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Luis Russell(2)

April 04.2017

From L to R: William Moore-tuba, Luis Metcalf-tumpet, JC Higginbotham-trombone, Luis Russell-piano/arranger, Paul Barbarin-drums, Bill Johnson-banjo, Teddy Hill-tenor sax, Ven/Len Fields-alto sax. Photo courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection.

Please forgive me that I want to write about Charles L. Cooke who hired Luis Russell.

Because I guess Cooke showed to Luis Russell a model for managing jazz orchestra.

Charles L. Cooke really had a doctorate degree in music from the Chicago College of Music.

Photo above of Charles L. Cooke

So Cooke called themselves Doc or Professor.

He was active as one of top leader of jazz orchestra in Chicago in the 1920s.

Cooke played as a conductor and musical director of the Orchestra at Paddy Harmon’s Dreamland Ballroom from 1922 to 1927 in Chicago.

His Dreamland Orchestra employed many of Chicago’s top musicians, including Freddie Keppard, Jimmie Noone, and Luis Russell.

His band recorded under the names Cookie’s Gingersnaps and Doc Cook and his 14 Doctors of Syncopation.

Photo above of Doc Cook’s Dreamland Ballroom Orchestra

In 1930 Cooke moved to New York to become staff arranger at R.K.O.

Then he remained until the early 1940s at Radio City Music Hall.

シカゴでLuis Russellを雇ったCharles L. Cookeについて調べました。Cookeは1922年から1927年のDreamland Ballroomで音楽監督を務めていました。彼のバンドでは伝説のFreddie Keppardや名手Jimmie Nooneも演奏していました。大恐慌の後ニューヨークに移り、有名なRadio City Music Hallで音楽活動を続けました。

Here is Doc Cook’s Dreamland Ballroom Orchestra play “Sidewalk Blues”(1926).

Here is Luis Russell and his orchestra play “Panama”.

Jazz violinist(6)〜Eddie South

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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”.