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Art Hodes(3)

April 20.2017

Art Hodes made some Dixieland recordings for Blue Note during 1944-1945.

He led nine sessions for Blue Note label.

Many top jazz players joined BlueNote recordings.

Photo above of Max Kaminsky by Library of Congress

Below, I will list participating players.

Max Kaminsky and Wild Bill Davison;  Ray Conniff, Sandy Williams, Vic Dickenson; Rod Cless, Edmond Hall, Mezz Mezzrow, Omer Simeon, and Albert Nicholas; Sidney Bechet;Bob Haggart, Israel Crosby, Pops Foster, Baby Dodds, among others.

The music overall is generally straightforward Dixieland with plenty of exciting ensembles and hot solos.

These records are still available for purchase in second hand market.

I own only a part of this series.

All records can be checked on this site.Go here

Also all these recordings have been reissued on a Mosaic box set.

I will introduce my favorite record.

For me who can not buy expensive original records, the Japanese edition series were my treasured items.

I had bought well Japanese edition series,and had read Mr.Yamato’s commentary many times.

Blue Note Records Discography: 1939-1944 Go here

Art HodesはBlue NoteレコードにDixielandのレコーデイングを行いました。

Here is Art Hodes’ Blue Note recordings〜Out of the Black Room

Bobby Hackett(4)

January 26.2017


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Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden recorded some traditinal jazz standards in Capitol label.

Two Album was titled “Coast Concert” and “Jazz Ultimate”.

They had a really fluid swing together.

These were his representative works in 1950s.



Next I want to introduced my most favorite album in this era.

“Jazz Session” was combined with “Collier’s Dixieland Jazz by George Wettling” and “Jazz Session by Bobby Hackett” on CBSSONY in 1980.

It was supervised by Akira Yamato(大和明) who was Japanese jazz critic.



Here is Bobby Hackett and Joe Bushkin play “You Do Something To Me”(V-Disc 899・May 1949)

Here is Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden play ”Struttin with some barbecue”.

Here is Bobby Hackett and Vic Dickenson play “Meditation”.

Here is Bobby Hackett plays “What a difference a day made”(1950)