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Gil Fuller(3)

October 22,2017

Photo above of Dizzy Gillespie and Gil Fuller and Dick Bock

Dizzy Gillespie worked closely with Gil Fuller during the height of his big band period in the mid to late 1940s.

Their collaboration also produced a standards such as “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo” by Chano Pozo.

By 1965, Gil Fuller wasn’t working with Dizzy in an official capacity.

In those days Fuller established his own publishing company.

So he did not appear in the recording studio.

Interestingly he created under BMI music publishing under aka “GILBERTO” for “GIL FULLER”.

In the ’60s Fuller once again associated with modern jazz.

We can hear Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie.

This is an album by composer, arranger and conductor Gil Fuller in 1965.

He also was concerned with pop music such as Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music by Ray Charles.

He passed away May 26, 1994, San Diego, in California.

Dizzy Gillespieは1940年代の中期から後半にかけて Gil Fullerとの緊密な関係を保ちその時代では高いレベルのビッグバンドを率いていました。

Chano Pozo原作の「Manteca」や 「Tin Tin Deo」は二人の協力によりスタンダード曲となりました。

1965年までGil FullerはDizzyとの公式な共演はありませんでした。

その当時、Gil Fullerは音楽出版会社を設立していました。



1960年代になるとGil Fullerは再びモダンジャズシーンに関わってきます。

Gil FullerはMonterey Jazz Festival Orchestraを結成しGillespieをフィーチャーした作品を残しました。

このアルバムは1965年にGil Fuller自ら作曲・編曲・指揮を行っています。

又、ポピュラーミュージックに関わりRay Charlesによる「Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music」の編曲にも携わっています。

Gil Fullerは1994年5月26日、カリフォルニア州サンディエゴで永眠しました。

Here is Dizzy Gillespie Quintet play “Tin Tin Deo”.
Dizzy Gillespie(tp),James Moody(as.flt),Kenny Barron(d)
Christopher Wesley White(b),Rudy Collins(ds)

Here is Gil Fuller And The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie play “Man from Monterey”.
John Audino, Harry Edison, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hill, Melvin Moore (tp) Jim Amlotte, Francis Fitzpatrick, Lester Robinson (tb) Sam Cassano, David Duke, Herman Lebow, Alan Robinson (French horn) Gabe Baltazar, Buddy Collette, Bill Green, Jack Nimitz, Carrington Visor Jr. (reeds) Phil Moore Jr. (p) Dennis Budimir (g) Jimmy Bond (b) Earl Palmer (ds) Gil Fuller (arranger, conductor) Hollywood, CA, June 8 & 9, 1965

Here is Gil Fuller Orchestra play “Be’s that way”.

Here is Ray Charles sings “I Can’t Stop Loving You”.


July 11.2017

Photo by Discogs

お二人のベテラン会員の方がSidney Bechetの演奏を合計6曲も紹介されました。以下詳細を記載致します。

(1) Blackstick(American Rhythm)
(2)Mon Homme
Bill Coleman (tp); Sidney Bechet (ss) ;Big Boy Goodie (ts) ;Charlie Lewis (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (ds)
Paris, France, October 20, 1949
Sidney Bechet Dial LP 301 Blackstick With Sidney Bechet

(3)Nelly Gray
(4)Old Grey Bonnet
(5)Apex Blues
Marcel Bornstein (cor); Jean-Louis Durand (tb) ;Andre Reweliotty (cl); Sidney Bechet (ss); Yannick Singery (p); Zozo D’Halluin (b); Michel Pacout (ds-5),Wallace Bishop(ds-3.4) September 7, 1951. Paris
Sidney Bechet Dial 302 Sidney Bechet With Wally Bishop’s Orchestra

(6)Blues Final
Aime Barelli, Miles Davis, Hot Lips Page, Kenny Dorham, Bill Coleman (tp); Russell Moore, Big Chief(tb); Hubert Rostaing (cl); Sidney Bechet (ss)Pierre Braslavsky(ss); Charlie Parker (as); Don Byas ,James Moody (ts); Hazy Osterwald (vib); Toots Thielemans (g); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (ds)
May 15, 1949 .Paris

Here is Jam Session from the Timex All-Star Jazz Show(1959)
Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing,Shelly Manne, among others.
January 7, 1959.


(1)Opening~stopmpin’ at The Savoy(1:25)
(2)Swedish Pastry(3:47)
Benny Goodman, Stan Hasselgard (cl); Wardell Gray (ts); Red Rodney(tp);Wardell gray(ts);Mary Lou Williams (p); Billy Bauer (g); Clyde Lombardi (b); Mel Zelnick (ds); Glen Adams (mc).
Broadcast, WNEW “The Benny Goodman Show” broadcast,
NYC, June 26,1948



(3)Fat Girl (2:19)
Fats Navarro(tp); Leo Parker(bs);Tadd Dameron(p); Gene Ramey(b); Denzil Best(ds)
NYC January 29, 1947

Lennie Tristano(p);Lee Konitz(a) ;Billy Bauer(g); Arnold Fishkin(b); Shelly Manne(ds)
NYC, January 11, 1949

Johnny Pate(4)

June 09.2017

Johnny Pate had recorded as a bassist with his own trio on the Federal, King, Gig, Salem, and MGM labels.

There is a wonderful HP that introduced about the early recordings of Johnny Pate.Go here

In 1958 he played bass was James Moody’s album “Last Train from Overbrook.” at Argo Records.

This album was one of his last works as a bassist.

His music career had gradually changed as a producer and an arranger from playing a musical instrument.

In the 1960s he produced or arranged some famous albums.

He produced “B.B. King Live at the Regal” in 1964.

This recording is considered by many to be one of the definitive blues albums.

Photo above courtesy of OKMusic

In 1964 he received a significant work from Creed Taylor.

Creed Taylor selected him as the arranger and conductor for Wes Montgomery’s album “Movin’ Wes”.

This album was Montgomery’s debut album on the Verve label and sold more than 100,000 copies initially.

Photo above of Creed Taylor and Wes Montgomery by courtesy of Pinterest

Same year he produced and arranged Shirley Horn’s album at ABC-Paramount Records ,”Travlin’ Light” .

In 1969 he produced a large jazz orchestra’s recordings in Verve.

The album was “Round Trip “by Phil Woods.

Johnny Pateは『 Federal, King, Gig, Salem, MGM』といったレコード会社に自己の名義で録音しています。Johnny Pateの初期の録音について紹介した素晴らしいHPがあります。こちらをクリックして下さい。
1958年、Argo社の James Moody「 Last Train from Overbrook」でベースを弾いています。
1964年「 B.B. King Live at the Regal」を制作しました。
1965年に Creed Taylorから重要な仕事を引受ました。
Creed Taylor(私は名伯楽であると思います)はWes Montgomery「Movin ‘Wes」の編曲者と指揮者として彼を抜擢しました。
このアルバムはVerveにおけるWes Montgomeryのデビューアルバムで、当初10万枚以上売れたそうです。
同年、ABC Records社でShirley Horn「Travlin ‘Light」を製作しました。
1969年、Verveで大編成によるPhil Woods “Round Trip”を制作しました。

Here is James Moody Plays “Last Train From Overbrook”.
James Moody(ts.as.fl),Flip Ricard, Earl Turner, Sonny Cohn(tp),John Avant(tb),Bill Atkins, Lenny Druss(as),Vito Price, Sandy Mosse, Eddie Johnson(ts),Pat Patrick(bs),Junior Mance(p),Johnny Pate(b),John Gray(g),Red Holt(ds) September , 1958 Chicago

Here is B.B. King sings “Every Day I Have The Blues”.
November 21, 1964(Live At The Regal)

Here is Wes Montgomery plays “Movin Wes”.

Here is Shirley Horn play “I Could Have Told You”.

Here is Phil Woods plays “Love Song For A Dead Che”.

The Jazz Workshop(2)

February 07.2017

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco was located on Broadway between Columbus and Montgomery.

Between 1961 and 1964, numerous  “Live at the Jazz Workshop” albums were produced.

These performances featured artists such as James Moody, Barry Harris, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Mingus, and Thelonius Monk.


I found an interesting article at Cannonball Adderley’s live.

I quoted “When Bebop Filled the Night(Historical Essay)” by Art Peterson


Photo above of Dmitri Shostakovich

Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich was in the audience for his first experience with American jazz.He made no comment, smiled appreciatively several times and applauded vigorously on occasion.


Photo above of Lenny Bruce from OKmusic

Also Lenny Bruce was infamously arrested here during his performance at the Jazz Workshop In October 1961.

In 1964 Miles Davis was supposed to play a two-week gig at the Workshop.


Photo by theconcertdatabase.com

The drummer was 18-year-old Tony Williams.

In those days California law did not allow minors in clubs that served liquor.

So the workshop’s owner suspended his liquor license for the length of the engagement, charged a $2 door charge and served soft drinks.


Photo above of TonyWilliams from Drummerworld

Here is CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET play “Bohemia After Dark”.

Here is Barry Harris Trio play “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”.

Here is Thelonious Monk plays “Well you needn’t”.Thelonious Monk(p); Charlie Rouse (ts);Larry Gales (b);Ben Riley (ds)Jazz Workshop, San Francisco,California, Nov.3~4, 1964

Here is Kenny Dorham Quintet play “Inta Somethin’Kenny Dorham (tp);Jackie McLean (as);Walter Bishop Jr. (p);Leroy Vinnegar (b); Art Taylor (ds)Recorded live at “The Jazz Workshop”, San Francisco, CA, Nov 13, 1961

Here is Charles Mingus Quintet play “Meditation”.Charles Mingus(b);Clifford Jordan(ts, fl);Jane Getz(p);Charlie Mingus(b);Dannie Richmond(ds)Live at the Jazz Workshop (in San Francisco)