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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,

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Jimmy Heath(2)

October 25, 2016

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He played with virtually every modern jazz trumpeter, including Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Lee Morgan, Art Farmer and Freddie Hubbard.

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[Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill, Minton’s Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947] | Library of Congress

 First he got on the road as a professional musician by Howard McGhee.

His earliest recordings were with Howard McGhee in 1948.

Also he and his brother Percy went with McGhee to Paris in May 1948 for the first jazz festival.

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Photo by New York Daily News

In 1949, he became a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s sextet and big band.

In those days Heath’s alto saxophone style was so reminiscent of Charlie Parker.

So it earned him the nickname “Little Bird.”

When he left Dizzy’s band, he switched to tenor saxophone.

While he was Dizzy’s bands ,he decided to be a an arranger and composer.

He learned modern voicings on the piano by Dizzy.

Dizzy was showing him something new rhythmically or harmonically on the piano.

Here is Jimmy Heath and Melissa Aldana Performing at the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Award Ceremony & Concert.