Tag Archives: Harry Carney

Isham Jones’ compositions(1)  

October 03,2017

Photo by courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

I am planning to feature Woody Herman’ work on this next Sunday.

Woody Herman took over the band from Isham Jones.

I am not familiar with Isham Jones but I love his songs.

So I would like to post about Isham Jones’ work this week.

先月、例会の準備でWoody Hermanの初期の活動について調べていました。

1936年Woody HermanはIsham Jonesのバンドを引き継ぎ自己のオーケストラとして活動を始めます。

私自身Isham Jonesについて詳しくありませんが彼の曲は大好きです。

今週はIsham Jonesが作曲した名曲にお付き合い下さい。

It Had to Be You(1924年) 作詞 Gus Kahn

この曲「アニーホール」でダイアン・キートンが歌っていたので覚えました。ブログの最後に添付しました。

Here is Isham Jones & his Orchestra play “It Had to Be You”.(1924)

Here is Django Reinhardt plays “It Had To Be You”.

Here is Ruth Etting sings “It Had To Be You” (1936).

Here is Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest sing “It Had To Be You”.

Here is Harry Carney Octet with Strings play “It Had to Be You”.

Here is Rod Stewart sings “It had to be you”.

Here is Annie Hall Diane Keaton sings  “It Had to Be You”.

Joe Temperley(2)

May 11.2017

Photo by courtesy of Heraldscotland.com

Joe Temperley completely enthused by New York.

So he resolved to try his luck in the city, arriving in Manhattan with his wife in December 1965.

However, right after arriving in NY, there was no work of jazz for him.

He was working in a department store unwillingly.

Fortunately he was given the chance to joined the Woody Herman orchestra.

After two years he had a regular gig with the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra every Monday at the famous Village Vanguard club.

When Harry Carney passed away  in October 1974,Joe Temperley played “Sophisticated Lady” at Harry’s funeral.

Two weeks later he was working with Mercer Ellington Bandas as Harry Carney’s replacement.

Photo above of Duke Ellington and Harry Carney by courtesy of
The Jan Persson Jazz Collection

Then Joe Temperley spent ten years in the Ellington band.

In those days Wynton Marsalis took notice his performance.

Joe Temperley はニューヨークという街に完全に魅了されました。
1965年12月,音楽家として活躍の場を求め妻とマンハッタンに移住しました。
しかし、ニューヨークに到着後、彼にはジャズの仕事はありませんでした。
不本意ながら百貨店で働きながらチャンスを待っていました。
幸運にもWoody Hermanオーケストラに参加し、2年間在籍しました。
又、毎週月曜日のVillage Vanguard で行われていたThad JonesとMel Lewis Jazz Orchestraとも交流していました。
1974年10月尊敬するHarry Carneyの葬儀で「Sophisticated Lady」を演奏した。
この演奏によりHarry Carneyの後任としてMercer Ellington Bandに加入した。
その後Joe Temperleyは10年間サックス部門の中心として活躍していました。
その当時、ある若手トランペッターが彼の演奏に注目していました。(Wynton Marsalis)

Here is Woody Herman band including Joe Temperley play “Make Someone Happy”.

Here is Joe Temperley with Buck Clayton’s band play “Angel In Blue” (1988)

Here is Joe Temperley with Junior Mance Trio play “In a Sentimental Mood.”(1966)
Junior Mance (p), Keter Betts (b), Jackie Williams (ds), Joe Temperley (bs)

 

Joe Temperley(1)

May 10.2017

Photo above of Joe Temperley by NPR

Late last month I posted about bass clarinet players.

I announced to write again about Joe Temperley on next month.

Joe Temperley was a giant of the baritone saxophone and the first Scottish jazz musician to make it on the New York scene.

Photo above of (from left),Quentin Jackson, Harry Carney and Britt Woodman
courtesy by Pinterst

In the 1970s following the death of Harry Carney, his glorious baritone saxophone sound anchored the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

He was born on September 20,1929 in Crowdenbeath, Scotland.

When he was 14 old, he was already playing cornet alongside his elder brother in the Cowdenbeath Brass Band.

Then he began to play alto saxophone.

Photo above of Louis Armstrong and Humphrey Lytteltonby collection National Portrait Gallery, London

After moving to London, he joined Humphrey Lyttelton’s band and switched to the baritone sax.

He later said ;“That was the start of my professional career.The rest was incidental.”

He met many top American musicians ,including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley and Anita O’Day.

So he enjoyed his first taste of New York in August 1959.

Once I posted about Humphrey Lyttelton.Go here

先月末、Bass clarinetプレイヤー列伝として投稿致しました。
その中でJoe Temperleyについて彼の命日である5月に詳しく投稿するとお約束しました。
Joe Temperley は baritone saxophoneの名手であり、スコットランド出身のジャズミュージシャンで後年はニューヨークで活躍しました。Harry Carneyの死後、Duke Ellington Orchestraのサックスの中心でした。
1929年9月20日、スコットランドのCrowdenbeathで生まれ、14歳の時に同地のBandで兄と一緒にコルネットを演奏していました。その後、アルトサックスに楽器を変えました。
ロンドン移住後、Humphrey Lyttelton’s bandに加入しバリトンサックスをメイン楽器としました。
彼は「それは私のプロのキャリアのスタートだった。残りは偶然だった。」と発言している。
彼はLouis Armstrong、Billie Holiday、Thelonious Monk、Cannonball Adderley、Anita O’Dayなどと共演しました。
そして1959年8月にニューヨークに初めて演奏旅行にも行きました。
私はHumphrey Lytteltonについて過去に投稿しています。こちらをクリックして下さい。

Here is Joe Temperley plays “Alabama”.

Here is Joe Temperley plays “SIngle Petal of a Rose”.

The biographies of “Bass clarinet” heroes(3)

April 29.2017

Photo by London Jazz Collector

Today, I want to introduce three bass clarinetists.

Buddy Defranco recorded an album on bass clarinet of all blues tunes.

The album is called Blues Bag.

Photo above of Buddy DeFranco, Red Norvo, Beryl Booker, Leonard Feather, Billie Holiday, Louis McCay by courtesy of Pinterest(1954)

I found an intersting article,”Buddy de Franco: A Bass Oddity”.Go here

He plays his bass clarinet like he usually does his clarinet.

Herbie Mann also recorded an album in 1957 exclusively on bass clarinet.

The album was titled “Great Ideas of Western Mann” and probably the first album of jazz.

He recorded entirely on bass clarinet.

Photo above of Joe Temperley by courtesy of BBC News Services

Joe Temperley also played bass clarinet occasionally.

In the 1970s following the death of Harry Carney, his glorious baritone saxophone sound anchored the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Unfortunately he died in New York City on 11 May 2016, aged 86.

So next month I would like to post about his contributes.

今日、3人のベースクラリネット奏者を紹介します。
Buddy Defrancoもベースクラリネットを演奏しています。
最近、このアルバムについて興味あるブログを見つけました。
こちらをクリックして下さい。
彼は楽器の違いを意識させないような演奏をしています。
Herbie Mann もリバーサイドレーベルにベースクラリネットのみでアルバムを録音しています。
Joe Temperley はHarry Carneyの死後、Duke Ellington Orchestraのバリトンサックスを担当していました。時折ベースクラリネットを演奏しています。
彼は昨年の5月に亡くなりました。彼の貢献については、1周忌になる来月に改めて投稿したいと思います。

Here is Buddy DeFranco plays “Blues Bag “ and “Rain dance”.
Buddy DeFranco (cl, bass cl),Freddy Hill (tp) ,Lee Morgan (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Victor Feldman (p, vib) ,Victor Sproles (b) Art Blakey (ds)
December 1 & 3, 1964

Here is Herbie Mann Quintet play “Get Out Of Town”.
Herbie Mann (bcl),Jack Sheldon( tp), Jimmy Rowles (p), Buddy Clark(b), Mel Lewis(ds) July 3, 1957.

Here is Joe Temperley plays “Single Petal of the Rose”.

The biographies of “Bass clarinet” heroes(2)

April 28.2017

Photo above of (from left),Quentin Jackson, Harry Carney and Britt Woodman
courtesy by Pinterst

Yesterday I posted about Omer Simeon.

Today I would like to introduce Harry Carney.

As another historical side note, Harry Carney also played bass clarinet with Duke Ellington.

Harry Carney was born April 1, 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts.

His virtuosity on the baritone saxophone influenced generations of subsequent players.

He also performed on clarinet and bass clarinet, as well as alto saxophone in the early years of his career.

When he began to play alto saxophone His idle was Johnny Hodges.

Also he was influenced by Buster Bailey and Don Murray and Coleman Hawkins and Adrian Rollini.

Photo above of Don Murray by courtesy of The Pop of Yestercentury

About his idles, I quoted his speaking from HARRY CARNEY’S ADMIRATION SOCIETY

My first influences [on clarinet] were Buster Bailey with Fletcher Henderson, and Don Murray with Jean Goldkette. As a brash kid, I always wanted to play faster than anyone on clarinet, and both Buster and Don Murray were great technicians. Too bad I didn’t stick with them! Perhaps I’d be a clarinetist today. Buster has always sounded to me like a perfect man for the symphony, and on those up-tempo numbers with Fletcher Henderson he always showed what a well-schooled musician he was.

After playing a variety of gigs in New York City at the age of 17, Carney joined Ellington in Boston in 1927.

Harry Carney focused mainly on the baritone saxophone for the remainder of his career, doubling bass clarinet, and less frequently clarinet.

Barney Bigard was the featured clarinetist with Ellington from 1928-1942.

Occasionally he took a solo on clarinet.

Photo courtesy by Visual discography of Billie Holiday

In addition he played clarinet with Teddy Wilson’s Brunswick sessions with Billie Holiday.

So Harry Carney performed a rare bass clarinet solo with Duke Ellington in 1934.

“Saddest Tale” was a rare recording of Duke’s voice, along with Harry’s bass clarinet.

Photo above of Harry Carney

今日はHarry Carneyを紹介したいと思います。Harry CarneyはDuke Ellington楽団でbass clarinetを吹いた録音を残しています。彼のclarinet演奏に影響を与えた先輩については下記に引用します。

「私の最初の影響は、Buster Bailey と Jean Goldkette楽団でのDon Murray でした。私はいつもクラリネットを誰よりも速く吹きたいと思っていました。
Buster Bailey は常に完璧で Fletcher Henderson楽団でのアップテンポ・ナンバーはミュージシャンにはとても参考になる演奏です。」

1928-1942年、Ellington楽団のクラリネット奏者はBarney Bigardでした。
しかし、Harry Carneyも時にはクラリネットソロを演奏していました。
特筆すべき録音としてBillie HolidayとのTeddy WilsonのBrunswickセッションでクラリネットで参加しています。
又、Ellington楽団 で録音された“ Saddest Tale” はDukeの朗読とHarryのbass clarinetが貴重です。
この録音は3枚組セットで聞いていました。この時代の日本のレコード会社は凄い。

the commentary by Stanley Dance,Japanese translation by 野口久光

Here is Duke Ellington with Harry Carney play “Saddest Tale”.

Here is It’s Teddy Wilson with Billie Holiday play “It’s like reaching for the Moon”.(1936)
Jonah jones(tp), Harry Carney(clarinet), Lawrence Lucie(g), John Kirby(b),Cozy Cole (ds)

Adrian Rollini(3)

December 23. 2016

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Photo above of Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra:Coleman Hawkins was to sit next to bass saxophone

多くのリード・プレイヤーはベースサックスの演奏を試みましたがほとんど成功しませんでした。コールマンホーキンスも初期のヘンダーソン楽団でベースサックスに挑戦しました。しかし、ヘンダーソン楽団の同僚たちは彼の音色を聞いてヒステリックに笑いました。その結果、ホーキンスはベースサックスを諦め、テナーサックスに専念しレジェンドになりました。

Today I will post about a difficulty of bass saxophone.

Many other reed players tried the bass saxophone, but mostly with little success.

The great Coleman Hawkins used it briefly with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.

His timbre was curious honks and squeaks and Henderson colleagues laughed hysterically.

So he decided to concentrate on tenor saxophone.

Fortunately we can hear his bass sax performance with Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra.

I think that it is interesting to compare the bass saxophone of Coleman Hawkins and Adrian Rollini.

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Photo above of Harry Carney

Although there were never many bass saxophonist, the baritone sax was to become the cornerstone of jazz band by Harry Caney’s effort.

Harry Carney said “I actually tried to get a sound as big as Adrian Rollini, who was playing bass sax at that time . . . so I suppose whatever sound I get goes back to that.”

Rollini gave up the bass saxophone for the last time in 1938.

Then he continued to be active with vibraphone and chimes.

Here is Coleman Hawkins & Fletcher Henderson play “Carolina Stomp” (1925).

We can actually hear Coleman Hawkins on a bass saxophone.

Here is Frankie Trumbauer & Bix Beiderbecke & Adrian Rollini play “Crying All Day”(1927).

Here is California Ramblers with Adrian Rollini play “I Must Have Company”(1924).