タグ別アーカイブ: Manny Albam

大阪ジャズ同好会第40回(2019年12月8日) ①「新譜紹介」

December 09,2019


新譜紹介(古川 正孝氏)

1.Hank Jones with The Meridian String Quartet (CDSOL-45978) (日本初CD化)

Hank Jones (p),Rufus Reid (b),Dennis Mackrel (ds),The Meridian String Quartet,
Manny Albam (arr)

当日は”There’s A Small Hotel”をご紹介されましたが、添付のサイトで全10曲が公開されています。

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2. 清水ひろみ「The Sky Gate / From Here To The Blue Sky)」 (BJH-5002)

JAZZ ON TOP ACTⅢ店(ディスクユニオン大阪店向かい)「経営者・ボーカリスト」清水ひろみさんの新作です。お店のHPを添付しますので過去に発表された作品等含めゆっくりご覧下さい。




9/23(日)、大阪ジャズ同好会開催会場でお世話になっているジャズ喫茶DEAR LORDさんでライブを開催されていました。



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日本ウエストミンスター株式会社HP からお借りしました



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当日は”Embraceable You”をご紹介されましたが別の曲をお楽しみ下さい。

Here is 海原純子 sings “Everything Happens To Me”.

Here is 海原純子 sings “O Conto Das Nuvens(雲の物語)”


番外編「両耳失聴から復活したジャズ奏者 吉本信行さん」


ジャズジャパン 9月号から


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吉本さんは「The Cotton Sisters」の制作にも関わっています。

大阪ジャズ同好会第39回(2019年10月13日) 「新譜紹介(後半)The Cotton Sisters」

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ジャズ喫茶DEAR LORDさんから参加者全員にプレゼント




September 08,2018


1977年6月18日「50年代の白人ビッグバンド」 解説 石川明弘氏(2)


8.Johnny Richards
「Wide Range」から”Cimarron”, ”Stockholm sweetnin’ ”
Burt Collins, Doug Mettome, Jerry Kail, Paul Cohen (tp) Jim Dahl, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (tb) Al Antonucci (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (bar,pic) Shelly Gold (bassax) Hank Jones (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Maurice Marks (d) Willie Rodriguez (tymp) Johnny Richards (arr,cond) NYC, July 11, 1957

Here is Johnny Richards Orchestra play ”Cimarron”.

Here is Johnny Richards Orchestra play ”Stockholm sweetnin’ ”.
Stockholm sweetnin’

9,Manny Albam
「Down Beat Jazz Concert」から”Blues over easy”

Manny Albam And His Jazz Greats
Bernie Glow(tp), Nick Travis(tp), Ernie Royal(tp), Frank Rehak(tb), Jim Dahl(tb), Tommy Mitchell(baritone tb), Gene Quill(as), Jerome Richardson(fl,ts), Al Cohn(ts), Pepper Adams(bars), Dick Katz(p), Milt Hinton(b), Osie Johnson(ds),
Guest soloists:Hal McKusick(bass cl), Georgie Auld(ts), Paul Horn(as), Steve Allen(p),Manny Albam(arr) NYC, Town Hall May 16, 1958


Here is Manny Albam And His Jazz Greats play “Blues over easy Part1”.
Blues over Easy part1

Here is Manny Albam And His Jazz Greats play “Blues over easy Part2”.
Blues over easy part2

10.Buddy Bregman
「Swinging Standards」から “My buddy”, “All of you”
Conte Candoli, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson, Al Porcino (tp) Lloyd Ulyate, Joe Howard, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts (tb) Bob Cooper, Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Russ Freeman (p) Jim Hall (g) Monty Budwig (b) Mel Lewis (d)
Los Angeles, 1959

Here is Buddy Bregman Orchestra play “My buddy”.
My buddy

Here is Buddy Bregman Orchestra play “All of you”.
_All of you

Here is Buddy Bregman and His Orchestra play “Kicks Swing”.

11.Marty paich
「Jazz West Coast」(Valiant Records) ‎から”What Am I Here For” ,”Cotton Tail”.
Marty Paich Big Band
Art Pepper(as), Bill Perkins(ts), Conte Candoli(tp), Mel Lewis(ds), Russ Freeman(p), Victor Feldman(vib)


Here is Marty Paich Big Band play “Violets for Your Furs”.

Jack Sheldon, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Vince DeRosa (fhr) Art Pepper (as) Bill Perkins (ts) Bill Hood (bar) Victor Feldman (vib) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Mel Lewis (d)
Los Angeles, July 2, 1959

Here is Marty Paich Big Band play “Mornin’”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

12.Russ Garcia
「Modearn Jazz Gallrey」から”Music city” , “Fish tail” , “Palo alto”

Russ Garcia And His Orchestra:
Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn (tp) Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Tommy Pederson, Frank Rosolino (tb) Art Pepper, Bud Shank (as) Ted Nash (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Gerald Wiggins (p) Howard Roberts (g) Max Bennett (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Russ Garcia (cond,arr) Hollywood, CA, November 2, 1956

Here is Russ Garcia And His Orchestra play ”Music city”
_Music city

Here is Russ Garcia And His Orchestra play “Fish tail “.
Members of the recording are the same as above.
_Fish tail

Here is Russ Garcia And His Orchestra play “Palo alto”.
Maynard Ferguson, Don Fagerquist, Buddy Childers, Wes Hensel, Cappy Lewis (tp) Murray McEachern, Harry Betts, Lloyd Ulyate, James Henderson, Frank Howard (tb) Herb Geller (as) Bill Ulyate (bar) Red Norvo (vib-2) John T. Williams (p) Howard Roberts (g) Max Bennett (b) or Curtis Counce (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Jack Costanzo (bgo-1) Russ Garcia (cond,arr)
Hollywood, CA, July 5 & 23, 1956
Palo alto

Photo above of Manny Albam and Thad Jones(1967) by courtesy of University of Rochester


The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop(3)

December 07. 2016


Photo above of Hal McKusick(photo from 27East.com)

“The Jazz Workshop (RCA Victor LPM-1366)” について、大阪梅田の兎我野町にあったジャズ喫茶「JOJO」のマスターが連載されているブログの一部を引用します。日本のブログで私が最も参考にしているブログです。

original-jazzville/jojoのブログ Go here


A面1曲目”Tommy Hawk” アレンジはジョニー・マンデル。これに先立つ、1954年9月に録音されている、Chet Baker “Sextet” Pasific Jazz で、同じアレンジが使用されていた。
A面3曲目”Blues For Pablo”は、1957年5月のMiles Davis “Miles Ahead” で再演されておりマキュージック盤が前哨戦かの様だ。

Hal McKusick was born in Medford Massachusetts, June 1924.

He became a saxophone player in several big bands in the 1940s and and early 1950s in bands like Boyd Raeburn, Claude Thornhill and Elliot Lawrence.

Also his close colleagues were George Russell, Art Farmer, Bill Evans and Jimmy Guiffre.

In 1955 he formed his own quartet, featuring himself on the alto saxophone, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass and Osie Johnson on drums.

He recorded four albums at his own quartet.


(1)Hal McKusick Quartet (Bethlehem BCP-16 Feb.17,1955)

(2)In A Twentieth-Century Drawing Room (RCA Victor LPM-1164 Sep.13/14/29, 1955)

(3)The Jazz Workshop (RCA Victor LPM-1366 March 3,April 3/4,Dec.31,1956)

(4)Jazz On The Academy(Coral CRL-57116 Nov. 3, 1956)

These recordings were important because he experimented with a quartet without a piano.

Their sound was like Gerry Mulligan’s pianoless quartet.

In addition he adopted a proficient arrangers like Manny Albam or Al Cohn.

About his achievement I recomend reading JazzWax’s terrific intervew. Go here

Here is Hal McKusick Octet play “Tommyhawk”

Here is Chet Baker Sextet play “Tommyhawk”.

Here is Hal McKusick  plays “Blues for Pablo”.

Here is Miles with Gil Evance play “Blues For Pablo”.

The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop(1)

December 05. 2016


Photo from JazzWax

Yesterday I introduced jazz workshop by Gary Burton.

This week I will post about RCA Jazz Workshop recording series.

This series was most smartest and innovative recordings in the mid-1950s.

Jack Lewis who was RCA’s A&R man in California in the early ‘50s produced seven albums.

Most of the Jazz Workshop albums have been reissued by RCA Spain and are available via Fresh Sounds.


Photo above of The Miles Davis Nonet in ‘1949’ Photo by “All about Jazz”

I guess this series originated from the “Birth of The Cool” by Miles Davis in the late 1940s.

There were seven Jazz Workshop albums recorded in all:

– Al Cohn (May 1955)
– Manny Albam (December 1955)
– Hal Schaefer (October 1955)
– Billy Byers (December 1955)
– Hal McKusick (March 1956)
– George Russell (March 1956)
– John Carisi (April 1956)

Here is Johnny Carisi’s Jazz Workshop plays “Israel”.

Johnny Carisi (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Ray Beckenstein (cl,as), Eddie Wasserman (ts), Danny Bank (bs), Barry Galbraith (g), Russ Saunders (b), Herb Wasserman (ds)
Recorded:New York City, April 21, 1956