タグ別アーカイブ: Stephane Grappelli

The Young George Shearing(2)

July 09.2018

During World War II, the young pianist teamed with Stephane Grappelli who spent the war years in London.

George Shearing(ジョージ・シアリング)が渡米前に行った録音(1940年〜43年)について、Tom Lord “The JAZZ Discography”に記載された録音データから確認してまいります。

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Photo above of Sid Phillips by Alamy

1940年

・Sid Phillips(シド・フィリップス=クラリネット奏者でバンドリーダー)との演奏
Here is Sid Phillips Trio play “Amoresque”.
Sid Phillips (cl) George Shearing (p) Barry Wicks (d) London, May 6, 1940
Amoresque

・ Arthur Young(アーサー・ヤング)率いるThe Hatchett Swingtetteに参加し Stephane Grappelliと共演しています 。
Here is Arthur Young and the Hatchett Swingtette play “The sheik of Araby”.
Arthur Young (p,novachord,dir) Bill Shakespeare (tp) Dennis Moonan (cl,ts) Stephane Grappelli (vln) George Shearing(p) Chappie d’Amato, Jack Llewellyn (g) George Senior (b) Tony Spurgin (d) London, July 8, 1940
The sheik of Araby

尚、Arthur Youngが演奏しているNovachord についてWikipediaを引用しました。

「Novachord(ノヴァコード) 」はハモンド社が1937年発表、1939年~1941年に製造したおそらく世界最初の減算合成型ポリフォニック・シンセサイザー製品である。」

1941年

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Photo above of Harry Parry by YouTube

・Harry Parry(ハリー・パリー=ウェールズ出身のクラリネット奏者)楽団に参加
Here is Harry Parry ando Radio Rhythm Club Sextet play  “Softly, as in a morning sunrise”.
Harry Parry (cl) Roy Marsh (vib) George Shearing (p) Joe Deniz (g) Tommy Bromley (b) Ben Edwards (d) London, January 28, 1941
Softly, as in a morning sunrise

・1941年2月以降はStephane Grappelli との共演を重ねながら「ソロ演奏」も録音しています。
Here is Stephane Grappelli with George Shearing play  “I never knew”.
Reg Conroy (vib) George Shearing (p,arr) Sid Jacobson (g) Harry Chapman (harp) Stephane Grappelli, Stan Andrews, Eugene Pini (vln) unknown (cello) George Gibbs (b) Jock Jacobson (d) Dennis Moonan (alto-vln) London, February 28, 1941
I never knew

・ Harry Parry のコンボ録音に参加
Here is  Harry Parry with George Shearing play “Dim blues”.
Harry Parry (cl) Roy Marsh (vib) George Shearing (p) Frank Deniz (g) Sam Molyneaux (b) Ben Edwards (d) London, May 3, 1941
Dim blues

1942年

Here is George Shearing plays “ Rosetta”.
George Shearing(solo) London, April 28, 1942
Rosetta

Here is George Shearing plays “Coquette”.
George Shearing(solo) London, April 28, 1942
Coquette

Here is George Shearing plays  “Time on my hands”.
George Shearing(solo) London, December 12, 1942
Time on my hands

1943年

Here is Stephane Grappelly And His Quintet play “Star dust”.
Stephane Grappelli (vln) George Shearing (p) Dave Fullerton (d) unknown bar, g and b (バリトンサックス・ギター・ベースは不明)
London, January 28, 1943
Star Dust

Here is Stephane Grappelly And His Quintet with Beryl Davis(vo) play “Heavenly music “.
Stephane Grappelli (vln) George Shearing (p) unknown el-g, b, Dave Fullerton (d,vcl) Beryl Davis (vcl) (ギター・ベースは不明)
London, October 6, 1943
Heavenly music

Stephane Grappellyとの共演についてはFB友長谷川光氏のブログを参考にしました。

1939年Django ReinhardtとStephane Grappelli はBeryl Davis(ボーカル)を伴い英国ツアーを行なっていました。しかし第二次世界大戦勃発によりDjango Reinhardtはパリに帰りましたがStephane Grappelli とBeryl Davisはロンドンに残りました。

詳細はこちら

Beryl Davis については下記を参照しました。

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Svend Asmussen(RIP)

March 13.2017

Last November I posted some jazz violinists.

Please refer to my blog,(November 2016, from 15 to 23).

Jazz violinist(1) ~ Jazz violinist(8)

At that time I did’nt post about Svend Asmussen.

Svend Asmussen was born 28 February 1916 in Denmark.

Asmussen started performing professionally at the age of 17.

In 1943, he was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in Berlin.

Fortunately he survived.

As a result,he became a versatile entertainer and artist.

Svend Asmussen’s jazz violin style is truly unique and instantly recognizable.

His idols were Stuff Smith, Ray Nance and Stephane Grappelli.

He was one of the handful of violinists who in the 1930s proved the instrument capable of swing and emotional expression at the highest jazz level.

In the late 1950s, Asmussen formed the trio Swe-Danes with singer Alice Babs and guitarist Ulrik Neumann.

The group became very popular in Scandinavia for their music hall style entertainment and also toured the United States.

In 1963 Asmussen was invited by Ellington to play on his album ‘Duke Ellington’s Jazz Violin Session’, on which he can be heard playing alongside Stéphane Grappelli and Ray Nance.

In 1966 Asmussen appeared alongside Grappelli, Stuff Smith, and Jean-Luc Ponty in a jazz Violin Summit in Switzerland.

Also he had recording with Toots Thielemans, John Lewis and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Here is Svend Asmussen and Stephane Grappelli play “PARISIAN THOROUGHFARE” (1965).

Here is The Swe Danes with Alice Babs, Ulrik Neumann and Svend Asmussen(1958).

Here is Toots Thielemans and  Svend Asmussen.

Here is Svend Asmussen Quartet play “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”.
Kenny Drew(p); Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen(b); Ed Thigpen(ds) at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen.

Jazz violinist(8)〜Jean-Luc Ponty

November 23. 2016

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Jean-Luc Ponty’s accomplishments was evaluated one of key ambassadors of the violin.

He was born 29 September 1942 in Avranches, France.

When he was sixteen, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

After graduating two years later he was immediately hired by the major symphony orchestras Lamoureux.

One night after an orchestra concert he decided to become a jazz fiddler at local club.

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Photo of his first album “Jazz Long Playing”

Then his notoriety grew by leaps and he released his debut solo album for Philips in 1964,”Jazz Long Playing”.

In 1966 he joined Violin Summit.

He played live in Basel, Switzerland on stage with such notable string players as Svend Asmussen, Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith.

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Photo of Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty

In 1969 Frank Zappa composed the music for Jean-Luc’s solo album King Kong.

Frank Zappa wanted him to join their tour.

So he emigrated with his wife and two young daughters to the United States.

In 2011, he was invited by Chick Corea to join the group Return to ForeverIV’.

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He had first recorded with Corea on his 1976 solo album My Spanish Heart.

Along with Stephane Grappeli, he is considered to be the most outstanding and influential person as an European jazz violinist.

Here is Jean-Luc Ponty plays “Autumn Leaves”.

Here is David Sanborn & Jean-Luc Ponty play “Ruby My Dear” (Live on Night Music 1989).

Here is Jean-Luc Ponty plays “Mirage” live at Montreal Jazz Festival(1982)

Here is Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty live at Australia(1973)

Jazz violinist(6)〜Eddie South

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Photo of Eddie South

November 21. 2016

Eddie South was born November 27, 1904 in Louisiana, Missouri.

He was nicknamed the “Dark Angel of the Violin” in the United States.

He was an African-American jazz violinist and studied at the Chicago College of Music.

At the time, classical violin positions were not open to Black violinists in the 1920s, so he switched to jazz.

He started his career playing in vaudeville and jazz orchestras with Freddie Keppard.

When he visited to Europe in the 1920s he was influenced by gypsy’s performance in Hungary and established his own style.

In 1937 he revisited to Paris and performed and recorded with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

He had an accurate pitch and graceful performance because he was educated classical music.

Also he played distinctive melancholy sounds and mellow phrases because he was influenced by gypsy music.

In addition his playing style had a strong attack and a firm touch.

Eddie South died on Apr. 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois.

Here is Eddie South & Stephane Grappelli play “Dinah”. (1937)

Here is Eddie South plays “Fiddle Blues”.

Here is Eddie South plays “Black Gypsy”.

Here is Eddie South plays “Oh, lady be good”.

Here is Eddie South, plays “Snowfall”.

Eddie South recorded with flute player Mark Simpton.

Here is they play “Music For The Birds”.

Jazz violinist(5)〜Joe Venuti

November 20. 2016

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Four violinists were famous in the 20’s to 30’s,Stephan Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Eddie South, Stuff Smith.

Three people except Stephane Grappelli are Americans.

Joe Venuti was an immigrant from Italy.

He played lightly from salon style to aggressive solos, based on classical techniques.

He pioneered the use of string instruments in jazz along with the guitarist Eddie Lang, a friend since childhood.

He became extremely popular in New York in the the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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He worked with Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, the Dorsey Brothers, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and others.

Unfortunately, after Eddie Lang’s death in 1933, Venuti’s career began to wane.

However by the violin’s revival boom of the 1960s he was reevaluated.

He recorded many albums until his death in 1978, and he was active in lifelong.

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Whereas Grappelli was playing which was conscious of soft tone,Venuti’s improvisation was played at the center of treble.

His timbre is totally solid, and it gets a very sharp impression with a tight attack.

He suffered from alcoholism in his middle age, throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.

He died on August 14, 1978 in Seattle.

Here is Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti and their All Star Orchestra play “After You’ve Gone”. (1931)

Here is their rare clip:Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang play “Wild Cat”.

Here is Joe Venuti and Newport All Stars play “Sweet Georgia Brown”.(1969)

Here is Joe Venuti and George Barnes play “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”.

Here is Joe Venuti and Bucky Pizzarelli & Zoot Sims “Blue Four 1974 Jazz FULL ALBUM”

Joe Venuti And Zoot Sims(1~4)
Zoot Sims (ts) Joe Venuti (violin) Dick Hyman (p) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Milt Hinton (b) Spencer Clark (bass sax) Cliff Leeman (ds)
NYC, May, 1974
(1)My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
(2)Deep Night
(3)Remember
(4)I Got Rhythm

Jazz violinist(4)〜Stephane Grappelli

November 18. 2016

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Stephane Grappelli left a prodigious body of recording with jazz legends.

Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Grappelli made celebrated recordings with such greats as Oscar Peterson, Toots Theilemans, McCoy Tyner, and Gary Burton.

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Also he had a particular liking for working with other violinists.

He recorded with Eddie South, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Svend Asmussen, Jean Luc Ponty,Mark O’Connor and others.

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He first played at Carnegie Hall in 1974 and returned there to celebrate his 80th birthday in 1988 with a concert which teamed him with the cellist Yo Yo Ma.

His playing continued to improve as he gave concerts in the 90s and his recording career.

Stephane Grappelli died on Dec. 1, 1997, at the age of 89.

Here is Stephane Grappelli and  Michel Petrucciani -play “Flamingo”.(1996)

Here is Baden Powell and Stephane Grappelli play “Meditação”.

Here is Stephane Grappelli with the Philharmonica Orchestra play “The Folks Who Live On The Hill” & “Night And Day.” (1984)

Here is Duke Ellington and Stéphane Grappelli (1973)

Here is Stéphane Grappelli and Yo-Yo Ma -play “So In Love”.

Jazz violinist(3) 〜Stephane Grappelli

November 17. 2016

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Reinhardt and Grappelli played together up until the outbreak of World War 2.

At the outbreak of war they were performing in London.

Grappelli decided to reside in London while Reinhardt returned to France.

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Photo of George Shearing

Grappelli soon formed a group with a young pianist named George Shearing, with whom he worked around England during and after the war.

He tried to re-form the Hot Club after the war.

Reinhardt and Grappelli were reunited in 1945, but by this time Reinhardt’s musical direction was changing.

Because Reinhardt played more use of electric guitar and more of a bebop sensibility.

Unfortuntely the quintette was never really re-established.

Then his music activity had been gradually declined.

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In 1969 Grappelli marked by his American debut at the Newport Jazz Festival.

He appeared as World’s Greatest Jazz Band with Maxine Sullivan July.5(Saturday 2:00PM).

He also worked with several classical masters.

As an event worthy of special mention, he played with violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin in 1971.

In fact their performance was a huge success with the public, and lead to a series of further appearances and six albums.

Here is Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli play “Crazy Rhythm”.

Here is Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin play “Jalousi”.

Here is Stéphane Grappelli, Yehudi Menuhin & Oscar Peterson Trio 1978