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Joe Temperley(1)

May 10.2017

Photo above of Joe Temperley by NPR

Late last month I posted about bass clarinet players.

I announced to write again about Joe Temperley on next month.

Joe Temperley was a giant of the baritone saxophone and the first Scottish jazz musician to make it on the New York scene.

Photo above of (from left),Quentin Jackson, Harry Carney and Britt Woodman
courtesy by Pinterst

In the 1970s following the death of Harry Carney, his glorious baritone saxophone sound anchored the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

He was born on September 20,1929 in Crowdenbeath, Scotland.

When he was 14 old, he was already playing cornet alongside his elder brother in the Cowdenbeath Brass Band.

Then he began to play alto saxophone.

Photo above of Louis Armstrong and Humphrey Lytteltonby collection National Portrait Gallery, London

After moving to London, he joined Humphrey Lyttelton’s band and switched to the baritone sax.

He later said ;“That was the start of my professional career.The rest was incidental.”

He met many top American musicians ,including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley and Anita O’Day.

So he enjoyed his first taste of New York in August 1959.

Once I posted about Humphrey Lyttelton.Go here

先月末、Bass clarinetプレイヤー列伝として投稿致しました。
その中でJoe Temperleyについて彼の命日である5月に詳しく投稿するとお約束しました。
Joe Temperley は baritone saxophoneの名手であり、スコットランド出身のジャズミュージシャンで後年はニューヨークで活躍しました。Harry Carneyの死後、Duke Ellington Orchestraのサックスの中心でした。
1929年9月20日、スコットランドのCrowdenbeathで生まれ、14歳の時に同地のBandで兄と一緒にコルネットを演奏していました。その後、アルトサックスに楽器を変えました。
ロンドン移住後、Humphrey Lyttelton’s bandに加入しバリトンサックスをメイン楽器としました。
彼は「それは私のプロのキャリアのスタートだった。残りは偶然だった。」と発言している。
彼はLouis Armstrong、Billie Holiday、Thelonious Monk、Cannonball Adderley、Anita O’Dayなどと共演しました。
そして1959年8月にニューヨークに初めて演奏旅行にも行きました。
私はHumphrey Lytteltonについて過去に投稿しています。こちらをクリックして下さい。

Here is Joe Temperley plays “Alabama”.

Here is Joe Temperley plays “SIngle Petal of a Rose”.

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The Jazz Workshop(2)

February 07.2017

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco was located on Broadway between Columbus and Montgomery.

Between 1961 and 1964, numerous  “Live at the Jazz Workshop” albums were produced.

These performances featured artists such as James Moody, Barry Harris, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Mingus, and Thelonius Monk.

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I found an interesting article at Cannonball Adderley’s live.

I quoted “When Bebop Filled the Night(Historical Essay)” by Art Peterson

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Photo above of Dmitri Shostakovich

Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich was in the audience for his first experience with American jazz.He made no comment, smiled appreciatively several times and applauded vigorously on occasion.

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Photo above of Lenny Bruce from OKmusic

Also Lenny Bruce was infamously arrested here during his performance at the Jazz Workshop In October 1961.

In 1964 Miles Davis was supposed to play a two-week gig at the Workshop.

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Photo by theconcertdatabase.com

The drummer was 18-year-old Tony Williams.

In those days California law did not allow minors in clubs that served liquor.

So the workshop’s owner suspended his liquor license for the length of the engagement, charged a $2 door charge and served soft drinks.

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Photo above of TonyWilliams from Drummerworld

Here is CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET play “Bohemia After Dark”.

Here is Barry Harris Trio play “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”.

Here is Thelonious Monk plays “Well you needn’t”.Thelonious Monk(p); Charlie Rouse (ts);Larry Gales (b);Ben Riley (ds)Jazz Workshop, San Francisco,California, Nov.3~4, 1964

Here is Kenny Dorham Quintet play “Inta Somethin’Kenny Dorham (tp);Jackie McLean (as);Walter Bishop Jr. (p);Leroy Vinnegar (b); Art Taylor (ds)Recorded live at “The Jazz Workshop”, San Francisco, CA, Nov 13, 1961

Here is Charles Mingus Quintet play “Meditation”.Charles Mingus(b);Clifford Jordan(ts, fl);Jane Getz(p);Charlie Mingus(b);Dannie Richmond(ds)Live at the Jazz Workshop (in San Francisco)

Ozzie Cadena(2)

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From 1954 to 1962 all recordings at Savoy Records were controlled by Ozzie Cadena.

He instigated reissues on 12″ LP of major recordings of the 1940s.

This early Savoy LP didn’t have an official title.

Instead, two musicians’ names graced the cover.

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Also he worked closely with the drummer Kenny Clarke.

Kenny Clarke supported various groups of musicians for one-shot recording.

Ozzie Cadena had an ambitious vision and consistently pretty taste at Savoy.

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Moreover despite the innovator of bebop style of drumming, Kenny Clarke supported

proficient young musicians such as Milt Jacson ,Kenny Burrell,Cannonball Adderley and others.

I guess the encounter of Cadena and Clarke was due to the birth of  Modean Jazz Quartet.

This is Milt Jackson Quartet – Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (1952)

This is Milt Jackson Quintet – Opus de Funk (1955)

Frank Wess (fl), Milt Jackson (vib), Hank Jones (p), Eddie Jones (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)

This is Kenny Clark –Bohemia After Dark(1955)

Nat Adderley (cor), Donald Byrd (tp), Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (as), Jerome Richardson (ts,fl), Horace Silver (p), Paul Chambers (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)