タグ別アーカイブ: Lee konitz


June 28,2019

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Here is Charlie Parker All Stars play “East of The Sun”(The Complete Royal Roost Live Recordings on Savoy).
Kenny Dorham(tp) Charlie Parker(as) Al Haig(p) Tommy Potter(b) Max Roach(ds)
Royal Roost, NYC, January 1,1949

Here is Sidney Bechet All Stars(Paris Jazz Festival Jam Session) play “Farewell blues”.
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)   “Salle Pleyel”, Paris,May 15, 1949


Here is Lionel Hampton All Stars play ”Star Dust”.
Lionel Hampton(vib) Corky Corcoran(ts) Willie Smith(as) Charlie Shavers(tp) Tommy Todd(p) Barney Kessel(g) Slam Stewart(b) Lee Young(ds)
Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California,Aug 4,1947


Here is Charlie Christian play ”Swing To Bop”(from “Charlie Christian at Minton’s”) .
Charlie Christian(g) Joe Guy(tp) Thelonious Monk(p) Nick Fenton(b) Kenny Clarke(ds)NYC, May,1941


Dizzy Gillespie Big Band  “Round Midnight”from 46 Live at the Spotlite”.
Dave Burns, Talib Dawud, Kenny Dorham, John Lynch, Elmon Wright,Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo)Leon Comegys, Charles Greenlea, Alim Moore (tb)Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt (as)Ray Abrams,Warren Luckey (ts) Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis (ts)Leo Parker (bars)Milt Jackson (vib) Thelonious Monk(p)Ray Brown (b) Kenny Clarke (ds)Spotlight Lounge, Washington, DC, May-June, 1946
上記音源は都合により添付出来ませんので、翌年録音されたTempo Jazzmenによる「Round About Midnight」を添付しました。

Here is Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen (Tempo Jazzmen) play ”Round About Midnight”.
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Lucky Thompson (ts) Milt Jackson (vibl) Al Haig (p) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (ds)Glendale, CA., February 6, 1946

Here is Billy Eckstine & His Octet play ”She’s Got The Blues For Sale”.
Ray Linn(tp) Gerald Vientine(tb) Sonny Criss(as) Wardell Gray(ts) Warren Bracken(p) unknown(g) Shifty Henry(b) Tim Kennedy(ds) Billy Eckstine(vo, valve tb) Los Angeles, CA, April 21,1947

Here is Bud Powell Trio play “Strictly Confidential”.
Bud Powell(p) Ray Brown(b) Max Roach(ds) NYC, February-May, 1949


Here is Benny Goodman and Stan Hasselgard play “Opening~Stopmpin’ at The Savoy”.
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

Here is Benny Goodman and Stan Hasselgard play “Swedish Pastry”.
Members of the recording are the same as above

Here is Fats Navarro plays “Fat Girl”.
Fats Navarro(tp) Leo Parker(bs)Tadd Dameron(p)Gene Ramey(b) Denzil Best(ds)
NYC January 29, 1947

Here is Lennie Tristano Quintet play “Progression”.
Lennie Tristano(p);Lee Konitz(a) ;Billy Bauer(g); Arnold Fishkin(b); Shelly Manne(ds) NYC, January 11, 1949

2020年4月15日、Lee Konitzさんがコロナでお亡くなりになりました。


The Jazz Sceneに収録されたRalph Burns と George Handy

August 03,2018

Night Lights is a weekly one-hour radio program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson and produced by WFIU Public Radio.

私がいつもインターネットで聴取しているジャズ番組「Afterglow」でノーマン・グランツ(Norman Granz)の特集が予定されています。

8月9日に番組が公開される予定です。詳細は ▶️ こちらをクリック

現在、2年前に「Nights Lights」で放送された「Norman Granz’s Jazz Scene」をスクリーミング放送で聞く事が可能です。

▶️ こちらをクリック

上記ストリーミング放送ではノーマン・グランツが1949年4月に製作した「The Jazz Scene」を紹介しています。オリジナルは12インチSPレコードのセットで限定5,000部が製作販売されノーマン・グランツ自身のサインとシリアル・ナンバーが記載されたそうです。

Ralph Burns, Edwin A. Finckel, George Handy, Neal Hefti, Johnny Richards, and Eddie Sauter (at MOMA 1947) Photo by William P.Gottlieb

個人的にはJATPの興行主でもあったノーマン・グランツがラルフ・バーンズ(Ralph Burns)と ジョージ・ハンディ (George Handy)を起用している事が興味深いです。以下2曲添付しました。

Here is George Handy And His Orchestra play “The Bloos”.
Pete Candoli, Sonny Berman, Al Killian, Conrad Gozzo, Dale Pierce (tp) Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson, Ed Kusby (tb) Evan Hall, Vince DeRosa (fhr) Jules Jacobs (oboe) Robert Swanson (bassoon) Art Fleming (contra-bassoon) Harry Klee (as,fl,cl) Hal McKusick (as) Herbie Steward, Lucky Thompson (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar,b-cl) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Arvin Garrison (g) Harry Bluestone, Robert Jamison, Carl Walker (vln) Arthur Kafton (cello) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d) Jimmy Pratt, Jackie Mills (perc) George Handy(arr,dir)
Los Angeles,October 15, 1946

The Bloos

Here is Ralph Burns And His Orchestra play “Introspection”.
Sonny Berman, Conrad Gozzo (tp) Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (tb) Vince DeRosa (fhr) Hal McKusick, Harry Klee (cl,as,fl) Herbie Steward, Lucky Thompson (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Arvin Garrison (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d) Ralph Burns (arr,comp)
Los Angeles, probably October 15,1946


Ralph Burns は後年(1951年)クレフレコードでLee Konitz 並びにストリングス編成の「Free Forms」を録音しています。この10インチ盤持っていますが久しく聞いていないです。お恥ずかしい限りです。

Here is Ralph Burns Orchestra with Lee Konitz “Vignette at Verney’s”.

余談ですが「The Jazz Scene」にはジョン・ミリ(Gjon Milli)が撮影した写真が32枚含まれていました。Gjon Mili監督による「Jammin´ The Blues 」はアカデミー賞でノミネートされました。

Here is “Jammin´ The Blues” by Goon Mili(1944年)


July 11.2017

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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

Jazz Club in Boston(6)

February 04.2017


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.


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.


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


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.