タグ別アーカイブ: Sonny Rollins

(4) Larry Clinton and his Orchestra

March 10.2018

「The Great Dance Band Era」(ダンスバンドの黄金時代)から第4回目はLarry Clinton and his Orchestraです。

ラリー・クリントンはドビュッシーの「Reverie」を原曲とし歌詞を付け加え「My Reverie」としました。

Photo above of Bea Wain by YouTube

今回は楽団の専属歌手であったビー・ウェイン(Bea Wain)の歌唱を3曲添付しました。


Here is Bea Wain with Larry Clinton and his Orchestra sings “My Reverie”.
July 16, 1938   Vic 26006

Here is Bea Wain with Larry Clinton and his Orchestra sings ” You Go To My Head”.
February 24, 1938   Vic 25849

Her is Bea Wain with Larry Clinton and his orchestra sings “I Get Along Without You Very Well”.January 20, 1939  Vic 26151


又、後年ラリー・クリントンはヘレン・ウォード(Helen Ward)を擁し「My Reverie」含め4曲を録音しています。



Here is Helen Ward with Larry Clinton and his Orchestra sings ” My Reverie”.
Chris Griffin, Doc Severinsen, Billy Butterfield (tp) Jack Satterfield, Urbie Green, Lou McGarity (tb) Toots Mondello, Sam Musiker (cl,as) Boomie Richman, Hank Ross (ts) Sol Schlinger (bar) Buddy Weed (p) Art Ryerson (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) Helen Ward (vcl) Larry Clinton (arr,dir)
New York, May 31, 1956

Here is Larry Clinton and his Orchestra with Bea Wain and Ford Leary sing “Get Happy”.(1939).


Here is Larry Clinton and his Orchestra with Bea Wain play “Heart And Soul” (1939).

尚、「My Reverie」はSonny Rollins 「Tenor Madness」(1956年録音)にも収録されています。詳細については、モダンジャズに詳しい方にお譲り致します。

Contemporary label and Good Time Jazz label in Kobe jazz meeting(神戸ジャズ愛好会)

January 29.2018

Yesterday, I went to the jazz regular meeting in Kobe.

I heard many recordings by Contemporary label and Good Time Jazz label.

昨日出席しました神戸ジャズ愛好会の持寄テーマは『Contemporaryレコードの名演(Good Time Jazzレーベル含む)』でした。

トラッド愛好家のTさんがGood Time Jazzの録音をご紹介されました。



そんな訳でTさんが用意された演奏を自宅でゆっくり聞いてみました。モダンジャズファンへのサービスとしてSonny Rollinsを追加で1曲選曲されています。

「Good Time Jazzは12インチLPを60枚弱発売いたしましたが、Firehouse 5+2が12枚、Kid Oryが7枚、Lu Wattersのグループが14枚、Banjo Kingsのものが4枚等あり、特に Bunk Johnsonの1942年初吹き込みのJazz Manレーベルのものが含まれており一聴に値すると思います。又、EP盤、10インチ盤、12インチ盤と発売されたものに同じジャケットのデザインが採用されておりユニークに思われます。」

Sonny Rollins 含む合計6曲を添付しました。

Here is Bunk Johnson’s Original Superior Band play “Down by the riverside”.
Bunk Johnson (tp) Jim Robinson (tb) George Lewis (cl) Walter Decou (p) Lawrence Marrero (bj) Austin Young (b) Ernest Rogers (d)
Grunewald’s Music Store, New Orleans, June 11, 1942.(Jazz Man 8 ,MLB133)

Here is Bunk Johnson And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band play “Careless love”.
Bunk Johnson (tp,vcl) Turk Murphy (tb) Ellis Horne (cl) Burt Bales (p) Pat Patton (bj) Squire Girsback (b,tu) Clancy Hayes (d,vcl) Sister Lotta Peavey (vcl)
San Francisco, January/February 1944.(RM402 , Good Time Jazz 63)

Yerba Buena Jazz Band in the 1940s. L-R: Turk Murphy, Lu Watters, Bill Dart, Bob Scobey, Bob Helm, Wally Rose and Dick Lammi. Photo courtesy of the SF Trad Jazz Foundation.

Here is Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band play “At a Georgia camp meeting”.
Lu Watters (tp,dir) Bob Scobey (tp) Turk Murphy (tb) Ellis Horne (cl) Wally Rose (p) Clancy Hayes (bj,vcl) Russ Bennett (g,bj) Dick Lammi (tu,b) Bill Dart (d)
San Francisco, CA, December 19, 1941.(MLB106 Jazzman 3, Good Time Jazz 58)

Here is Firehouse Five Plus Two play “Firehouse stomp”.
Johnny Lucas (tp) Ward Kimball (tb) Clarke Mallory (cl) Frank Thomas (p) Harper Goff (bj) Ed Penner (b,bassax) Jim McDonald (d)
Los Angeles, May 13, 1949.(LK100-4 GTJ 1, L-12010)

Here is Kid Ory Creole Jazz Band play “Ory’s creole trombone”.
Mutt Carey (tp) Kid Ory (tb,vcl) Darnell Howard (cl) Bustor Wilson(p) Bud Scott (bj) Ed Garland (b) Minor Hall (d)
Los Angeles, November 3, 1945.(CRE1025 Crescent 6, Good Time Jazz L12022 )

Here is Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders play “In the chapel in the moonlight”.
Sonny Rollins (ts) Victor Feldman (vib-1) Hampton Hawes (p) Barney Kessel (g) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d)
Los Angeles, October 20, 21 & 22, 1958 Contemporary M3564(mono) = S7564(stereo).

Bobby Jaspar(4)

August 11. 2017

Bobby Jaspar had belonged to the J. J. Johnson Quintet for 15 months.

Two days after recording the “Dial J.J. 5”, they had the performance at “Cafe Bohemia in NY”.

Their performance was released as “Jay Jay Johnson 5 Live at Cafe Bohemia 1957”.

Also Bobby Jaspar was a very good Jazz composer as well, giving top creations to the musicians of the time.

“In a Little Provincial Town” of his composition was included in this live performance.

Photo above of Claes Dahlgren by courtesy of Averages Radio

When J.J. Johnson lost his cabaret card – the New York musician’s indispensable passport to employment, J.J. Johnson Quintet had the European tour.

The tour was planed by Claes Dahlgren who was the Swedish jazz journalist.

Interestingly Claes Dahlgren was involved in the recording of ”Overseas”.

Because he was deeply connected with the Metronome label in Sweden at that time.

Please refer to here for “the European tour” and “Overseas”. Go here and here.

After 15 months with Johnson, Jaspar has a brief stint with Miles Davis in between Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

Also  Bobby Jaspar had recorded on Savoy label and Prestige labe in March 1957.

Bobby JasparはJ. J. Johnsonのグループに15ヶ月間所属していました。
グループは「Dial J.J.5」を録音した2日後にNYのライブハウスCafe Bohemia で演奏していました。この時の演奏は「Jay Jay Johnson 5 Live at Cafe Bohemia 1957」として発売されています。
又、Bobby Jasparは作曲家としても非凡な才能を持っており、その当時のジャズミュージシャンに優れた楽曲を提供していました。
彼が作曲した「In a Little Provincial Town」はライブ盤に収録されています。
その後、J.J. Johnson が「Cabaret card(NYで演奏するために必要な許可証) 」を剥奪された時、J.J. Johnson クインテットはヨーロッパ巡業を行いました。
この巡業はスウェーデンのジャズジャーナリストであったClaes Dahlgrenが企画したものでした。
興味深いことにClaes Dahlgrenが「Overseas(Tommy Flanaganの名盤)」の レコーディングに関わっていたことです。
その理由として、当時Claes DahlgrenがスウェーデンのMetronome社と深く関わっていたからだと言われています。
「ヨーロッパ巡業」と「Overseas(Tommy Flanaganの名盤)」については、今週投稿の契機となったJazz Club Over SeasのBlog(INTERLUDE)をご覧ください。
こちら ここをクリックして下さい。
Miles DavisはJ. J. Johnsonグループを脱退したBobby JasparをSonny RollinsとJohn Coltraneとの間のテナー奏者と参加させました。
1957年3月以降、Bobby JasparはSavoy社並びにPrestige社にレコーデイングしています。

Here is Bobby Jaspar plays “In A Little Provincial Town”.
Bobby Jaspar(fl),Eddie Costa(p), Barry Galbraith(p), Milt Hinton(b),Osie Johnson(ds) New York, 1956

Here is J.J.Johnson Quintet in Sweden play “Thou Swell”.
J.J.Johnson (tb,trombonium),Bobby Jaspar (ts,fl),Tommy Flanagan (p),Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (ds)  Stockholm, June 14,1957

Here is J.J.Johnson Quintet in Sweden play “A Night In Tunisia”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is The J.J. Johnson Quintet ‎play Live At Cafe’ Bohemia ( Full Album )

J.J. Johnson(tb) ,Tommy Flanagan(p), Wilbur Little(b),Elvin Jones(ds),Bobby Jaspar(ts,fl)  February 27, 1957 – Café Bohemia, New York
1 Introduction By J.J.Johnson – Bernie’s Tune
2 In A Little Provincial Town
3 I Should Care
4 Angel Eyes
5 Old Devil Moon
6 My Old Flame
7 Dailie Double – Solar



August 7. 2017


「主役より脇役がめだつモダンジャズ」担当 竹村氏




Here is Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims play “Too Close For Comfort”.
Jerry Lloyd (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Jutta Hipp (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1956
「Zoot Simsが思う存分にブローしています」

Here is Joe Morello with Art Pepper play “Straight Life.
Art Pepper (as), Gerald Wiggins (p) ,Ben Tucker (b) ,Joe Morello (ds)
United Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1957
「絶頂期のArt Pepperによる艶やかな音色 」

Here is Sarah Vaughan sings “Misty”.
Sarah Vaughan – vocals,Kirk Stuart – piano, vocals on “Misty”,Charles Williams – double bass,George Hughes – drums,Quincy Jones – producer  July 18,1963
「Piano奏者Kirk Stuartの歌唱力をお聞き下さい」

Here is Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington play “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”.July 1966

「Ray Nance(tp)のボーカルが素敵です」

Here is Coleman Hawkins Quartet at the Village Gate play ” Josuha Fit the Battle of Jericho”.
Coleman Hawkins (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Major Holley (b), Eddie Locke (ds) August 1962
「Major Holleyがアルコソロで大活躍しています」

Here is Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins Quintet play “All The Things You Are”.
Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins (ts), Paul Bley (p), Bob Cranshaw (b) ,Roy McCurdy (ds) NYC,July 15, 1963

Here is Miles Davis Quintet play “Oleo”.
Miles Davis (tp) ,John Coltrane (ts) ,Wynton Kelly (p) ,Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (ds) Paris, France, March 21, 1960

Paul Chambers(4)

In 1956 and 1957 Paul Chambers participated in nearly 100 recordings, including such as Thelonious Monk’s Brilliant Corners, the Sonny Rollins Quartet’s Tenor Madness.

Clark Terry (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) December 7, 1956

Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums) May 24, 1956

In November 1956, he recorded first album ‘Chambers’ Music’ on the Jazz West label.

His first leader work was recorded in two hours for Jazz West, a small Los Angeles label.


Also Curtis Fuller played his debut recording on this session.

Three months later, he recorded secnd album ‘Whims Of Chambers’ on Blue Note label.

Vee Jay label LP ‘1st Bassman’ was his final work as a leader.

This record was recorded May 12, 1960.

He never overstepped his boundaries and he could be a very subtle player.

But he had been addictions to both alcohol and heroin.

Unfortunately he died at age 33,January 4, 1969.



George Avakian(5)


In 1958 he left Columbia to start Warner Brothers Records.

Then he moved to RCA Records in 1960.

He produced Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, Paul Desmond, and Gary Burton, among others.



Also he accompanied Goodman on his tour of the Soviet Union in 1962.

It was the first tour of the country by an American jazz band, and produced the first jazz album ever recorded there, a live concert.


In early 1960s, Avakian began to independently produce and manage artists such as saxophonist Charles Lloyd.

He met Keith Jarrett who was Charles Lloyd group’s pianist.

Then he began managing Jarrett, launching his performance and recording career on the Columbia, Atlantic, Impulse, and ECM labels.


He is a founding officer of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (presenters of the Grammy Awards).

A Grammy Award is awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).




The origin of the name of ‘JAZZ SPOT BOB’

January 25.2016


When I was living in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, I occasionally visited a jazz spot.

The name is ‘JAZZ SPOT BOB’.

 A long time ago, I heard the origin of the name from owner Mr.Uchida.
His most favorite musician was Sonny Rollins.
And Bob Cranshaw was bass player of his group.
Therefore,the jazz spot was named for ‘BOB’ which was opened in 1979.
A lot of famous jazz music performer had came ‘BOB’.
Also Audio system was his boast.

SP        Altec        A-7(817A)
AMP     Mcintosh  M-2125 and C29

Unfortunately,Mr.Uchida passed away January 30, 2014.

Now, ’BOB’ has been his son management.