タグ別アーカイブ: Bix Beiderbevke

Bud Freeman(3)

March 29.2017

Photo by courtesy of Mule Walk & Jazz Talk

Austin High Gangs were so inspired by New Orleans jazz that came up the river to Chicago in the early 1920s.

Bud Freeman and the McPartland brothers went the Lincoln Gardens on the South Side of Chicago in 1923.

Photo above of Jimmy Macpartland

Entertainment Ad for the Lincoln Gardens(1922), Image courtesy of The Chicago Defender.

They heard Louis Armstrong with King Oliver for the first time.

In those days the place was a “blacks-only” club.

Fortunately the bouncer did not notice them.

Photo above of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band(1923) by courtesy of Frank Driggs Collection.

Freeman later said, “I knew at once I was hearing a master. Louis was the great American voice—a genius—and his guide and idol was King Oliver, and nothing would ever be the same again.”

Also Bix Biederbecke had a huge influence on the young Chicagoans.

Photo above of Bix Beiderbecke

Bud Freeman was one of the flame for the New Orleans’ origins of Dixieland.

In addition Austin high school gangs put emphasis harder, faster, more focused on personality and soloing than ensembles.

So their music attracted others who enjoyed palling around and blowing free.

Bud Freemanは1920年代初頭に本物のNew Orleans jazzに傾倒しました。
彼はJimmy McPartland兄弟を誘い、黒人専用の「Lincoln Gardens」に出演していたKing Oliver率いるLouis Armstrong を聞きに行きました。Bud Freemanは二人の演奏に深い感動を覚えたそうです。又、Bix Biederbeckeも新しい音楽を志す彼らに大きな影響を与えました。
彼らの演奏スタイルは「アンサンブルよりもソロ」「より強く、より速く」を重視しました。

Here is Bud Freeman plays ”China Boy” (1940).

Here is Bud Freeman pLays “But Not for Me”.

Bunny Berigan plays “I Can’t Get Started”(3)

December 31. 2016

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Photo above of Bunny Berigan and bus after accident( from the diary and photos of Gene Kutch who was pianist for the Bunny Berigan band)

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Photo above of Bix Beiderbecke

Bunny Berigan died on June 2, 1942. He was just 33 years old.

He and Bix Beiderbecke were same ailment (by alcoholism).

If you are interested in Bunny Berigan, please refer to his private website. Go here

Below, please listen to my favorite tune,”I Can’t Get Started”.

Here is Barry Manilow sings “I Can’t Get Started”.

Here is Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio play “I Can’t Get Started”.

Here is Frank Sinatra with arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins.

Adrian Rollini(2)

December 21. 2016

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Photo above of Adrian Rollini

Today I will post about his early activity.

Adrian Rollini was born June 28, 1903 in New York.

He was a child prodigy on piano, genius of bass sax, equally genius on vibes.

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Photo above of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel

When he was at four, he gave a Chopin recital at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York.

Also at 14 he led own band in New York, and he doubled on piano and xylophone.

He began to pioneer the bass saxophone and introduced to the California Ramblers in 1922.

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About the California Ramblers, please refer to this website. Go here

The California Ramblers were one of the most recorded bands of the 1920s.

The band also featured Red Nichols, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey.

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Photo above of Bix Beiderbecke

He also worked with  Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer.

In 1934 he put together some recording sessions that featured Jack Teagarden, Bunny Berigan and Benny Goodman.

Here is Adria Rollini trio play “Chopin Waltz Op.64 No.1 “Minute Waltz”.

Here is California Ramblers play “Crazy Words, Crazy Tune” (1927).

彼は4歳の時、ニューヨークのウォルドルフ・アストリア・ホテルでショパン・リサイタルを行う程の天才でした。又、14歳でニューヨークで自らバンドを結成しました。
名門バンドCalifornia Ramblersではベース・サクソフォンのパイオニアとしてジャズ史に名前を残すことになりました。Bix Beiderbeckeともレコーディングを行なっています。

Lorenz Hart(3) 〜’Thou Swell’

May 04.2016

‘Thou Swell’ was written by Richard Rodgers, with words by Lorenz Hart in 1927.

Thou swell, thou witty, thou sweet, thou grand
Wouldst kiss me pretty, would hold my hand
Both thine eyes are cute too, what they do to me
Hear me holler, I choose a sweet lollapaloosa in thee

I’d feel so rich in a hut for two
Two rooms, a kitchen, I’m sure would do
Give me not a lot of just a plot of land
And thou swell, thou witty, thou grand

Thou swell, thou witty, thou sweet, thou grand
Wouldst kiss me pretty, would hold my hand
Hear me holler, I choose a sweet lollapaloosa in thee

Well, I’d feel so rich in a hut for two
Two rooms and a kitchen I’m sure would do
Give me not a lot of just a plot of land
And thou swell, thou witty and thou sweet, thou pretty
Thou swell, thou sweet, thou witty, thou grand

‘Words and Music (1948)’ was produced by MGM.

June Allyson sings and dances to ‘Thou Swell’ with twin “knights”.


Bix Beiderbecke joined the hugely popular Paul Whiteman Orchestra in the late 1920s.

He recorded ‘Thou Swell’ with Paul Whiteman Orchestra April 1928.

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Stan Getz Quintet at Storyville(1951)

Stan Getz (tenor sax), Al Haig (piano), Jimmy Raney (guitar), Teddy Kotick (bass), Tiny Kahn (drums)

Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (1956)

Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)