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The early Kai Winding(4)

July 11.2017

Kai Winding participated in some early bebop sessions such as Tadd Dameron’s recordings,and also recorded his leader sessions.

Today I will introduce his leader’s recordings from in 1946 to in 1953.

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In January 1946 Kai and Stan Getz had recordings on Savoy label as “Kai’s Krazy Kats”.

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Photo by The Guardian

Recently these recordings reissued by Mosaic label as “Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49.”

In April 1949 Kai and Gerry Mulligan with George Wallington recorded  four tunes on Roost label.

They adopted “Wallington’s Godchild” by George Wallington.

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Photo above of The Miles Davis nonet as ‘Birth of the Cool,’ from left, Bill Barber, Junior Collins, Kai Winding, Max Roach (obscured behid screen), Al Haig (at piano) by courtesy of All About Jazz

It was first performed by Miles Davis and His Orchestra in 1948 and was recorded “Birth of the Cool” by Miles Davis.

In May 1951 Kai and Brew Moore recorded again at Roost label.

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We can hear these four tunes on Youtube,which are added previous Roost recordings(1949).

In March 1952 Kai recorded again four tunes at Savoy label.

Lou Stein(p), and (b), Tiny Kahn(ds), Al Young(bgs,timbales)

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As a matter of course these recordings are not included “Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49”.

In June 1953 Kai and Howard McGhee “Kai Winding and his Birdlanders” cut four tunes  at MGM label.

 

Photo by courtesy of Jazzinphoto(WordPress)

1940年代の後半、Kai Windingは Tadd Dameronによる初期のバップセッションに参加すると共に、自分をリーダーとする録音を行なっていました。

今日は1946年から1953年までのリーダ作品を順番に紹介していきたいと思います。

1946年1月Kai WindingとStan Getz はSavoyレコードに「 Kai’s Krazy Kats」の名前でレコーディングを行いました。

最近、これらの録音は別テイクを含め「 Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49」としてMosaicレーベルで発売されています。

1949年4月Kai WindingとGerry MulliganはGeorge Wallington と共にRoostレコードに4曲録音しました。
Gerry Mulliganの提案と推測しますがGeorge Wallingtonが作曲した「Wallington’s Godchild」を取り上げています。

この曲は1948年にMiles Davis and his Orchestraによって初めて演奏され「Birth of the Cool」の中で再演されています。

1951年5月Kai WindingはBrew Mooreと組み再びRoostに録音しました。
この時の4曲は1949年のRoost録音に追加される形で最近Youtubeにアップされました。正確な録音データを記載しておきます。(Youtubeの記載データには誤りがあります)

1952年3月Kai Windingは再びSavoyレコードに4曲録音しています。
音源を紹介できないですが参加メンバーを記載しておきます。
Lou Stein(p), and Eddie Safranski(b), Tiny Kahn(ds), Al Young(bgs,timbales)

当然ですがこれらは「Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49」に収録されていません。

1953年6月Kai Windingは「Kai Winding and his Birdlanders」という名前で Howard McGheeと共演しています。リズム陣はMJQです。

Here is Kai Winding’s New Jazz Group play “Sweet Miss”.
Shorty Rogers(tp),  Kai Winding(tb), Stan Getz(ts),  Shorty Allen(p), Iggy Shevack(b), Shelly Manne(ds),  December 14, 1945

Here is Kai Winding Sextet plays “Wallington’s Godchild”.
Kai Winding (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs), George Wallington (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). NYC, April 1949.

Here is Kai Winding plays “Night On Bop Mountain”.
Jerry Lloyd(tp),Kai Winding(tb),Brew Moore(ts),Gerry Mulligan(bs), George Wallington(p), Curley Russell(b) Roy Haynes(ds),  August 23, 1949

Here is Kai Winding’s Band play “I’m Shooting High”.
Kai Winding(tb),Warne Marsh(ts),Billy Taylor(p),Jack Lesberg(b),Charlie Perry(ds),  April 27,1951

Here is Gerry Mulligan & Kai Winding All Stars ‎– Modern Jazz Spectacular
[SIDE ONE]“Wallington’s Godchild”“Bop City”“Sleepy Bop”“Crossing The Channel”.
Kai Winding (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs), George Wallington (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). NYC, April 1949.

[SIDE TWO]“Honey”“Someone To Watch Over Me”“Harem Buffet”“Cheek To Cheek”.
Kai Winding(tb), Brew Moore(ts),Lou Stein(p), Jack Lesberg(b), Don Lamond(ds) NYC, May 31,1951

Here is Kai Winding’s Birdlanders plays “That a Plenty”.
Kai Winding(tb), Howard McGhee(tp),Eddie Shu(ts),John Lewis (p),Percy Heath(b),Kenny Clarke(ds) NYC,June 1953,

Chubby Jackson(5)

May 26.2017

Photo above of Woody Herman, Chubby Jackson, and Abraham Rosen by courtesy of Library of Congress(Gottlieb, William P. collection)

Chubby Jackson had continued the New York version of The Little Rascals for 13 years.

In 1978 and 1979, he and Woody Herman toured with Lionel Hampton’s band.

So he visited to Japan at the Aurex Jazz Festival in 1981.

He joined as the special guest with Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman.

He passed away October 1, 2003 in Bernardo, California at the age of 84.

Fortunately his children have been active in the music world.

His son Duffy Jackson became a jazz drummer, and toured with the Count Basie Orchestra.Go here

His daughter Jaijai Jackson created the entertainment world entitled The Jazz Network Worldwide. Go here

Photo above of Chubby and Duffy Jackson by courtesy of the Only Father-and-Son Bass and Drum Team in Jazz

Chubby Jackson はThe Little Rascals(ニューヨーク編)を13年間続けました。
晩年はジャズ界の大御所たちと世界中のツアーに参加しています。
1978年と1979年、Woody Hermanと共にLionel Hampton楽団に加わりツアーを行いました。
1981年にはAurex Jazz Festivalの特別ゲストとしてLionel HamptonとWoody Hermanらと日本に来日しました。
2003年10月1日、カリフォルニア州ベルナルドで亡くなりました。享年84歳の人生でした。
幸いにも彼の子供たちは音楽界で活躍しています。
息子のDuffy Jacksonはジャズドラマーになり、Count Basie楽団に入団しました。
こちらをクリックして下さい。(父の思い出話がwebにありました)
彼の娘Jaijai Jacksonは、『The Jazz Network Worldwide』というwebsiteを運営しています。
こちらをクリックして下さい。(サイトの左下に父についてのコメントがあります)

Here is Coleman Hawkins with  Chubby Jackson play “Summertime”.
Henry “Red” Allen (tp), Earl Warren (cl), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Marty Napoleon(p),Chubby Jackson (b), George Wettling (ds)   New York, August 7, 1958

Here is Red Rodney’s Be-Boppers play “Elevation”.
Red Rodney(tp), Allen Eager(ts), Serge Chaloff(bs) –
Al Haig (p), Chubby Jackson(b), Tiny Kahn(ds)
NY January 29, 1947

Here is Chubby Jackson All Star Band with Gerry Mulligan play “Sax Appeal”.
Howard McGhee, Al Porcino, Don Ferrara (tp), J.J.Johnson, Kai Winding (tb), Charlie Kennedy (as), Georgie Auld, Zoot Sims (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bars, arr*), Tony Aless (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Don Lamond (dm)
N.Y., March 15, 1950

Here is Lionel Hampton and Duffy Jackson play “DRUM BATTLE”.

The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop(3)

December 07. 2016

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Photo above of Hal McKusick(photo from 27East.com)

“The Jazz Workshop (RCA Victor LPM-1366)” について、大阪梅田の兎我野町にあったジャズ喫茶「JOJO」のマスターが連載されているブログの一部を引用します。日本のブログで私が最も参考にしているブログです。

original-jazzville/jojoのブログ Go here

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A面1曲目”Tommy Hawk” アレンジはジョニー・マンデル。これに先立つ、1954年9月に録音されている、Chet Baker “Sextet” Pasific Jazz で、同じアレンジが使用されていた。
A面3曲目”Blues For Pablo”は、1957年5月のMiles Davis “Miles Ahead” で再演されておりマキュージック盤が前哨戦かの様だ。

Hal McKusick was born in Medford Massachusetts, June 1924.

He became a saxophone player in several big bands in the 1940s and and early 1950s in bands like Boyd Raeburn, Claude Thornhill and Elliot Lawrence.

Also his close colleagues were George Russell, Art Farmer, Bill Evans and Jimmy Guiffre.

In 1955 he formed his own quartet, featuring himself on the alto saxophone, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass and Osie Johnson on drums.

He recorded four albums at his own quartet.

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(1)Hal McKusick Quartet (Bethlehem BCP-16 Feb.17,1955)

(2)In A Twentieth-Century Drawing Room (RCA Victor LPM-1164 Sep.13/14/29, 1955)

(3)The Jazz Workshop (RCA Victor LPM-1366 March 3,April 3/4,Dec.31,1956)

(4)Jazz On The Academy(Coral CRL-57116 Nov. 3, 1956)

These recordings were important because he experimented with a quartet without a piano.

Their sound was like Gerry Mulligan’s pianoless quartet.

In addition he adopted a proficient arrangers like Manny Albam or Al Cohn.

About his achievement I recomend reading JazzWax’s terrific intervew. Go here

Here is Hal McKusick Octet play “Tommyhawk”

Here is Chet Baker Sextet play “Tommyhawk”.

Here is Hal McKusick  plays “Blues for Pablo”.

Here is Miles with Gil Evance play “Blues For Pablo”.

The early Swedish Jazz(5)

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Today I want to post about my most favorite Swedish musician.

Swedish musicians were touring around the Europe in 1950s.

In 1954 Lars Gullin made great success in the audience.

Lars Gullin was born 4 May, 1928.

He first began playing the accordion as a young boy.

In 1947 he also learned to play the piano and clarinet.

He joined the Seymour Österwall’s band for playing alto saxophone.

At that time he was offered the position of baritonesax in the group.

As a matter of course when he started playing baritonesax , he was obviously influenced by Gerry Mulligan.

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Photo above: The Miles Davis Nonet

In 1949 he discovered two 78-records of the Miles Davis Nonet.

He was very impressed with Mulligan’s soft playing and laid back style.

Then his tone became richness and depth, warmth, light and shadow, like a cello.

He was noted in the American favorite polls.

Also he was the Down Beat Poll Winner of New Star for baritonesax.

On May 17, 1976, he died of a heart attack at 48 years old.

He left a legacy of more than 120 compositions and 450 recorded melodies.

In addition he left hundreds of hours of fabulous private and radio/TV recordings.

Here is Lars Gullin’s “DANNY’S DREAM”  in 1954.

Here is Lars Gullin’s All-Stars playing “Stella By Starlight” in 1962.

Here is Lars Gullin’s All-Stars playing “Milestones” in 1962.

 

 

 

 

Elliot Lawrence(4)

May 20.2016

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About Gerry Mulligan, I’m not going to write.

However, JazzWax posted last conversation with Mulligan.

Elliot Lawrence said:
”In the mid-1990s, my phone rang at 3 a.m. My wife answered it, nudged me and said, “It’s Gerry.” By then, Gerry had liver cancer and his wife had tried everything to get him cured. She even took him to South America to seek care. I got on the phone, and Gerry said, “Elliot, I just wanted to tell you one thing. The happiest time in my life was when I was 17 with you and we were working together on your band.”

From 1946–1954 The Elliot Lawrence Band became a traveling band performing at dances, concerts, college proms and headline gigs.

The band was recording many albums for Decca, Columbia, RCA, Fantasy records.

Then two members of his band were taking a home movies.

These films have been exposes on YouTube.

About their tour, please refer to the JazzWax.

http://www.jazzwax.com/2015/08/elliot-lawrence-on-the-road.html