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Teddy Reig(2)

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The Roost label was founded in 1949.

From 1950 until 1958 Roost label was run by Jack Hooke and Teddy Reig.

Teddy Reig produced jazz legend’s records such as Bud Powell, Johnny Smith and Stan Getz.

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This record was first released on Teddy Reig’s Royal Roost label as two LPs

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Photo above Haruki Murakami

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is a huge Stan Getz fan.

Haruki Murakami said:”The [Jazz] for me, it was Stan Getz.”

Hear is Johnny Smith Quintet – Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Stan Getz (ts), Johnny Smith (g), Sanford Gold (p), Eddie Safranski (b), Don Lamond (ds)

Here is Bud Powell Trio – I Should Care (1947)

Bud Powell (piano), Curly Russell (bass), Max Roach (drums)

Teddy Reig(1)

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Recently I found an interesting book,which was written about Teddy Reig.

“Reminiscing in Tempo [The Life and Times of a Jazz Hustler]” by Teddy Reig and Edward Berger

This week I want to post about Teddy Reig who was a legend producer and A&R man.

He was born November 23, 1918 〜 died September 29, 1984.

He produced remarkable achievements from the 1940s through the 1970s.

He produced for Savoy, Roost (which he co-founded in 1950), Roulette, and Verve.

Also he had associated many jazz legends.

Today I post about the historical recording in Savoy Records.

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In November 1945, he produced Charlie Parker’s legendary first recording as a leader.

There have been a famous mystery in this historical recording.

Who was playing trumpet on ‘Ko-ko’ ?

I quoted “Documents from the Savoy files and the recollections of Teddy Rig”

This session was recorded November 26, 1945, at the WOR studios in New York.
 […]
Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Curly Russell, Max Roach were booked for the date.
 Bud Powell had gone to Philadelphia, so Dizzy proposed himself to Reig as the piano player.
 Parker also contacted pianist Argonne Thornton (Sadik Hakim).
[…]
 Teddy Reig said: “Dizzy plays trumpet on the opening and then goes to the piano and
we put in the drum solo so Dizzy would have a chance to get back for the ending”.
[…]

What do you think about his speaking?

About this recording,please refer to JazzWax article.Go here

Here is Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – KoKo

Japanese Jazzmusician and Brazil(3)

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Lisa Ono was Born was born July 29, 1962 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

She spent her childhood in Brazil until she became 10 years old.

She began singing and playing the guitar at age 15, and made her debut as a professional

Bossa Nova singer in 1989.

She has performed with many top musicians such as the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim.

In 2013 she was awarded to “RIO BRANCO”, which is one of the highest Medals presented

by the Brazilian Government.

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I want to introduce her favorite album.

In 2007, she chose jazz standards.”Look To The Rainbow -Jazz Standards from L.A.”

This album was made in America, and contains classic American songs and film music

from the 1940s–50s done with bossa nova arrangements.

I like her challenging spirit behind the good old and lovely melodies.

Here is Sadao Watanabe and Lisa Ono.

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In 1962, Sadao Watanabe was studying in the Boston City of Berklee College of Music.

While in school, he played with Chico Hamilton, Gary McFarland, Gabor Szabo and others.

He learned of the charm of the bossa nova through Gary McFarland.

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Photo above of Gary McFarland

I found an interesting article about Gary McFarland.Go here

In 1965 he returned to Japan.

Then he played with many domestic and foreign musicians.

While working as a leader of the Japanese jazz world, he contributed much to the diffusion of bossa nova.

IN those days Toshiro Ono had been running restaurant in Sao Paulo.

Mr.Ono was Lisa’s father, and she was still four years old.

When Sadao Watanabe participated in the Newport Jazz Festival in 1968,he visited first in Brasil.

At that time Mr. Ono proposed to return home via the Sao Paulo.

During his stay, he had session with many local musicians as every night in Ono’s restaurant.

He was completely hooked on Brazilian music.

Here is Sadao Watanabe  “SAMBA DE ORFEU”

The early Swedish Jazz(6)

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Lastly about Swedish Jazz, I will introduce two records.

First, ‘We’ll Be Together Again’ by Rolf Billberg.

Rolf Billberg was born 22 August 1930.

From 1954〜1955 he worked with Lars Gullin and made some recordings.

Unfortunately he became seriously ill and died on 17 August 1966.

He had been referred to as the Swedish Lee Konitz.

He picked up Lee Konitz tune “Palo Alto” and “Sound-Lee”.

Also he played ballad number ‘Darn That Dream’.

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Second,’’Sax Appeal’’ by Nils Lindberg.

About his achievment ,please refer to his official site.Go here

I’ve posted this album in the past.

Please refer to my past blog.Go here

Here is Rolf Billberg and Nils Lindberg in Stockholm 1962

The early Swedish Jazz(2)

 

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First time Swedish jazz draw public attention abroad was at the jazz festival in Paris in 1949.

Also Miles Davis took part in this event.Go here

Arne Domnérus and Putte Wickman among others made great success in several concerts.

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Leonard Feather had radio program in USA in those days.

He introduced Swedish jazz records in his program “Jazz at its best”.

In spring 1950 Down Beat wrote about Arne Domnerus recordingof Body and Soul:

“He has a wonderful pleasant,[…] they can murder most American musicians”.

Also the Metronome jazz magazine had a large and enthusiastic feature on Swedish jazz.

US record companies were interested to issue the new jazz from Sweden.

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Reinhold Svensson’s recordings for Metronome Records was issued first 10 LPs from Prestige.

Furthermore,fine recordings by Lars Gullin, Arne Domnerus and Bengt Hallberg followed.

Next day I will post about American musician concert tour in Sweden.

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This is Dexter Gordon/Lars Gullin/Sahib Shihab Live in Copenhagen

Aurex Jazz Festival in Japan(2)

The concert program was terrific in those days.

A luxurious four bands had been organized by George Wein.

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The leader Benny Goodman :”King of Swing”

The leader Benny Carter: “Gentlemen of Swing”

The leader Dizzy Gillespie:”Battle of The Horns”

The leader Freddie Hubbard:”Jazz of The 80’s”

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Incidentally George Benson Group was scheduled to visit Japan.

However, he was not able to visit Japan.

So ‘Gentlemen Of swing’ had been organized by Benny Carter.

Expo’70 Commemorative Park, Osaka, Sep.6, 1980.
Benny Goodman(cl), Teddy Wilson(p), Tony Terran(tp), Dick Nash(tb), Eddie Duran(g), Al Obidinski(b), John Markham(ds)

Aurex Jazz Fest ’80, Yokohama Stadium, Japan, Sept. 7, 1980
Freddie Hubbard (tp),Joe Henderson (ts),George Duke (keyboards),Alphonso Johnson (b)
Peter Erskine (ds)