タグ別アーカイブ: Jack Teagarden

Art Tatum was selected “The All American Band” by Esquire Magazine

November 30.2017

Art Tatum had recorded a lot of playing in solo performances and his trio performances.

Today I heard a valuable record that Art Tatum participated in the all star jam session.

Esquire Magazine selected ”The All American Band” in 1944.

Photo above of Esquire’s jazz concert at the Metropolitan Opera House by courtesy of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The band was made up of Armstrong and Roy Eldridge, trumpets; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Sidney Catlett, drums; Al Casey, guitar; Coleman Hawkins, sax; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Tatum, piano; Red Norvo, xylophone; Lionel Hampton, vibraharp, and  Jack Teagarden, trombone.

They were gathered at the the Metropolitan Opera House in January 18.

The concert was broadcast on NBC Blue network and around the world on Armed Forces Radio.

Photo above of the Metropolitan Opera House(it was located on Broadway in 39th street) by NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Art Tatumはピアノソロ演奏や自己のトリオ演奏を多く録音しています。

今日久し振りにArt Tatumがオールスタージャムセッションに参加した貴重なレコードを聞きました。(エレックレコード日本盤)

Esquire Magazineは1944年にThe All American Bandを選びました。




Here is The Esquire All-American Band play ”Spotlight Band Thema〜Esquire Blues”.
Tatum→Teagarden→Bigard→Hawkins→ Eldridge→Casey→Teagarden→ Bigard→Hawkins→Tatum→Eldridge

Here is The Esquire All-American Band play “I Got Rhythm”.


Here is Art Tatum Trio plays “Sweet Lorraine.”

Photo above of Roy Eldridge,Art Tatum, Oscar Pettiford and Billie Holiday by courtesy of songbook1.wordpress.com


Bob Wilber(4)

September 16.2017

Photo above of Sidney Bechet & Bob Wilber’s Wildcats by courtesy of Riverwalk Jazz-Stanford University Libraries

Photo by National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

On 28 April,1949, Bob Wilber and His Jazz Band recorded six tunes on Circle Records.

In Boston from 1948 to 1951, Bob Wilber led a group of veteran jazzmen at the Savoy Cafe.

Then he played at George Wein’s Storyville as a headliner with the De Paris brothers(Sidney De Paris and Wilbur de Paris) and Sid Catlett.

Photo above of Lennie Tristano

Photo above of Benny Goodman and Bob Wilber by courtesy of Hank O’Neal’s Jazz Portraits

In 1951 he studied with cool jazz, bebop and Avant-garde pianist Lennie Tristano.

From the late 1950s through the 60s, Bob Wilber played and recorded with Bobby Hackett, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden and Eddie Condon.

In 1968 he was an original member of the World’s Greatest Jazz Band(WGJB).

In 1975, Wilber formed Soprano Summit along with co-leader Kenny Davern.

After the Soprano Summit in 1979, Wilber formed the Bechet Legacy Band.

1949年4月28日Bob Wilber and His Jazz Bandの名義で Circle Recordsに6曲録音しました。

1948年から1951年までBob WilberはボストンのSavoy Cafeというジャズクラブで自己のバンドを率いて出演していました。

その後 ブログの第1回目に記述したGeorge Weinが開店した「Storyville」にDe Paris 兄弟(Sidney De ParisとWilbur de Paris)とドラマーSid Catlett 達と出演しました。

1951年クール派の代表で当時は前衛的なジャズを演じていたLennie Tristanoにも師事したこともありました。

1950年代後半から1960年代にはBobby Hackett, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden, Eddie Condon達と共演しレコーディングも多く残しました。

1968年The World’s Greatest Jazz Bandの創立メンバーとして活躍しました。

1975年Kenny DavernとSoprano Summitという双頭バンドを結成しました。

1979年Soprano Summitを解散後、Bechet Legacy Bandを結成しました。

Photo by courtesy of Jazz Photo Gallery: The World’s Greatest Jazz Band 1974, Hamburg, G (L to R: D.Wellstood, B.Wilber, B.Freeman, Y.Lawson, B.Butterfield, S. Russo, B.Morton)

Here is The World’s Greatest Jazzband play “South Rampart Street Parade”.
Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield (tp),Bob Wilber(cl),Bud Freeman (ts),Vic Dickenson ,Sonny Russo(tb),Dick Wellstood(p), Bob Haggart(b) Gus Johnson(ds) Rec 1975.

Here is  Bob Wilber and Kenny Davern Summit Reunion play “Limehouse Blues”.
Bob Wilber ss, cl),Kenny Davern(cl),Roberto Colombo(g),Aldo Zunino(b)Stefano Bagnoli(ds) live at Sori (Ge), 16 july 1996

Here is Bob Wilber plays “Rockin’ Chair”.
Bob Wilber(ss),David Ostwald(tuba),Jon-Erik Kellso(tp), Harvey Tibbs(tb) Ehud Asherie(p), Marion Felder(ds), September 1, 2010

The early Kai Winding(2)

July 7.2017

Photo by His Official Website

Kai Winding was born on May 18, 1922, in Denmark.

Then he emigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 12.

By this time, Kai had picked up the accordion.

When he was in high school he started playing the trombone.

Photo above of Trummy Young by Allaboutjazz

photo above of Jack Teagarden by Discogs

He was influenced by Trummy Young and Jack Teagarden.

He was mainly self-taught in his two most meaningful areas: trombone and composition.

After a stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, the trombonist moved to New York.

In those days there were many sessions going on New York and a new kind of jazz had been growing such as BeBop.

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

Kai would sit in with a lot of these sessions at Minton’s Playhouse.

Benny Goodman at that time went into BeBop and asked Kai to join his orchestra in October.

Coincidentally, Stan Getz and Kai joined the orchestra on the same day.

Photo by courtesy of Bob Willoughby

I will confirm kai’s first recording by his official website.

Benny Goodman, “1945-1946 Magic Carpet Selection”, (1946).[78 rpm]
Participation by Kai Winding as trombonist.

MAGIC CARPET SELECTIONS features recordings of Benny Goodman’s sextet and orchestra for AFRS’ Magic Carpet radio program.

Recorded between November 1945 and November 1946.

The Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) started to produce a series of edited big band commercial network sustaining broadcasts during 1945.

It was named “Magic Carpet” and programs were 15 minutes.

“Magic Carpet” and “One Night Stand” are completely different programs.

Please refer to the websiteM and O are completely different programs.

About Magic Carpet,please refer to this website. Go here

Photo above of Trummy Young by Allaboutjazz

Kai Windingは1922年5月18日、デンマークで生まれました。
当時影響を受けたトロンボーン奏者としてTrummy YoungとJack Teagardenの名前をあげています。
Kai WindingはMinton’s Playhouseで行われていたセッションによく通ったそうです。
当時Benny GoodmanもBeBopに熱中していました。
1945年10月、Kai WindingはBenny Goodmanの新しいバンドに加入しました。
Stan GetzもKai Windingと同じ日に加入しています。
Benny Goodman楽団はAFRSの要請で「Magic Carpet」と名付けられた放送に出演しました、
この録音でKai Windingのソロ演奏が聞けるそうです。
本題から離れますが「Magic Carpet」について改めて調べてみました。
この放送は「Magic Carpet」と呼ばれ放送時間は15分でした。
同時期に放送されていた「One Night Stand」は全く異なるプログラムです。
「Magic Carpet」についての詳細はこちらをクリックして下さい。

Photo above by courtesy of 45 worlds

その次はColeman Hawkins & His All-Stars の一員として録音しています。

Here is Coleman Hawkins & His All-Stars play ”Bean-A-Re-Bop”.
Coleman Hawkins All Stars four tunes on Aladdin label.
Miles Davis (tp); Kai Winding (tb); Howard Johnson (as); Hank Jones (p);
Curley Russell (b); Max Roach (d)
New York, June 1947

Urbie Green(1)

June 21.2017

Photo above of Urbie Green by Wikipedia

Photo above of Melba Liston

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.

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。
Urbie Greenは1926年8月8日、アラバマ州に生まれました。
今週はUrbie Greenの業績について投稿します。
「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”.

J. C. Higginbotham(2)

April 11.2017

Photo by courtesy of The Jan Persson Jazz Collection

First I will write his footprints until he comes to New York.

Jay C. (Jack) Higginbotham was born in Atlanta Georgia in May 11, 1906, but raised in Cincinnati Ohio.

Then he began to work as a mechanic at the General Motors factory.

Photo by Cincinnati Enquirer

He first played bugle, then his sister bought him his first trombone.

In 1924 he joined Wesley Helvev’s led own band.

In late 1925 he toured with pianist Eugene Landrum’s jazz band in the ‘Ragtime Steppers’ show.

In 1926 he joined drummer Eugene Primus Band in Buffalo.

Then he arrived to NEW York around August 1928.

Photo above of Jimmy Harrison by courtesy of earlyjazz.jp

1928 was an important year in the story of jazz trombone.

Until then Jimmy Harrison had almost reigned supreme as the king of jazz trombone playing.

So Jimmy Harrison met J. C. Higginbotham and Jack Teagarden in New York.

The king of jazz trombone had to compete with J.C.Higginbotham and Jack Teagarden.

Photo above of Jack Teagarden

まず J. C. Higginbotham(以下J.C.と略)がニューヨークに来るまでの足跡です。
1925年の後半以降、Eugene Landrum率いるバンドの一員として演奏ツアーを行いました。
1926年、BuffaloでEugene Primus(ds) のバンドに在籍していました。
NyではJimmy Harrisonがジャズ・トロンボーンの奏者の第一人者として君臨していた。王者Jimmy HarrisonはJ. C. HigginbothamとJack Teagardenと競争することになりました。

Here is Luis Russell and his Orchestra play “I Got Rhythm “.(1930)
Henry “Red” Allen(tp), J.C. Higginbotham(tb) Albert Nicholas(as)
October 24, 1930.

Here is The Chocolate Dandies play “DEE BLUES”.
Bobby Stark(tp),Jmmy Harrison(tb),Benny Carter(cl,as,arr)
Coleman Hawkins(ts),Horace Henderson(p),Benny Jackson(g)
John Kirby(tuba) December 1930.

Here is Red Nichols & His Five Pennies with Jack Teagarden play “After You’ve Gone”.