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Kenny Clarke recordings in Paris

April 6.2018

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Bud Powell, Clark Terry, Barney Wilen, Pierre Michelot,Kenny Clarke Photo by courtesy of Paris Jazz Corner(1959)

Kenny Clarke resettled in Paris in 1956.He had three recordings until the end of the year.

Today I would like to post about  three albums,”Reunion A Paris” ,”Kenny Clarke’s Sextet Plays Andre Hodeir”,”Afternoon In Paris”.

1956年、ケニー・クラークはパリに活動拠点を移し年末までに3枚のアルバム録音に参加しています。

今日は「Reunion A Paris」「Kenny Clarke’s Sextet Plays Andre Hodeir」「Afternoon In Paris」から数曲をブログに添付しました。

最初に「Reunion A Paris by Martial Solal」ですが参加メンバーが面白い組み合わせです。Benoit Quersinはベルギー、Jimmy Deuchar はイギリス出身です。又、ヨーロッパでの録音が少ないアレン・イーガー(Allen Eager)の演奏も貴重です。

「Kenny Clarke Sextet Plays Andre Hodeir」はアンドレ・オデール(Andre Hodeir)の編曲が凝ってます。アメリカの編曲者では味わえないようなサウンドが新鮮です。

最後に「Afternoon In Paris」の録音ですが、ルイス、ヒース、クラークの3人が久し振りに再会しました。残念なことですが3人揃っての録音はこの日が最後になりました。

Here is Martial Solal International All Stars play “Kenny special”.
Jimmy Deuchar (tp) Billy Byers (tb) Allen Eager (ts) Martial Solal (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Paris, September 24, 1956

Here is Martial Solal International All Stars play “Love me or leave me”.Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Kenny Clarke Sextet Plays “Round about midnight”.
Roger Guerin (tp) Nat Peck, Billy Byers (tb)  Martial Solal (p), Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Andre Hodeir (arr)Paris, France, October 26,1956
こんな「Round About Midnight」初めて聞きました。編曲に携わっている友人の意見を聞きたいです。

Here is Kenny Clarke Sextet Plays “Blue Serge”.
Billy Byers (tb)Roger Guerin (tp) Armand Migiani (bar) Martial Solal (p) Jean Warland (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Andre Hodeir (arr) Paris, France, November 30, 1956

Here is Kenny Clarke’s Sextet Plays “Swing spring”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is John Lewis and Sacha Distel Quintet play “Bags’ groove”.
Barney Wilen (ts) John Lewis (p) Sacha Distel (g) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Paris, France, December 4, 1956

Here is John Lewis and Sacha Distel Quintet play “Willow, weep for me”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

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Photo by courtesy of Mario Rodriguez

The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop(1)

December 05. 2016

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Photo from JazzWax

Yesterday I introduced jazz workshop by Gary Burton.

This week I will post about RCA Jazz Workshop recording series.

This series was most smartest and innovative recordings in the mid-1950s.

Jack Lewis who was RCA’s A&R man in California in the early ‘50s produced seven albums.

Most of the Jazz Workshop albums have been reissued by RCA Spain and are available via Fresh Sounds.

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Photo above of The Miles Davis Nonet in ‘1949’ Photo by “All about Jazz”

I guess this series originated from the “Birth of The Cool” by Miles Davis in the late 1940s.

There were seven Jazz Workshop albums recorded in all:

– Al Cohn (May 1955)
– Manny Albam (December 1955)
– Hal Schaefer (October 1955)
– Billy Byers (December 1955)
– Hal McKusick (March 1956)
– George Russell (March 1956)
– John Carisi (April 1956)

Here is Johnny Carisi’s Jazz Workshop plays “Israel”.

Johnny Carisi (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Ray Beckenstein (cl,as), Eddie Wasserman (ts), Danny Bank (bs), Barry Galbraith (g), Russ Saunders (b), Herb Wasserman (ds)
Recorded:New York City, April 21, 1956