タグ別アーカイブ: Chico Hamilton

ズート・シムズさんと一緒に「ブラインドフォールドテスト」

May 23,2020

ズート・シムズ(Zoot Sims)がダウンビート誌の名物コーナー「TheBlindfold Test」に登場しました。(1956年9月5日号)

レナード・フェザーが出題した10曲について、ズートのコメント(英語)を翻訳ソフト向けに1曲ずつテキストに変換し添付しました。

1. Chico Hamilton. Buddy-Boo (PacificJazz)

Buddy Collette, composer, arranger, tenor, That record moved me it was very nice. I’ll give that four stars. It’s Chico Hamilton’s group. I like all the solos and the instrumentation. The tenor sax player is pretty good in his own style.

2. Duane Tatro. Backlash (Contemporary)

Well, I’ll give it three stars for the way it was played, but that kind of arrangement doesn’t move me too much. I guess it tells a story, but I didn’t get any message from it. It sounds something like Jack Montrose–sometimes he writes like that.
I think some of this atonal music has value, but this particular side was unemotional to me, although it was played well.

3. Sonny Stitt. Sonny’s Bunny (Roost)

Quincy Jones, arranger; Jimmy Nottingham, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Stitt, alto. The tone quality on that record seemed strange. I like the solos, but the arrangement was nothing spectacular. It sounded like Dizzy with Phil Woods on alto. The piano was excellent. I’ll rate that 3.12.

4. Stan Kenton. Lover (Capitol)

Vido Musso, tenor; Milt Bernhart, trombone. Mass hysteria! This would be good for a show opener, but I wouldn’t buy the record. It was played well, though. I heard one something like this, but I don’t know if it’s the same one. Was it Stan Kenton? At first it sounded like Vido Musso-the tone is like Vido’s, but he plays differently. Give that three stars.

5. Eddie Sho. Day by Day (Bethlehem)

Shu, tenor and alto; Bobby Scott,piano. I have no idea who that was. Anyway, I didn’t like it too much. They didn’t seem to mean it-you know, the way they played at the beginning and the end. The piano was all right and the rhythm okay, but I didn’t like the way the tenor and the alto saxophonist phrased the way they ended their notes with that little dip. It sounded too floozy. Two stars.

 

6. Dave Brubeck. A Fine Romance(Columbia)

Paul Desmond, alto. That’s a nice, listenable record-it grooves pretty nicely. Paul Desmond plays well on that, but I thought he could have come in a little bit stronger at the end. That’s a good Brubeck record-give it three stars.

7. Brew Moore. I Want a Little Girl(Fantasy)

Moore, tenor; Johnny Marabuto, piano. It sounds a little like Brew MooreI’m not sure, though. It’s pretty good, and I like the tune. The tenor is a little out of tune with the piano. This was played in quite good taste, I thought, but the tenor player could have moved a little bit more and played around the melody. Two-and-a-half stars.

8. Sam Price. Jonah Whales the Blues(Jazztone)

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Pete Brown, alto; Vic Dickenson,trombone; Price, piano. Well, I like the opening trumpet on this. I don’t know if it’s two different trumpet players or not, but with the plunger it sounded good. It’s not the greatest rhythm and blues record I’ve ever heard in my life. The trombone solo was good, but there was a bad backing on it – it was hard to distinguish it from the rigamarole behind it.
The piano made it all right-I don’t know who it was. There was a good, happy feeling on the record most of the way. Two-and-a-half stars … Oh, it was Pete Brown on alto. I used to listen to him a lot when I was younger, and it’s good to hear him again.

9. Jazz Giants ’56. Gigantic Blues(Norgran)

Lester Young, tenor; Teddy Wilson, piano; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Jo Jones, drums. That was a strange ending. I’ve heard much better Roy Eldridge than on this record. I like him when he plays simpler and doesn’t try to do so much. Pres sounded great at the beginning, but he seemed to get hung on some certain sound in the last chorus.
The piano killed me-sounded like Teddy Wilson. It was Jo Jones on drums-he always comes through. I’m not sure who it was on trombone-it didn’t sound like Vic Dickenson to me, but it could have been. He played very well. It was a swinging record-give it three stars.

10. Woody Herman. Mulligan  Tawny(Columbia)

Jerry Coker, Bill Perkins, Dick Hafer, terors; Dick Collins, trumpet; Bill Holman, arranger.Nice arrangement-I thought it was Shorty Rogers at first. The tenor solo was good, and I think it was Dick Collins on trumpet. He was very good -nice, tasty tone. It was a good, swinging tune by the old Woodchopper. I’ll give it 2.72 stars.

 

神戸ジャズ愛好会11月例会『ドラムの名手達』①        

November 21,2018

先日、神戸ジャズ愛好会に参加しました。例会の案内をご覧下さい。

前回は台風のため中止としたため久しぶりの例会です。
特集:「ドラムの名手達」
ドラムは重要なリズム楽器として現在に至るまで発展を遂げてきていますが、ジャズの歴史の中で誰しも好きなドラマーが一人はいると思います。そのドラマーの演奏をご紹介ください。(必ずしもドラム奏者がリーダーである必要ではありません。)(一人15分以内でお願いします。)

特集には6人の会員がお気に入りの録音盤を持ち寄りました。今回は4人がご紹介された演奏家をお楽しみ下さい。

・T川氏
1. Yoichi Kimura(New Orleans Rascals) (SAM CD003)
「Silver Threads Among The Gold」
2.Cie Frazier(Kid Howard Band)(Icon LP-8))
「Willie The Weeper」
3.Sammy Penn(Kid Thomas Band)(Icon LP-3)
「Just A Closer Walk With Thee」
4. Baby Dodds(solo) (LI M8/ALP241)
「Spooky Drums No,1」
5.ドラマー不明(Country Brass Band) (Folkways LP FA2650)
「Just Over In The Gloryland」

T川さんが木村陽一さんから直接お聞きされたお話を引用します。
「ニューオーリンズで修行した時にベイビー・ドッズよりもシー・フレイザーにドラム奏法をよく教わった」

Yoshimasa Kasai 笠井義正(cl) and Yoichi (Yo )Kimura 木村陽一(ds) 写真はFB友人笠井正氏のYouTube映像からお借りしました。

Here is New Orleans Rascals play ”When You Wore A Tulip”
河合良一(Cl) 川合純一(Bj) 木村陽一(Ds) 石野美惠子(P) 村橋 健(B)
田村浩一(Tp) 秋定 暢(Tb)
OSAKA BIG RIVER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018.5.5

Photo above of Josiah “Cie” Frazier by courtesy of Tulane University

Here is Kid Howard with Cie Frazier play ”Willie the weeper”.
Kid Howard (tp,vcl) Eddie Summers (tb) Israel Gorman (cl) Emanuel Sayles (bj) Louis James (b) Josiah “Cie” Frazier (d)
New Orleans, August 31, 1961

Photo above of Sammy Penn by courtesy of Flicker

Here is Kid Thomas with Sammy Penn play ”Just a closer walk with thee”.
Kid Thomas (tp) Louis Nelson (tb) Paul Barnes (cl) Emanuel Paul (ts) Joe James (p,vcl) George Guesnon (bj,vcl) Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau (b) Sammy Penn (d,vcl)
New Orleans, LA, July 3, 1960

Here is Baby Dodds play “NEW ORLEANS DRUMMING”.

Here is Country Brass Bands play ”Just Over in the Gloryland”.

 

スヰングジャーナル 1952年6月号

・Y瀬 氏「ドラマーブームのころ」(下記は当日配付されたレジュメの内容を修正せず記載しました)

特集「ドラムの名手達」に、いわば「懐メロ」で参加させてください。ジャスの存在さえ知らずに少年期を過ごした後、戦後7年の1952年に突如来日したジーン・クルーパ
(1909~73)トリオは衝撃で した。 SP 2枚組4面にわたるハンプトンの「スターダスト」でジャズに目さめたのとほぼ同時期。EPで3曲(LPでは7曲)の演奏にしびれました。これに刺激され、ジョージ川口(1927.6.15~2003.11.1)、ジミー竹内 (1930.6.29~2009.12.29)、白木秀雄(1933.1.1~ 1972.8.22)のドラマー三羽鳥時代が来るのですが、ここでは演奏時間も短めにして日米各1人を披露。
1.「荒城の月」(1952)(ジーン・クルーパ・トリオ)
チャーリー・ヴェンチュラ(ts) テディ・ナポレオン(0)

2.「ホワイト・ジャケット」(1953)(ジョージ川口&ビッグフォー)
松本英彦(ts)小野満(b)中村八大(p)

3.映画「男と女」の例の「シャバダバダ」と、ヒット中の1967年にフランス公演したMJQがご当地サービスで演奏したレア音源(8:00)
*Y瀬氏から「コニー・ケイの躍動したドラミングをお聞き下さい」とのコメントでした。

Here is Gene Krupa Trio play 「荒城の月」and「銀座なストムプ」

Here is ジョージ川口ビッグフォー 映画「青春ジャズ娘」(1953年制作)
ジョージ川口(d),松本英彦(ts),中村八大(p),小野満(b)

Photo by Discos

Y瀬さんがご紹介された音源は提供できませんので、ブログ作成者のお気に入りを添付しました。

Here is Andre Condouant Quartet play “Brother Meeting”.
Andre Condouant (g),Percy Heath (b),Connie Kay (ds),Eddy Louiss (p)

・K氏「ブログ作成時にはAnita O’Dayの映像でお願いしますとのリクエストがございました」
Here is Dave Bailey Sextet play ”Osmosis”.
Kenny Dorham(tp), Curtis Fuller(tb), Frank Haynes(ts), Tommy Flanagan(p),Ben Tucker(b),Dave Bailey(ds)NYC, October 1, 1961

Here is Anita O’DAY and Roy Eldridge with Gene Krupa Orchestra play ”Let Me Off Uptown”.

photo by Wikipedia

・N氏「インパルス盤を是非聞いて下さい」
Here is Chico Hamilton and Charles Lloyd play “Forest Flower: Sunrise/Sunset”.
Chico Hamilton(ds),Charles Lloyd(ts), Gabor Szabo(g), Albert Stinson(b)
New Jersey,December 11, 1963

Russell Jacquet(2)

June 11.2018

今回はRussell Jacquetが東海岸で行った録音から投稿します。

1947年4月1日、ニューヨークのスタジオで弟イリノイ・ジャケーと親交が深かったレオ・パーカーとのコンボ演奏にRussell Jacquetが参加しています。

Here is Illinois Jacquet and His Band play “Blow, Illinois, blow”.
Joe Newman, Russell Jacquet (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Ray Perry (as) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Leo Parker (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Freddie Green (g) Al Lucas (b) Shadow Wilson (d)  New York, April 1, 1947 Aladdin 3001

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同月、カナダTorontoの劇場でのライブ録音も発売されています。

Illinois Jacquet/Leo Parker in Toronto 1947
Joe Newman (tp) Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Leo Parker (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Al Lucas (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
Concert, “Mutual Street Arena”, Toronto, ON, Canada, April 29, 1947

上記以降に参加したIllinois Jacquet and His Allstarsとの録音は省略します。

By courtesy of Heritage Auctions

1948年5月、デトロイトでRussell Jacquet and His Allstarsとして自己名義の録音を行いました。

尚、翌月(1948年6月)のSonny stitt(偽名Lord Nelson)名義の録音については、前々回のプログを参照願います。

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翌年(1949年)3月、Russell Jacquet & His Bopper Bandとしてリーダー作を録音しています。

上記2作品「Russell Jacquet and His Allstars,Russell Jacquet & His Bopper Band」をSpotifyプレイリストに纏めて添付致しました。(12曲)

Russell Jacquet And His All Stars(4曲)
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Stitt (as) Maurice Simon (ts) Leo Parker (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Al Lucas (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
Detroit, May, 1948
K5503    Scamparoo
K5504    Suede Jacquet
K5505    Lion’s roar
K5506    Relaxin’ with Randel

Russell Jacquet & His Bopper Band(8曲)
Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman, John Anderson (tp) Henry Coker (tb) Bumps Myers (ts) Maurice Simon (bar) Gerald Wiggins (p) Charlie Drayton (b) Chico Hamilton (d)
Los Angeles, March 18, 1949
K5701    Eight ball
K5702    Blues in F
K5703    Jockey Joe
K5704    Bongo blues
K5706    King’s spinner
K5707    Wigglin’ with Wiggins
K5708    Tropical fever

Spotifyに登録されている方

Here is Russell Jacquet & His Bopper Band play ”Bongo Blues”.

上記2作品以降、Illinois Jacquetの録音に数多く参加しています。

最後に、EPレコードコレクターで有名な漫画家橋本孤蔵氏がRussell Jacquetについて書かれたブログをご覧下さい。

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Russell Jacquet(1)

June 9.2018

Russell Jacquet (tp) and Illinois Jacquet (ts) Photo by courtesy of Texas State Historical Association

Russell Jacquet was the elder brother of  Illinois Jacquet.

From 1945 until 1953 he recorded occasionally as a band leader.

Russell Jacquet( イリノイ・ジャケーの兄)について2回に分けて投稿します。今回は2度目のレコーディング・ストライキまでの録音について調べました。

今回はRussell Jacquetによるリーダー作品から数曲を選んでブログに添付しました。(Illinois Jacqueのリーダー作品については 音声添付を省略しています)

Photo by courtesy of Jazzinphoto

ご存じの通りRussell Jacquet(ラッセル・ジャケー)のリーダー作にはデビュー間もないCharles Mingusが参加しています。

Here is Russell Jacquet octet play “Penny’s worth of boogie”.
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) Calvin Boze (tp) Teddy Edwards, Maurice Simon (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Bill Davis (p) Charles Mingus (b) Chico Hamilton (d)  Los Angeles, 1944-45

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

Here is Russell Jacquet octet play “Look what you’ve done to me”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

Photo by courtesy of Jazzinphoto

次に弟Illinois Jacqueをリーダーとした録音です。以下、SPレーベルと録音データを記載しました。

Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) Henry Coker (tb) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Billy Hadnott (b) Johnny Otis (d)
“Uptown boogie”    Philo 102     Los Angeles, July, 1945      

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Photo by Discogs

Illinois Jacquet with Wynonie Harris And His All Stars:
Wynonie Harris (vcl) acc by : Russell Jacquet (tp) John Brown (as) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Bill Doggett (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Charles Mingus (b) Al “Cake” Wichard (d)
“Here comes the blues”     Apollo 363   Los Angeles, August 2, 1945

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Illinois Jacquet Septet
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) John Brown (as) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Bill Doggett (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Charles Mingus (b) Al “Cake” Wichard (d)
” What’s this ”    Apollo 758      Hollywood, CA, August 中旬頃, 1945

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Illinois Jacquet Septet
Russell Jacquet (tp) Henry Coker (tb) Illinois Jacquet, Tom Archia (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) prob Ulysses Livingston (g) Charles Mingus (b) or John Simmons (b) Johnny Otis (d)
“Ladies lullaby”    ARA 144,   Los Angeles, August 28, 1945

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リーダー第2作は「Russell Jacquet And His All Stars」と命名されたグループでベイシー楽団の主要メンバーと録音しています。Freddie Greenがジャケー兄弟を盛り立てているようにも聞こえます。

Here is Russell Jacquet And His All Stars play “Mean and evil old world”.
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) Snooky Young, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Gerald Wilson, Harry Parr Jones (tp) Eli Robinson, J.J. Johnson, Ted Donnelly (tb) Willie Smith, Preston Love (as) Illinois Jacquet, Lucky Thompson (ts) Rudy Rutherford (bar) Bill Doggett (p) Freddie Green (g) Billy Hadnott (b) Al “Cake” Wichard (d)   Hollywood, c. 1946

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

Here is Russell Jacquet And His All Stars play ”Blues”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

Russell Jacquet And His Yellow JacquetsというバンドではDexter Gordonの参加が注目されます。

Russell Jacquet And His Yellow Jacquets play “Wake up old maid”.
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) Gus Evans (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Jimmy Bunn (p) Leo Blevins (g) Herman Washington (b) Chico Hamilton (d) Numa Lee Davis (vcl)
Hollywood, CA, September 21, 1946

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

Russell Jacquet And His Yellow Jacquets play “Blues la Russ”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

Russell Jacquet And His Yellow Jacquets play  “Side saddle blues”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

上記の曲はこちらをクリックしてお聞き下さい。

 

 

 

Eric Dolphy (4)

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‘Ellington Suite’ was an album by Chico Hamilton’s Quintet featuring Buddy Collette on Pacific Records.

There was another historic session about Ellington Suite

In August 1958, Chico Hamilton with Eric Dolphy recorded some famous Duke Ellington compositions.

Unfortunately another session was not issued for some reason.

Probably producer Richard Bock may have thought Dolphy’s playing was at times too radical.

But in 1995 John Cobley discovered a test pressing of the Hamilton recordings with Dolphy.

It was reissued ‘The Original Ellington Suite’.

About discovery of this recording, please refer to the following article.Go here

 

 

 

Eric Dolphy(3)

chico

In 1958 Chico Hamilton needed a replacement for reedman Paul Horn.

Fortunately Buddy Collette recommended Eric to Chico.

Eric’s first recording with the Chico’s quintet came in April 1958.

They recorded two numbers for Pacific jazz records.

‘In a Sentimental Mood’ and ‘I’m Beginning to See the Light’.

But two numbers were not to be issued until years later.

The Chico Hamilton Quintet was filmed at the Newport Jazz Festival for the documentary ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’.

Eric was playing flute on a performance of ‘Blue Sands’.

going east

Then The album ‘Gongs East’ was the best recording by the Chico Hamilton Quintet.

Eric began to play his only developing style from this period.