タグ別アーカイブ: Lee Young


September 28,2020


Here is Ann Burton sings ”Come Rain or Come Shine”.
Ann Burton(vo) 宮沢昭(fl) 小川俊彦(p) 稲葉国光(b) 小津昌彦(ds) Tokyo, April 28, 1974

Here is Tal Farlow Quartet play “As Long As I Live”.
Tal Farlow(g) Frank Wess(as, f1, ts) Wendell Marshall (b) Osie Johnson(ds) New York, December 15 & 16, 1959

Here is Lorez Alexandria sings “Over The Rainbow”.
Lorez Alexandria(vo) Wynton Kelly(p) AI Mckibbon(b) Jimmy Cobb(ds) Los Angeles, 1964


ハロルド・アーレンという作曲家に特別な興味を持ったこともない身ですが、彼の「It’s Only a Paper Moon」は、ナット・キング・コールの歌唱で好きな曲の一つでした。ナットの中でも飛び切りの名盤とされる「After Midnight」(1956年8月録音)での歌唱と1963年に2度目の来日を果たし、赤坂のニュー・ラテン・クォーターで原信夫率いるシャープス& フラッツと共演した際のライブ盤を聴き比べてお楽しみください。アルバム付属の解説のお陰で、曲の初演(1953年ブロードウェー)当時の曲名は「If you believe in me」だったという豆知識も得ました。

Here is Nat King Cole sings “It’s Only a Paper Moon”.
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (d) LA, August 15, 1956 (映像を添付します)

Here is Nat King Cole sings “It’s Only a Paper Moon”.
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Reunald Jones (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Leon Petties (d) Nabuo Hara Sharps & Flats big band + strings, Nabuo Hara (dir)
Live “New Latin Quarter”, Tokyo, Japan, February 22, 1963

・F川氏「Blues In The Night競演

Here is Dineh Shore sings ”Blues In The Night”.

Here is Julie London sings ”Blues In The Night”.

Here is Janet Seide sings ”Blues In The Night”.


Here is Benny Goodman and His Sextet featuring Count Basie play “As Long As I Live”.
Benny Goodman(cl),Cootie Williams(tp),George Auld(ts),Count Basie(p),Charlie Christian(g),Artie Bernstein(b),Harry Jaeger(ds) New York, 7 Nov 1940

Here is Oscar Peterson Trio play “That Old Black Magic”.
Oscar Peterson(p),Herb Ellis(g),Ray Brown(b),Norman Granz(MC) “Nichigeki Theatre”, Toyko, November 4, 7 & 8, 1953

Here is Frank Sinatra sings “I’ve Got The World On A String”.

Here is Judy Garland sings “The Man That Got Away”.
Judy Garland(vo)(映画の場面から添付します)


Photo above of Harold Arlen by Wikipedia

Here is Harold Arlen sings (with Leo Reisman Orchestra) “Stormy Weather”.
NYC February 28, 1933

Here is Lena Horne sings “Stormy Weather”. 
Hollywood, CA, January, 1943

Here is Lee Wiley sings “Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea”.
Lee Wiley (vo) Billy Butterfield (tp), Hank D’Amico (cl,as), Al Cohn (ts,arr), Barry Galbraith (g),New York, July 24, 1957

Here is Jo Stanford (with Paul Weston & His Orchestra) sings “Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home”.1958
Swingin’ Down Broadway(Columbia Records)
Jo + Broadway (Corinthian Records)

Anita O’Day and her Trio at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1982.
”Wave〜You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To〜In A Mellow Tone〜A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square〜They Can’t Take That Away From Me〜Honeysuckle Rose〜Wave”
Hague, Netherlands, 18 July 1982


February 12,2020



1.Midnight At Minton’s

Here is Don Byas and Joe Guy and Thelonious Monk play “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”.
Midnight At Minton’s:
Joe Guy (tp) ,Don Byas (ts) ,Thelonious Monk (p) unknown (b) Kenny Clarke (ds)
Live “Minton’s”, New York, 1941

2.Charlie Christian in Minneapolis

Here is Charlie Christian plays “ I got rhythm”.
Jerry Jerome (ts),Frankie Hines (p), Charlie Christian (g), Oscar Pettiford (b),
Live “Harlem Breakfast Club”, Minneapolis, MN, September 24, 1939

3.Jazz from a Swinging Era

Here is Buck Clayton and his All Stars play “Into The Blues Bag”.
Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Earl Warren (as) ,Bud Freeman (ts), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Bill Pemberton (b), Oliver Jackson (ds)
Paris, March 12, 1967


Buck Clayton Jam Session

Here is Buck Clayton All Stars play “All The Cats Join In”.
Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff, Billy Butterfield(tp), J.C.Higginbotham(tb),
Tyree Glenn(tb, vib), Coleman Hawkins, Julian Dash(ts), Kenny Kersay(p) ,Steve Jordan(g) ,Walter Page(b), Bobby Donaldson(ds) NYC March 5,1956
Hawkins(ts)-Glenn(vib)-Braff(tp)-Higginbotham(tb)-Glenn(vib)-Braff(tp)- Higginbotham (tb)-Butterfield(tp) -Glenn(tb) -Clayton(tp)-Dash(ts)-Kersy(p)



The Historic Mocambo Session ’54

Here is Shotaro Moriyasu plays ”I Want To Be Happy”.
守安祥太郎(p),宮沢昭(ts),鈴木寿夫(b),清水 潤(ds)
July 27-28,1954


Here is Shotaro Moriyasu plays ”Strike Up The Band”.
守安祥太郎(p),宮沢昭(ts),鈴木寿夫(b),清水 潤(ds)
July 27-28,1954


Lionel Hampton And His Just Jazz All Stars

Here is Lionel Hamton All Stars play “Star Dust”.
Lionel Hampton And His Just Jazz All Stars:
Charlie Shavers (tp) Willie Smith (as) Corky Corcoran (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib) Tommy Todd (p) Barney Kessel (g) Slam Stewart (b) Lee Young (d)
CA Civic Auditorium,Pasadena, August 4, 1947




Photo above of Johnny Dodds by NOLA Jazz Museum

特集は「私が好きなジャズのヒーロー」でした。最初にトラッド愛好家のT川さんがJohnny Doddsをご紹介されました。ご紹介された内容は配付されたレジュメに詳しく記載されています。

Here is New Orleans Wanderers play “Perdido Street blues”.
George Mitchell (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Joe Clark (as) Lil Armstrong (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj)  Chicago, July 13, 1926
_Perdido Street blues

Here is Johnny Dodds’ Washboard Band play “Bull fiddle blues”.
Natty Dominique (cnt) Honore Dutrey (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Charlie Alexander (p) Bill Johnson (b) Baby Dodds (wbd)  Chicago, July 6, 1928
Bull fiddle blues

Here is Johnny Dodds Trio play  “Clarinet wobble”.
Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Armstrong (p) Bud Scott (g)  Chicago, April 21, 1927
Clarinet wobble

Here is New Orleans Bootblacks play “I can’t say”.
George Mitchell (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Joe Clark (as) Lil Armstrong (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj)  Chicago, July 14, 1926
I can’t say

Here is Johnny Dodds And His Orchestra play “Red onion blues”.
Natty Dominique (cnt) Preston Jackson (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Richard M. Jones (p) Lonnie Johnson (g) John Lindsay (b) Baby Dodds (d)  Chicago, June 5, 1940
Red onion blues


Here is Dave Brubeck (solo) plays Lili Marleen.

ウォルター・クロンカイト(Walter Cronkite)が進行役を務めた「The Jazz of Dave Brubeck」(テレビ番組)をご覧下さい。1961年12月31日放送

Here is The Jazz of Dave Brubeck by Walter Cronkite.




Here is Ray Brown Trio play “If I Loved You.

Ray Brown(b), Gene Harris(p), Jeff Hamilton(ds)

富士通コンコードジャズ・フェスティバル 1988.12.11



Here is Jazz At The Philharmonic play “Oh,Lady Be Good”.(1946)

Al Killan, Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (as) Lester Young (ts) Arnold Ross (p) Billy Hadnott (b) Lee Young (d) “Philharmonic Auditorium”, Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946





Lester Young at Philo label(2)

June 30.2017

Granz PR Photo

Photo above of Norman Granz by courtesy of Penn State News

Norman Granz had helped Lester young land a recording contract for the Philo label.

Actually  Norman Granz served as Supervisor for the Philo recordings.

Lester Young had a relation with Norman in the early 1940s.

In the late 1930s Lester Young had risen to prominence with Count Basie’s big band.

But Lester Young had left Basie in 1940.

Ella Fitzgerald with drummer Lee Young, and husband Ray Brown and Hank Jones (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Then Lester and his brother, Lee Young had appeared in the clubs on Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

When Norman was a student at UCLA, he often had listened to Lester’s performance.

Since then, he became close to Lester.

Photo by Discogs

Photo by Wikipedia

Also Norman had a relation with Nat Cole in the early 1940s .

In those days Norman had been in Hollywood and used to hang out at the Swanee Inn.

The Swanee Inn was a nightclub where Nat Cole had been playing.

Fortunately Norman Granz and Nat Cole had a close friendship.

So the supervisor Norman arranged for them to meet for Philo’s recordings.

Norman GranzはLester YoungのPhilo録音に深く関わっています。
実際、Norman Granzはこのレコーディングのsupervisor(録音監督者)を務めました。
1940年代初めNorman GranzとLester Young は知り合いになっていました。
1930年代後半、Lester Young はCount Basie big Bandで大活躍していましたが、1940年に退団してしまいました。(退団の理由は諸説あります)
その後、弟のLee Young(ds)とバンドを結成しロサンゼルスのセントラルアベニューにあるクラブに出演していました。
同時期にNorman GranzはUCLAの学生で、Lester Young の演奏を熱心聞いていました。
それ以来Norman GranzとLester Young は懇意になリました。
又、Norman GranzはNat Coleとも仲の良い関係でした。
1940年代初期、Norman GranzはハリウッドにあったナイトクラブSwanee Innの常連でした。
Swanee InnではNat Coleがレギュラー出演しており、二人は気の置けない関係になりました。
そういうわけでNorman GranzはPhiloでの録音に二人を引き合わせました。

Here is Body Lester Young plays “Body and Soul”.

Two saxphone of Lester Young’s

June 06.2016

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Today I post about Lester Young’s tenor saxophone.

His main horn was the Conn.

The Conn is enshrined in the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.Go here

He was also owned another company’s instrument.

In 1950s he was offered an instrument from Dolnet company.

Unfortunately Young’s Dolnet tenor sax fared less well.

Then the horn went to his younger brother Lee Young who was successful in Los Angeles as a drummer studio musician and music director for Nat King Cole.

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The below I quoted JazzWax’s interview with Dave Pell.Go here

”Lee Young left the Dolnet to Dave Pell.

Lee said Dave:’“I have Lester’s Dolnet horn, and you should have it when I die.”


“I don’t want them to sell it or put it in a museum.”

When Lee died in July 2008,Lee’s son got back the Dolnet from Dave.”

Fainally the location of the Dolnet is unknown since then.