タグ別アーカイブ: Mildred Bailey

Red Norvo

January 07.2016

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I  post a favorite record of Red Norvo.
This record was unique existence in jazz history.

(1) Construction of instrument was unique.

(2) Unique style was a soft swing and a cool bop. Also it was still in the    cocktail lounge style.

(3) Reader appointed a rookie as band member.Tal Farlow and Charlie Mingus.

     I love the “Mingus” in this period.
     His performance was a phenomenal technique and dynamic playing.

Mildred bailey(3)

January 05.2016

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I will post the most wonderful song in her records.

This record has been recorded eight songs.

Especially,’Thanks For The Memory’ and ‘Lover Come Back To Me’  were great.

However this record was popular on the back.

I am going to post at a later date about Lee Wiley.
Particularly, Dave Tough (dm) was best.
The commentary ‘Masaaki Awamura(粟村政昭)’ said  ‘an incarnation of jazz rhythm’.

Mildred Bailey(2)

January 05.2016

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Her representative work was ‘Rockin’ Chair’.
Japanese commentary was written by ‘Key Detani’ (出谷 啓)was good.

He was the senior of my university jazz club.

I will quote the description of his commentary.

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“She was convinced the cause of failure was ugliness of her appearance.
Certainly her fatness was came from eating too much.
It was her miserable appearance with a short and also her personality has been a distorted violent temper.
Her husband ‘Red Norvo’ believed her genius,but they divorced from her intensity of temper.
The marriage became unhappy ending.

But the real cause of her failure was her enthusiasm of jazz and she was a real jazz singer.

Irving Townsend said as follows ’She hated ‘jazz not swing’ and ‘the masses do not understand jazz’.

There was a tragedy that she was received warmly by ‘the masses she hated’
After all ,jazz was not a popular music,It has not changed the situation today.
Despite the other singers got commercial success, she had to continue singing jazz because she did not get commercial success.”

Mildred Bailey(1)

January 04.2015

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I will introduce the record that I purchased the first of the year.

I am fond of Members who participated in the recording session.
Ellis Larkins was famous as a virtuoso of an accompanist.

This record was also issued on Savoy MG 12219.

I will write tomorrow her greatness in jazz history.

Her songs have been uploaded a lot on the ‘Web’.