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Gil Fuller(1)

October 18,2017

Photo above of Gil Fuller with Dizzy Gillespie(1963)

Yesterday, I saw an interesting documentary on Dizzy Gillespie, which was produced in Norway in 1990.Go here

This documentary was introduced by JazzWax.

I noticed the existence of Gil Fuller by looking at this documentary.

Unfortunately I am not familiar with Gil Fuller.

So I would like to confirm Gil’s achievements this week.

Gil Fuller was born April 14, 1920, Los Angeles, California.

Photo above of Billy Ecstine band by courtesy of Maxine Gordon’s Blog

In the 1930s and 1940s, Fuller worked for bandleaders such as Les Hite, Jimmy Lunceford, Billy Ecstine, Tommy Dorsey and Tiny Bradshaw.

After World War II he found himself in demand as a bebop arranger along with Gil Evans and George Russell.

Then he created most of Dizzy Gillespie’s arrangements at that time.

Photo above of Chano pozo and Dizzy Gillespieby courtesy of Montuno Cubano

昨日JazzWaxが紹介したDizzy Gillespieのドキュメンタリー映像を見ました。

このドキュメンタリー映像を見てGil Fullerの存在が気になりました。

私は残念ながらGil Fullerについては馴染みがありません。

そこで今週はGil Fullerの業績を調べてみようと思います。

Gil Fullerは1920年4月14日カリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスで生まれました。

1930年代と1940年代にかけて Les Hite, Jimmy Lunceford, Billy Ecstine, Tommy Dorsey, Tiny Bradshawなどのビッグバンドで編曲者として雇われていました。


第二次世界大戦後、 Gil Evans や George Russellと共に bebopをベースにした編曲者として活躍し始めました。

その後、 Dizzy Gillespieが結成したビッグバンドに編曲を提供することになります。

余談ですが、Gil FullerについてJazz Club Over Seas さんのブログが面白いので引用します。



Here is Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra play “Oop Bop Sh’ Bam”.

Here is Chano Polo and Dizzy Gillespie play “MANTECA”.
Benny Bailey, Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Lamar Wright ,Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Ted Kelly, William Shepherd (tb) John Brown, Howard Johnson (as) Joe Gayles, Big Nick Nicholas (ts) Cecil Payne (bs) John Lewis (p) Al McKibbon (b) Kenny Clarke (ds) Chano Pozo (congas, bongos)
NYC, December 30, 1947






The early Kai Winding(5)

July 13.2017

Photo by courtesy of Jazz Profiles “Lament”

Finally, I would like to write about forming a double-headed group with J.J.Johnson.

In early 1946, he began appearing on 52nd Street with the small circle of bebop innovators.

In June ’46, after several years of recording as a big band sideman, he made his first session as a leader.

Unfortunately he lost his cabaret card – the New York musician’s indispensable passport to employment.  The revocation of his card meant the loss of his ability to work in the city’s nightclubs.

Then he was invited by Miles Davis and Gil Evans to participate in the nonet sessions,”Birth of the Cool”.

By this time, Johnson had established his reputation as the preeminent trombonist in modern jazz.

Also Kai Winding was always to an extent overshadowed by J.J. Johnson

In those days the trombone was considered an unusual instrument to lead a combo.

In 1954, producer Ozzie Cadena proposed the marriage of two trombones “ .

Photo above of Ozzie Cadena

The session of Winding and Johnson was Cadena’s first session as a producer for Savoy.

I posted about Ozzie Cadena last year.Go here 

So the two leaders became a hugely popular club attraction and critical favorite.

その後、Miles DavisとGil Evansによる「クールの誕生」の演奏陣として参加しています。
一方Kai Windingは常にJ.J.Johnsonsの後塵を拝すことになりました。
1954年、プロデューサーのOzzie Cadenaは2人のトロンボーンによる合奏を提案しました。
Kai WindingとJ.J.Johnsonによる双頭バンドのレコーディングは、Ozzie CadenaのSavoyでの最初の仕事になりました
昨年、Ozzie Cadenaについて投稿しています。

Here is J J Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet play “Lament”.(1954)
J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (tb), Billy Bauer (g), Charles Mingus (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)

Here is Chris Connor sings “I Concentrate On You”.
Chris Connor(vo)J.J.Johnson,Kai Winding(tb)Herbie Mann(fl,ts)
Ralph Sharon(p)Joe Puma(g)Milt Hinton(b)Osie Johnson(ds)

Creed Taylor (4) Impulse Records (1960)

January 21.2016

By 1959, he had become engrossed with album-packaging.
But ABC primarily was a pop label.
He decided that the way to take producing jazz to the next level was to have his own label.
[The first four Impulse albums]
The Great Kai and J.J.
Ray Charles’ Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones
Gil Evans’ Out of the Cool
They were recorded in a tight time frame between October and December.
He would mix one with Rudy Van Gelder, and put it in the can and move on to the next one.
When he got to the last one, they released all four in early 1961.
[The Blues and the Abstract Truth session]
There were only seven musicians on the date.
The whole album was recorded in one session.
He said,”The album was an epic in my life. Freddie Hubbard had the most magnificent solos on there, Eric Dolphy and Bill Evans also were tremendous.”
[He recorded his final album: John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass]
He was supposed to be recorded by John Coltrane in Verve.
But he had Stan Getz and didn’t want to have Coltrane and Stan Getz there together.