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The “trombonist’s trombonist” Urbie Green(1)

June 21.2017

Photo above of Urbie Green by Wikipedia

Last week I posted about female trombone player Melba Liston.

I will introduce about the same instrument player who was born in the same year as Melba.

Urbie Green was born August 8, 1926 in Mobile, Alabama and has been known as the “trombonist’s trombonist.”

He has approximately 30 albums under his own name.

Recently I purchased a few albums at second hand record shop in Osaka.

Photo above of Melba Liston by tumblr

Please see a poor photo I took.

So I would like to write about his achievements.

In childfood he was lessoned the piano by his mother.

When he was about 12, he picked up a trombone.

Photo above of Jack Jenney by Wikipedia

In those days he listened to such trombone greats as Tommy Dorsey, J. C. Higginbotham, Jack Jenney, Jack Teagarden and Trummy Young.

When he was sixteen,he was working professionally with Tommy Reynolds’ band in California.

Then he played  with Jan Savitt, Frankie Carle, Gene Krupa.

Photo above of Gene Krupa by Drummerszone.com

先週、女性トロンボーン奏者Melba Listonについて投稿しました。
今週はMelbaと同じ年に生まれ同じ楽器を演奏している名手を紹介します。
Urbie Greenは1926年8月8日、アラバマ州に生まれました。
彼のリーダーアルバムは約30枚ほど発売されています。
最近、私は大阪の中古レコード店で彼のアルバムを数枚購入しました。
私が撮影した下手な写真をご覧下さい。
Urbie Greenの楽歴について調べてみました。
幼年期のころ母親からピアノを習い12歳の時にトロンボーンを始めました。
その当時、以下に記載の名手達の演奏を聞きました。
「Tommy Dorsey, J. C. Higginbotham, Jack Jenney, Jack Teagarden and Trummy Young」
16歳の時、Tommy Reynolds bandの一員としてプロの仕事を開始しました。
その後、Jan Savitt, Frankie Carle, Gene Krupaら著名なバンドで活躍しました。

Here is Urbie Green plays “Round Midnight”.

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Urbie Green(1)

June 21.2017

Photo above of Urbie Green by Wikipedia

Photo above of Melba Liston

Last week I posted about female trombone player Melba Liston.

I will introduce about the same instrument player who was born in the same year as Melba.

Urbie Green was born August 8, 1926 in Mobile, Alabama and has been known as the “trombonist’s trombonist.”

He has approximately 30 albums under his own name.

Recently I purchased a few albums at second hand record shop in Osaka.

Please see a poor photo I took.

So I would like to write about his achievements.

In childfood he was lessoned the piano by his mother.

When he was about 12, he picked up a trombone.

Photo above of Jack Jenney by Wikipedia

In those days he listened to such trombone greats as Tommy Dorsey, J. C. Higginbotham, Jack Jenney, Jack Teagarden and Trummy Young.

When he was sixteen,he was working professionally with Tommy Reynolds’ band in California.

Then he played  with Jan Savitt, Frankie Carle, Gene Krupa.

Photo above of Gene Krupa by Drummerszone.com

先週、女性トロンボーン奏者Melba Listonについて投稿しました。
Melbaと同じ年に生まれ、同じ楽器を演奏している名手を紹介します。
Urbie Greenは1926年8月8日、アラバマ州に生まれました。
彼のリーダーアルバムは約30枚ほど発売されています。
最近、私は大阪の中古レコード店で彼のアルバムを数枚購入しました。
私が撮った下手な写真をご覧下さい。
今週はUrbie Greenの業績について投稿します。
幼年期のころ母親からピアノを習い12歳の時にトロンボーンを始めました。
その当時、以下に記載の名手達の演奏を聞きました。
「Tommy Dorsey, J. C. Higginbotham, Jack Jenney, Jack Teagarden and Trummy Young」
16歳の時、Tommy Reynolds bandの一員としてプロの仕事を開始しました。
その後、Jan Savitt, Frankie Carle, Gene Krupaら著名なバンドで活躍しました。

Here is Urbie Green plays “Round Midnight”.

Cal Tjader(1)

May 05.2017

Last Sunday I joined Kobe Jazz Saloon(神戸Jazzサロン).

A vibraphone player joined the meeting by chance.

He had brought Cal’s CD and talked about Cal’s performance.

Cal Tjader died on 5 May 1982, aged 56.

So I would like to post about Cal Tjader.

Cal Tjader was born July 16, 1925 in St. Louis, Missour.

His mother was a concert pianist, his father a vaudeville performer.

He grew up with them on the road, tap- dancing his way through early childhood.

Then his family settled down in San Mateo on the San Francisco Peninsula, and his father opened a dancing school.

Photo above of Gene Krupa by Drummerszone.com

He joined the Dixieland band and played around the Bay Area.

At the age of sixteen he joined the drum solo contest of Gene Krupa.

He played “drum boogie” and won the championship.

When Cal graduated from San Francisco State College, he first met up with Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond.

Photo above of Cal Tjader, Ron Crotty and Dave Brubeck, 1950 by courtesy of The Brubeck Institute is part of University of the Pacific, California

先週の日曜日、「神戸ジャズサロン」というジャズクラブに初めて参加しました。
偶然、現役のヴィブラフォン奏者が出席されておられました。Cal TjaderのCDを持ってこられており、Calの演奏について演奏家の立場から詳しくお話しされました。
Cal Tjaderは1982年5月5日に56歳で死亡しています。そのような縁からCal Tjaderについて投稿したいと思います。
Cal Tjaderは1925年7月16日ミズール州セントルイスで生まれました。
彼の母親はピアニスト、父はダンサー(日本流で言えば大道芸人)だったそうです。
その後、彼の家族はサンフランシスコに移りました。
彼が16歳の時、Gene Krupaのドラムソロコンテストに参加し優勝しました。
大学卒業後、Dave BrubeckとPaul Desmondと出会いジャズ人生が始まりました。

Here is Cal Tjader plays “Soul Sauce”. (1964)

Here is Eddie Palmieri and Cal Tjader play “We’ve Love Before”.

Here is Cal Tjader plays “Speak Low”.

Art Hodes(1)

April 18.2017

Photo above of Art Hodes by courtesy of Blue Note Records

Recently I purchased the 10 inches record of BlueNote label.

It is “Art Hodes and his hot 7”.

Also last week Jazz Journalists Doug Ramsey introduced a television program hosted by Art Hodes.Go here

So I would like to post about Art Hodes.

Art Hodes was born November 14, 1904 in born in Ukraine.

When he was six months old few, his family settled in Chicago

In those days the pioneering New Orleans musicians came to Chicago in the 1920’s.

Louis Armstrong standing beside King Oliver. Photo courtesy of neajazzintheschools.org.

When he was in his late teens and early twenties, he heard some jazz legends’ performance such as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton and Earl Hines and Jimmy Noone in the nightspots of his city.

Eventually, Hodes played with Armstrong, and later with Wingy Manone, Gene Krupa, and Muggsy Spanier.

Photo above of Wingy Manone by courtesy of alchetron.com

Also he was fond of the blues, and was greatly influenced by Bessie Smith.

In 1938 he moved to New York and played with Joe Marsala and Mezz Mezzrow before forming his own band in 1941.

最近、BlueNoteの10インチレコード”Art Hodes and his hot 7″を購入しました。
同じ日に偶然、Art Hodesが出演していたテレビ番組がネットで紹介されました。
そんなわけで私はArt Hodesに詳しくないので、今回調べてみようと思いました。
Art Hodesは1904年11月14日に帝政ロシアのウクライナで生まれました。
幼少時に彼の家族と共にアメリカに移民しシカゴに定住しました。
当時のシカゴにはニューオーリンズから有名なミュージシャン達が来ていました。
彼は10代後半から20代初めにかけて、King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines,Jimmy Noone などの生演奏を聞いていました。
又、Wingy Manone、Gene Krupa、Muggsy Spanier達と演奏をしていました。
彼はブルースも大好きで Bessie Smithからも影響を受けました。
1938年にはニューヨークに移ります。1941年に自己のバンドを結成する迄、Joe Marsala や Mezz Mezzrowと共演していました。

Here is Doug Ramsey’s post “Bud Freeman and Art Hodes on Jazz Alley.”

Here is Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers play “Dr. Jazz”(1926)

Gene Norman(3)

November 09, 2016

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Gene Norman produced Charlie Ventura’s “Bop for the People” concert in Pasadena, Calif., in May 1949.

This work was one of the most significant and electrifying bop band performances of the late 1940s.

He continued to put on big concerts, and produced a series of live albums and studio recordings based around his promotions.

Today I want to write a little about Charlie Ventura and Jackie Cain and Roy Kral.

When Gene Krupa reformed his band in June 1944 Krupa recruited Charlie Ventura.

In 1948 Charlie Ventura organised the small band.

His band was associated with “Bop For The People.”

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Photo of Charlie Ventura band in 1948, Boots Mussulli, Conte Candoli, Jackie Cain, Charlie Ventura, Roy Kral, [Courtesy of Jeff Austin]

Jackie Cain and Roy Kral were singing with Charlie Ventura band in 1948 and 1949.

The Pasadena Concert actually was their last concert with the band.

Jackie Cain and Roy Kral left from Charlie Ventura’s band.

The Ventura band was pretty popular in the 1950s.

Tomorrow I will post about their concert live recordings.

Here is Gene Krupa and his Orchestra with Charlie Ventura in 1947.

He played tenor sax in the white suspenders.

Here is Charlie Ventura band play “Lullaby in Rhythm” live concert in Pasadena.