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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”.

Bobby Hackett(4)

January 26.2017

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Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden recorded some traditinal jazz standards in Capitol label.

Two Album was titled “Coast Concert” and “Jazz Ultimate”.

They had a really fluid swing together.

These were his representative works in 1950s.

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Next I want to introduced my most favorite album in this era.

“Jazz Session” was combined with “Collier’s Dixieland Jazz by George Wettling” and “Jazz Session by Bobby Hackett” on CBSSONY in 1980.

It was supervised by Akira Yamato(大和明) who was Japanese jazz critic.

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Here is Bobby Hackett and Joe Bushkin play “You Do Something To Me”(V-Disc 899・May 1949)

Here is Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden play ”Struttin with some barbecue”.

Here is Bobby Hackett and Vic Dickenson play “Meditation”.

Here is Bobby Hackett plays “What a difference a day made”(1950)

Bobby Hackett(3)

January 25.2017

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Photo above of Bobby Hackett and Eddie Condon

Fortunately he met  Eddie Condon in New York.

Hackett soon became a crucial member in Condon’s band and made numerous recordings in his studio bands.

In late 1942, Bobby took a studio job with NBC and became active in organizing the Condon Town Hall Concerts.

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Their performance was broadcasted and recorded by Milt Gabler (Commodore Records).

He also continued to play at Condon’s and other clubs in the New York area.

After a year at NBC, he joined Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra where he remained until 1946.

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Then he participated in numerous recording sessions with such as Jack Teagarden, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Condon, Vic Dickenson, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie.

As a remarkable achievement of this period,he played and directed for Louis Armstrong’s Town Hall Concert in May 1947.

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During 1949-51 he played with Red Allen and Lee Wiley in New Jersey.

Bobby Hackett and Joe Bushkin joined Lee Wiley’s famous recording “Night in Manhattan” in Columbia label.

Here is Bobby Hackett and his Boys play “At The Jazz and Ball”(1938).

Here is Eddie Condon and his All Stars play “The Lady/China Boy” at the Town Hall(1944).
Eddie Condon(g), Bobby Hackett(cor), Pee Wee Russell(cl)Ernie Caceres(bs), Bennie Morton(tb), Gene Schroeder (p), Sid Weiss(b),Gene Krupa(ds)

Here is Bobby Hackett plays his theme song “Embraceable You”. (1938)
Bobby Hackett (cor), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Jack Teagarden (tb), Eddie Condon (g), Jess Stacy (p), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d)

Here is Lee Wiley sings “Street Of Dreams”.

Bobby Hackett(1)

January 23.2017

Photo above of Bobby Hackett

Photo above of Bobby Hackett

Last night I had heard a radio program in Japan.

Someone requested to broadcast “New Orleans” by Bobby Hackett.

I’m fond of Bobby Hackett from long ago.

This week I want to review his brilliant achievement and post his performances.

Bobby Hackett was born January 31, 1915 in Providence, Rhode Island as a family of Irish immigrants.

His father William Hackett was a blacksmith, but Bobby wanted nothing but music for his livelihood.

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Photo by Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Historical Archive

At the age of four, he played recognizable melodies on the piano.

When he was eight years old he studied violin for about eight months.

Professor Kirwin said “I would not teach Bobby any longer because there was nothing left to teach him!”.

Then he was given instruction on the ukulele, the banjo and the guitar by Mr. Joseph Petteruti.

Photo by Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Historical Archive

Photo by Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Historical Archive(Bobby Hackett on guitar and Jackie Gleason on bass)

When he was twelve years old, he bought his first horn at a pawnshop for five dollars.

Mr.Petteruti who was leader of a band called The Hawaiian Islanders allowed him to play the cornet on a gig.

Shortly thereafter, Bobby started performing regularly as a guitarist the Port Arthur Chinese Restaurant while he continued to practice the cornet.

Here is Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden play “New Orleans”(1955).

Here is Bobby Hackett plays “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” live at Newport Jazz (Official).

The Play Boy Jazz All- Stars Records(2)

April 12.2016

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Two record sets were put together on the basis of the jazz musicians popular vote by Playboy.

These records spotlighted a host of jazz legends from Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Erroll Garner to Jack Teagarden, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan and more.

The chief executive of this project was Lynyrd Feather.

Norman Granz and George Avakian made valuable suggestions from its earliest stages.

Lester Koenig of Contemporary Records supervised the assembly of master tape material to assure the highest possible qualitu in the finished product.