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神戸ジャズ愛好会(2017年7月)

July 11.2017

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昨日、神戸ジャズ愛好会に参加しました。
Harry James(1939年)からMiles Davis(Bitches Brew)まで幅広いジャズが楽しめました。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。

T氏の選曲
(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

N氏の選曲
(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

映像コーナーで下記ビデオが上映されました。
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.

最後になりましたが、小生は「1940年代のジャズ」というテーマに沿って下記のレコードをご紹介しました。再生時にはオーディオパークのCDで聞いて頂きました。

(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, July 3,1948

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

(4)Progression(3:02)
Lennie Tristano(p);Lee Konitz(a) ;Billy Bauer(g); Arnold Fishkin(b); Shelly Manne(ds)
NYC, January 11, 1949

Jazz Club in Boston(6)

February 04.2017

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In 1950 George Wein opened a club in Boston called Storyville.

I am not going to post about Storyville.

I recommend JazzWax interview with George Wein. Go here and here

I will introduce a topic that is impressive for me.

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Wednesday,March 9, Charlie Parker started for Boston, where he was to play a weekend engagement at Storyville.

Unfortunately his cabaret card had been revoked in 1951.

So between 1951 and 1954, Parker appeared five times as a leader at the Hi-Hat and twice more at Storyville.

He worked as a single, usually playing with house trios and an added trumpeter.

George Wein added a second band to the bill for March 10-16 because he predicted Parker’s absence.

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Lee Konitz had prepared as the second band for Parker’s absence.

He died in the New York apartment of Baroness Nica in March 12.

It took several days for the news to make it to Boston.

Then Konitz had moved on, and Count Basie’s band was at Storyville.

Photo above of Count Basie

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According to Bird’s Diaries by KEN VAIL, Bird received $650 from George Wein for the week plus $186 for 2 extra days.

Here is Charlie Parker and Red Garland together play “I’ll Walk Alone”.March 1953 at Storyville

Here is Lee Konitz Quartet at the Storyville Club play “Hi Beck”.

Here is Chet Baker plays “Maid In Mexico”(1954)

Here is George Wein plays “Blues for Storyville”
George Wein(P),Warren Vache(Cornet),White Browne(b),Alan Dawson(ds)
December 6, 1985

Memories of the sign that I got to Lee Konitz

December 07. 2015

Speaking of talk about memories of Lee Konitz,
I am likely to be scolded from him.

Because he is playing nowadays in the world.

Twenty years ago, I heard his playing in Okayama.

Also In order to get his sign I took more than 10 sheets of record.

He made a sign to all records without the slightest look of annoyance.

From the sincerity of the after live performance,

I thought his music was his honesty itself.

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