タグ別アーカイブ: Charlie Mingus

Alan Douglas produced “Money Jungle” in 1962

April 25.2018

Photo by The New Yorker

United Artists Records recruited Alan Douglas in 1962 to run its new jazz department.

In 1962 he produced the world a number of notable records “Money Jungle” .

デューク・エリントン(Duke” Ellington)の誕生日(4/29)に因んでFM放送で「マネー・ジャングル(Money Jungle)」が放送されていました。

Here is Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max Roach play “Money Jungle”.
Duke Ellington (p) Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (d)
New York, September 17, 1962

マネー・ジャングル(Money Jungle)

Photo above of Alan Douglas by courtesy of amass

今回は「マネー・ジャングル(Money Jungle)」を製作したアラン・ダグラス(Alan Douglas)について調べてみました。

1958年、ユナイテッド・アーティスツ・レコードは映画のサウンドトラックを配給するために設立されました。

1962年、同社がジャズレコード部門を開始するためアラン・ダグラスにレコード製作を委ねました。

彼がUnited Artistsで製作した所謂「アラン・ダグラス・ コレクション」についてはアルバム写真をご覧下さい。

Here is Bill Evans and Jim Hall play “Skating in Central Park “.
New York, May 14, 1962

 Skating In Central Park

United Artists社を退社後はJimi Hendrixの作品に携わっています。小生の守備範囲外ですので詳しい方のブログ等を参照して下さい。

Photo by CNN.com

Live: Isle of Wight ’70 – Jimi Hendrix (1971)
Crash Landing – Jimi Hendrix (1975)
Midnight Lightning – Jimi Hendrix (1975)
Nine to the Universe – Jimi Hendrix (1980)
Jimi Plays Monterey – Jimi Hendrix (1986)
Live at Winterland – Jimi Hendrix (1987)
Blues – Jimi Hendrix (1994)

後年、ジャズ関係としてはEric Dolphyのアルバムを2枚製作しています。

私が大好きな「Jitterbug Waltz」(ファッツ・ウォーラー作曲)をお聞き下さい。

Here is Eric Dolphy Quintet play “Jitterbug waltz”.
Woody Shaw (tp) Eric Dolphy (fl) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Eddie Khan (b) J.C. Moses (d)
New York, July 3, 1963

Jitterbug Waltz

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)

The Jazz Workshop(1)

February 06.2017

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Last week I posted about Jazz Workshop in early 1950s, in Boston.

Also I posted about RCA Jazz Workshop recording series in the past.

Go here and herehere  and here

This week I would like to post about about other Jazz Workshops with naming like Jazz Workshop.

Charlie Mingus often worked with a mid-sized ensemble (around 8–10 members) of rotating musicians known as the Jazz Workshop.

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In 1959 Mingus and the Jazz Workshop musicians recorded one of his best-known albums, “Mingus Ah Um”.

This album included a famous “Fables of Faubus”.

Then it was recorded on “Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus” for the Candid label produced by Nat Hentoff in 1960.

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Mingus’s great theme was freedom.

Ultimately the Jazz Workshop aimed “Organized chaos”.「組織化された混沌」

They held a total of five concerts,“The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Town Hall, Amsterdam, Monterey ’64, Monterey ’65 & Minneapolis”.

Photo above of Sue Mingus from New York Cool.com

Photo above of Sue Mingus from New York Cool.com

Mosaic’s Michael Cuscuna was offered unreleased Mingus tapes in her archives
by Sue Mingus who was Charles Mingus’s widow.

I referred to JazzWax [December 03, 2012].

Fortunately this set is on backorder and is expected to be available.Go here

Here is Charles Mingus plays ”Fables of Faubus” from “Mingus Ah Um”.(1959)

Here is Charles Mingus plays “Purple Heart”(Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65)

Here is Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop play “Close”.
Ted Curson (tp); Eric Dolphy (as); Booker Ervin (ts); Charles Mingus (b); Dannie Richmond (ds); Bud Powell (p). France, 13 July 1960

Eric Dolphy(5)

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Then Eric emerged as one of the leaders of the new jazz of the 1960s.

The Chico Hamilton quintet spent most of the following year on the road.

In addition, they had visited New York.

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While playing Birdland in New York the group alternated sets with the Miles Davis.

Also Eric played with John Coltrane.

Eric felt he had gained enough experience with Chico and legend musicians.

He moved to New York in December of 1959.

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Then he joined Charles Mingus group in Greenwich Village.

From then Eric would play and record often with Mingus.

About his success and his tragically early death in 1964,I want to post at a later date.

Red Norvo

January 07.2016

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I  post a favorite record of Red Norvo.
This record was unique existence in jazz history.

(1) Construction of instrument was unique.

(2) Unique style was a soft swing and a cool bop. Also it was still in the    cocktail lounge style.

(3) Reader appointed a rookie as band member.Tal Farlow and Charlie Mingus.

     I love the “Mingus” in this period.
     His performance was a phenomenal technique and dynamic playing.