タグ別アーカイブ: Jimmy McPartland

I listened to the mourning radio program of George Avakian(1)

December 05. 2017

By Courtesy of The New York Times,From left, Louis Armstrong, the songwriter W.C. Handy and George Avakian in the 1950s.

Last week I heard my favorite radio program “World Jazz Warehouse.”Christopher Knott (番組DJクリスさん) introduced some of the many great recordings by George Avakian for mourn his death.

So I would like to introduce my favorite songs according to the album introduced in the program.

About songs that were broadcast on the day, please see the radio program’s website.Go here

毎週日曜日の夜はいつもジャズ番組「World Jazz Warehouse(FMCOCOLO765)」を聞いています。

今回の放送でChristopher Knott(番組DJクリスさん)は先月98歳で亡くなった偉大なプロデューサーGeorge Avakianさんを追悼し、Avakianが遺した多くのレコーディングから数曲ご紹介されました。

そんな訳で番組で紹介されたアルバムに収録されている曲(私が好きな曲)を以下ブログで紹介したいと思っています。

尚、当日に放送された曲については、ラジオ番組のウェブサイトをご覧下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい。


Louis Armstrong “Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy”
Here is Louis Armstrong plays “Yellow Dog Blues”.
Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (ds) July 12, 1954… New York


J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Octet “Jay & Kai +6”
Here is J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Octet play “You Don’t Know What Love Is”.
J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Bob Alexander, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Tom Mitchell, Bart Varsalona (btb), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (ds)
1956… New York

Here is J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Octet play “Night in Tunisia”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.
add Candido (cga)


George Avakian produced “Chicago Jazz Album”.
Here is Jimmy McPartland and his Orchestra play “Sugar”.
Jimmy McPartland(cor),Bud Jacobson(cl),Boyce Brown(as),Floyd Bean(p),Dick McPartland(g), Jim Lannigan(sb),Hank Isaacs(d) Chicago, October 11, 1939.

Here is Jimmy McPartland and his Orchestra play “China Boy”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.


George Wettling’s Chicago Rhythm Kings play “I’ve Found A New Baby”.
Charlie Teagarden(tp),Floyd O’Brien(tb),Danny Polo(cl),Joe Marsala(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Jack Bland(g),Artie Shapiro(sb,George Wettling(d) New York, January 16, 1940.

George Wettling’s Chicago Rhythm Kings play “Bugle call Rag”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Bud Freeman(3)

March 29.2017

Photo by courtesy of Mule Walk & Jazz Talk

Austin High Gangs were so inspired by New Orleans jazz that came up the river to Chicago in the early 1920s.

Bud Freeman and the McPartland brothers went the Lincoln Gardens on the South Side of Chicago in 1923.

Photo above of Jimmy Macpartland

Entertainment Ad for the Lincoln Gardens(1922), Image courtesy of The Chicago Defender.

They heard Louis Armstrong with King Oliver for the first time.

In those days the place was a “blacks-only” club.

Fortunately the bouncer did not notice them.

Photo above of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band(1923) by courtesy of Frank Driggs Collection.

Freeman later said, “I knew at once I was hearing a master. Louis was the great American voice—a genius—and his guide and idol was King Oliver, and nothing would ever be the same again.”

Also Bix Biederbecke had a huge influence on the young Chicagoans.

Photo above of Bix Beiderbecke

Bud Freeman was one of the flame for the New Orleans’ origins of Dixieland.

In addition Austin high school gangs put emphasis harder, faster, more focused on personality and soloing than ensembles.

So their music attracted others who enjoyed palling around and blowing free.

Bud Freemanは1920年代初頭に本物のNew Orleans jazzに傾倒しました。
彼はJimmy McPartland兄弟を誘い、黒人専用の「Lincoln Gardens」に出演していたKing Oliver率いるLouis Armstrong を聞きに行きました。Bud Freemanは二人の演奏に深い感動を覚えたそうです。又、Bix Biederbeckeも新しい音楽を志す彼らに大きな影響を与えました。
彼らの演奏スタイルは「アンサンブルよりもソロ」「より強く、より速く」を重視しました。

Here is Bud Freeman plays ”China Boy” (1940).

Here is Bud Freeman pLays “But Not for Me”.

Bud Freeman(2)

March 28.2017

L to R, standing back row: Eddie Condon, Dave Tough, Dick McPartland, Dave North, Bud Freeman, Frank Teschemacher. Front, kneeling: Jim Lanigan and Jimmy McPartland.
From the Marian McPartland Collection & Lost Chords by Richard Sudhalter.

In 1922, a gang of kids found their favorite ice cream parlor.

They assembled daily after classes at Austin High school and heard the records at ice-cream parlor.

There were Jimmy McPartland and Tommy McPartland, and Bud Freeman, and Frank Teschemacher and others.

Photo above of ice-cream parlor ”The Spoon and the Straw in Austin”.

Young white kids hearing these throbbing rhythms for the first time went a crazy.

They were Influenced by artists like the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and Louis Armstrong from the South.

The New Orleans Rhythm Kings ”the NORK” were one of the first white bands to succeed in jazz.

One day, they discovered a new record by a band no one had heard of —The New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

They were blown away by hot tunes like, “Tin Roof Blues,” “Tiger Rag” and “Farewell Blues.”

Photo above of New Orleans Rhythm Kings

So they decided to form their own band and try to play like NORK.

These jazz-crazed high school kids couldn’t read or write music themselves, and they begged and borrowed to get instruments for their band.

Bud Freeman got a C-Melody saxophone, a popular instrument in the 20s.

They would begin to formulate their own style, becoming part of the emerging Chicago Style of jazz.

1922年、Auston School Gangは学校近くのアイスクリームパーラーに放課後集合し,毎日蓄音機から聞こえるレコードを楽しんでいました。ある日The New Orleans Rhythm Kingsの新しいレコードを聞きNORKに夢中になりました。そして満足に楽譜も読めず楽器も揃わないにも拘らずジャズバンドを結成しました。Bud Freemanは20代の花形楽器であったCメロディーサクソフォンを手に入れました。その後彼らの演奏スタイルは、シカゴジャズの礎になりました。

Here is Bud Freeman plays “Craze-ology “(1928).

Here is Bud Freeman’s Famous Chicagoans play “Shim-me-sha wabble”(1940).