タグ別アーカイブ: Clliford Brown

Isham Jones’ compositions(2) “There Is No Greater Love”

October 04,2017

Isham Jones led one of the finest dance bands of all time for some seventeen years from 1919 to 1936.

“There Is No Greater Love” lyrics by Marty Symes was the last hit before the bandleader turned over to Woody Herman in 1936.

「There Is No Greater Love」(作詞 Marty Symes)は1936年に作曲されました。

この曲はWoody Hermanがバンドリーダーを引継ぐ直前のヒット作品でした。

本日紹介する中でAmy Winehouseは異色の存在だと思います。

(追記)ブログ作成時(2017/10/4)では冒頭の曲「Isham Jones and his Orchestra (with Vocal Woody Herman) 」は添付しておりませんでした。2018/10/4に追加添付致しました。

Here is Isham Jones and his Orchestra (with Vocal Woody Herman) plays “There Is No Greater Love”.
Clarence Willard, Chelsea Qualey (tp) , Wendell deLory,Russ Jenner (tb) Joe Bishop (tu,arr) Tommy Macey, Don Watt (cl,as) Woody Herman (cl,as,bar,vcl) Vic Hauprich, Saxie Mansfield (ts) Howard Smith (p,arr) George Wartner (g) Eddie Stone (vln,vcl,arr) Vince Allotta (vln) Nick Hupfer (vln,arr) Walt Yoder (b) Walter Lageson (d) Jiggs Noble, Gordon Jenkins (arr) Isham Jones (dir)
New York, February 3, 1936

Here is Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown play “There Is No Greater Love”.
Dinah Washington(vo),Clifford Brown(tp),Harold Land(ts),Richie Powell(p),George Morrow(b)Max Roach(ds)  Rec 1954

Here is Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy.play “There Is No Greater Love”.(with Mary Lou Williams) NYC. June 25, 1940

Here is Etta James sings “There Is No Greater Love”.(2001)

Here is Amy Winehouse sings “There Is No Greater Love”(2003)

Here is Nat King Cole sings “There Is No Greater Love”.

Here is Dizzy Gillespie Quintet play “There Is No Greater Love”.
Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Junior Mance (p), Les Spann (g), Sam Jones (b), Lex Humphries (ds)
Recorded:New York City, February 17, 1959

Here is The four freshmen sing “There Is No Greater Love”.

Gene Norman(4)

November 10, 2016

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Photo of Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gene Norman and Shorty Rogers in the early ’50s

In 1954, Gene Norman opened his own nightclub “the Crescendo” on the Sunset Strip.

Below is a list of the main performers including jazz legends.

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert,Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton.

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In addition he established an independent record label “GNP Crescendo Record Co”.

The ‘GNP’ stand for ‘Gene Norman Presents’.

He produced a series of live albums and studio recordings based around his promotions.

Artists recorded by GNP over the years include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, and Art Tatum.

I want to post about the recording of Max Roach/Clifford Brown Quintet.

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach arrived in California in the spring of 1954.

Roach and Brown shared a two bedroom apartment where they began the collaboration that became one of the most talked about quintets to emerge in jazz.

Gene Norman executed a contract with Max Roach to record the quintet in California.

Gene Norman recorded that concert and released the first commercial recording of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet.

Needless to say the announcement was Gene Norman.

Tenderly / Here is Max Rroach And Clifford Brown In Concert play “Tenderly”.

Quincy Jones(6)

April 26.2016

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Quincy Jones has left a lot of masterpiece as arranger.

In particular, I will introduce the very popular works in Japan.

He joined Mercury Records and has provided the arrangement in three works in history by female vocal and Clifford Brown.

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Dinah Jams (EmArcy 36000. 1954)

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (EmArcy 36004. 1955)

Helen Merrill (EmArcy 36006. 1955)

I quoted below interview from JazzWax[February 03, 2009].

Helen Merrill said about him:

“He lived in New York nearby with his former wife. He was an up and coming young man at the time. He didn’t have any money.

He lived in a basement apartment of a brownstone. Everyone loved him. What a wonderful mind he had and has.[…]

Quincy pulled together great songs. He always understood what he was doing.[…]

Quincy had a way of getting just the right people together.[…]

‘You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To’ continues to be a huge hit in Japan.”

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