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Gordon Jenkins’ works(3) “P.S. I Love You”

November 09.2017

“P.S. I Love You” was written by Gordon Jenkins, the lyrics by Johnny Mercer in 1934.

The original hit version in the 1930s was recorded by Rudy Vallée and was revived in the 1950s by The Hilltoppers

Some famous recordings include Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby,Bette Midler.

Today I will not introduce these famous singing.

「P.S. I Love You」は作詞Johnny Mercer、作曲Gordon Jenkinsにより1934年に出版されました。

発売当初はRudyValléeのレコードが好評を博し、1950年代にThe Hilltoppersによってリバイバルヒットしました。

この曲においてはBillie Holiday、Frank Sinatra、MelTormé、Rosemary Clooney、Bing Crosby、Bette Midler等有名な録音が多くあります。

しかし、今日のブログにおいては上記の有名な歌唱はご紹介致しません。

Here is Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra play “P.S. I Love You”.

 

Photo above of Ruddy Vallee by Wikimedia

Here is Rudy Vallée and his Connecticut Yankees, with vocal by Rudy Vallée on 9 September 1934

 

Here is Woody Herman & his Orchestra play “P.S. I Love You”.
vo:Mary Ann McCall 1948.

 

Here is The Hilltoppers sings “P.S. I Love You”.

 

 

Here is Arnett Cobb with Red Garland Trio play “P.S. I Love You”.
Arnett Cobb(ts), Red Garland(p) George Duvivier(b) J.C.Herad(ds) Red Garland(p)
November 13.1960. N.J.

 

 

Here is Andre Previn plays “P.S. I Love You”.

 

 

Here is Joe Temperley play “P.S. I Love You”.
Joe Temperley (soprano & baritone sax), Andy Farber(as,ts), Ryan Kisor(tp), John Allred (tb), James Chirillo (g), Dan Nimmer (p), John Webber (b), Leroy Williams (ds) NY,2008.

Here is Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley Quintet “P.S. I Love You”.
Lee Morgan (tp),Hank Mobley (ts),Hank Jones (p),Doug Watkins (b),Art Taylor (ds)
5 November 1956.N.J.

The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(5)

January 20.2017

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Nat Hentoff died on on Jan. 7 at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.Go here

I will post about “Mating Call” from the consideration of Nat Hentoff.

I referred to JazzWax[August 21, 2007].

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Photo above of Nat Hentoff

He wrote a review about “Mating Call” in 1957.

“Why a trumpet wasn’t added remains a mystery”.

Hentoff wished there had been an extra horn on the date, and he mused “a gentler trumpet”.

This recording had been subject to discussion among critics as Ira Gitler points out in the liner notes.

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After the death of Clifford Brown in June 1956, Blue Note label was recording more aggressive sound with joining young superior trumpeters such as Lee Morgan and Donald Byrd.

Also Bob Weinstock produced Miles Davis for a marathon recording session at the end of November 1956.

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Photo of Miles Davis by Esmond Edwards/CTSImages.com

Producer Bob Weinstock had envisioned the date as a quintet session including trumpeter.

However Tadd Dameron had rejected Weinstock’s plan.

I guess Tadd wanted to record without trumpeter.

After all this session was recorded without a trumpet player.

Arranging with one horn alone was marvelous.

Here is Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane play “Mating Call”.

Here is Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane play “Soultrane”.

Here is Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane play “On A Misty Night”.

Here is Tadd Dameron and John Coltrane play “Gnid”.

Here is Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane play ”Super jet”.

Here is Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane play “Romas”.

Fats Navarro on Savoy(4)

January 13.2017

Photo above of Charlie Rouse and Todd Dameron and Fats Navarro

Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron cut a second session under his own name for Savoy later in 1947.

They assembled Charlie Rouse and Nelson Boyd and Art Blakey.

Fats made first session with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse who was one of the earliest recordings of the future Monk sideman.

Fats Navarro played a fine performance of his style at a more deliberate tempo.

The four originals were all credited to Navarro alone.

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Particularly “Nostalgia” was his most superb performance.

It was built on the chord progression of ‘Out Of Nowhere’.

He played sweetly lyrical solos using a muted horn.

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In later years, Lee Morgan was recording “Nostalgia” on Savoy album ”introducing”.

Please compare to hear the difference between two legend trumpeter’s performance.

Here is Fats Navarro Quintet play “Nostalgia”.

Here is Lee Morgan & Hank Mobley play “Nostalgia”1956

Here is Fats Navarro Quintet play “Be Bop Romp”

Here is Fats Navarro Quintet play “Fats blows”

Here is Fats Navarro Quintet play “Barry’s Bop”