タグ別アーカイブ: Ella Fitzgerald

Isham Jones’ compositions(3) “I’ll See You in My Dreams”

October 05,2017

Photo above of The Isham Jones Orchestra, early/mid 1920s by courtesy of Iowa Public Radio

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” was written by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn, and was published in 1924.

Then ”I’ll See You in My Dreams” became the title of a movie based on Gus Kahn’s life.

Also Doris Days acted as Kahn’s wife.

I heard this song for the first time in her singing.

Photo above of Gus Kahn by courtesy of IMDb

「I’ll See You in My Dreams」は Isham Jones作曲、Gus Kahn作詞で1924年に発表されました。

その後「I’ll See You in My Dreams」の作詞家Gus Kahnを描いた伝記映画のタイトルになりました。

この映画でDoris DaysはGus Kahnの妻の役を演じています。

私はこの曲をDoris Daysの歌唱で知りました。

Here is Isham Jones and his Orchestra play “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (1924).

Here is Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra play “I’ll See You In My Dreams” (1925).

Here is Django Reinhardt plays “I’ll See You In My Dreams”

Django Reinhardt (g) solo acc by Pierre “Baro” Ferret (g) Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
Paris, France, June 30, 1939

Here is Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians play “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (1937).

Here is Anita O’Day sings “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.

Anita O’Day (vcl) acc by Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (tb) Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Buddy Bregman (arr,dir) Los Angeles, December 8, 1955

Here is Ella Fitzgerald sings “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.

Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Charlie Shavers (tp) Lou McGarity (tb) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Al Sears (ts) Buddy Weed (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Buddy Rich (d) Jack Mathias (arr) New York, October 12, 1945

Here is Bobby Hackett plays “I’ll See You in My Dreams”.

Bobby Hackett (cnt) Pepe Moreale (p) Pepe Moreale (celeste)John Giuffrida (b) [as John Giuff (b) ] Buzzy Drootin (d) New York, May 8, 1958

Here is ザ・ピーナッツ sings “夢で逢いましょう  / I’ll See You In My Dreams”.

(追記)ウクレレ・アイクことCliff Edwards(雨に唄えばを最初にヒットさせました)による録音を追加添付しました。(FB友人長谷川光氏から教えて頂きました)

Here is Cliff Edwards sings “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.
Los Angeles, February 5, 1930.


August 7. 2017


「主役より脇役がめだつモダンジャズ」担当 竹村氏




Here is Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims play “Too Close For Comfort”.
Jerry Lloyd (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Jutta Hipp (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1956
「Zoot Simsが思う存分にブローしています」

Here is Joe Morello with Art Pepper play “Straight Life.
Art Pepper (as), Gerald Wiggins (p) ,Ben Tucker (b) ,Joe Morello (ds)
United Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1957
「絶頂期のArt Pepperによる艶やかな音色 」

Here is Sarah Vaughan sings “Misty”.
Sarah Vaughan – vocals,Kirk Stuart – piano, vocals on “Misty”,Charles Williams – double bass,George Hughes – drums,Quincy Jones – producer  July 18,1963
「Piano奏者Kirk Stuartの歌唱力をお聞き下さい」

Here is Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington play “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”.July 1966

「Ray Nance(tp)のボーカルが素敵です」

Here is Coleman Hawkins Quartet at the Village Gate play ” Josuha Fit the Battle of Jericho”.
Coleman Hawkins (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Major Holley (b), Eddie Locke (ds) August 1962
「Major Holleyがアルコソロで大活躍しています」

Here is Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins Quintet play “All The Things You Are”.
Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins (ts), Paul Bley (p), Bob Cranshaw (b) ,Roy McCurdy (ds) NYC,July 15, 1963

Here is Miles Davis Quintet play “Oleo”.
Miles Davis (tp) ,John Coltrane (ts) ,Wynton Kelly (p) ,Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (ds) Paris, France, March 21, 1960

Johnny Pate(3)

June 08.2017

While performing with South, Johnny Pate furthered his musical training by studying at Chicago’s Midwestern Conservatory from 1951 to 1953.

In those days Johnny Pate also played with the Red Allen – J.C. Higginbotham Combo.

Photo above of Mills Blue Rhythm Band. From left to right: George Washington, J. C. Higginbotham, Henry “Red” Allen, Wardell Jones and Shelton Hemphill from Wikipedia

In addition during this same time period, he worked for the Club De Lisa as the arranger of its shows’ production numbers.

The feature male singer in the show was a young man by the name of Joe Williams.

Please refer to an interesting blog about Joe Williams and the Club De Lisa.Go here

Then Johnny Pate and Joe Williams became life-long friends.

In the end of the 50’s, he led his own group that served as the house band at Chicago’s Blue Note.

There he worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Duke Ellington.

Also he recorded “Johnny Pate at the Blue Note” (1956).

Photo above of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald by courtesy of Pinterst

Johnny Pateは1951年から1953年までシカゴの Midwestern Conservatoryで音楽理論を徹底的に学びました。
又、同時期にはHenry Red Allen とJ.C. Higginbotham が双頭リーダーであったバンドにも参加していました。
更にシカゴでも有名なナイトクラブ「The Club De Lisa」で音楽ステージの編曲者として雇われました。
当時「The Club De Lisa」で歌っていたボーカリストはJoe Williamsでした。
Joe Williamsと「The Club De Lisa」に関しては添付のブログを参照してください。ここをクリックして下さい。
「シカゴBlueNote」ではElla FitzgeraldやSarah Vaughan そして Duke Ellingtonバンドと共演しました。
又、 “Johnny Pate at the Blue Note” (1956)というレコードも製作販売されました。(実況ライブではありません)

Here is Johnny Pate at the Blue Note play “What a Difference a Day Made”, “It Might as Well be Spring”,”I Surrender Dear”.
Johnny Pate(b), Floyd Morris(p),Wilbur Wynne(g)
Chicago, probably July 3-10,1956

Here is Count Basie with Joe Williams and Jimmy Rushing play “Going To Chicago”.

Ray Brown



Ray Brown was born October 13, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

His bass playing was influenced by Jimmy Blanton who was the bassist in the Duke Ellington band.

Arriving in New York in 1945, he played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Bud Powell.


He was hired by Gillespie for his small groups and his big band.

Dizzy Gillespie said:”Ray Brown, on bass, played the stongest, most fluid and imaginative bass lines in modern jazz at the time.”

After playing with Jazz at the Philharmonic, he married Ella Fitzgerald.


He recorded with early Modern Jazz Quartet , then he became a permanent member of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1966).

After leaving Oscar Peterson’s group,he settled in Los Angeles.

Then he worked in the studios and continued recording with several jazz artists.

He was intimate friend with Milt Jackson.


He died on July 2, 2002 in Indianapolis.


Teri Thornton

Teri Thornton was born September 1, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan

Her original name was Shirley Enid Avery.

She began performing in local jazz clubs in the ’50s.

After Moving to New York in ’60s, she recorded her successful work ‘Devil May Care’ with efficient musicians.
The impressive lineup was Clark Terry, Freddie Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Jimmy Cobb and arranger Norman Simmons.


Ella Fitzgerald told Down Beat magazine that Teri Thornton was her favorite singer.
Sadly Teri Thornton was diagnosed with cancer in 1998.
She underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
But she had restored by her indomitable spirit.
At that  time she decided to compete in the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington.
She won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in the Vocal category.

Verve Records signed her, and she made an album called ”I’ll Be Easy to Find.’’

Unfortunately May 2, 2000,she died in New Jersey. She was 65.


Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

March 03.2016

This piece is not a song made famous adopted by musical.

George Shearing was spread this song in NY jazz scene.

When he appeared on jazz club in St.Louis, he liked this song and took home-recording to tape completely

He let this song to his fellow, Jackie & Roy and Bob Dorough were in addition to their repertoire.

Please hear from Jackie & Roy.


Please listen to two female singer.

 I think this is the best in the male singer.


Listening in the guitar solo is feel good for me.

Of course the last performer is Ella Fitzgerald.