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Fletcher Henderson forever

December 28. 2015

December for me is a very important month.
Because it is the birth month of Fletcher Henderson, it is also the death month of him.
‘Birthday December 18’
‘Date of death  December 28′
My birth month is also in December.My nickname on web is ‘sugarfootstomp’.
Jazz occurred in New Orleans. However,it has been developed in New York.
In Japan evaluation of Ellington and Basie than Henderson is high.
In the history of jazz, Fletcher Henderson is the most important person.
I want to write about his achievement through my blog.

The lucky label of Brunswick from Saito store

December 26. 2015

Since listening to the SP records in Kurashiki music library, I had began to purchase SP records .

I have purchased the Ellington of Brunswick ,But my collections of Brunswick were released from Nippon Colombia. Nippon Columbia sale was recurrence series. Saito store sale was original.

The lucky label was sold in November 1934 from Saito store. Saito store had been importing asbestos from Canada. Also Saito signed a contract with the United States Brunswick Corporation and began to sell records. 155 sheets had been released.

This was an invaluable label that the world of collectors were looking for.

Saito store was transferred rights to Japan Colombia in January 1936.

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Tragedy of Don Redman

December 17. 2015

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I bought some records of Don Redman at Tony.
Particularly It was glad I bought these records.

He recorded a historic jazz as a leader of the Mckinney’s Cotton Pickers .

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Also this record commentary was wonderful.
The writer was ‘Syouichi Yui’ who was leading critic in Japan.
 It is English translation of the commentary about the performance of Don Redman. But I am not good at English,Please contact me if there is a mistake.
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”Nowadays his music is old feeling.
 He focused on ‘ensemble of reed’ and ‘a conflict between brass and sacks’. He was first attempted these issues in jazz history.
 He was a pioneer in jazz,and an excellent sax player.
 It is no exaggeration to say that all arranger in the same era imitated his arrangement technique.
If it is allowed to criticism, Redman was inferior to Duke Ellington.
Despite he had exceptionally aptitude,he abraded his talent for the purpose of adding polished performance such as white players.
 It must be said that he walked a regrettable way.
On the other hand Duke Ellington had been do not lose the basic attitude of the ethnic musician.
It was regrettable that his personality was lost”.