タグ別アーカイブ: Shouichi Yui

Bud Freeman(5)

March 31.2017

Photo above of Bud Freeman with Summa Cum Laude Orchestra by courtesy of Stanford University Libraries

Today I would like to post about Bud Freeman speaking.

I will quote an interesting passage from ”A History of Jazz by Syouichi Yui(ジャズの歴史物語ー油井正一)” .

「ジャズの歴史物語」からBud Freemanの言葉を引用します。
ベニー・グッドマンが黄金時代の時、バード・フリーマンだけがベニー・グッドマンを批判した。又、彼は自分の演奏に自信を失った時、Lennie Triestanoにスケールを学んだ。

When Benny Goodman was golden era ,only Bud Freeman criticized Benny Goodman.

He can be considered a great jazz player, but he needed a star player to support him.Because he was not creative.If there was not a superior side musician,I guess he had not succeeded that much.


Photo above of Lennie Tristano

When he lost confidence in his saxophone method, he studied the music scale by Triestano.

I think he is worthy of respect at all, but I did not receive any impact from Lennie Tristano
I want to be faithful to my play and myself. ”

私は自分のプレイと私自身に忠実でありたい。 (228ページ引用)

Finally I want to introduce Mr. Awamura ‘s evaluation.(故粟村政昭氏の評価)

Bud Freeman had survived in the world of metabolic fierce jazz.Because his playstyle was as if Australian rare beasts separated from evolution.


Here is Bud Freeman’s Famous Chicagoans play “Shim-me-sha-wabble”.
Bud Freeman(ts); Max Kaminsky(cor); Pee Wee Russell(cl); Jack Teagarden, (tb); Eddie Condon(g); Dave Bowman(p);Mort Stuhlmaker(b); Dave Tough(ds)
Recorded July 24, 1940, New York City

Here is Bunny Berigan and Bud Freeman with His Windy City Five plays “The Buzzard”.

Adrian Rollini(1)

December 21. 2016


上の写真は、最近購入したレコードです。40年以上前に 「Aspect in Jazz(油井正一解説)」でAdrian Rollini の名前を初めて聞きました。その日のテーマは「第17回スイング以前の白人コンボ」でした。最近、彼の名前を聞きません。

Recently I purchased an interesting record.

“Adrian Rollini his Quintet,his Trio featuring Bobby Hackett”(TAX m-8036)

I had heard first his name by radio program(FM大阪) over 40 years ago.


Photo above of Shonichi Yui

Every week I was listening “Aspect in Jazz(アスペクトインジャズ)” by commentary of Shouichi Yui(油井正一) who was a best critic in Japan.

THE theme was “History of jazz”, and that day he commented “The 17th,Swing era previous White men combo”.

After that, Mr.Yui broadcasted a few recordings by Adrian Rollini.


As you know,he was a passionate fan of Bix Beiderbecke and probably I guess Mr.Yui was favorite with Adrian Rollini.

In recent years, we will not hear the name of Adrian.

So I would like to post about his achievement in several times.

Here is Adrian Rollini Trio play “Loch Lomond”.

Here is Shouichi Yui talks “Aspect in Jazz”.

Shotaro Moriyasu(2)

February 16.2016


When he would start to play,he did not tell the song name.

Other pianists did not try to change him.

Also all saxophonists were not in the same league as him.

So,they did not keep up with his complexity chord progression.

The performance of Moriyasu Shotaro never go down in history except “Mocambo Sessions”

There was tenor saxophonist named Akira Miyazawa.

Akira Miyazawa said:”Compared with my childish sax tenar play, Moriyasu Shotaro was terrific.
I was trembling with fear all over because his piano playing was improvisation such as out of the fire.”

Other players were continued to follow Moriyasu desperately.

This jam session was definitely the essence of modern jazz.

Creativity and improvisation were characteristic in Jazz.

50 years ago Moriyasu Shotaro had realized the most high level in modern jazz.

Night Lights(2)

February 02.2016


Yui Shoichi 

Speaking of ‘Night Lights’, there is a famous record of Gerry Mulligan.

This song is first track of the A-side.

David Brent Johnson is using this song as an ending theme of program.

A long time ago,a piece of this album was broadcasted as theme in Japanese jazz program.

The program name was ‘Aspect in Jazz’ from FM Tokyo.

It had been commented on history of jazz by ‘Yui Shoichi’ who was most famous critic in Japan.

Theme song  was ‘Prelude In E Minor’.

The piece was arranged first track of the B-side in this album.

‘Prelude In E Minor’ is so popular even now in Japan.

There is an archive of Mr.Yui in the Keio University.


Tragedy of Don Redman

December 17. 2015

I bought some records of Don Redman at Tony.
Particularly It was glad I bought these records.

He recorded a historic jazz as a leader of the Mckinney’s Cotton Pickers .

Also this record commentary was wonderful.
The writer was ‘Syouichi Yui’ who was leading critic in Japan.
 It is English translation of the commentary about the performance of Don Redman. But I am not good at English,Please contact me if there is a mistake.
”Nowadays his music is old feeling.
 He focused on ‘ensemble of reed’ and ‘a conflict between brass and sacks’. He was first attempted these issues in jazz history.
 He was a pioneer in jazz,and an excellent sax player.
 It is no exaggeration to say that all arranger in the same era imitated his arrangement technique.
If it is allowed to criticism, Redman was inferior to Duke Ellington.
Despite he had exceptionally aptitude,he abraded his talent for the purpose of adding polished performance such as white players.
 It must be said that he walked a regrettable way.
On the other hand Duke Ellington had been do not lose the basic attitude of the ethnic musician.
It was regrettable that his personality was lost”.