タグ別アーカイブ: Richard Stoltzman

大阪ジャズ同好会(2017年2月例会) 「ジャズクラリネットの脇道を歩く」(解説 掘 晃氏)

May 13.2018

ジャズ・クラリネットの歴史といえば、ニューオリンズ・ジャズのジョニー・ドッズ、ジミー・ヌーン~スイング時代のベニー・グッドマン、アーティー・ショウバップ以降のトニー・スコット、バディ・デフランコ~エディ・ダニエルズといった流れが「表通り」といえるでしょう。日本では鈴木章治、北村英治、藤家虹二の御三家。しかし、むろん米国のみならず、ヨーロッパやラテン系、日本にも名手は多く、また、クラリネットはリード楽器の基礎ですから、多くのサックスプレイヤーが演奏しており、クラシックの演奏家がジャズを演奏する例も少なくありません。そこで、ちょっと脇道を歩く視点で名手の演奏を紹介します。(掘)

先週も紹介したMonty Sunshineです。

1. Here is Monty Sunshine plays “Hush-a-bye”. (Chris Barber Jazz Band)
Monty Sunshine (cl), Lonnie Donegan (bj), Chris Barber (b), Ron Bowden (d)
London, March 26, 1956
Hush-a-bye

Photo above of Jimmy Hamilton by Wikipedia

ジミー・ハミルトンはバーニー・ビガードの後任としてデューク・エリントン楽団に入団しました。(1943年から1968年まで在籍)

2. Here is Jimmy Hamilton Orchestra play ” The Nearness Of You”.
John Anderson (tp) Mitchell “Bootie” Wood, Britt Woodman, Dave Wells (bar-hrn) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Jimmy Rowles (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Los Angeles, July, 1960
The Nearness Of You

Photo above of Peanuts Hucko by Wikipedia

3.Here is Peanuts Hucko All Stars play “Rose Room”.
Peanuts Hucko (cl) Frits Landesbergen (vib) John Bunch (p) Jack Lesberg (b) Jake Hanna (d) Louise Tobin (vcl)  Holland, July 8, 1986
Rose Room

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Photo by Milken Archive

4.Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Maidens Awake”.
Richard Stoltzman(cl),Gary Burton(vib),Eddie Gomez(b)……   August 9-11,1999
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Richard Stoltzmanについては過去の投稿もお時間あればご覧下さい。⇨下記に5回分を添付しました。

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Photo above of James L. Dean by courtesy of jldeanorchestra.com

5.Here is James L. Dean Quartet play “Giant Steps”.

(30秒しか聞くことができませんことをご容赦下さい)
James L. Dean (cl) Vic Cenicola (g) Ron Naspo (b) Glen Weber (d,cga)  N.J., July 23 & 25, 1995
Giant Steps

James L. DeanについてはHPを参照しました。⇨こちらをクリックして下さい。

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Photo above of Evan Christopher by courtesy of Bebopified

6.Here is Evan Christopher plays “Tropical Moon”
Evan Christopher (cl) David Blenkhorn (g) Dave Kelbie (rhythm-g) Sebastien Girardot (b) (Finese: Django a la Creole)  Wales, March, 2010
Tropical Moon

Evan ChristopherについてはFaceBookを参照しました。⇨こちらをクリックして下さい。 

Photo above of Paquito D’Rivera from aztecatrends.com

7.Here is Paquito D’Rivera plays “Tico ! Tico !”.
Paquito D’Rivera (cl) Danilo Perez (p) Fareed Haque (g-1) Romero Lubambo (g-2) Tiberio Nascimento (g-3) David Finck (b-4) Nilson Matta (b-5) Mark Walker (d-4) Portinho (d-5) New York, 1989
Tico! Tico

Paquito D’Riveraについては過去の投稿もお時間あればご覧下さい。⇨下記に5回分を添付しました。

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Buddy DeFranco (left) and Eddie Daniels Photos by Garrett Cheen

Eddie DanielsとBuddy DeFrancoについては今回省略させて下さい。

Rolf Kuhn と Bob McGarryがArt Hodesのテレビ番組(1958年)に出演した映像をご覧下さい。

8.Here is Rolf Kuhn and Bob McGarry play “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön”.  2 Oct.1958

スウェーデンの名手Ove Lindについても映像を添付しました。

9.Here is Ove Lind plays “Swingtime”.

解説の掘氏「日本人演奏家として最も高く評価している清水万紀夫」

10.Here is 清水万紀夫(Makio Shimizu) plays “Les Liaisons(危険な関係)”.

最後にBS録画映像「日本のトップジャズメンたち」からレイモンド・コンデの映像を添付します。
 Here is レイモンド・コンデ(Raymond Conde) plays “Star Dust”.
 

Gordon Jenkins’ works(4) Goodbye

November 11.2017

Photo above of Gordon Jenkins with Nat King Cole by courtesy of the Jenkins family

Gordon Jenkins composed “Goodbye” in the early 1930s.

Unfortunately Isham Jones did not adopt the song because “Goodbye” was too sad.

Then Gordon Jenkins had become friendly with Benny Goodman.

When Goodman’s band was hired by NBC in 1934, Benny needed a closing theme on radio program.

So Jenkins wrote the score for Benny’s closing theme.

I will summarize ”In Search of Gordon Jenkins”.

Gordon originally wrote “Goodbye” to his first wife who died on the operating table giving birth to his first child. The baby also died.

Gordon Jenkinsは1930年代の初め頃「Goodbye」を作曲しました。

残念ながら当時のバンドリーダーのIsham Jonesは「Goodbye」があまりにも悲しい曲であったためレパートリーとして採用しませんでした。

その後、ニューヨークに移ったGordon JenkinsはBenny Goodmanと親しくなりました。

1934年Benny GoodmanバンドがNBCとレギュラー番組契約をした時、Goodmanはラジオ番組のクロジングテーマが必要になりました。

そこでGordon Jenkinsはクロージングテーマ曲として「Goodbye」を改めて編曲しGoodmanバンドに提供しました。

「Goodbye」については息子が出版した「 In Search of Gordon Jenkins」で詳述されています。

Gordon Jenkinsは一人の女性と恋愛し彼女は妊娠しました。悲しいことですが出産時に母子共に死亡してしまったそうです。それ故この曲は「I’ll Never Forget You」で始まリます。

Here is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra play “Goodbye”.
Benny Goodman(cl, dir),Nate Kazebier, Bunny Berigan, Ralph Muzzillo(tp), Red Ballard, Joe Harris(tb),Hymie Schertzer, Bill DePew, Dick Clark, Arthur Rollini(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Allen Reuss(g),Harry Goodman(b),Gene Krupa(ds) Gordon Jenkins(arr)
97016-1  Vic 25215Hollywood, September 27, 1935.

Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Goodbye”.

Here is Gordon Jenkins and Marshall Royal plays “Goodbye”.

Eiji Kitamura(1)

March 06.2017

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Photo above of Eiji Kitamura from Official website.

I’ve posted about a superb clarinetist in the recent two weeks.

I will post about Eiji Kitamura who is a clarinet player comparable to Richard Stoltzman and Paquito D’Rivera this week.

Eiji Kitamura (北村 英治) was born April 8, 1929 in Tokyo.

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Photo above by Wikipedia

Today (March 6th) he is playing on Nippon Maru(にっぽん丸).

彼は現在(3月6日)にっぽん丸に乗船して演奏しています。

「春の味覚クルーズ ~阿波・串本〜」

Next month, the memorial concert will be held for celebrating his 88th birthday in Osaka.

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Photo above from Official website

Here is Eiji Kitamura(北村英治) with Tadao Kitano(北野タダオ) & Arrow Jazz Orchestra play “Memories of you”.

Paquito D’ Rivera(1)

February 27.2017

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Paquito D’Rivera was born June 4, 1948 in Havana,Cuba.

Paquito was a child prodigy.

He started learning music with his father at the age of 5.

His father was a well-known classical saxophonist and conductor in Cuba.

When he was seven he signed on with the legendary company Selmer.

Then he was playing both saxophone and clarinet and performing with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra at a young age.

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D’Rivera also plays with ‘crossover’ artists such as Richard Stoltzman.

He won Grammy-winning jazz and classical saxophonist and clarinetist.

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I have an interesting story about his career.

Today is the announcement day of the Academy.

Carlos Santana arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards® at the Kodak Theatre.

Carlos Santana arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards® at the Kodak Theatre.

In 2005, D’Rivera wrote a letter criticizing guitarist Carlos Santana .

Because Santana wore a shirt with a Che Guevara image from a famous graphic poster underneath.

So he cited Guevara’s role in the execution of political dissidents in Cuba ,including his own cousin.

Santana Management’s official response (所属事務所のコメント)
Go here

Here is Paquito D’ Rivera plays “Seresta-Samba for Carmen”

Here is Paquito D’Rivera and Andrei Matorin(violin) play “Tico Tico”.

Here is Yo yo ma and Paquito D’ Rivera play “Doce de coco”.

Here is Antonio Banderas & Carlos Santana Academy awards (2005)

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(5)

February 25.2017

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Mika Yoshida has been performing actively with the duo “The Stotlzmans on Clarinet and Marimba” with Richard Stoltzman.

They have been performing globally in New York, Boston, Austin, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Last year, they recorded a duo album with producer Stephen Epstein, and a performance DVD.

Producer Steven Epstein won a 17-time Grammy award.

Also they are launching  “Kickstarter Campaign” for producing new Marimba and Clarinet DUO album. Go here

Here is Mika Stoltzman talks  ”Marimba Journey” (日本語字幕).

Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Bach Goldberg Variations”.

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(4)

February 24.2017

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Mika Stoltzman was born in 1964 ,in Amakusa Island, Kumamoto, Japan.

At the age of 27 she woke up as musician by meeting with the world famous percussionist Stomp Yamash’ta(ツトム・ヤマシタ) .

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When she was  30 year old she went abroad for study in New York.

So she met the global percussion ensemble group “NEXUS”.

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Photo by nexuspercussion.com/

Mika has devoted herself to marimba performance and musical studies under the strong influence of the “NEXUS.”

She is also studying Jazz privately with jazz vibe master, Mike Mainieri, in New York.

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Photo above of Mike Mainieri

Her first recording “Mikarimba” (2010) was produced by drummer Steve Gadd and features bassist Eddie Gomez.

In August, 2011, She held recitals at Blue Note Jazz clubs throughout Japan with her group, MIKARIMBA.

In 2012, she performed with Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez and Mike Mainieri (vibraphone).

Mika and MIKARIMBA  made her second album, “If You Believe,”.

She assembled the members for her recording,Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, John Tropea (guitar), Duke Gadd, and the Harlem String Quartet.

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Photo above of Mika and Richard Stoltzman and Yousui Inoue(井上陽水)://www.mikarimba-stoltzman.net/

Here is MIKA Marimba play “Jubilation”.

Here is MIKA Marimba play “Take The A Train”.

Here is Mikarimba Japan Tour 2014 play “Marika Groove”.

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(3)

February 23.2017

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Richard Stoltzman has made an effort to play new music for the clarinet.

Toru Takemitsu had composed the “Fantazuma / Cantos” for Stoltzman.

Toru Takemitsu (武満 徹) was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory.

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I found an interesting clip.

Takemitsu was acclaiming about Stoltzman in the first part of the video(日本語です).

In addition Stolzman and Takemistu had a conversation at the end of the portion of the video.

I think their conversation is invaluable.

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Also Richard Stoltzman has performed with pop artists like Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Mel Tormé and Judy Collins.

Stoltzman is noted for his double lip embouchure, wide vibrato, and ability to mimic the sound of a human voice on the clarinet.

下記解説はSony Music Shopから引用しました。
彼の奏法は、ダブル・リップ奏法と呼ばれるやや特殊なもので、上の唇で歯を巻いて楽器を構え、歯でくわえて固定しないため柔らかく構えることから、より繊細な表現が可能となっています。高音域での極弱音や、クロスオーバー音楽のアルバムなどでは、あたかも人間の声のようなビブラートや音色を持つ、数少ないクラリネット奏者です。

Here is Toru Takemitsu’s work “Fantasma/Cantos”.

Here is Richard Stoltzman advertise his first concert in New York City, on January 14, 2012.

Here is Richard Stoltzman and Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band play “Fascinating Rhythm”.

Here is Richard Stoltzman play “Clarinet Concerto” by Aaron Copland
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and London Symphony Orchestra

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Photo above of Richard Stoltzman and Yousui Inoue(井上陽水)  from Mika Stoltzmanのブログ http://www.mikarimba-stoltzman.net/