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Phil Bodner

February 5.2018

Photo by courtesy of West Texas Jazz Society

Phil Bodner was one of the busiest reed men in the 1940s-’70s.

He played clarinet, saxophone, oboe, English horn, and flute.

前回、Metropolitan Jazz Quartetをご紹介しました。

今回はMetropolitan Jazz QuartetのリーダーであるPhil Bodnerについて少し調べてみました。

Phil Bodnerは1941年にハリウッドでAbe Lymanの伴奏者として録音デビューし、1955年にBenny Goodmanオーケストラの録音に参加しています。

その後、Coleman Hawkinsのビクター(ブルーバード)録音で主要な伴奏者として名前を連ねています。

Billie Holiday「Lady In Satin」並びにMiles Davis「Porgy and Bess」等の歴史的な録音にも名前を残しています。

又、上記の他にもディスコグラフィーで確認しましたが、多くの有名な録音に彼の名前を見つけることが出来ました。

Phil Bodner はスタジオミュージシャンとして有名ですが、自己名義のCDも制作しています。

このCDでは自ら歌っているライブ演奏も収録されています。

今回は、サイドメンとして参加した2枚のレコードと共にお聞き下さい。

Here is Abe Lyman sings “Johnson special” (acc Phil Bodner).
Warren Smith (tb) Phil Bodner (cl,as) Bill Kimmel (cl,ts) Sam Caplan , Jim Welton, Harold Keinz, Paul Sparr (vln)
Hollywood, CA, June 25, 1941
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Howard McGhee Orchestra “Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries”.
Howard McGhee, trumpet; Danny Bank, Phil Bonder, Sid Brown, Leon Cohen, Herbie Mann, sax; Donn Trenner, piano; Al Caiola, guitar; Arnold Fishkin, bass; Osie Johnson, Don Lamond, drums; Frank Hunter, arranger, director.
NYC, February 14 & 15, 1956 Bethlehem BCP-61

Here is Howard McGhee Orchestra play “My Song”.

Here is Howard McGhee Orchestra play “The Thrill Is Gone”.

 

Mundell Lowe ,Guitar Moods (Riverside RLP 12-208)
Mundell Lowe, guitar:Phil Bodner, oboe, English horn, Trigger Alpert, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums. Hackensack, NJ, March 2, 1956 (Riverside RLP 12-208)
Here is Mundell Lowe Quartet play “I Dream Too Much”.

Here is Mundell Lowe Quartet play “Ill Wind”.

Here is Mundell Lowe Quartet play “Goodbye”.

Phil Bodner ;Once More With Feeling
Phil Bodner(vo,cl),Dick Hyman(p),Ron Traxler(d),Milton Hinton(b)
(Rec 1970s)
Here is Phil Bodner plays “Them There Eyes”.

Here is Phil Bodner sings and plays “Old Man Time”.
add Joe Wilder(tp)

 

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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Ziggy Elman “Fralich in Swing”(3)

November 17.2017

Photo above of  Johnny Mercer by Wikipedia

Ziggy’s composition “Fralich in Swing” turned to  “And the Angels Sing” with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

In Feb.1,1939 Johnny Mercer joined Benny Goodman’s recordings and cut two songs.

“Cuckoo In The Clock”, “Sent For You Yesterday And Here You Come Today”

Then Johnny Mercer co-founded Capitol Records in 1942.

Meanwhile, Ziggy Elman continued to play in his own band.

By the 1950s big bands had declined.

Ziggy Elman was felled by a heart attack in 1956 and, losing his capacity as a musician.

Then he made a living as trumpet teacher.

6th October 1966: Trumpeter Herb Alpert with members of his combo on their arrival at London Airport. They are here for a concert at the Albert Hall. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Interestingly Herb Alpert was one of his students.

After a reunion concert at Carnegie Hall with Benny Goodman, Ziggy Elman died at 54 in 1968.

Ziggy Elmanが作曲した「Fralich in Swing」はJohnny Mercerが歌詞を付け加え「And the Angels Sing」という名曲に生まれ変わりました。

Johnny MercerはZiggy ElmanやMartha Tiltonと共にBenny Goodman楽団の録音に参加し下記2曲録音しています。(1939年2月1日)
「Cuckoo In The Clock」「 Sent For You Yesterday And Here You Come Today」

その後1942年にJohnny MercerはCapitolレコードを共同創業者となりました。

一方でZiggy Elmanは彼自身のバンドで演奏活動を続けていました。

1950年代以降はビッグバンドビジネスが斜陽産業になっていきます。

1956年、Ziggy Elmanは心臓発作によって倒れ音楽生活を諦める状況になり生活にも困り、トランペット教師として細々と生計を立てるに至りました。

興味深いことにA&Mレコードを共同で創業者したHerb Alpertはその頃の教え子の一人だったそうです。

1968年のZiggy ElmanはBenny Goodmanとの再会コンサートが行われて間もなく54歳で永眠しました。

Photo above of Benny Goodman (left) and Ziggy Elman of the 640th Army Air Forces Band

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “Fralich In Swing .”
Ziggy Elman(tp), Dave Matthews, Noni Bernardi(as),Jerry Jerome, Arthur Rollini(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Ben Heller(g),Harry Goodman(sb),Al Kendis(d) New York, December 28, 1938.


Here is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra play “The Angels Sing”.
Vocal by Martha Tilton(vo),Ziggy Elman(tp) New York, February 1, 1939.


Here is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra play “Cuckoo in the Clock”.
Johnny Mercer(vo),Ziggy Elman(tp) New York, February 1, 1939.


Here is Jess Stacy with Ziggy Elman play “King Porter Stomp”.
Ziggy Elman(tp),Murray McEachern(tb),Heinie Beau(as), Charles Gentry(bs), Vido Musso(ts),Allan Reuss(g),Jess Stacy(p),Artie Shapiro(b),Nick Fatool(ds)Atlantic LP1225  LA. June 1955.

Ziggy Elman “Fralich in Swing”(2)

November 16.2017

Photo by courtesy Bettmann/CORBIS Tommy Dorsey and his band. On the far right in the last row is a very young and yet unknown Frank Sinatra.

After leaving Benny Goodman orchestra, Ziggy Elman played a month with violinist Joe Venuti’s band.

Then he joined Tommy Dorsey orchestra in August in 1940, at a salary of $500 a week.

He also played with Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, and other great vocalists.

Photo by courtesy of grammymuseum.org

Ziggy became a star with the band ‘s drummer Buddy Rich.

He served in the US Army Air Force from 1943-46.

In 1947 he formed his own band and signed to the MGM record label.

Benny Goodman楽団を退団したZiggy ElmanはJoe Venutiバンドと1ヶ月だけ共演しています。

その後1940年8月、週給500ドルの条件でTommy Dorsey楽団に入団しました。

同楽団ではJo StaffordやFrank Sinatraなどの有名歌手のバックでソロ演奏を行い、Buddy Richと共に人気を集めていきました。

1943~46年に空軍に入隊しました。

除隊後、1947年に自身のバンドを結成しMGMレコードと契約をしています。

Here is Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra play “Well Get It”.
Tommy Dorsey(tb, dir),Ziggy Elman, Charlie Peterson, Jimmy Blake,Jimmy Zito(tp),George Arus, Dave Jacobs, Jimmy Skiles(tb),Fred Stulce, Harry Schuchman(as),Don Lodice, Heinie Beau,Bruce Snyder(ts), Leonard Atkins, Al Beller, William Ehrenkranz, Leonard Posner, Irving Raymond, Sam Ross, Bernard Tinterow(vn),Harold Bemko(vc),Ruth Hill, (harp),JMilt Raskin(p),Clark Yocum(g),Phil Stevens(sb),Buddy Rich(d),  New York, August 17, 1942.

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Here is Here is Ziggy Elman and his orchestra with Virginia Maxey play “And The Angels Sing”.MGM (1947)

Here is Here is Ziggy Elman and his orchestra play “Zaggin’ with Zig”  MGM (1947)

Here is Ziggy Elman and his orchestra play “Deep Night”.
Ziggy Elman(tp),Toots Mondello, Noni Bernardi(as), Jerry Jerome, Arthur Rollini(ts),Milt Raskin(p),Ben Helfer(g),Artie Bernstein(sb),Nick Fatool(d)New York, November 27, 1939 043924-1

Here is Ziggy Elman and his orchestra play “What Used To Was Used To Was (Now It Ain’t)”.
Members of the recording are the same as above. 043921-1

 

Ziggy Elman “Fralich in Swing”(1)

November 15.2017

Photo by Courtesy hnwhite.com

Yesterday I confirmed the later years of Ziggy Elman.

Unfortunately he had been economically deprived of music life by heart attack in 1956.

He economically distressed.

Meanwhile, a male vocalist who participated in the recording of “And the Angels Sing, has become a co-founder of Capitol Records.

In addition one of the students who taught trumpet in later years has become the founder of A & M Records.

I thought his achievement was not appreciated in Japan.

So I would like to post about his footprints.

Ziggy Elman joined Benny Goodman band in September 1936.

Also Harry James joined Goodman in January 1937.

In those days Harry James and Ziggy Elman and the third trumpeter, Chris Griffin were nicknamed “The Biting Brass.”

From left Harry James,midle Ziggy Elman , righr Chris Griffin

昨日Ziggy Elmanの晩年を調べていました。

残念ながら1956年に心臓発作を起こし音楽家として第一線を離れています。

そして経済的に困窮し1968年54歳でお亡くなりなっています。

一方「And the Angels Sing」の録音に参加した男性ボーカリストはキャピトル社の共同設立者になっています。

又晩年にトランペットを教えた生徒の一人がA&Mレーベルの創設者です。

二人に比べ彼の業績は日本では忘れられているようです。

そんな訳で3回ぐらいに分けて彼の足跡を投稿したいと思います。

Ziggy Elmanは1936年9月にBenny Goodmanバンドに加入しました。

翌年1月にはHarry JamesがBenny Goodmanバンドに加わりました。

その当時、Harry JamesとZiggy ElmanにサードトランペッターChris Griffinの陣容は「The Biting Brass」と呼ばれていました。

Photo by courtesy Griffin House Productions Chris Griffin, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Benny Goodman

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “Fralich In Swing (And The Angels Sing).”
Ziggy Elman(tp), Dave Matthews, Noni Bernardi(as),Jerry Jerome, Arthur Rollini(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Ben Heller(g),Harry Goodman(sb),Al Kendis(d) New York, December 28, 1938.

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “Bublitchki” .
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “You’re Mine, You”.
Ziggy Elman(tp), Hymie Schertzer, Noni Bernardi(as),Jerry Jerome, Arthur Rollini(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Ben Heller(g),Artie Bernstein(sb),Al Kendis(d) New York, June 8, 1939.

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “Let’s Fall In Love”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “Zaggin’ With Zig”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra play “I’ll Never Be The Same”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Gordon Jenkins’ works(4) Goodbye

November 11.2017

Photo above of Gordon Jenkins with Nat King Cole by courtesy of the Jenkins family

Gordon Jenkins composed “Goodbye” in the early 1930s.

Unfortunately Isham Jones did not adopt the song because “Goodbye” was too sad.

Then Gordon Jenkins had become friendly with Benny Goodman.

When Goodman’s band was hired by NBC in 1934, Benny needed a closing theme on radio program.

So Jenkins wrote the score for Benny’s closing theme.

I will summarize ”In Search of Gordon Jenkins”.

Gordon originally wrote “Goodbye” to his first wife who died on the operating table giving birth to his first child. The baby also died.

Gordon Jenkinsは1930年代の初め頃「Goodbye」を作曲しました。

残念ながら当時のバンドリーダーのIsham Jonesは「Goodbye」があまりにも悲しい曲であったためレパートリーとして採用しませんでした。

その後、ニューヨークに移ったGordon JenkinsはBenny Goodmanと親しくなりました。

1934年Benny GoodmanバンドがNBCとレギュラー番組契約をした時、Goodmanはラジオ番組のクロジングテーマが必要になりました。

そこでGordon Jenkinsはクロージングテーマ曲として「Goodbye」を改めて編曲しGoodmanバンドに提供しました。

「Goodbye」については息子が出版した「 In Search of Gordon Jenkins」で詳述されています。

Gordon Jenkinsは一人の女性と恋愛し彼女は妊娠しました。悲しいことですが出産時に母子共に死亡してしまったそうです。それ故この曲は「I’ll Never Forget You」で始まリます。

Here is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra play “Goodbye”.
Benny Goodman(cl, dir),Nate Kazebier, Bunny Berigan, Ralph Muzzillo(tp), Red Ballard, Joe Harris(tb),Hymie Schertzer, Bill DePew, Dick Clark, Arthur Rollini(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Allen Reuss(g),Harry Goodman(b),Gene Krupa(ds) Gordon Jenkins(arr)
97016-1  Vic 25215Hollywood, September 27, 1935.

Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Goodbye”.

Here is Gordon Jenkins and Marshall Royal plays “Goodbye”.