タグ別アーカイブ: Eddie South

Teddy Weatherford and Buck Clayton(1)

January 17.2018

Photo above of Teddy Weatherford by courtesy of Alibaba

Teddy Weatherford was born Pocahontas,on 11 October, 1903.

From 1915 through 1920 he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he learned to play jazz piano.

After moving to Chicago, he worked with several top jazz orchestras including those led by Jimmie Wade and Erskine Tate(playing and recording with Louis Armstrong).

In 1926 he toured Shanghai as the pianist in Jack Carter’s Orchestra.

Jack Carter’s Orchestra played in Shanghai between 1926 and 1928, featuring among others Valaida Snow.

Despite Jack Carter and his orchestra left to USA,Teddy Weaterford stayed on Shanghai.

Photo by courtesy of Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Then he was invited to Paris by Hugues Panassie and played in the Paris World Exposition.

He recorded solo piano performance in the Swing label.

After he returned to Shanghai, he made a voyage to Culcutta for World War II.

Unfortunately Teddy Weatherford died of cholera in Calcutta, aged 41.

Please refer to the video about his activity in Calcutta.

Photo by courtesy of Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Teddy Weatherfordは1903年10月11日バージニア州Pocahontasで生まれました。


シカゴに移動しJimmie Wade楽団やErskine Tate楽団というトップクラスの楽団で演奏しています。

Louis Armstrongが在籍していたErskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestraでの録音は有名です。

1926年、Jack Carter’s Orchestraの一員(ピアニスト)として上海に渡ることになります。

上海でのJack Carter楽団の演奏にはValaida Snowが参加しています。(Valaida Snowの演奏を1曲添付しました)

Jack Carter楽団は米国に帰りましたが、Teddy Weatherfordは単独で上海に滞在することになりました。

Photo above of Hugues Panassie by courtesy of jazzpanassie.fr

その後、ジャズ評論家Hugues Panassieの招きでパリに行き、パリ万国博覧会でも演奏しています。





Here is Wade’s Moulin Rouge Orchestra with Teddy Weatherford play “Someday sweetheart”.
Jimmy Wade (cnt,dir) Bill Dover (tb) Arnett Nelson (cl,as) Vernon Roulette (cl,ts) Eddie South (vln) Teddy Weatherford (p) Buddy Gross (tu) Edwin Jackson (d)
Chicago, December, 1923
尚、この演奏はEddie Southの最初の録音だそうです。
Eddie Southについては長谷川光氏のブログをご覧下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい。


Photo by Strictly Oompah This photo is taken sometime between December 1925 and June 1926. Erskine Tate’s own identification (courtesy Bertrand Demeusy/Floyd Campbell) from left (back row): Ed Wyer, violin. Will Armstrong, cello. Clarence Lee, violin. Teddy Weatherford, piano. John Hare, helicon. Alvin Fernandez, clarinet. Frank Ethridge, violin. From left (front row): James Tate, trumpet. Louis Armstrong, trumpet. Eddie Atkins, trombone. Elliot Washington, banjo. Erskine Tate with baton. Jimmy Bertrand, drums. Paul “Stump” Evans, saxes. Charles Harris, saxes, and Norval/Norvelle “Flute” Morton, saxes.

Here is Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra play “Stomp off, let’s go”.
Louis Armstrong, James Tate (tp) Eddie Atkins (tb) Angelo Fernandez (cl-1,as-2) Stump Evans (as,bar) Norval Morton (ts) Teddy Weatherford (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj) John Hare (tu) Jimmy Bertrand (d-1,wbd-2) Erskine Tate (ldr,shouting)
Chicago, IL, May 28, 1926


Here is Teddy Weatherford play “My blue heaven”.(solo piano)
Paris, France, July 20, 1937

Here is Teddy Weatherford And His Band play “Hoe down”.
George Banks, Bill McDermott (tp) George Leonardi (tb) Reuben Solomon (as,cl) Sonny Saldana (reeds) Cedric West (g,tb) Tony Gonsalves (b) Trevor McCabe (d) Teddy Weatherford (p,vcl) Paquita (vcl)
Calcutta, India, June 1942



Photo above of Valaida Snow by courtesy of Atlanta Black Star

Here is Valaida Snow sings “Minnie the moocher”.(with Lulle Ellboj’s Orchestra)
Valaida Snow (tp,vcl) Bengt Artander, Gunnar Green (tp) Sture Green (tb) Lulle Ellboj (as,ldr) Gunnar Wallberg (as) Rudolf Eriksson (ts) Willard Ringstrand (p) Kalle Lohr (g) Roland Bengtsson (b) Olle Sahlin (d)
Stockholm, Sweden, August 28, 1939

Here is Teddy Weatherford in Calcutta.


December 31. 2017

I have a song that I’d like to listen to at the end of the year.

I will introduce my favorite “Snowfall” and “A Fountain In Havana”.







又、最後にこの曲の原曲となったと思われます「A Fountain In Havana」もご紹介します。

Here is Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra play  “Snowfall”.



Here is Ahmad Jamal Trio play  “Snowfall”.
Ahmad Jamal (p) Israel Crosby (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Live “The Alhambra”, Chicago, IL, late June 1961



Here is Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra play  “Snowfall”.
Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino, Herbie Harper, Milt Bernhart (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) John Cave, Vince Cave, Vince DeRosa (fhr) Clarence Karella (tu) Ronnie Lang (as,fl) Harry Klee (as,alto-fl,pic) Dave Pell, Gene Cipriano (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Larry Bunker (vib,xyl,tymp,perc) Russ Freeman (p) Howard Roberts (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d) Pete Rugolo (arr,cond)
Los Angeles, July 11, 1956



Here is Eddie South And His Trio play  “Snowfall”.
Eddie South (vln) Billy Taylor (p) LaGrand Mason (b) Connie Jordan (d)
Standard transcriptions, Hollywood, CA, c. early Sept, 1944



Here is Emily Remler Quartet play  “Snowfall”.
Hank Jones (p) Emily Remler (g) Buster Williams (b) Marvin “Smitty” Smith (d)
New York, May, 1988



Here is The Manhattan Transfer sings “Snowfall”.



Here is Tony Bennett sings  “Snowfall”.



Here is Ray Nobles & His American Dance Orchestra play  “A Fountain In Havana”.
Arranged Ray Noble
Piano, Written-By Claude Thornhill

Jazz violinist(6)〜Eddie South


Photo of Eddie South

November 21. 2016

Eddie South was born November 27, 1904 in Louisiana, Missouri.

He was nicknamed the “Dark Angel of the Violin” in the United States.

He was an African-American jazz violinist and studied at the Chicago College of Music.

At the time, classical violin positions were not open to Black violinists in the 1920s, so he switched to jazz.

He started his career playing in vaudeville and jazz orchestras with Freddie Keppard.

When he visited to Europe in the 1920s he was influenced by gypsy’s performance in Hungary and established his own style.

In 1937 he revisited to Paris and performed and recorded with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

He had an accurate pitch and graceful performance because he was educated classical music.

Also he played distinctive melancholy sounds and mellow phrases because he was influenced by gypsy music.

In addition his playing style had a strong attack and a firm touch.

Eddie South died on Apr. 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois.

Here is Eddie South & Stephane Grappelli play “Dinah”. (1937)

Here is Eddie South plays “Fiddle Blues”.

Here is Eddie South plays “Black Gypsy”.

Here is Eddie South plays “Oh, lady be good”.

Here is Eddie South, plays “Snowfall”.

Eddie South recorded with flute player Mark Simpton.

Here is they play “Music For The Birds”.

Jazz violinist(5)〜Joe Venuti

November 20. 2016


Four violinists were famous in the 20’s to 30’s,Stephan Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Eddie South, Stuff Smith.

Three people except Stephane Grappelli are Americans.

Joe Venuti was an immigrant from Italy.

He played lightly from salon style to aggressive solos, based on classical techniques.

He pioneered the use of string instruments in jazz along with the guitarist Eddie Lang, a friend since childhood.

He became extremely popular in New York in the the late 1920s and early 1930s.


He worked with Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, the Dorsey Brothers, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and others.

Unfortunately, after Eddie Lang’s death in 1933, Venuti’s career began to wane.

However by the violin’s revival boom of the 1960s he was reevaluated.

He recorded many albums until his death in 1978, and he was active in lifelong.


Whereas Grappelli was playing which was conscious of soft tone,Venuti’s improvisation was played at the center of treble.

His timbre is totally solid, and it gets a very sharp impression with a tight attack.

He suffered from alcoholism in his middle age, throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.

He died on August 14, 1978 in Seattle.

Here is Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti and their All Star Orchestra play “After You’ve Gone”. (1931)

Here is their rare clip:Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang play “Wild Cat”.

Here is Joe Venuti and Newport All Stars play “Sweet Georgia Brown”.(1969)

Here is Joe Venuti and George Barnes play “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”.

Here is Joe Venuti and Bucky Pizzarelli & Zoot Sims “Blue Four 1974 Jazz FULL ALBUM”

Joe Venuti And Zoot Sims(1~4)
Zoot Sims (ts) Joe Venuti (violin) Dick Hyman (p) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Milt Hinton (b) Spencer Clark (bass sax) Cliff Leeman (ds)
NYC, May, 1974
(1)My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
(2)Deep Night
(4)I Got Rhythm