タグ別アーカイブ: Chick Webb

神戸ジャズ愛好会2020年7月例会概要

July 28,2020

神戸ジャズ愛好会7月例会(7月26日)には5名が参加しました。事前に通知された感染対策をご覧下さい。(写真撮影者含め5人)

(参加に当たっての注意事項)
1.参加される際はマスクを必ず着用願います。また、持ち寄りの発表の時もマスク着用してください。
2.「3密」を防ぐために入場者数を制限します。最大入場者数を15名とします。15名に達した時点で入場をお断りする場合があることをご承知おきくださるようお願い致します。
3. 発表者が説明しているときは後のドアを開けて換気を行います。

特集『Deccaレーベルの名演』

・Y瀬氏(当日配付のレジュメを編集せず添付します)

中学2年だった1953年の元日、一族の集いに遠縁の大学生が持参した「Decca盤」のSP2枚組の表と裏、計4面にわたるハンプトンの「スターダスト」でジャズに目覚めた私の場合、トランペット奏者と言えばついチャーリー・シェイバースとなるのですが、ジャズ史的にはロイこそがルイ・アーム トロングとディジー・ガレスピーとを結ぶ線上に現れた偉大なトランペッタ ーと位置づけられるようです。というわけで、ロイによる因縁の「Stardust 」(1943年11月16日録音 ) と「After you’ve g one」(1944年6月26日録音)、「Twilight Time」(1944年10月13日録音)の3曲をお聴きください。ちなみにこの 「スターダスト」はラジオ関西の「電話リクエスト」のオープニング・テーマとしておなじみのはずです。

1.Here is Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra play ”Star dust”.
Roy Eldridge (tp) Joe Eldridge, Tom Archia (as) Andrew “Goon” Gardner, Ike Quebec (ts) Rozelle Gayle (p) Ted Sturgis (b) Harold “Doc” West (d)
World transcriptions, Chicago, November 16, 1943

2.Here is Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra play ”After you’ve gone”.
Roy Eldridge, Gus Aiken, John Hamilton, Robert “Cookie” Mason, Clarence Wheeler (tp) Ted Kelly, Sandy Williams, George Wilson (tb) Joe Eldridge, Sam Lee (as) Franz Jackson, Hal Singer (ts) Dave McRae (bar) Tony D’Amore (p) Sam “Christopher” Allen (g) Carl “Flat Top” Wilson (b) Les Erskine (d) New York, June 26, 1944

3.Here is Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra play ”Twilight Time”.
Roy Eldridge (tp,vcl) Sidney DeParis, Paul Cohen, Robert “Cookie” Mason, Pinky Savitt (tp) Wilbur DeParis, Sandy Williams, Vic Dickenson, George Stevenson (tb) Joe Eldridge, Curby Alexander (as) Franz Jackson, Hal Singer (ts) Dave McRae (bar) Humphrey Ted Brannon (p) Napoleon “Snags” Allen (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Cozy Cole (d) New York, October 13, 1944

・K氏

1.Here is Hoagy Carmichael sings “The old music master”.
Hoagy Carmichael (vcl,p,celeste,whistling) acc by Artie Bernstein (b) Spike Jones (d)LA, March 27, 1942

2.Here is Mildred Bailey sings “It’s so peaceful in the country”.
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Delta Rhythm Boys (vcl quartet) Herman Chittison (p)NYC, June 24, 1941

上記日本盤の解説を執筆された出谷啓氏の考察も参考になります。

「ロッキン・チェアー」平野所蔵レコードから

3.Here is Hal McKusick plays “LaRue”.
Hal McKusick, Frank Socolow (as) Dick Hafer (ts) Jay Cameron (bars) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d) George Handy (arr) New York, March 28, 1958

・F川氏

1.Here is Bob Crosby’s Bob Cats play “South Rampart Street parade”.
Charlie Spivak, Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield (tp) Ward Silloway, Warren Smith (tb) Matty Matlock (cl,as,arr) Joe Kearns (as) Eddie Miller (cl,ts,vcl) Gil Rodin (ts) Bob Zurke (p) Nappy Lamare (g,vcl) Bob Haggart (b,arr) Ray Bauduc (d) Kay Weber (vcl) Bob Crosby (vcl,ldr) Los Angeles, November 16, 1937

2.Here is Chick Webb and his Orchestra play “Hallelujah!”.
featuring Ella Fitzgerald and The Little Chicks
Chick Webb(d,dir) Mario Bauza, Bobby Stark, Taft Jordan(tp) Sandy Williams, Nat Story(tb) Garvin Bushell(cl,as) Louis Jordan(as) Ted McRae(ts) Wayman Carver(ts,fl) Tommy Fulford(p) Bobby Johnson(g) Beverley Peer(b) New York, December 17, 1937

3.Here is Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra play “I Cried For You” .
Ralph Muzzillo, Shorty Sherock (tp) Bobby Byrne, Bruce Squires, Sonny Lee (tb) Don Matteson (tb,vcl) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Milt Yaner, Leonard Whitney (as) Charles Frazier (ts,fl) Herbie Haymer (ts) Freddy Slack (p,arr) Roc Hillman (g,vcl) Jack Ryan (b) Ray McKinley (d,vcl) Bob Eberly, June Richmond (vcl) New York, March 15 and 16, 1938

Freddy Slack(Photo by JazzWax)

上記演奏を選ばれた理由として「Freddy Slack(フレディ・スラック)が好きなんです」と言われました。Freddy SlackについてはJazzWaxさんのブログを添付します。

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・寺本世話人

Photo by YouTube

1.Here is Lil Armstrong And Her Swing Band play “Love me or leave me alone”.
Joe Thomas (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Chu Berry (ts) Teddy Cole (p) Huey Long (g) John Frazier (b) Lil Armstrong (vcl) Chicago, October 27, 1936

2.Here is Elliot Lawrence and His Orchestra play “Deep purple”.
Joe Techner, John Dee, Gerry LaFurn (tp) Bill Danzien (tp,fhr) Sy Berger, Ollie Wilson, Gene Hessler (tb) Herbie Steward (as) Phil Urso, Stan Weiss (ts) Vince Ferraro, Merle Bredwell (bar) Elliot Lawrence (p) Mert Oliver (b) Howie Mann (d) Rosalind Patton (vcl) Johnny Mandel (arr) New York, June 7, 1950

上記音源は手元にございませんので、中古レコード店の販売情報を添付致します。

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3.Coralレーベルから

Here is Al And Zoot: The Al Cohn Quintet play “Two funky people”.
Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (cl) Mose Allison (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Nick Stabulas (d)
New York, March 27, 1957 (Coral CRL57171)

4.KAPPレーベルから

Here is Matt Dennis plays and sings “Everything happens to me”.
Matt Dennis (p,vcl) Mark Barnett (d) Gene Englund (b)
Live “Tally-Ho”, Hollywood, CA, 1954 or 1956

・平野

1.Here is Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys play “Wild Man Blues”.
Charlie Shavers(tp) Johnny Dodds(cl) Lil Armstrong(p) Teddy Bunn(g) John Kirby(b) O’neil Spencer(d) New York, January 21, 1938

 

2.Here is Bud Freeman And His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra play “Copenhagen”.Max Kaminsky (tp) Brad Gowans (v-tb,arr) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Dave Bowman (p) Eddie Condon (g) Pete Peterson (b) Morey Feld (d) New York, March 25, 1940

 

3.Here is Eddie Durham and his Band play “Moten’s Swing”.Joe Keys(tp) Buster Smith, Willard Brown(as) Lem Johnson(ts) Conrad Frederick(p) Eddie Durham(el-g,arr) Averil Pollard(b) Arthur Herbert(d) New York, November 11, 1940

 

4.Here is Sam Price and his Texas Blusicians play “The Goon Drag”.
Shad Collins, Bill Johnson(tp) Don Stovall(as) Lester Young(ts) Sam Price(p) Duke Jones(b) Harold “Doc” West(d)
New York, April 3, 1941

 

『映像コーナー』

「Art Ford’s Jazz Party 1958」(1958年9月18日)

大阪ジャズ同好会特集『1930年代の黒人ビッグ・バンド集』(2014年8月例会)

August 08,2018

岡田豊治氏(大阪ジャズ同好会の創立メンバーで天下茶屋に在住されていました)がお亡くなりになって3年になります。平成27年8月8日逝去されました。本日は故人が2014年8月に担当された特集をブログにまとめました。

尚、下記レジュメに記載された録音年月日については、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箇所もございます。

Here is Don Redman And His Orchestra play ”Chant of the weed”.
Langston Curl,Leonard Davis, Henry “Red” Allen (tp) Claude Jones, Fred Robinson, Benny Morton (tb) Edward Inge, Rupert Cole (cl,as) Don Redman (as,vcl,ldr,arr) Robert Carroll (ts) Horace Henderson (p,arr) Talcott Reeves (bj,g) Bob Ysaguirre (b,tu) Manzie Johnson (ds)
New York, September 24, 1931

 Chant Of The Weed

Here is Don Redman And His Orchestra play “I got rhythm”.
Langston Curl, Sidney DeParis ,Henry “Red” Allen(tp) Claude Jones, Quentin Jackson, Benny Morton (tb) Edward Inge, Rupert Cole (cl,as) Don Redman (as,vcl,ldr,arr) Robert Carroll (ts) Horace Henderson (p,arr) Talcott Reeves (bj,g) Bob Ysaguirre (b,tu) Manzie Johnson (ds)
New York, June 30, 1932New York, June 28, 1932

_I Got Rhythm

Photo from hodges nourredine2bchotmailfr.blogspot
Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter

Here is Benny Carter And His Orchestra play “Melancholy lullaby”.
Joe Thomas, Lincoln Mills, George Woodlen (tp) Jimmy Archey, Vic Dickenson (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb,vib) Benny Carter, Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye (as) Ernie Powell, Castor McCord (ts) Eddie Heywood (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Hayes Alvis (b) Henry Morrison (d) New York, June 29, 1939

Melancoly Lullaby

Here is Benny Carter And His Orchestra play “Plymouth rock”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

 

Here is Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra play “Truckin’ “.
Albert Snaer, Sylvester Lewis (tp) Ovie Alston (tp,vcl) Fred Norman, Henri Wells (tb) Edmond Hall (cl,as,bar) Hilton Jefferson (as,cl) Gene Johnson (as) Bobby Sands (ts) Claude Hopkins (p,dir) Walter Jones (g) Henry Turner (b) Pete Jacobs (d) New York, October, 1935

_Truckin’

Here is Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra play “Farewell “.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Farewell blues

下記レコードは故人とトレードによって入手しました。(本特集後に交換しました)

Here is Luis Russell and his Orchestra play “Doctor Blues”.
Luis Russell(p,dir) Henry Allen, Otis Johnson(tp) J.C. Higginbotham(tb) Albert Nicholas(cl,as) Charlie Holmes(ss,as) Teddy Hill(ts) Will Johnson(bj,g) Pops Foster(b) Paul Barbarin(ds) New York, December 17, 1929

Here is Luis Russell And His Orchestra play “Saratoga Shout”.
Luis Russell (p,dir) Henry “Red” Allen, Otis Johnson (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb,vcl)Albert Nicolas (cl,as)Charlie Holmes (ss,as) Teddy Hill (cl,ts) Will Johnson (bjo,g) Pops Foster (b) Paul Barbarin (d) New York, January 24, 1930

下記Tax盤は故人が天下茶屋で「レコードショップオカダ」を経営されていた時に購入しました。

Here is Boots and His Buddies play “Wild cherry”.
Theodore Gilders, Percy Bush, Douglas Byers, Charlie Anderson (tp) Johnny Shields (tb) Alva Brooks, Wee Demry (as) Baker Millian, David Ellis (ts) A.J. Johnson (p) Jeff Vant (g) Walter McHenry (b) Boots Douglas (d) Celeste Allen (vcl)San Antonio, August 14, 1935
Don Redmanの「Cherry」と聞き比べると面白いです。

Wild cherry

Here is Boots and His Buddies play “Rose room”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Rose room

Here is Chick Webb’s Savoy Orchestra play ”Let’s get Together”.
Chick Webb’s Savoy Orchestra
Mario Bauza, Reunauld Jones, Taft Jordan (tp) Sandy Williams (tb) Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (as , clarinet) Elmer Williams (ts) Joe Steele (p) John Trueheart (bj,g)John Kirby (b)Chick Webb (ds) Edgar Sampson (arr) NYC January 15, 1934

Let’s get together

Here is Chick Webb’s Savoy Orchestra play ”Stompin’ at the Savoy”.
Mario Bauza, Reunauld Jones, Taft Jordan (tp) Sandy Williams (tb) Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (as , clarinet) Elmer Williams (ts) Joe Steele (p) John Trueheart (bj,g)John Kirby (b)Chick Webb (ds) Edgar Sampson (arr) NYC May 18, 1934

故人は京都のレコード店「十字屋」にお勤め時に面白い企画に携わっています。

故岡田豊治氏の写真がありました。
スイングジャーナル「幻の名盤読本」(1974年発売)から撮影(49ページ)

ジャズ喫茶オアシス(千里丘)で作成されていた会報「NOSTARGIA(1982年5月)」で自己紹介されていました。

J.C. Higginbotham(4)

April 13.2017

I took this picture from my own “Hendersonia”.

In 1931, J.C. Higginbotham left Luis Russell’s band and briefly joined Chick Webb’s band.

Then he joined Fletcher Henderson’s orchestra.

I will quote a description that accurately expresses his change in this era.

“When JCH joined Fletcher Henderson he began a transistion where the roar from the wilderness and the brassy shakes went out to make room for a more relaxed solo voice.” by Tom Buhmann .

To my delight they had recorded my favorite song “Sugar Foot Stomp”.

Hammond at a recording session with Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. Photo courtesy Frank Driggs Collection.(by Riverwalk Jazz)

Also John Hammond had produced two songs a long solo performance of J.C.,”Honeysuckle Rose” and ”New King Porter Stomp”.

J.C. Higginbotham showed a terrific performance as belonging the eternal Hall of Fame for jazz recordings.

In Addition I will quote “Hendersonia” by Walter C. Allen.

By the way, the great Higginbotham, no slouch himself for gutsy playing, expressed his unbounded admiration for Coleman Hawkins :
“Nobody can outplay him. He’s my man. One time on the Fletcher Henderson band, he took on everybody. Five brass and three rhythm couldn’t drown him out. He stood up, turned around and faced us, and nobody could outplay him. ”
( DOWN BEAT, January 8, 1959, p. 13)

Today I choose three songs that he played long solo performance (over 32 bars) .

I referred to Tom Buhmann’s Solographer. Go here

1931年、Fletcher Henderson’s orchestraに加入しました。私のお気にりの曲「Sugar Foot Stomp」も再度録音しました。又、John HammondもJCを高く評価し、珍しく32小節のソロを演奏した2曲を製作しました。J.C. Higginbotham 研究家のTom Buhmann ”Solographer”を参考にしました。

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Here is Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play “Sugar Foot Stomp (Solo 36 bars)”.

Rex Stewart (cnt, vo), Russell Smith, Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones (tb, vo), J. C. Higginbotham (tb), Russell Procope, Edgar Sampson (cl, as), Coleman Hawkins (cl, ts), Fletcher Henderson (p, arr), Clarence Holiday (g), John Kirby (tu), Walter Johnson (dm), Nat Leslie (arr). Aug. 1931

Here is Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play “Honeysuckle Rose(Solo 32 bars)”

Rex Stewart (cnt) Russell Smith Bobby Stark (tp)
Sandy Williams J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Hilton Jefferson (as)
Russell Procope (as cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts cl) Fletcher Henderson (p)
Freddy White (g) John Kirby (tu b) Walter Johnson (d) Dec. 9, 1932

Here is Fletcher Henderson Orchestra play ”New King Porter Stomp” (Solo 32 bars)”. Dec. 9, 1932

 

J. C. Higginbotham(1)

April 10.2017

Photo above of J.C. Higginbotham by courtesy of Jazzinphoto-Wordpress.com(Photo William P.Gottlieb)

Last week I posted about Luis Russell’s contribution.

Luis Russell relocated to New York with King Oliver in May 1927.

Photo above of KING OLIVER´S DIXIE SYNCOPATORS(1927)Kid Ory tb, King Oliver co, Paul Barbarin dm, Tick Gray tp, Junie Cobb bj, Luis Russell p, Darnell Howard cl, Rudy Jackson ts, Bert Cobb tu, Barney Bigard ts.

Then they had a game with Chick Webb as “BATTLE OF JAZZ” at the Savoy Ballroom.

Next year(1928) ,one jazz trombonist came to New York from Buffalo.

Chick Webb allowed young trombonist to play at the Savoy Ballroom.

Photo above of Chick Webb by courtesy of Drummerworld

He was subsequently signed by Luis Russell as trombonist Harry White’s replacement and remained with Russell until 1931.

The young jazz trombonist was J. C. Higginbotham.

J. C. Higginbotham was the first of the great black swing trombonists, and he participated in several immortal sessions particularly in the period 1929-36.

Unfortunately J. C. Higginbotham also has became a forgotten existence in Japan.

This week I would like to post about his acheivement.

先週、私はLuis Russellの貢献について投稿しましたが、Russell楽団でJ. C. Higginbothamの名前が気になりました。
1927年、Luis Russellと King OliverはSavoy BallroomでChick Webbらと “BATTLE OF JAZZ”を行いました。
翌年、一人のトロンボーン奏者がNew Yorkに来ました。Chick webbは若いトロンボーン奏者にSavoy Ballroomでの演奏を許しました。その後、彼はLuis Russell楽団に入団し、1931年まで在籍しました。
J. C. Higginbothamは、偉大な黒人スイングトロンボーン奏者の一人であり、特に1929から36年にレコーディングされた演奏は歴史に残りました。今週はJ. C. Higginbothamについて投稿します。

Here is J.C. Higginbotham plays “Give me your telephone number”.

Here is Henry Red Allen with J.C.Higginbotham play “Higginbotham Blues”.

Luis Russell(3)

April 05.2017

After Luis Russell left Doc Cook’s Orchestra, he became the pianist in King Oliver’s band.

By the mid-20s the jazz scene shifted to New York.

He relocated to New York with King Oliver in May 1927.

Photo above of KING OLIVER´S DIXIE SYNCOPATORS(1927)Kid Ory tb, King Oliver co, Paul Barbarin dm, Tick Gray tp, Junie Cobb bj, Luis Russell p, Darnell Howard cl, Rudy Jackson ts, Bert Cobb tu, Barney Bigard ts.

At that time Luis Russell appears in my favorite biography “Hendsersonia”.

I quoted from “Hendsersonia”, page180 and page181.

On Sunday,May 15, there was a memorable “BATTLE OF JAZZ” at the Savoy Ballroom which wa widely advertised.

King Oliver had brought his band from Chicago to New York.

KING OLIVER7S DIXIE SYNCOPATORS(12 men)
Joe Oliver(tp),[…]Luis Russsel(p)

FESS WILLIAM’S ROYAL FLUSH ORCHESTRA(10 men)

CHICK WEBB AND HARLEM STOMPERS(8 men)

FLETCHER HENDERSON’S ROSELAND ORCHESTRA(12 men)
[…]

For all the cheers, however, this was Oliver’s first and last decent engagement in New York; from here on, the road was all downhill for the proud King.

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In October of that year he left Oliver to start his own band.

He was a perpetually good-natured man and a snappy dresser who stood just a little over five feet tall.

So Luis Russell went on to become one of the most popular bandleaders in late 1920s’ New York.

Luis Russell はKing Oliverと共にニューヨークに移動しました。
1927年5月、彼らはSavoy Ballroom でのジャズ合戦に参加しました。
以下、私の愛読書『Hendersonia』を引用します。
この時期以降、King Oliverの活動は衰退し、哀れな末路を招く事になりました。
10月、Luis RussellはKing Oliverから別れ、自己のバンドを結成しました。
彼は美男で身長も高く服装の着こなしも優雅だったことから、評判のバンドリーダーとなった。

Here is King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators play “Deep Henderson”(1926).
King Oliver(crt), Kid Ory(tb), Barney Bigard(reed), Luis Russell(p); 4/21/1926

Here is Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra play “Stockholm Stomp” (1927).

Here is Fess Williams’ Royal Flush Orchestra play “OZARK BLUES” (1927).

Here is CHICK WEBB ORCHESTRA play “Go Harlem”.