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The early Kai Winding(4)

July 11.2017

Kai Winding participated in some early bebop sessions such as Tadd Dameron’s recordings,and also recorded his leader sessions.

Today I will introduce his leader’s recordings from in 1946 to in 1953.


In January 1946 Kai and Stan Getz had recordings on Savoy label as “Kai’s Krazy Kats”.


Photo by The Guardian

Recently these recordings reissued by Mosaic label as “Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49.”

In April 1949 Kai and Gerry Mulligan with George Wallington recorded  four tunes on Roost label.

They adopted “Wallington’s Godchild” by George Wallington.


Photo above of The Miles Davis nonet as ‘Birth of the Cool,’ from left, Bill Barber, Junior Collins, Kai Winding, Max Roach (obscured behid screen), Al Haig (at piano) by courtesy of All About Jazz

It was first performed by Miles Davis and His Orchestra in 1948 and was recorded “Birth of the Cool” by Miles Davis.

In May 1951 Kai and Brew Moore recorded again at Roost label.


We can hear these four tunes on Youtube,which are added previous Roost recordings(1949).

In March 1952 Kai recorded again four tunes at Savoy label.

Lou Stein(p), and (b), Tiny Kahn(ds), Al Young(bgs,timbales)


As a matter of course these recordings are not included “Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49”.

In June 1953 Kai and Howard McGhee “Kai Winding and his Birdlanders” cut four tunes  at MGM label.


Photo by courtesy of Jazzinphoto(WordPress)

1940年代の後半、Kai Windingは Tadd Dameronによる初期のバップセッションに参加すると共に、自分をリーダーとする録音を行なっていました。


1946年1月Kai WindingとStan Getz はSavoyレコードに「 Kai’s Krazy Kats」の名前でレコーディングを行いました。

最近、これらの録音は別テイクを含め「 Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49」としてMosaicレーベルで発売されています。

1949年4月Kai WindingとGerry MulliganはGeorge Wallington と共にRoostレコードに4曲録音しました。
Gerry Mulliganの提案と推測しますがGeorge Wallingtonが作曲した「Wallington’s Godchild」を取り上げています。

この曲は1948年にMiles Davis and his Orchestraによって初めて演奏され「Birth of the Cool」の中で再演されています。

1951年5月Kai WindingはBrew Mooreと組み再びRoostに録音しました。

1952年3月Kai Windingは再びSavoyレコードに4曲録音しています。
Lou Stein(p), and Eddie Safranski(b), Tiny Kahn(ds), Al Young(bgs,timbales)

当然ですがこれらは「Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49」に収録されていません。

1953年6月Kai Windingは「Kai Winding and his Birdlanders」という名前で Howard McGheeと共演しています。リズム陣はMJQです。

Here is Kai Winding’s New Jazz Group play “Sweet Miss”.
Shorty Rogers(tp),  Kai Winding(tb), Stan Getz(ts),  Shorty Allen(p), Iggy Shevack(b), Shelly Manne(ds),  December 14, 1945

Here is Kai Winding Sextet plays “Wallington’s Godchild”.
Kai Winding (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs), George Wallington (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). NYC, April 1949.

Here is Kai Winding plays “Night On Bop Mountain”.
Jerry Lloyd(tp),Kai Winding(tb),Brew Moore(ts),Gerry Mulligan(bs), George Wallington(p), Curley Russell(b) Roy Haynes(ds),  August 23, 1949

Here is Kai Winding’s Band play “I’m Shooting High”.
Kai Winding(tb),Warne Marsh(ts),Billy Taylor(p),Jack Lesberg(b),Charlie Perry(ds),  April 27,1951

Here is Gerry Mulligan & Kai Winding All Stars ‎– Modern Jazz Spectacular
[SIDE ONE]“Wallington’s Godchild”“Bop City”“Sleepy Bop”“Crossing The Channel”.
Kai Winding (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs), George Wallington (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). NYC, April 1949.

[SIDE TWO]“Honey”“Someone To Watch Over Me”“Harem Buffet”“Cheek To Cheek”.
Kai Winding(tb), Brew Moore(ts),Lou Stein(p), Jack Lesberg(b), Don Lamond(ds) NYC, May 31,1951

Here is Kai Winding’s Birdlanders plays “That a Plenty”.
Kai Winding(tb), Howard McGhee(tp),Eddie Shu(ts),John Lewis (p),Percy Heath(b),Kenny Clarke(ds) NYC,June 1953,

The early Kai Winding(2)

July 7.2017

Photo by His Official Website

Kai Winding was born on May 18, 1922, in Denmark.

Then he emigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 12.

By this time, Kai had picked up the accordion.

When he was in high school he started playing the trombone.

Photo above of Trummy Young by Allaboutjazz

photo above of Jack Teagarden by Discogs

He was influenced by Trummy Young and Jack Teagarden.

He was mainly self-taught in his two most meaningful areas: trombone and composition.

After a stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, the trombonist moved to New York.

In those days there were many sessions going on New York and a new kind of jazz had been growing such as BeBop.

[Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill, Minton’s Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947] | Library of Congress

Kai would sit in with a lot of these sessions at Minton’s Playhouse.

Benny Goodman at that time went into BeBop and asked Kai to join his orchestra in October.

Coincidentally, Stan Getz and Kai joined the orchestra on the same day.

Photo by courtesy of Bob Willoughby

I will confirm kai’s first recording by his official website.

Benny Goodman, “1945-1946 Magic Carpet Selection”, (1946).[78 rpm]
Participation by Kai Winding as trombonist.

MAGIC CARPET SELECTIONS features recordings of Benny Goodman’s sextet and orchestra for AFRS’ Magic Carpet radio program.

Recorded between November 1945 and November 1946.

The Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) started to produce a series of edited big band commercial network sustaining broadcasts during 1945.

It was named “Magic Carpet” and programs were 15 minutes.

“Magic Carpet” and “One Night Stand” are completely different programs.

Please refer to the websiteM and O are completely different programs.

About Magic Carpet,please refer to this website. Go here

Photo above of Trummy Young by Allaboutjazz

Kai Windingは1922年5月18日、デンマークで生まれました。
当時影響を受けたトロンボーン奏者としてTrummy YoungとJack Teagardenの名前をあげています。
Kai WindingはMinton’s Playhouseで行われていたセッションによく通ったそうです。
当時Benny GoodmanもBeBopに熱中していました。
1945年10月、Kai WindingはBenny Goodmanの新しいバンドに加入しました。
Stan GetzもKai Windingと同じ日に加入しています。
Benny Goodman楽団はAFRSの要請で「Magic Carpet」と名付けられた放送に出演しました、
この録音でKai Windingのソロ演奏が聞けるそうです。
本題から離れますが「Magic Carpet」について改めて調べてみました。
この放送は「Magic Carpet」と呼ばれ放送時間は15分でした。
同時期に放送されていた「One Night Stand」は全く異なるプログラムです。
「Magic Carpet」についての詳細はこちらをクリックして下さい。

Photo above by courtesy of 45 worlds

その次はColeman Hawkins & His All-Stars の一員として録音しています。

Here is Coleman Hawkins & His All-Stars play ”Bean-A-Re-Bop”.
Coleman Hawkins All Stars four tunes on Aladdin label.
Miles Davis (tp); Kai Winding (tb); Howard Johnson (as); Hank Jones (p);
Curley Russell (b); Max Roach (d)
New York, June 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).


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”.

Stan Getz and Allen Eager on Savoy(2)

January 04.2017


Stan Getz and Allen Eager were born the same year in 1927.

Interestingly there were many things they had in common.

Their first instrument was not a tenor saxophone.

Secondly they were wearing the bad habits at the age of 15.

Stan Getz took smoking cigarettes, and discovered that alcohol helped lower his anxiety.

Allen Eager took heroin for the first time while playing with Woody Herman band.


In 1945 Stan joined Benny Goodman’s band at the age of 18.

In those days Benny’s band was based in a Newark, N.J. nightspot.

Stan regularly went into New York and hung out at the Spotlite Club on 52nd Street to hear Charlie Parker perform.

Also he met Beverly Byrne who was a sister of the then famous vocalist Buddy Stewart.

Finally Teddy Reig noticed Stan and made a contract with him.

So Stan formed a “Swing Bop Quartet” for his gig as a leader.

Happily Stan and Beverly were married on Nov. 7, 1946 in LA.


Here is Stan Getz and Swing Bop Quartet play “And The Angels Swing”.

Here is Allen Eager Quartet play “Booby Hatch”.

Here is Buddy Stewart sings “We’ll Gather Lilacs “ (orchestra directed by Gene Krupa)

Stan Getz and Allen Eager on Savoy(1)

January 03.2017


This week I want to post about the first recording of Stan Getz and Allen Eager.

I own their first recordings in Japanese LP record.

Last year Mosaic Records has assembled all of Savoy’s bebop sessions in a new box.


“Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49”

After Charlie Parker left for Los Angeles in 1945,Producer Teddy Reig found many new stars for Savoy Records.

Because Parker was recording mostly for Dial until mid-1947.

Teddy’s ears were amazing, especially for the new sound of bop that was coming out of the clubs in New York.

Teddy Reig produced their first sessions led by Dexter Gordon, Kai Winding, Allen Eager, J.J. Johnson, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt and Kenny Dorham, Ray Brown, Fats Navarro, Ray Brown, Serge Chaloff, and Brew Moore.


Photo above of Teddy Reig

About Teddy Leig,please refer to my past blog. Go here(ここをクリックして下さい)

Here is Stan Getz plays “Opus De Bop”.

Here is Allen Eager plays “Rampage”.

Teddy Reig(2)


The Roost label was founded in 1949.

From 1950 until 1958 Roost label was run by Jack Hooke and Teddy Reig.

Teddy Reig produced jazz legend’s records such as Bud Powell, Johnny Smith and Stan Getz.


This record was first released on Teddy Reig’s Royal Roost label as two LPs


Photo above Haruki Murakami

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is a huge Stan Getz fan.

Haruki Murakami said:”The [Jazz] for me, it was Stan Getz.”

Hear is Johnny Smith Quintet – Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Stan Getz (ts), Johnny Smith (g), Sanford Gold (p), Eddie Safranski (b), Don Lamond (ds)

Here is Bud Powell Trio – I Should Care (1947)

Bud Powell (piano), Curly Russell (bass), Max Roach (drums)

The early Swedish Jazz(3)


Stan Getz played a folk song in Stockholm in 1951.

This song was named ‘Dear Old Stockholm’ and became modern jazz masterpiece.

Although departing from the main theme I want to mention about his bad habit.

When he visited in Sweden, he received a hero’s welcome.

There was no heroin anywhere for him.

Young Swedish players did not know about the prevalence of narcotics on the American jazz scene.

So he hoped to be clean like them.

I guess he decided to quit a narcotics in Sweden.

I summarized from his biography.Go here


When Lionel Hampton’s band had toured Europe in 1953,Clifford Brown and Quincy Jones

and other members recorded with Arne Domnerus and Lars Gullin and Bent Hallberg.

Please refer to my previous post.Go here

Here is ’The Sound’ .