford had arrived from Shanghai.

Because Teddy Weatherford delegated from “Tung Vong Company” of Shanghai for scouting jazz musicians in USA.

Photo above of Teddy Weatherford by courtesy of Swinging’ India

Teddy had visited Los Angeles,Kansas City, Chicago,St.Louis,New York in search of a band to take back to China.

Fortunately, Buck Clayton had an acquaintance of Teddy Weatherford in his band.

Joe McCutchi and Teddy were the member of Erskine Tate band.

So Weatherford managed contracting Buck Clayton and His Harlem Gentlemen.

Photo by Buck Clayton’s Jazz World

In those days Buck Clayton had been the first marriage with Gladys “Derb” Henderson.

Also he met Duke Ellington before voyage to Shanghai.

At that time Duke Ellington was contracted for “Murder at the Vanities”.

When Buck Clayton and Debr made a voyage to Shanghai,Duke and his members saw a newly married couple off at the port.

Gladys “Derb” Henderson and Buck Clayton surrounded by a group of people including Duke Ellington, in front of a ship in California.
Photo by courtesy of University of Missouri Library

Buck Claytonは高校を卒業した後、生まれ故郷のKansas州からLos Angelesに移住しました。

Los Angelesでの音楽活動が軌道に乗った頃、Teddy Weatherfordが上海から一時帰国しました。

1934年、Teddy Weatherfordは「Tung Vong Company」(音楽プロダクション)の代理人として、本場のジャズミュージシャンを上海に招聘する目的で一時帰国したようです。

Teddy WeatherfordはKansas City, Chicago,St.Louis,New Yorkを視察したようです。

最終的にLos AngelesでTeddyはBuck Claytonと出会います。

幸いなことに(偶然)Buck Claytonはその当時のバンドの中にTeddy Weatherfordを知っているメンバーを一人擁していました。

Joe McCutchiとWeatherfordはErskine Tateバンドのメンバーとして旧知の仲でした。

そういった経由があり、Teddy Weatherfordは「Buck Clayton and  His Harlem Gentlemen」というグループと上海行きの契約を交わしたそうです。

Buck Claytonはプライベート面でGladys “Derb” Hendersonという女性と最初の結婚をしていました。

又、上海への航海の前にDuke Ellingtonとも会っています。

その当時、Duke Ellingtonは「Murder at the Vanities」という映画出演のためLos Angelesに来ていました。

Buckの自伝では、新婚の二人を祝福するパーティでのDuke Ellington楽団の様子が詳しく記述されています。(初録音も経験していないトランペッターにとっては忘れられない人生の一幕だったと推測します)

Buck Claytonと妻DebrがShanghai行きの船に乗る時、Dukeと他のメンバーは桟橋まで見送りに来ていました。(写真を添付しました)

Here is “Murder At The Vanities”
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra(1934)


Teddy Weatherford and Buck Clayton(1)

January 17.2018

Photo above of Teddy Weatherford by courtesy of Alibaba

Teddy Weatherford was born Pocahontas,on 11 October, 1903.

From 1915 through 1920 he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he learned to play jazz piano.

After moving to Chicago, he worked with several top jazz orchestras including those led by Jimmie Wade and Erskine Tate(playing and recording with Louis Armstrong).

In 1926 he toured Shanghai as the pianist in Jack Carter’s Orchestra.

Jack Carter’s Orchestra played in Shanghai between 1926 and 1928, featuring among others Valaida Snow.

Despite Jack Carter and his orchestra left to USA,Teddy Weaterford stayed on Shanghai.

Photo by courtesy of Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Then he was invited to Paris by Hugues Panassie and played in the Paris World Exposition.

He recorded solo piano performance in the Swing label.

After he returned to Shanghai, he made a voyage to Culcutta for World War II.

Unfortunately Teddy Weatherford died of cholera in Calcutta, aged 41.

Please refer to the video about his activity in Calcutta.

Photo by courtesy of Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Teddy Weatherfordは1903年10月11日バージニア州Pocahontasで生まれました。


シカゴに移動しJimmie Wade楽団やErskine Tate楽団というトップクラスの楽団で演奏しています。

Louis Armstrongが在籍していたErskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestraでの録音は有名です。

1926年、Jack Carter’s Orchestraの一員(ピアニスト)として上海に渡ることになります。

上海でのJack Carter楽団の演奏にはValaida Snowが参加しています。(Valaida Snowの演奏を1曲添付しました)

Jack Carter楽団は米国に帰りましたが、Teddy Weatherfordは単独で上海に滞在することになりました。

Photo above of Hugues Panassie by courtesy of

その後、ジャズ評論家Hugues Panassieの招きでパリに行き、パリ万国博覧会でも演奏しています。





Here is Wade’s Moulin Rouge Orchestra with Teddy Weatherford play “Someday sweetheart”.
Jimmy Wade (cnt,dir) Bill Dover (tb) Arnett Nelson (cl,as) Vernon Roulette (cl,ts) Eddie South (vln) Teddy Weatherford (p) Buddy Gross (tu) Edwin Jackson (d)
Chicago, December, 1923
尚、この演奏はEddie Southの最初の録音だそうです。
Eddie Southについては長谷川光氏のブログをご覧下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい。


Photo by Strictly Oompah This photo is taken sometime between December 1925 and June 1926. Erskine Tate’s own identification (courtesy Bertrand Demeusy/Floyd Campbell) from left (back row): Ed Wyer, violin. Will Armstrong, cello. Clarence Lee, violin. Teddy Weatherford, piano. John Hare, helicon. Alvin Fernandez, clarinet. Frank Ethridge, violin. From left (front row): James Tate, trumpet. Louis Armstrong, trumpet. Eddie Atkins, trombone. Elliot Washington, banjo. Erskine Tate with baton. Jimmy Bertrand, drums. Paul “Stump” Evans, saxes. Charles Harris, saxes, and Norval/Norvelle “Flute” Morton, saxes.

Here is Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra play “Stomp off, let’s go”.
Louis Armstrong, James Tate (tp) Eddie Atkins (tb) Angelo Fernandez (cl-1,as-2) Stump Evans (as,bar) Norval Morton (ts) Teddy Weatherford (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj) John Hare (tu) Jimmy Bertrand (d-1,wbd-2) Erskine Tate (ldr,shouting)
Chicago, IL, May 28, 1926


Here is Teddy Weatherford play “My blue heaven”.(solo piano)
Paris, France, July 20, 1937

Here is Teddy Weatherford And His Band play “Hoe down”.
George Banks, Bill McDermott (tp) George Leonardi (tb) Reuben Solomon (as,cl) Sonny Saldana (reeds) Cedric West (g,tb) Tony Gonsalves (b) Trevor McCabe (d) Teddy Weatherford (p,vcl) Paquita (vcl)
Calcutta, India, June 1942



Photo above of Valaida Snow by courtesy of Atlanta Black Star

Here is Valaida Snow sings “Minnie the moocher”.(with Lulle Ellboj’s Orchestra)
Valaida Snow (tp,vcl) Bengt Artander, Gunnar Green (tp) Sture Green (tb) Lulle Ellboj (as,ldr) Gunnar Wallberg (as) Rudolf Eriksson (ts) Willard Ringstrand (p) Kalle Lohr (g) Roland Bengtsson (b) Olle Sahlin (d)
Stockholm, Sweden, August 28, 1939

Here is Teddy Weatherford in Calcutta.

Jazz South Pacific by USO

January 14.2018

Photo above of Howard McGhee and his wife Sandy(1963) by courtesy of Pinterest

In 1951 Oscar Pettiford formed a jazz unit for consolation at the request of USO.

About USO, please refer to wikipedia. Go here

So he had convened J.J.Johnson and Howard Mcghee and others.

Photo above of J.J.Johnson by

They went overseas on November 3 after playing of USO task at camps across the United States.

Then they went to Korea, Japan, and Southern Pacific islands.

Unfortunately Pettiford left this group for internal problems.

So “Jazz South Pacific” was recorded in Guam before the recordings of Howard McGhee Korean All Stars.

Photo by Alamy

By the way Oscar Pettiford and Howard Mcghee with Coleman Hawkins appeared in the movie THE CRIMSON CANARY.

Photo by Fresh Sound

1951年、Oscar PettifordはUSOの要請で米軍基地慰問を目的としたジャズユニットを結成しました。

USO(The United Service Organizations )については、こちらを参照してください。

J.J.JohnsonやHoward Mcgheeなどが慰問メンバーとして招集されました。



残念なことですがOscar Pettifordは他のメンバーと「反りが合わず」、楽旅途中でグループを脱退してしまいました。(詳細な理由をご存知の方からの情報提供をお願いします)

それ故「Jazz South Pacific(Regent MG6001)」にはOscar Pettifordが参加し、前回ご紹介した「Howard McGhee Korean All Stars」には現地のベーシストが参加していたのではないかと推測致します。

余談ですがOscar PettifordとHoward McGheeは一緒に映画出演しています。

「THE CRIMSON CANARY」という映画のワンシーンでColeman Hawkinsをリーダーとするバンドメンバーとして登場しています。

Howard McGhee (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Rudy Williams (ts) Skeeter Best (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Charlie Rice (d) Guam, Pacific Islands, late 1951

“Royal garden blues”

“St. Louis blues”

“Mood indigo”

“Lady be good”

“Harvest time”

Here is Coleman Hawkins and Oscar Pettiford and Howard Mcghee on the film “THE CRIMSON CANARY”.


Howard McGhee and his Korean All Stars

January 11.2018

Photo by courtesy of Jazzinphoto(WordPress)

Last week I introduced the photo of “Hi-Lo 1405 on Hi-lo label“ which was published to the net.

Today I would like to post about Howard McGhee and his All Stars which recorded on Hi-Lo label.

These recordings were made in Guam at an Armed Forces Services Concert, when the McGhee’s group  was touring Korean and other U. S. Pacific bases in 1951.


Photo by Discogs

先週、Hi-Loレコードに録音されたMilt Jackson Quartet(Hi-Lo 1405)の写真を紹介しました。(上記)

今日は同じHi-Loレコードで録音された「Howard McGhee and his Korean All Stars」について投稿したいと思います。

1951年から1952年の間、Howard McGheeが率いるグループは極東ツアーを行いました。又、グアムおよび太平洋諸島の米軍基地でも慰問コンサートを行なっていました。


米軍慰問コンサートということで「12th street bop」のような楽しい演奏も収録されています。

余談ですが、Creed Taylorも朝鮮戦争の最前線に派遣されていました。(1953年9月に停戦が発表されるまで従軍したそうです)

Creed Taylorが経験した最前線での行動については、ブログの末尾にJazzWaxさんによるインタービュー記事を引用しました。

Interview: Creed Taylor (Part 1) May 12, 2008 こちらをクリックして下さい。

Howard McGhee and his Korean All Stars
Howard McGhee (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Rudy Williams (ts) Skeeter Best (g) Charlie Rice (d) an unknown Philipino bass player named Chris … (b)
Guam, Pacific Islands   January 17, 1952

Here is Howard McGhee Korean All Stars play “How high the moon” (part 1) HL401   HiLo 1409

Here is Howard McGhee Korean All Stars play “How high the moon” (part 2)  HL402 HiLo 1409

Here is Howard McGhee Korean All Stars play “Star dust”. HL403     HiLo 1410

Billboard誌 (1952年6月28)

Here is Howard McGhee Korean All Stars play “Body and soul”. HL403     HiLo 1410

Here is Howard McGhee Korean All Stars play “12th Street bop”. HL405  HiLo 1414

Here is Howard McGhee Korean All Stars play “The man with a horn”. HL406    HiLo 1414

Photo above of Creed Taylor and Wes Montgomery by courtesy of

By the way Creed Taylor spent one year at the forefront of the battlefield of the Korean War.

Below I quated JazzWax. Interview: Creed Taylor (Part 1)

May 12, 2008.Go here

JazzWax: Did you see action in Korea?

Creed Taylor:I spent a year in combat. For a time I was a forward observer. I worked with a map that had quadrants of the terrain out front. When I saw lights on a convoy traveling through no-man’s land, my job was to call them back to the 105mm Artillery, which opened up on the lights. We were under the auspices of the UN. I was there until the truce was announced in September 1953, exactly two years after I was drafted.


Talmage Farlow(2)

January 8.2018

Photo above of Lenny Breau Emily by courtesy of Pinterst

Tal Farlow and director Lorenzo DeStefano wanted a meeting between the veteran and a rising star.

They made a request for Emily Remler as a co-star.

Unfortunately she could not appear.

Photo above of Emily Remler by courtesy of Allmusic

So Lenny Breau played with Tal Farlow on film.

Tal and Breau spent time conversing for performance in Farlow’s New Jersey home.

Then they moved to “The Sign of the Times”, a small nightclub in the tiny town of Rumson.

This gig was their first and only performance together.

Because the young guitarist died under mysterious circumstances on August 5,1984.

By the way Emily Remler died of heart failure May 4, 1990 at the age of 32.

Tal FarlowとLorenzo DeStefano監督は共演者として若手で有望なギタリストとの共演シーンを望んでいました。


その結果Lenny BreauはTal Farlowと映画で共演できたのでした。

BreauはNew JerseyにあるTal Farlowの自宅で「お互い名手のみぞ理解出来る」会話をしたそうです。

その後、近くのラムソンという町にある瀟洒なナイトクラブ「The Sign of the Times」で最初で最期のライブコンサートを行いました。

何故なら1984年8月5日、Lenny Breauは変死という形で生涯を終えることになったからです。

余談ですがEmily Remlerは1990年5月4日に32歳で心不全で死亡しています。

Chance Meeting: Tal Farlow & Lenny Breau
Tal Farlow, Lenny Breau (g) Lyn Christie (b-1) Nat Garratano (d-1)
Live “The Sign of the Times”, Rumson, N.J., May 21, 1980

Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “I Love You”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “Satin Doll”



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “My Funny Valentine”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “All The Things You Are”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau talk “Conversation (Tal & Jerry)”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “Cherokee”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “What Is This Thing Called Love?”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “Broadway”.



Here is Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau play “My Foolish Heart”.

Photo by wikipedia



Talmage Farlow(1)

January 7.2018

Recently, I watched “Talmage Farlow” by website.

“Talmage Farlow” was produced by Lorenzo DeStefano as a documentary on jazz guitarist Tal Farlow in 1981.

Photo above of Lorenzo DeStefano(left) by courtesy of the portland Press Herald


This film is featuring Tal’s footages and interviews of Lenny Breau, George Benson, Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo, and Jimmy Lyon.

Last year I learned an interesting fact about this film.

”Initially, we considered Emily Remler here ,but she wasn’t available,and then Tal suggested Lenny Breau.”
(Lorenzo DeStefano ,conversation with Jean-Luc Katchoura,August 2011.from p184)


年初で時間がありましたので、 ネットで公開されているTal Farlowのドキュメンタリー映画を観ました。

「Talmage Farlow」は映像作家Lorenzo DeStefanoによって1980年に制作されました。

この作品の中ではGeorge Benson、Red Norvo、Jimmy Lyonがインタビューゲストとして登場しています。

又、Lenny Breauとのクラブでの共演、Tommy Flanagan並びにRed Mitchellとのコンサートの模様が記録されています。


「当初、Tal FarlowはEmily Remlerと共演したかったそうです。しかし、彼女とは共演できずLenny Breauを指名したそうです。」



次回はLenny Breauとの共演盤「Chance Meeting」を全曲ご紹介します。

Photo above of Emily Remler by courtesy of Brian McMillen

Here is Emily Remler Quartet play “Softly, as in a morning sunrise”.
Hank Jones (p) Emily Remler (g) Buster Williams (b) Marvin “Smitty” Smith (d)
New York, May, 1988



Here is Emily Remler Quartet play “In a sentimental mood”.
Hank Jones (p) Emily Remler (g) Bob Maize (b) Jake Hanna (d)
San Francisco, CA, April, 1981

The early recordings by Milt Jackson on Dee Gee label

January 4.2018

Herman Lubinsky, who founded Savoy Records in New York City in 1943,grew his catalogue buying up defunct record labels and leasing recordings, as well as recording his own sessions.


1952年録音「Softly As In A Morning Sunrise」 Hi-Lo 1412 (HL 321)


ネットに公開されていた「Hi-Lo 1405」の写真を添付します。

Photo by Discogs




Photo by courtesy of londonjazzcollector.wordpress

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今回は、Dee Geeレコードに録音された初期のミルト・ジャクソンの演奏をブログに添付しました。

Milt Jackson Quartet
Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Ray Brown (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
New York, August 24, 1951

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Milt meets Sid”.

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “D & E”.

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Yesterdays”.

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Between the devil and the deep blue sea”.

Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath(b) Al Jones (d)
New York,  September 18, 1951
Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Autumn breeze”.

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Bluesology”.

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Round midnight”.

Here is Milt Jackson Quartet play “Movin’ nicely”.