タグ別アーカイブ: Shelly Manne

Stan Getz and Allen Eager on Savoy(5)

January 06.2017

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Allen Eager remains one of the unheralded giants of the tenor sax in the 1940s.

He could swing in an eerily similar fashion to Lester Young

Also Wardell Gray was an equally early Lester Young exponent on the West Coast.

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Last Year I had read an interesting interview about “Teddy Reig’s All Stars(1947)”

Marty Napoleon who was known as the pianist in Louis Armstrong’s All Stars talks with JazzWax.

June 02, 2011
Interview: Marty Napoleon (Part 2)
I got a call from Teddy Reig , the producer at Savoy. He asked me to play the session with Shelly Manne, Kai Winding, Allen and Eddie Safranski. Allen could play beautifully but he was a strange guy.
In the studio, he refused to play anything everyone suggested. He kept saying the stuff was too square. So we recorded four tracks that were based on the chord changes to other things. Like O-go-Mo was based on Idaho.

 

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Kai Winding (tb) Allen Eager (ts) Marty Napoleon (p) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (ds) Teddy Reig (director) NYC, January 22, 1947
“O-Go-Mo”, “Mr. Dues”,”Oh, Kai (as Kai’s Day)”,”Saxon”

Even Japan we can hear four recordings on Spotify.Go here and here, and here and here

日本でも無料のSpotifyで4曲を聞くことが可能になりました。

Please refer to “original-jazzville/jojo” about his all recordings.Go here

Allen Eagerについては大阪梅田の兎我野町にあったジャズ喫茶「JOJO」のマスターが連載されているブログが最も参考になります。こちらをクリック

 

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Here is Allen Eager Quartet play “Rampage”.(1946)

Here is Allen Eager plays “Jane’s Bounce”(1947)

Stan Getz and Allen Eager on Savoy(4)

January 06.2017

Photo above of Kai Winding

Photo above of Kai Winding

When Stan Getz was 18 years old ,Savoy’s producer Teddy Reig first hired him as sideman of Kai Winding.

Today I want to post about the recording before his leader’s work in Savoy Records.

In December 12. and 14.1945 Teddy Reig produced Kai Winding’s leader work.

Kai named his band “Kai’s Crazy Cats” and The members were Stan Getz(ts) ,Shorty Allen (p), Iggy Shevack (b) ,Shelly Manne (ds).

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They recorded four tunes ,”Sweet Miss”“Loaded”“Grab Your Axe, Max”“Always”.

Stan played superb performance at “Grab Your Axe, Max”.

Fortunately we can hear their recordings(including alternate takes) on YouTube.

Recently All recordings were uploaded to YouTube.

Here is Kai Winding Quartet and Stan Getz play “Sweet Miss”.

Here is “Sweet Miss (alternate take)”.

Here is Kai Winding Quartet and Stan Getz play “Loaded”.

Here is “Loaded (alternate take)”.

Here is Kai Winding Quartet and Stan Getz play “Grab Your Axe Max”.

Here is “Grab Your Axe Max (alternate take)”.

Here is Kai Winding Quartet and Stan Getz play “Always”.