タグ別アーカイブ: stan kenton

ズート・シムズさんと一緒に「ブラインドフォールドテスト」

May 23,2020

ズート・シムズ(Zoot Sims)がダウンビート誌の名物コーナー「TheBlindfold Test」に登場しました。(1956年9月5日号)

レナード・フェザーが出題した10曲について、ズートのコメント(英語)を翻訳ソフト向けに1曲ずつテキストに変換し添付しました。

1. Chico Hamilton. Buddy-Boo (PacificJazz)

Buddy Collette, composer, arranger, tenor, That record moved me it was very nice. I’ll give that four stars. It’s Chico Hamilton’s group. I like all the solos and the instrumentation. The tenor sax player is pretty good in his own style.

2. Duane Tatro. Backlash (Contemporary)

Well, I’ll give it three stars for the way it was played, but that kind of arrangement doesn’t move me too much. I guess it tells a story, but I didn’t get any message from it. It sounds something like Jack Montrose–sometimes he writes like that.
I think some of this atonal music has value, but this particular side was unemotional to me, although it was played well.

3. Sonny Stitt. Sonny’s Bunny (Roost)

Quincy Jones, arranger; Jimmy Nottingham, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Stitt, alto. The tone quality on that record seemed strange. I like the solos, but the arrangement was nothing spectacular. It sounded like Dizzy with Phil Woods on alto. The piano was excellent. I’ll rate that 3.12.

4. Stan Kenton. Lover (Capitol)

Vido Musso, tenor; Milt Bernhart, trombone. Mass hysteria! This would be good for a show opener, but I wouldn’t buy the record. It was played well, though. I heard one something like this, but I don’t know if it’s the same one. Was it Stan Kenton? At first it sounded like Vido Musso-the tone is like Vido’s, but he plays differently. Give that three stars.

5. Eddie Sho. Day by Day (Bethlehem)

Shu, tenor and alto; Bobby Scott,piano. I have no idea who that was. Anyway, I didn’t like it too much. They didn’t seem to mean it-you know, the way they played at the beginning and the end. The piano was all right and the rhythm okay, but I didn’t like the way the tenor and the alto saxophonist phrased the way they ended their notes with that little dip. It sounded too floozy. Two stars.

 

6. Dave Brubeck. A Fine Romance(Columbia)

Paul Desmond, alto. That’s a nice, listenable record-it grooves pretty nicely. Paul Desmond plays well on that, but I thought he could have come in a little bit stronger at the end. That’s a good Brubeck record-give it three stars.

7. Brew Moore. I Want a Little Girl(Fantasy)

Moore, tenor; Johnny Marabuto, piano. It sounds a little like Brew MooreI’m not sure, though. It’s pretty good, and I like the tune. The tenor is a little out of tune with the piano. This was played in quite good taste, I thought, but the tenor player could have moved a little bit more and played around the melody. Two-and-a-half stars.

8. Sam Price. Jonah Whales the Blues(Jazztone)

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Pete Brown, alto; Vic Dickenson,trombone; Price, piano. Well, I like the opening trumpet on this. I don’t know if it’s two different trumpet players or not, but with the plunger it sounded good. It’s not the greatest rhythm and blues record I’ve ever heard in my life. The trombone solo was good, but there was a bad backing on it – it was hard to distinguish it from the rigamarole behind it.
The piano made it all right-I don’t know who it was. There was a good, happy feeling on the record most of the way. Two-and-a-half stars … Oh, it was Pete Brown on alto. I used to listen to him a lot when I was younger, and it’s good to hear him again.

9. Jazz Giants ’56. Gigantic Blues(Norgran)

Lester Young, tenor; Teddy Wilson, piano; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Jo Jones, drums. That was a strange ending. I’ve heard much better Roy Eldridge than on this record. I like him when he plays simpler and doesn’t try to do so much. Pres sounded great at the beginning, but he seemed to get hung on some certain sound in the last chorus.
The piano killed me-sounded like Teddy Wilson. It was Jo Jones on drums-he always comes through. I’m not sure who it was on trombone-it didn’t sound like Vic Dickenson to me, but it could have been. He played very well. It was a swinging record-give it three stars.

10. Woody Herman. Mulligan  Tawny(Columbia)

Jerry Coker, Bill Perkins, Dick Hafer, terors; Dick Collins, trumpet; Bill Holman, arranger.Nice arrangement-I thought it was Shorty Rogers at first. The tenor solo was good, and I think it was Dick Collins on trumpet. He was very good -nice, tasty tone. It was a good, swinging tune by the old Woodchopper. I’ll give it 2.72 stars.

 

神戸ジャズ愛好会5月例会(2019年)⑥特集「ジャズスタンダード名曲集~ジョージ・ガーシュウィン(4)」

May 31,2019

Photo by Pinterst

特集「ジャズスタンダード名曲集~ジョージ・ガーシュウィン」の最終回です。寺本世話人と平野の選曲を紹介します。

寺本氏
「I Got Rhythm」

Here is Dickie Wells and his Orchestra play “I Got Rhythm”.
Bill Coleman(tp) Dicky Wells(tb) Lester Young(ts) Ellis Larkins(p) Freddie Green(g) Al Hall(b) Jo Jones(ds) New York, December 21, 1943

「Nice Work if You Can Get It」

Here is Bud Powell Trio play “Nice Work if You Can Get It”.
Bud Powell(p),Curly Russell(b), Max Roach(ds) New York January 10, 1947

「How Long Has This Been Going On?」

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton sings “How Long Has This Been Going On?”.

「 I’ve got a crush on you」

当日はLaurie Holloway(p)と共演した上記アルバム「That Old Feeling(1983年)」からのご紹介でしたが、YouTube映像(画質の悪さについてはご了承願います)を添付しました。

Here is Cleo Laine sings “ I’ve got a crush on you.”

平野
「Embraceable You」だけに限定しました。
1930年のミュージカル「Girl Crazy」の挿入曲として「But Not for Me」「I Got Rhythm」と共に名曲となりました。
手元の資料では896曲(2014年まで)録音されています。最初の録音(1930年10月23日)はRed Nichols(The Captivators)が録音しています。

【追悼】Doris Day

Here is Doris Day sings “Embraceable You” (1944)

「Bobby Hackett」

当日はSavoryコレクションから選曲しましたが、ブログでは別の録音を添付します。

Here is Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra play “Embraceable you”.
Bobby Hackett (cnt,arr) Sterling Bose, Jack Thompson (tp) Brad Gowans (v-tb,arr) George Troup (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Louis Colombo (as) Bernie Billings (ts) Ernie Caceres (bar) Dave Bowman (p) Eddie Condon (g) Sid Jacobs (b) Don Carter (ds) Buck Ram (arr) New York, April 13, 1939

「Charlie Parker」

二つのテイクを聴き比べ(ダイヤルセッション)して頂きました。
Miles Davis(tp) Charlie Parker(as) Duke Jordan(p) Tommy Potter(b) Max Roach(ds)
New York, October 28, 1947

(D 1106-A)

(D-1106-B)

Photo above of Charlie Parker and Ross Russell by courtesy of Jazz Riffing on a Lost Worcester: Dial in the Birdie

 

Boyd Raeburn and Ginnie Powell(1)

December 19. 2017

Photo by Courtesy of Library of Congress
Portrait of Boyd Raeburn, Ginnie Powell, vocalist Johnson, Irv Kluger, Pete Candoli, Wes Hensel, Gordon Boswell, Hy Mandell, Randy Bellerjeau

Photo above of Bruce Raeburn by courtesy of The Hearing Review

Last week I introduced Bruce Raeburn who is the curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive.

This week I would like to post about his father Boyd Raeburn.

Also I will introduce Ginnie powell who was the singer of his band.

Stan Kenton orchestra and June Christy at the Palladium. 1946. Photographer: Gene Lester.

Boyd Raeburn band is not as popular as Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.

Many years ago a wonderful album of Boyd Raeburn was on sale in Japan.

I have owned “The progressive Big Band.”

Please listen to the first tune included in this record first.

Photo above of Igor Stravinsky – Ebony Concerto by courtesy of CLASSICAL20.COM

先週、Hogan Jazz Archiveの学芸員であるBruce Raeburn氏を紹介しました。

今週は彼の父であるBoyd Raeburnについて投稿したいと思います。

又、Boyd Raeburn楽団に所属していた歌手Ginnie Powell(母)の歌唱も紹介します。

日本ではBoyd Raeburn楽団はStan Kenton楽団や Woody Herman楽団ほど人気がありません。

かなり以前になりますがBoyd Raeburn楽団の素晴らしいアルバムが日本で販売されていました。

このレコード「 The progressive Big Band」は未だ処分していませんでした。

まずはこのレコードに収録されている最初の曲をお聞き下さい。

Here is Boyd Raeburn and his Orchestra play “Interrude(Night In Tunisia)”.
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Fishelson, Tommy Allison, Benny Harris (tp) Trummy Young (tb)Walter Robertson (tp,tb) Ollie Wilson, Jack Carman (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Hal McKusick (as) Al Cohn, Joe Megro (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Boyd Raeburn (sop,ts,bassax) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)Dizzy Gillespie(arr)
AG542-2 New York, January 26, 1945

George Avakian produced “New Vibe Man In Town”.

November 23.2017

Photo above of Miles Davis and George Avakian by courtesy of JazzTimes

RIP jazz record producer George Avakian.

Stan Kenton founded Stan Kenton Band Clinics as summer jazz programs in 1959.

Gary Burton was allowed to participate in the  jazz program at the age of 16.

Photo above of Stan Kenton and Jazz Clinic Students by courtesy of UNT Digital Library

Then Gary Burton recorded  his first album “New Vibe Man In Town”in RCA Records at the age of 18.

“New Vibe Man In Town” was produced by George Avakian.

It is possible to see some valuable photos of George Avakian at “DIGITAL COLLECTION” (New York Public Library).Go here

1959年、Stan Kentonは毎年夏に行うジャズ教育(育成)プログラムとしてStan Kenton Band Clinicsを設立しました。

当時16歳であったGary Burtonはジャズ教育育成プログラムに参加することができました。

その後(2年後)、18歳になったGary BurtonはRCA Recordsでファーストアルバム「New Vibe Man In Town」を録音しています。

「New Vibe Man In Town」はGeorge Avakianによって制作されています。

故George Avakianの貴重な写真や手紙が「DEGITAL COLLECTION」(ニューヨーク公立図書館所蔵)として公開されています。こちらをクリックして下さい。

Here is Gary Burton Trio play “Like Someone In Love”.
Gary Burton (vib) Gene Cherico (b) Joe Morello (ds) NYC July 6, 1961 RCA Victor LPM-2420

 

Here is Gary Burton Trio play “Joy Spring”.
Gary Burton (vib) Gene Cherico (b) Joe Morello (ds) NYC, July 6, 1961

 

Here is Gary Burton Trio play “So Many Things”.
Gary Burton (vib) Gene Cherico (b) Joe Morello (ds) NYC, July 7, 1961

 

Here is Gary Burton Trio play “Minor Blues”.
Gary Burton (vib) Gene Cherico (b) Joe Morello (ds) NYC, July 7, 1961

June Christy with Stan Kenton Orchestra in Michigan

November 22.2017

Stan Kenton orchestra and June Christy at the Palladium. 1946. Photographer: Gene Lester.

In 20 February 1948,Stan Kenton and June Christy had a concert at Masonic Temple.

In 8 May1948,Stan Kenton and June Christy had a concert at Broadway Capitol Theater.

At That time The Nat King Cole Trio was participating as a special guest.

1948年2月20日、Stan KentonはJune ChristyをボーカリストとしてMasonic Templeででコンサートを開いています。

又、5月8日にもStan KentonとJune ChristyはBroadway Capitol Theatreでコンサートを開催しました。

その時のコンサートには特別ゲストとしてNat King Cole Trioが参加していました。

当時の演奏をお聞き下さい。

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton Orchestra play “I’d Be Lost Without You”.
19 July 1946

 

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton Orchestra play “Willow Weep For Me”.
25 July 1946

 

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton Orchestra play “Don’t Want That Man Around”.
13 February 1947

 

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton Orchestra play “Please Be Kind”.
1 April 1947

 

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton Orchestra play “I Got it Bad”.
1 April 1947

 

Here is June Christy and Stan Kenton Orchestra play “Curiosity”.
25 September 1947

 

Here is Stan Kenton and His Orchestra feat. June Christy sings “Tampico”.

Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra in Michigan

November 21.2017

Yesterday I was investigating some concerts by Stan Kenton Orchestra.

So I found an interesting databass about concerts that have occurred in Michigan.

“The concert  database” Go Here

Advertisement posters are included in this database.

Photo by courtesy of UNT Digital Library

Below I excerpt from the database about Anita O’day with Stan Kenton.

In 18 September 1942, Stan kenton first performed a concert in Michigan.

In 1944, Stan Kenton and Anita O’day performed a concert in Downtown Theater from 8 September to 14.

(18 September 1942)

(8 June 1945)

昨日Stan Kenton Orchestra(1940代)の演奏を聴きながら当時のコンサートについて調べていました。

そしてMichigan在住の方が興味深いデータベースを構築されているのを見つけました。

こちらをクリックして下さい。

そこにはMichigan州で開催されたStan Kentonのコンサートの広告ポスターが含まれていました。

Anita O’dayが出演したコンサートについてデータベースから抜粋しました。

1942年9月18日、Stan Kenton Orchestraは初めてMichiganで公演しています。

1944年9月8日から14日までAnita O’dayはStan Kenton OrchestraをバックにDowntown Theaterで公演しています。

当時の演奏をお聞き下さい。

Here is Stan Kenton Orchestra play “Artistry in Ryhthm”.

Here is Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra sings “Ride On”.(April 1944)

Here is Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra sings “I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City”.(April 1944)

Here is Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra sings “Built it Up and Tear it Down”.(April 1944)

Here is Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra sings “You Betch”.(April 1944)

Here is Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra sings “I ‘m Going Mad For a Pad”(20 May 1944)

Here is Anita O’day with Stan Kenton Orchestra sings “Special Delivery”.(December 1944)

大阪ジャズ同好会10月例会(後半特集)『Stan Kenton楽団』

October 24,2017

Photo by courtesy of yestercenturypop.com

大阪ジャズ同好会の特集後半は『Stan Kenton楽団』をご紹介しました。
以下概略と選曲を掲載します。
Stan Kenton楽団は1941年に創設されました。それまでのスイング楽団から脱却し「Progressive Jazz」と呼ばれた進歩的なジャズを発表しました。
Pete RugoloやBill Holeman等の重厚な編曲とウエストコーストの腕達者を数多く起用し、贅沢な作品をキャピトルレコードに数多く録音しました。
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又、Anita O’Day, June Christy, Chris Connerなど優秀な専属歌手を擁しました。(Ann RichardsはStan Kentonの妻でした) 今回はボーカルとの演奏は選曲しておりません。
(1)Eager Beaver(3:10)
1943年10月19日録音 作曲・編曲はStan Kenton

(2)Artistry In Rhythm(3:23)
1944年1月19日録音  アーティストリーシリーズは大ヒットしました。

(3)Art Pepper(2:11)
1950年5月18日録音
50人編成のオーケストラをバックにソロ演奏しています。

(4) Invnetion For Guitar and Trumpet(2:55)
1952年9月15日録音  作曲・編曲 Bill Holeman
Sal Salvador(g), Maynard Ferguson(tp)

(5)Autumn In New York(2:34)

(6)You And The Night And The Music(2:38)
1953年7月8日録音

The early Kai Winding(3)

July 10.2017

Photo above of Stan Kenton, Kai Winding, Eddie Safranski, Pete Rugolo, and Shelly Manne by Library of Congress

After he worked with Benny Goodman’s band, he joined Stan Kenton’s orchestra.

In those days Stan Kenton was looking for a featured trombonist.

The trombone section didn’t have an identifiable sound until that time.

Kai Winding gave it the unique sound that remained with the orchestra.

Photo by Wikipedia

Pete Rugolo wrote some terrific arrangements for trombone section.

In addition the leader employed excellent talents such as Eddie Safranski and Vido Musso and Shelly Manne  at that time.

Their sound had been leading to a permanent change in the Kenton sound.

When Kenton broke up in 1946, Kai decided to play with Charlie Ventura’s jazz combo.

Again after 18 months he left Charlie Ventura and joined Woody Herman for a short period.

Photo above of Charlie Ventura and Billy Bauer and Chubby Jackson by courtesy of Jazz Guitar’s Hidden Giant

Photo above of Woody Herman, Chubby Jackson, and Abraham Rosen by courtesy of Library of Congress(Gottlieb, William P. collection)

Then he moved to the 52nd Street area.

He formed his own combos which included Brew Moore and George Wallington.

When Chubby Jackson led a studio big band,he had his first sessions with J.J. Johnson.

Photo above of J.J.Johnson by amazon.com

Kai Winding はBenny Goodman’s bandを退団した後、Stan Kenton Orchestraに入団しました。
その当時Stan kentonはトロンボーンセクションのサウンドに満足しておらず、優秀なトロンボーン奏者を探していました。
Kai Winding の加入によって、Stan Kenton Orchestraに新しいサウンドが生まれました。
Kai Winding のソロ演奏を活かすために多くの曲が作曲され演奏されました。
Pete Rugoroはトロンボーンセクションを前面に出した素晴らしい編曲をStan Kenton Orchestraに提供しました。
加えて、同時期にEddie SafranskiやVido Musso、Shelly Manneなどの優秀な演奏家も在籍していました。
彼らはStan Kenton楽団のサウンドを大きく変化させました。
1946年、Stan Kentonが個人的な理由でバンドを解散すると、Kai Winding はCharlie Venturaのグループで演奏するようになりました。
そして1年半経過後、Woody Herman楽団に短期間でしたが加入しています。
その後、彼の活動の場所はNY52番街に移動しました。
初めて彼自身のコンボを Brew MooreやGeorge Wallingtonと共に結成しました。
そしてChubby Jacksonがレコーディンの為に big bandを編成した時に、J.J. Johnsonと初めて共演することになりました。

Here is Stan Kenton orchestra play “Artistry in Percussion”.

Here is Stan Kenton orchestra play “Artistry In Bolero”.

Here is Charlie Ventura with Kai Winding “East Of Suez”.
Charlie Ventura(ts), Kai Winding(tb),Lou Stein(p),Bob Carter(b),Shelly Manne(ds),Buddy Stewart(vo)   September 11,1947

Here is Kai Winding & His Sextet play “Bop City”.
Kai Winding (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs), George Wallington (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). NYC, April 1949.

John LaPorta(4)

March 23.2017

Photo above of John LaPorta from his Autobiiography

Since early 1960, John LaPorta began to intende himself as jazz educator.

He settled in Boston in 1962, and joined the faculty of Berklee College of Music.

He wrote fifteen books on music education and over two hundred compositions. Go here

In addition he made some Music Minus One records.

I will introduce a wonderful blog to be helpful about Music Minus One records. Go here and here  (こちらをクリック)

Also he actively participated Stan Kenton’s jazz camps as a lecturer of musicians.

In 1985 he returned to the recording studio, and his last album was Life Cycle (1999, Civil Defense label).

Legendary performer and Jazz educator John LaPorta passed away in May of 2004 at the age of 84.

Here is John LaPorta Quartet play “The Most Minor.”

Here is Kenny Clarke Quintet play “I Married An Angel”.
Donald Byrd (tp), John LaPorta (as), Horace Silver (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Kenny Clarke (ds) January 30, 1956

1960年代初頭から、ジャズ教育者としての地位を確立し始めました。
1962年にボストンバークリー音楽院の教授に就任しました。
彼は音楽教育に関するに関する著作と「Music Minus One」のレコードを製作しました。
「Music Minus One」のレコードに関して参考になるブログを紹介します。
又、Stan Kenton主催のJazzcampの講師としても活躍しました。

Christmas memories of Ann Richards in Okayama

December 16. 2015

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Yesterday was the birthday of Stan Kenton.
His wife was Ann Richards.
I have heard her live performance in Okayama.
There was a live performance of Ann Richards on Christmas Eve.
I saw her face before her appearance. It was a very beautiful woman. However, it was a little lonely feeling.
That night was a luxurious Christmas Eve for me with her song.
But, sadly, The next year, I heard news that she was pistol suicide.
Maybe she wanted to spend in her home on Christmas.
[Photo by digital.library.unt.edu]