タグ別アーカイブ: Med Flory

第28回 神戸ジャズサロン(20200223)①

February 25,2020

2月23日「神戸ジャズサロン」に参加しました。テーマは『ジャズの醍醐味「アドリブ」又は「編曲と技量の競い合い(アンサンブル)」』でした。(参加16人)

概要の前半として4人の会員がご紹介された演奏をお楽しみ下さい。

・H氏
生演奏を初めてお聴きになったのがSuper Sax来日公演だったそうです。(高校1年生か2年生の冬) 当日は4曲(Lover Man 〜Groovin’ High〜Embraceable You〜Just Friends)ご紹介されました。

Here is Supersax plays “Lover Man”.

Conte Candoli (tp) Carl Fontana (tb) Med Flory, Joe Lopes (as) Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori (ts) Jack Nimitz (bar)Lou Levy (p) Buddy Clark (b) Jake Hanna (d)
Los Angeles, 1974

Here is Supersax plays “Groovin’ High”.

Conte Candoli (tp) Carl Fontana (tb) Med Flory, Joe Lopes (as) Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori (ts) Jack Nimitz (bar) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Buddy Clark (b) Jake Hanna (d)
Los Angeles, 1974

Here is Supersax plays “Embraceable You”.

Conte Candoli (tp) Carl Fontana (tb) Med Flory, Joe Lopes (as) Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori (ts) Jack Nimitz (bar) Ronnell Bright (p) Buddy Clark (b) Jake Hanna (d)
Los Angeles, 1974

(映像を添付します)

Here is Supersax plays “Just Friends”.

Super Saxについては下記のサイト(英文)が面白いです。

こちら ▶️

・M氏
当日配付されたレジュメを添付します。

「Further Definitions」
Benny Carter (as,arr) Phil Woods (as) Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Rouse (ts) Dick Katz (p) John Collins (g) Jimmy Garrison (b) Jo Jones (d) New York, November 13, 1961

Here is Benny Carter and His Orchestra play “Honeysuckle Rose”.

Here is Benny Carter and His Orchestra play “The Midnight Sun Will Never Set”.

続編として制作された「Addition To Further Definitions」全曲を添付しておきます。

Here is Benny Carter and His Orchestra play ”Addition To Further Definitions”.

「前田憲男 ミーツ 5 Saxphone」の音源は提供出来ませんので、代替として前田憲男「ウインドブレイカーズの神髄」から1曲添付します。

Here is 前田憲男 Norio Maeda & Wind Breakers play “Sophisticated Lady”

(別のアルバムから)

Here is 前田憲男(Norio Maeda) & Wind-Breakers play “ I’ll Remember April”.

M氏は「前田憲男ファイブ・サクソフォーン(1967年録音)」を探し求めているそうです。詳細はタクト・ジャズ・シリーズ JAZZ-15(下記サイトを参照願います)

こちら ▶️

・Ch氏

2X2: Ruby and Ellis Play Rodgers and Hartから3曲ご紹介されました。

Ruby Braff (tp) Ellis Larkins (p) New York, October 14, 1955

Here is Ellis Larkins and Ruby Braff play ”Thou Swell”.

Here is Ellis Larkins and Ruby Braff play “I Could Write A Book”.

 

Here is Ellis Larkins and Ruby Braff play “Blue Moon”. 

 

・T氏

当日配付されたレジュメを添付します。

Bud Shank And The Sax Section:
Bud Shank, Bill Perkins (as) Bob Hardaway, Bob Cooper (ts) Jack Nimitz, John Lowe (bar) Dennis Budimir (g) Ray Brown (b) Larry Bunker (d) Bob Florence (arr,cond) LA, December, 1966

Here is Bud Shank And The Sax Section play “Take Five”.

音源の関係から「The sidewinder 」を添付させて下さい。

Here is Bud Shank And The Sax Section play “The sidewinder ”.

 

 

 

50年代の白人ビッグバンド(ジャズ喫茶オアシス土曜会回顧)①

September 6,2018

「世界ジャズ人名事典(1976年SJ誌)に「ジャズ喫茶オアシス」の懐かしい広告が掲載されていました。
その広告には毎週「土曜会」が開催されると記載されています。「土曜会」ではベテランジャズファンの解説で、当時ジャズ初心者であった小生には全く知らないレコードが毎週紹介されていました。
久し振りにその当時記録していた「ジャズ喫茶ノート」を読み直し、「土曜会」の雰囲気を振り返ってみようと思います。
今回は「50年代の白人ビッグバンド」を2回に分けてブログを作成致します。

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(1)

 

 

1.Elliot Lawrence
「Plays For Swinging Dancers」から“Sometimes I’m happy” ,“Let’s fall in love”
Nick Travis, Bernie Glow, Al Derisi, Stan Fishelson ,Don Stratton (tp) Eddie Bert, Fred Zito, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Hal McKusick, Sam Marowitz (as) Al Cohn, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Charlie O’Kane (bar) Elliot Lawrence (p,arr) Buddy Jones (b) Sol Gubin (d) Johnny Mandel, Al Cohn (arr) New York, January 9, 1957

1949年の音源ですがこの曲は外せません。
Here is Elliot Lawrence and His Orchestra play “Elevation”.
Elliot Lawrence (leader)William Danziesen, Johan Di Franscesco, Joseph Techner, James Padget (tp)Vince Forchetti, Charles Harris, Seymour Berger (tb)Tony Miranda (french horn),Phil Urso, Louis Giamo, Joseph Soldo, Bruno Rendielli, M.Bredwell (reeds)Otto Karch (p)Tom O’Neil (b)Howard Tittman (ds),Gerry Mulligan (arr) April 13, 1949

 

2.Chubby Jackson
「Chubby’s Back」から“Keester parade”
Don Geraci, John Howell, Don Jacoby, John Silva (tp) Cy Touff (b-tp) Bill Harris, Tom Shepard (tb) Howard Davis (as) Sandy Mosse, Vito Price (ts) Bill Calkins (bar) Marty Rubenstein (p) Remo Biondi, Jimmy Gourley (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Don Lamond (d)
Chicago, IL, March 31, 1957

Here is Chubby Jackson And His Orchestra play “Keester parade”.

 

3. Med Flory
「Jazz Wave」から“Davy Jones”
Conte Candoli ,Jack Hohmann, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari (tp) Lew McCreary (tb) Dave Wells (tb,b-tp) Med Flory, Charlie Kennedy (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bill Hood (bar) Russ Freeman (p) Buddy Clark(b) Mel Lewis (d)
Los Angeles, June 3, 1957
Here is Med Flory and Al Porcino Jazz Wave Orchestra play ”Davy Jones”.

Davy Jones

 

4.Shorty Rogers
「Courts The Count」から”Topsy”,“It’s sandman”
Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Clyde Reasinger (tp) Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Enevoldsen (tb) John Graas (fhr) Paul Sarmento (tu) Herb Geller (as) Bud Shank (as,ts,bar) Zoot Sims, Bob Cooper (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (bar,cl,ts) Marty Paich (p) Curtis Counce (b) Shelly Manne (d)
Los Angeles, February 2, 1954
Here is Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra play ”Topsy”.

Here is Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra play ” It’s sandman ”.

5.Maynard Ferguson
「Around The Horn」から ”Miss Pitlack regrets”,”Never you mind”
Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Childers, Ray Linn (tp) Bob Burgess, Milt Bernhart (tb) Herb Geller (as) Georgie Auld, Bill Holman (ts) Bud Shank (bar) Lorraine Geller (p) Buddy Clark (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Bill Holman (arr)
Los Angeles, May 7, 1956
Here is Maynard Ferguson plays ”Never You Mind”

Here is Maynard Ferguson’s Film “Great Guns” .(1959)

 

6.Bill Holman
「The Fabulous Bill Holman」から”You and I”
Here is Bill Holman And His Orchestra play ”Airegin”.
Conte Candoli, Al Porcino, Ray Linn (tp) Stu Williamson (tp,v-tb) Harry Betts, Ray Sims, Bob Fitzpatrick (tb) Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts) Steve Perlow (bar) Lou Levy (p) Max Bennett (b) Mel Lewis (d)
Los Angeles, April 29, 1957

You and I

 

7.Herb Pomeroy
「Life Is A Many Splendored Gig」から” It’s sandman ”,” Our delight”
Herb Pomeroy, Lennie Johnson, Augie Ferretti, Everett Longstreth, Joe Gordon (tp) Joe Ciavardone, Bill Legan, Gene DiStasio (tb) Dave Chapman, Boots Mussulli (as) Zoot Sims ,Varty Haroutunian, Jaki Byard (ts) Deane Haskins (bar) Ray Santisi (p) John Neves (b) Jimmy Zitano (d) New York, June 3~4, 1957

Here is Herb Pomeroy Orchestra play “It’s sandman“.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

_It’s sandman

Here is Herb Pomeroy Orchestra play “Feather Merchant”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

 

(2)Med Flory

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After moving to Los Angeles Med Flory began to work in the TV and movie studios in Hollywood.

He also continued to work as freelance player in small groups.

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In 1960, he started a new career as an actor. Then he worked on TV and Western movie for 30 years .

He appeared ‘Wagon Train’ ‘The Rifleman’ ‘Route 66”Lassie’ and others.

In 1972 he and Buddy Clark organized sax ensemble group.

They had two alto saxes, two tenors and a baritone accompanied by piano, bass and drums.

The band transcribed and harmonized solos from the recordings of Charlie Parker.

In 1974 Supersax won Grammy Award for best jazz performance.

About his detailed career,please refer to his obituary.

Finally, I want to introduce their superb performance.


 

(1)Med Flory

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When I started listening to jazz, Supersax held concert in Japan.

At that time, I was surprised at their superb reed ensemble.

Recently, I’ve read Med Flory’s interview by JazzWax.

This week, I want post about Med Flory who was leader of Supersax.

He was born August 27, 1926 in Logansport, Indiana.

He began to play clarinet when he was 9 years old.

In 1950 he graduated Indiana University in Bloomington.

Also he had a band at the time and was writing charts.

In January 1952, he obtained his union card in New York.

He was in New York freelancing from January 1952 to Christmas of 1955.

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Photo above: Med, his wife Joan, Henry Fonda and Joe Maini

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He married with Joanie who was a jazz singer.

In 1955 he and his wife joined Ray Anthony’s band.

Then they moved to California in 1956.

There was so much work in LA. back then.

Ray Anthony Show was televised for 30 weeks.

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Supersax Japanese Tour ‘Salt Peanuts’