タグ別アーカイブ: Martial Solal

Kenny Clarke recordings in Paris

April 6.2018


Bud Powell, Clark Terry, Barney Wilen, Pierre Michelot,Kenny Clarke Photo by courtesy of Paris Jazz Corner(1959)

Kenny Clarke resettled in Paris in 1956.He had three recordings until the end of the year.

Today I would like to post about  three albums,”Reunion A Paris” ,”Kenny Clarke’s Sextet Plays Andre Hodeir”,”Afternoon In Paris”.


今日は「Reunion A Paris」「Kenny Clarke’s Sextet Plays Andre Hodeir」「Afternoon In Paris」から数曲をブログに添付しました。

最初に「Reunion A Paris by Martial Solal」ですが参加メンバーが面白い組み合わせです。Benoit Quersinはベルギー、Jimmy Deuchar はイギリス出身です。又、ヨーロッパでの録音が少ないアレン・イーガー(Allen Eager)の演奏も貴重です。

「Kenny Clarke Sextet Plays Andre Hodeir」はアンドレ・オデール(Andre Hodeir)の編曲が凝ってます。アメリカの編曲者では味わえないようなサウンドが新鮮です。

最後に「Afternoon In Paris」の録音ですが、ルイス、ヒース、クラークの3人が久し振りに再会しました。残念なことですが3人揃っての録音はこの日が最後になりました。

Here is Martial Solal International All Stars play “Kenny special”.
Jimmy Deuchar (tp) Billy Byers (tb) Allen Eager (ts) Martial Solal (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Paris, September 24, 1956

Here is Martial Solal International All Stars play “Love me or leave me”.Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Kenny Clarke Sextet Plays “Round about midnight”.
Roger Guerin (tp) Nat Peck, Billy Byers (tb)  Martial Solal (p), Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Andre Hodeir (arr)Paris, France, October 26,1956
こんな「Round About Midnight」初めて聞きました。編曲に携わっている友人の意見を聞きたいです。

Here is Kenny Clarke Sextet Plays “Blue Serge”.
Billy Byers (tb)Roger Guerin (tp) Armand Migiani (bar) Martial Solal (p) Jean Warland (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Andre Hodeir (arr) Paris, France, November 30, 1956

Here is Kenny Clarke’s Sextet Plays “Swing spring”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is John Lewis and Sacha Distel Quintet play “Bags’ groove”.
Barney Wilen (ts) John Lewis (p) Sacha Distel (g) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Paris, France, December 4, 1956

Here is John Lewis and Sacha Distel Quintet play “Willow, weep for me”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.


Photo by courtesy of Mario Rodriguez


February 10.2018

photo above of Roger Guérin by courtesy of Fresh Sound

This week I read an interesting article about Roger Guérin by JazzWax.

Please refer to Jazz wax his website. Go here

So I will introduce some recordings by Roger Guérin that Jazzwax didn’t post to his blog.


Photo above of Marc Myers from JazzWax

今週JazzWaxさんがトランペッターRoger Guérin(ロジェ・ゲラン)について興味深い記事を書かれています。

私が注目したのはJazzWax(Marc Myers)さんのご両親が戦後のパリで生活されていたことです。ご両親からお聞きになった思い出話がとても素敵です。


“For Parisians, jazz was the sound of freedom, style and individualism.”




Here is Charlie Parker with the MAURICE MOUFFLARD ORCHESTRA play “Lady bird”.
Roger Guerin, Georges Jouvin, Pierre Fassin, Yves Alouette (tp); Andre Paquinet, Maurice Gladieu, Charles Huss (tb);
Charlie Parker, Robert Merchez, Roger Simon (as); Jacques Tess, Marcel Pommes (ts); Honore Truc (bs); Robert Cambier (p);
Henri Karen (b); Pierre Loteguy (ds); two or three unknown (perc); Maurice Moufflard (arr, cond).
Radio broadcast, Paris, November 28, 1950

Django Reinhardt Decca (1)

Here is Django Reinhardt et son Quintette play “Crazy Rhythm”.
Django Reinhardt(g),Roger Guèrin (tp), Hubert Fol (as), Maurice Vander (p),Pierre Michelot (b),Pierre Lemarchand (d)
Paris, January 30,1953


Here is Bobby Jaspar’s New Jazz play “A foggy day”.
Roger Guerin (tp) Nat Peck (tb) Bib Monville (ts) no solo work, Bobby Jaspar (ts,cl,arr) Maurice Vander (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Jean-Louis Viale (d) Francy Boland, Andre Hodeir (comp)
Paris, January 12, 1954


Here is Roger Guerin and Benny Golson Quintet play “I remember Clifford”.
Roger Guerin (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Christian Garros (d)
Paris, December 12, 1958

imageHere is Roger Guerin Quintet play “Not serious”.
Roger Guerin (tp) Michel Hausser (vib) Martial Solal (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Christian Garros (d)
Paris, December 18, 1958

Here is Roger Guérin plays “April in Paris”.

Toots Thielemans as guitarist(4)

August 26. 2017 

Photo by courtesy of Radio 1

By the early 1960s, Thielemans had become increasingly popular in the studios as a harmonica player and whistler. So his guitar playing had become less.

On 23 January 2009, he joined the memory of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Django Reinhardt.

1960年の初めには、Toots Thielemansはハーモニカと口笛奏者としての演奏が高く評価され、世界的なスターになりました。
後年の活躍で私が注目したのは、2009年1月に開催されたDjango Reinhardt生誕100年記念コンサートに出演していることです。

Photo above of Cary Grant, Toots Thielemans and Quincy Jones by courtesy of Amazing Belgium

Here is Toots Thielemans plays “We’ll be Together”(1961)
George Arvanitas(p), Roland Lobligeois(b) Philippe Combelle(ds)  January 3~4 Paris

Here is Toots Thielemans plays “Willow Weep for Me“.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Martial Solal &Toots Thielemans play “ Waltz For Sonny”.(1990)
Martial Solal(p),Toots Thielemans(g,harmonica)

Here is Toots Thielema plays “Nuages”.
Toots Thielemans (hca,g),Ray Bryant (p),Tommy Bryant (b),Oliver Jackson (ds)
October ~November, 1959

Here is Milt Jackson & Benny Golson with Toots Thielemans play “Bags Groove”.
Toots Thielemans plays harmonica.Milt Jackson(vib),Benny Golson(ts),Art Farmer(tp),Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen(b),Ulf Wakenius(g), Jonas Johansen(ds), Kenny Kirkland(p),Toots Thielemans(harmonica)Max Roach(ds)   June 14, 1997, Germany

Photo by courtesy of Thielemans’s Facebook page

Bobby Jaspar(5)

August 13. 2017

Blossom Dearie and husband Bobby Jaspar by courtesy of Blossom Dearie HP Photo Gallery

Bobby Jaspar had many recordings in US and Eurrope.

From 1961 to 1962 he came back for one year to Europe giving many concerts in several countries, and making some of his last recordings.

Unfortunately he passed away by complications following an open-heart surgery operation.

He died in New York on Feb. 28, 1963, he was 37 years old.

Finally, I will  briefly introduce a few representative recordings of Bobby Jaspar.

Bobby Jasparはアメリカだけでなくヨーロッパでも多くのレコーディングを行なっています。



最後に、簡単にBobby Jasparの代表的なアルバムを紹介して今回の投稿を終わりたいと思います。

Here is Bobby Jaspar plays “There will never be another you”.
Martial Solal(p), Pierre Michelot(b),Kenny Clarke(ds),Sacha Distel(g), Bobby Jaspar(fl) (1957)

Here is Donald BYRD with Bobby Jaspar play ”Dear old Stockholm”.
Donald Byrd (tp),Bobby Jaspar (fl),Walter Davis Jr(p),Doug Watkins (b),Art Taylor (dr) October 22, 1958,

Here is Donald Byrd quintet Cannes 1958
Donald Byrd (tp),Bobby Jaspar (fl),Walter Davis Jr(p),Doug Watkins (b),Art Taylor(dr) Live in Cannes in 1958

Here is Blossom Dearie with Bobby Jaspar play “L’étang”.
Blossom Dearie(Vo, P),Kenny Burrell(g), Ray Brown(b), Ed Thigpen(ds) ,Bobby Jaspar(fl)   May 21-22, 1959

Martial Solal

March 26.2016



Even now there is an active jazz musician who became famous by Charles Delaunay’s effort.

Martial Solal was born on August 23, 1927 in Algiers, France.

He was the son of an opera singer and piano teacher, and learned the instrument from the age of six.

After settling in Paris in 1950, he soon began working with leading musicians including Django Reinhardt .

Also he was playing with Sidny Bechet and Don Byas.

He had recording as a leader since 1953.