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Art Hodes(3)

April 20.2017

Art Hodes made some Dixieland recordings for Blue Note during 1944-1945.

He led nine sessions for Blue Note label.

Many top jazz players joined BlueNote recordings.

Photo above of Max Kaminsky by Library of Congress

Below, I will list participating players.

Max Kaminsky and Wild Bill Davison;  Ray Conniff, Sandy Williams, Vic Dickenson; Rod Cless, Edmond Hall, Mezz Mezzrow, Omer Simeon, and Albert Nicholas; Sidney Bechet;Bob Haggart, Israel Crosby, Pops Foster, Baby Dodds, among others.

The music overall is generally straightforward Dixieland with plenty of exciting ensembles and hot solos.

These records are still available for purchase in second hand market.

I own only a part of this series.

All records can be checked on this site.Go here

Also all these recordings have been reissued on a Mosaic box set.

I will introduce my favorite record.

For me who can not buy expensive original records, the Japanese edition series were my treasured items.

I had bought well Japanese edition series,and had read Mr.Yamato’s commentary many times.

Blue Note Records Discography: 1939-1944 Go here

Art HodesはBlue NoteレコードにDixielandのレコーデイングを行いました。
多くのトラッドプレーヤーがBlueNote録音に参加しました。
以下、参加プレイヤーをリストアップします。(中略)
こちらのwebsitesで10インチレコードの写真が確認できます。ここをクリックして下さい。
これらは10インチレコードですが現在でも中古市場で購入可能です。
又、Mosaicからも発売されました。
最後に私の大好きな日本盤を紹介します。
高価なオリジナル10インチレコードを買うことができない私にとって、日本盤の再発シリーズは私の貴重品でした。
故大和明氏の解説文を何度も読んでいました。

Here is Art Hodes’ Blue Note recordings〜Out of the Black Room

Art Hodes(2)

April 19.2017

Pictured above: Art Hodes, left, with Pete Johnson on piano, Red Allen on trumpet, Lou McGarity on trombone and Lester Young on tenor sax by Wikipedia

In 1938 Art Hodes left Chicago for New York,  where he performed frequently in the clubs on West 52d Street.

Eventually he stayed for 12 years in New York.

Photo above of Joe Marsala from Library of Congress

In New York he played first with the bands of Joe Marsala and Mezz Mezzrow.

A year ago I was writing about Mezz Mezzrow in the Panassie sessions.

Photo above of Mezz Mezzrow, James P. Johnson, Hughes Panassie, Tommy Ladnier at the Victor studios by courtesy of TEDDY BUNN(JAZZ LIVES)

If you have time please read my past post,”Hugues Panassie(3).”Go here

The story goes back to the main subject.

Then Art Hodes played with the best of the New York jazz musicians.

Also he played and recorded with many of the finest musicians associated with New Orleans and Dixieland Jazz such as Sidney Bechet, Albert Nicholas, Wild Bill Davison, and Vic Dickenson.

In 1939 Hodes recorded a handful of piano solos for his own record company.

The following year he recorded the Art Hodes Blue Three for the Signature label with his long-time colleague Rod Cless on clarinet.

Photo above of Rod Cless by courtesy of alcherton.com

Photo above of Signature’s 78rpm by courtesy of Mr.Seya

The following year he recorded the Art Hodes Blue Three for the Signature label with his long-time colleague Rod Cless on clarinet.

1938年、Art Hodesはニューヨークに移り、52dストリートにあったクラブで頻繁に演奏していました。結局彼はニューヨークで計12年間住んでいたことになります。ニューヨークではJoe MarsalaとMezz Mezzrowのバンドで演奏していました。

一年前、私はMezz Mezzrowについて興味深い話を書いていました。時間があれば私の過去の記事 “Hugues Panassie(3)”をお読み下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい。

閑話休題

その後、Art Hodesはニューヨークのミュージックシーンで活躍しました。又、Sidney Bechet, Albert Nicholas, Wild Bill Davison, and Vic Dickenson.など、当時最高のミュージシャンの多くと共演し、レコーデイングしました。1939年、Hodesは自身のレコード会社のためピアノソロ演奏を録音しました。翌年、彼はクラリネット奏者Rod Clessと共にSignatureレーベルにレコーデイングしました。上の写真はSPレコードコレクターの瀬谷氏から貴重な写真をお借りしたものです。

Here is The Albert Nicholas and Art Hodes Quartet (The New Orleans-Chicago Connection).

Here is Art Hodes and Barney Bigard play “Caravan (Jazz Alley 1968)”.

Charles Delaunay(1)

I post about the Charles Delaunay today.

As I wrote on Monday blog was a founding member of the FHC.

He evaluated the bop revolution in jazz unlike Hugues Panassie.

I think his achievements are next three.

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First,he promoted ‘the Quintette du Hot Club de France’ with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

 

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Photo above Sidney Bechet

Second,in 1948 he founded the record label Disques Vogue.

This company recorded local musicians such as Django, and American performers such as Sidney Bechet.

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Third,he was author of the famous ‘New Hot Discography’.

About this book I will post tomorrow.

Here is The Quintette du Hot Club de France play “The Sheik of Araby”.(1937)