タグ別アーカイブ: Jimmy Blanton

大阪ジャズ同好会特集『1940年代のジャズ』(2016年12月例会)

August 06,2018

「1940年代のジャズ」2016年12月例会

解説 野瀬惟清氏

野瀬さん(神戸ジャズ愛好会のベテラン会員)が1940年代の名演を解説された特集(2016年12月例会)をブログに纏めました

尚、当日配付されたレジュメの録音年月日と異なった記載は、ブログ作成者が所有しているレコード並びにディスコグラフィー等に照らし合わせ修正したものです。

 Here is Johnny Hodges & Orchestra play “Squaty Roo”.
Johnny Hodges(as) Ray Nance(tp) Lawrence Brown(tb) Harry Carney(bs) Duke Ellington(p) Jimmy Blanton(b) Sonny Greer(ds)
Hollywood,July 3,1941

Here is Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra play “Day dream”.
Johnny Hodges(as)Cootie Williams (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Harry Carney (bar) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (ds)
Chicago, November 2, 1940
Day dream

Here is Rex Stewart & His Orchestra play “Linger While”.
Rex Stewart(tp) Lawrence Brown(tb) Ben Webster(ts) Harry Carney(bs) Billy Strayhorn(p) Jimmy Blanton(b) Sonny Greer(ds)
Chicago,November 2, 1940
Linger Awhile

Here is Rex Stewart & His Orchestra play “Mobile Bay”.
Rex Stewart(tp) Lawrence Brown(tb) Ben Webster(ts) Harry Carney(bs) Duke Ellington(p)Jimmy Blanton(b) Sonny Greer(ds)
Chicago,November 2, 1940
Mobile Bay

Here is Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet play “Jammin’ In Four”.
Edmond Hall(cl) Charlie Christian(g) Meade Lux Lewis(celeste) Israel Crosby(b)
NYC,February.5,1941

Here is Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet play “Profoundly Blue”.
Edmond Hall(cl) Charlie Christian(g) Meade Lux Lewis(celeste) Israel Crosby(b)
NYC,February.5,1941

Here is The Capitol Jazzmen play “Clambake in B Flat”.
Billy May(tp) Jack Teagarden(tb) Jimmie Noone(cl) Dave Matthews(ts) Joe Sullivan(p) Dave Barbour(g) Art Shapiro(b) Zutty Singleton(ds)
Los Angeles, November 16, 1943

Here is The Capitol Jazzmen play “Casanovas Lament “.
Jack Teagarden(tb,vo)Billy May(tp) Jimmie Noone(cl) Dave Matthews(ts) Joe Sullivan(p) Dave Barbour(g) Art Shapiro(b) Zutty Singleton(ds)
Los Angeles, November 16, 1943

Here is The Capitol Jazzmen with Peggy Lee play “That Old Feeling”.
Shorty Sherock(tp) Barney Bigard(cl) Les Robinson(as) Eddie Miller(ts) Stan Wrightman(p & celeste) Nappy Lamare(g) Hank Wayland(b) Nick Fatool(ds) Peggy Lee(vo)
LA,January 7, 1944
That Old Feeling

Photo above of Peggy Lee and Capitol Jazzmen by courtesy of UMKC Digital Special Collections

Here is Capitol International Jazzmen play “You Can Depend On Me”. 
Benny Carter(as) Coleman Hawkins(ts) Bill Coleman (2)(tp) Buster Bailey(cl) Nat King Cole(p) Oscar Moore(g) John Kirby(b) Max Roach(ds)
LA, March 30, 1945
You Can Depend On Me

大阪ジャズ同好会(2018年6月例会) 新譜紹介・参加者持ち寄り

June 19.2018

2018年6月10日(日)に開催された大阪ジャズ同好会の概要をご紹介致します。

下記レジュメの順に関連のある動画等を添付しましたのでお楽しみ下さい。

・新譜紹介

Here is JUJU sings “It Don’t Mean A Thing” from 「JUJU BIG BAND JAZZ LIVE “So Delicious, So Good”」

Here is The Shoeshiners Band -play “Shoot the Sherbert to me Herbert”.

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・参加者持ち寄り『マイ・ベスト・ジャズ・ベース』

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Here is Percy Heath plays “A Love Song” [ Solo ].

Here is Gary Mazzaroppi with Les Paul play ”How High the Moon”.

 

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Here is 稲葉 國光and 中牟礼 貞則(Duo) play “Conversation #1,2”

 

Alfortville27/01/2016 Le contrebassiste de jazz Henri Texier

Photo above of Henri Texierby courtesy of Mediapart

Here is Henri Texier Trio play “Stolen Moments”.

 

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Here is Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton play “PIitter Panther Patter”.
Jan.10,1940.
PIitter Panther Patter(1940)

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Here is Duke Ellington and Ray Brown play “PIitter Panther Patter”.
Dec. 5,1972.
PIitter Panther Patter(1972)

Here is Red Mitchell, Isao Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto play “Perdido” (1979).

 

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Here is Luis Russell and His Orchestra play “Jersey Lightning.
Luis Russell(p.dir) Henry Allen, Bill Coleman(tp) J.C. Higginbotham(tb) Albert Nicholas(cl, as) Charlie Holmes(as) Teddy Hill(ts) Will Johnsong bi) Pops Foster(b) Paul Barbarin(d, vib) New York, September 6, 1929
Jersey Lightning

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Here is John Kirby Sextet play “Charlie’s prelude”.
Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Billy Kyle (p, arr) John Kirby (b) O’Neil Spencer (d) World transcriptions, New York, 1940
Charlie’s Prelude

Chubby Jackson Little Rascals promo w Casey

 

Here is Chubby Jackson and His Orchestra play “Northwest passage”.
Howard McGhee (tp) Bill Harris (tb) Flip Phillips (ts) Ralph Burns (p) Bil Ty Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Dave Tough (d) New York, January 10, 1945
Northwest passage

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The legendary bassist Jimmy Blanton(5)

December 17. 2016

1941年後半、彼は結核と診断され、ロサンゼルスの近くで治療を受けていました。
しかし、1942年7月30日に死亡しました。
もし彼が生きていれば、ビバップ運動の最前線で活躍していたでしょう。

While on tour with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in late 1941, Blanton became seriously ill.

Unfortunately he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

In 1943 he moved to receive medical treatment Duarte Sanitarium, near Los Angeles.

He had no family there.

Jimmy Blanton passed away in Monrovia, California on July 30, 1942.

If he had not passed away in 1942, most musicians suppose that Blanton would have been at the forefront of the bebop movement.

I found an  invaluable photograph from a collected papers of Journal of Jazz Studies.

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Journal of Jazz Studies (Winter 2014-2015) Of Icons and Iconography: Seeing Jimmie Blanton Matthias Heyman Blanton and Johnny Hodges, (photograph by Otto Hess, original appeared in Metronome, January 1941.Every effort has been made to identify and acknowledge the rightful owner of this photograph).

Here is Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra play “Jack The Bear”.

Ray Brown played the duo recordings such as reminiscent of Duke’s work with Jimmy Blanton three decades before.

Here is Duke Ellington and Ray Brown play “TRIBUTE TO JIMMY BLANTON ´72”.

The legendary bassist Jimmy Blanton(4)

December 16. 2016

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Duke EllingtonとJimmy Blantonの歴史的な録音は6曲が残されています。

これら歴史的な録音は「インターネットアーカイブ」聞くことが出来ます。こちらをクリック

又、Spotify(無料配信)でも別テイクを含め聞けます。

Today I want to post about a historical duo recording of Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton.

Jimmy Blanton had developed a new bass technique of playing lines that sounded more like a horn.

He played the greatest performance with Duke Ellington at duo recording.

Also he showed his musical identity and superb skill to the full.

They had recorded only six tunes at duo in RCA and Colombia Records.

RCA Victor Records
“Mr.J.B.Blues”,”Body And Soul”,”Pitter Panther Patter”,”Sophisticated Lady”.

CBS Colombia Records
“Plucked Again”,”Blues”.

Recently I found their historical recordings in “Internet Archive”.

Duke Ellington The Jimmy Blanton Era (1939-1941). Go here

In addition Even Japan we can hear their duo recordings in a free Spotify jukebox .(including another takes)

Here is Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton play “Mr.J.B.Blues”.

Here is Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton play “Pitter Panther Patter”.

Here is Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton play “Plucked Again”.

The legendary bassist Jimmy Blanton(3)

December 14. 2016

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Today I want post about his distinguished performance.

Jimmy Blanton (1918-42) was a musical originator of modern jazz bass.

Blanton established the possibilities of using the bass as a melodic instrument.

Until then bass player had primarily engraved accurate rhythm.

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Photo above of Slam Stewart

In swing era Slam Stewart was the first bassist to make the bass a solo vehicle for improvisation.

Jimmy Blanton took the bass to a new level.

He played a horn-like solos in duets with Duke Ellington.

Blanton had developed a new bass technique of playing lines that sounded more like a horn than like a bass.

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I quoted from “The Swing Era by Gunther Schuller” (New York :Oxford. 1989)

“Most importantly, he was the first to develop the lone tone in pizzicato… Blanton maximized the natural resonance of the string by using as much of the fleshy length of the finger as possible—plucking the string with the finger parallel to the string”

When Duke Ellington first heard Blanton’s performance, Ellington was impressed with his advanced techniques.

Consequently an arrangement of Duke Ellington had been changed by his joining.

I think it is a case where an outstanding instrument player has evolved jazz.

ジミー・ブラントンは、モダンベースの開祖です。それまでベースプレイヤーは正確なリズムを刻む事が大切な任務でした。彼はベースをホーンのような楽器に進化させ、ベースソロ演奏を開発しました。
デューク・エリントンが初めてブラントンの演奏を聞いた時、エリントンは彼の先進的なテクニックに感銘を受けました。エリントン楽団は彼の加入によって革新的なアレンジを生み出しました。
傑出した楽器演奏家がジャズを進化させたケースだと思います。
以下、ガンサー・シュラーによる解説を引用します。
“最も重要なのは、彼はピッツァーコートで単独のトーンを開発した最初の人でした。指の太い部分を可能な限り使用することで、ベースの弦を最大限に共鳴させることを可能にしました。”

Here is Duke Ellington and his members play “C Jam Blues”(1942).
Duke Ellington (p),Barney Bigard(cl),Sonny Greer(ds),Ray Nance (violin),’Tricky Sam’ Nanton(Tb),Rex Stewart(tp),Ben Webster(ts),Jimmy Blanton(b)

Here is Jimmy Blanton plays “Sepia Panorama”(his rare bass solo)

Here is Duke Ellington & Jimmy Blanton play “Jive Rhapsody”.

 

The legendary bassist Jimmy Blanton(1)

December 12. 2016

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Photo above of Jimmy Blanton

Yesterday I took part in a regular meeting of  the Osaka jazz-lovers’ club at jazz cafe “DEARLORD”.

Mr.Nose who is an experienced jazz fun explained “Jazz in the 1940s” of this monthly theme.

He introduced my favorite record “Johnny Hodges / Rex Stewart – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”,RCA Victor Vintage Series “LPV-533.

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He selected four pieces of music from among this record,”Squaty Roo”,”Day Dream”,”Linger Awhile”“Mobile Bay”.

Jimmy Blanton accompanied on all four tunes.

Also I introduced  a legendary recording by Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton.

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I selected two pieces of music from among “Transition Years” by CBS SONY,“Blues”,“Plucked Again”.

Jimmy Blanton’s superb performance I’ve heard for a long time.

So this week I want to post his great achievement.

Here is Johnny Hodges plays “Squatty roo”

Here is Johnny Hodges plays “Day dream”.

Here is Rex Stewart plays “Linger Awhile”.

大阪放出駅前にあるジャズ喫茶「DEARLORD」で開催された大阪ジャズ同好会に参加しました。今回の特集テーマは野瀬氏解説による「1940年代のジャズ」でした。野瀬氏が紹介したレコード「Johnny Hodges / Rex Stewart」のベーシストであったジミー・ブラントンは伝説のジャズメンです。今週はジミー・ブラントンの歴史的録音について投稿したいと思います。

Ray Brown

 

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Ray Brown was born October 13, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

His bass playing was influenced by Jimmy Blanton who was the bassist in the Duke Ellington band.

Arriving in New York in 1945, he played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Bud Powell.

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He was hired by Gillespie for his small groups and his big band.

Dizzy Gillespie said:”Ray Brown, on bass, played the stongest, most fluid and imaginative bass lines in modern jazz at the time.”

After playing with Jazz at the Philharmonic, he married Ella Fitzgerald.

 

He recorded with early Modern Jazz Quartet , then he became a permanent member of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1966).

After leaving Oscar Peterson’s group,he settled in Los Angeles.

Then he worked in the studios and continued recording with several jazz artists.

He was intimate friend with Milt Jackson.

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He died on July 2, 2002 in Indianapolis.