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大阪ジャズ同好会特集『1940年代のジャズ』(2016年12月例会)

August 06,2018

「1940年代のジャズ」2016年12月例会

解説 野瀬惟清氏

野瀬さん(神戸ジャズ愛好会のベテラン会員)が1940年代の名演を解説された特集(2016年12月例会)をブログに纏めました

尚、当日配付されたレジュメの録音年月日と異なった記載は、ブログ作成者が所有しているレコード並びにディスコグラフィー等に照らし合わせ修正したものです。

 Here is Johnny Hodges & Orchestra play “Squaty Roo”.
Johnny Hodges(as) Ray Nance(tp) Lawrence Brown(tb) Harry Carney(bs) Duke Ellington(p) Jimmy Blanton(b) Sonny Greer(ds)
Hollywood,July 3,1941

Here is Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra play “Day dream”.
Johnny Hodges(as)Cootie Williams (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Harry Carney (bar) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (ds)
Chicago, November 2, 1940
Day dream

Here is Rex Stewart & His Orchestra play “Linger While”.
Rex Stewart(tp) Lawrence Brown(tb) Ben Webster(ts) Harry Carney(bs) Billy Strayhorn(p) Jimmy Blanton(b) Sonny Greer(ds)
Chicago,November 2, 1940
Linger Awhile

Here is Rex Stewart & His Orchestra play “Mobile Bay”.
Rex Stewart(tp) Lawrence Brown(tb) Ben Webster(ts) Harry Carney(bs) Duke Ellington(p)Jimmy Blanton(b) Sonny Greer(ds)
Chicago,November 2, 1940
Mobile Bay

Here is Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet play “Jammin’ In Four”.
Edmond Hall(cl) Charlie Christian(g) Meade Lux Lewis(celeste) Israel Crosby(b)
NYC,February.5,1941

Here is Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet play “Profoundly Blue”.
Edmond Hall(cl) Charlie Christian(g) Meade Lux Lewis(celeste) Israel Crosby(b)
NYC,February.5,1941

Here is The Capitol Jazzmen play “Clambake in B Flat”.
Billy May(tp) Jack Teagarden(tb) Jimmie Noone(cl) Dave Matthews(ts) Joe Sullivan(p) Dave Barbour(g) Art Shapiro(b) Zutty Singleton(ds)
Los Angeles, November 16, 1943

Here is The Capitol Jazzmen play “Casanovas Lament “.
Jack Teagarden(tb,vo)Billy May(tp) Jimmie Noone(cl) Dave Matthews(ts) Joe Sullivan(p) Dave Barbour(g) Art Shapiro(b) Zutty Singleton(ds)
Los Angeles, November 16, 1943

Here is The Capitol Jazzmen with Peggy Lee play “That Old Feeling”.
Shorty Sherock(tp) Barney Bigard(cl) Les Robinson(as) Eddie Miller(ts) Stan Wrightman(p & celeste) Nappy Lamare(g) Hank Wayland(b) Nick Fatool(ds) Peggy Lee(vo)
LA,January 7, 1944
That Old Feeling

Photo above of Peggy Lee and Capitol Jazzmen by courtesy of UMKC Digital Special Collections

Here is Capitol International Jazzmen play “You Can Depend On Me”. 
Benny Carter(as) Coleman Hawkins(ts) Bill Coleman (2)(tp) Buster Bailey(cl) Nat King Cole(p) Oscar Moore(g) John Kirby(b) Max Roach(ds)
LA, March 30, 1945
You Can Depend On Me

The legendary bassist Jimmy Blanton(2)

December 13. 2016

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I will post about on the encounter between Jimmy Blanton and Duke Ellington.

I referred to “The Duke – Where and When”.

Jimmy Blanton was born  October 5, 1918 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He originally learned to play the violin, but took up the bass while at Tennessee State University.

In 1939 he was working in Fate Marable’s band in St.Louis.

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Photo above of the Coronado Hotel(by Landmarks Association of St. Louis)

Fortunately he met Duke Ellington at  the session by chance.

Duke Ellington and his members were playing the Coronado Hotel in St.Louis.

He had playing with the band during Club Caprice between October 21 and November 2 in those days.

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St. Louis Coronado Hotel Club Caprice Postcard from amazon.com

Duke Ellington and members bands were playing the Coronado Hotel in St.Louis.

Naturally Duke went back to the hotel to sleep, and all the musicians went to an after-hours session.

After the gig one night, Billy Strayhorn and Ben Webster and other members landed up in a hot spot. They jammed with a young bass player – Jimmy Blanton.

At once they went back and woke up Duke Ellington, and brought him to the session.

Duke decided to hire Jimmy on the spot.

He sent a telegram to his mother, time stamped 11:23 p.m. November 2,telling her he was leaving [St. Louis] next morning to join Duke Ellington’s band.

今日は彼とデュークエリントンとの出会いについて投稿します。

1939年、St.LouisのCoronado Hotelで公演していたDuke Ellingtonと偶然出会うことになった。10月21日から11月2日まで、彼は「クラブカプリス」のバンドで演奏していました。バンドのメンバーは地元のジャズメンが演奏している「クラブカプリス」に行きました。そして、その場で演奏している若いベースプレイヤーにびっくりしました。彼らはすぐにホテルで眠っているDuke Ellingtonを起こし、親分を連れ出しました。Dukeは迷うことなく(ベースが二人になることを承知で)、その場でJimmy Blantonを雇うことを決定しました。

Here is Duke Ellington & His Orchestra with Jimmy Blanton play “In A Mellow Tone”.