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神戸ジャズ愛好会(2017年7月)

July 11.2017

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昨日、神戸ジャズ愛好会に参加しました。
Harry James(1939年)からMiles Davis(Bitches Brew)まで幅広いジャズが楽しめました。お二人のベテラン会員の方がSidney Bechetの演奏を合計6曲も紹介されました。以下詳細を記載致します。

T氏の選曲
(1) Blackstick(American Rhythm)
(2)Mon Homme
Bill Coleman (tp); Sidney Bechet (ss) ;Big Boy Goodie (ts) ;Charlie Lewis (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (ds)
Paris, France, October 20, 1949
Sidney Bechet Dial LP 301 Blackstick With Sidney Bechet

(3)Nelly Gray
(4)Old Grey Bonnet
(5)Apex Blues
Marcel Bornstein (cor); Jean-Louis Durand (tb) ;Andre Reweliotty (cl); Sidney Bechet (ss); Yannick Singery (p); Zozo D’Halluin (b); Michel Pacout (ds-5),Wallace Bishop(ds-3.4) September 7, 1951. Paris
Sidney Bechet Dial 302 Sidney Bechet With Wally Bishop’s Orchestra

N氏の選曲
(6)Blues Final
Aime Barelli, Miles Davis, Hot Lips Page, Kenny Dorham, Bill Coleman (tp); Russell Moore, Big Chief(tb); Hubert Rostaing (cl); Sidney Bechet (ss)Pierre Braslavsky(ss); Charlie Parker (as); Don Byas ,James Moody (ts); Hazy Osterwald (vib); Toots Thielemans (g); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (ds)
May 15, 1949 .Paris

映像コーナーで下記ビデオが上映されました。
Here is Jam Session from the Timex All-Star Jazz Show(1959)
Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing,Shelly Manne, among others.
January 7, 1959.

最後になりましたが、小生は「1940年代のジャズ」というテーマに沿って下記のレコードをご紹介しました。再生時にはオーディオパークのCDで聞いて頂きました。

(1)Opening~stopmpin’ at The Savoy(1:25)
(2)Swedish Pastry(3:47)
Benny Goodman, Stan Hasselgard (cl); Wardell Gray (ts); Red Rodney(tp);Wardell gray(ts);Mary Lou Williams (p); Billy Bauer (g); Clyde Lombardi (b); Mel Zelnick (ds); Glen Adams (mc).
Broadcast, WNEW “The Benny Goodman Show” broadcast,
NYC, June 26, July 3,1948

(3)Fat Girl (2:19)
Fats Navarro(tp); Leo Parker(bs);Tadd Dameron(p); Gene Ramey(b); Denzil Best(ds)
NYC January 29, 1947

(4)Progression(3:02)
Lennie Tristano(p);Lee Konitz(a) ;Billy Bauer(g); Arnold Fishkin(b); Shelly Manne(ds)
NYC, January 11, 1949

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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。

今日は1946年から1953年までのリーダ作品を順番に紹介していきたいと思います。

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。
この時の4曲は1949年のRoost録音に追加される形で最近Youtubeにアップされました。正確な録音データを記載しておきます。(Youtubeの記載データには誤りがあります)

1952年3月Kai Windingは再びSavoyレコードに4曲録音しています。
音源を紹介できないですが参加メンバーを記載しておきます。
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 Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(6)

January 21.2017

Photo by William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr

Photo by William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr

“Fontainebleau” was ambitious album and his culmination.

It was played by Dorham’s trumpeting, by Sahib Shihab’s alto and Cecil Payne’s baritone saxophone and Shadow Wilson’s drumming, in March 9, 1956.

This piece was relatively formal without improvising.

Then this tune was again recorded by a larger group in 1962 (American Riverside RLP419)

Someone called him the greatest romantic of jazz composition.

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Photo above of Kenny Durham

Since 1953, he developed an addiction to narcotics toward the end of his career.

When Tadd Dameron recorded with Coltrane, he was apparently heavy user of cocaine

After this recordings,he served time (1959–61) in federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky.

Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Fontainebleau”.

Here is Tadd Dameron and His Orchestra play “Fontainebleau”

Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Delirium”.

Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “The Scene Is Clean”.

Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Flossie Lou”.

Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Bula-Beige”.

The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(5)

January 20.2017

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Nat Hentoff died on on Jan. 7 at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.Go here

I will post about “Mating Call” from the consideration of Nat Hentoff.

I referred to JazzWax[August 21, 2007].

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Photo above of Nat Hentoff

He wrote a review about “Mating Call” in 1957.

“Why a trumpet wasn’t added remains a mystery”.

Hentoff wished there had been an extra horn on the date, and he mused “a gentler trumpet”.

This recording had been subject to discussion among critics as Ira Gitler points out in the liner notes.

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After the death of Clifford Brown in June 1956, Blue Note label was recording more aggressive sound with joining young superior trumpeters such as Lee Morgan and Donald Byrd.

Also Bob Weinstock produced Miles Davis for a marathon recording session at the end of November 1956.

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Photo of Miles Davis by Esmond Edwards/CTSImages.com

Producer Bob Weinstock had envisioned the date as a quintet session including trumpeter.

However Tadd Dameron had rejected Weinstock’s plan.

I guess Tadd wanted to record without trumpeter.

After all this session was recorded without a trumpet player.

Arranging with one horn alone was marvelous.

Here is Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane play “Mating Call”.

Here is Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane play “Soultrane”.

Here is Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane play “On A Misty Night”.

Here is Tadd Dameron and John Coltrane play “Gnid”.

Here is Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane play ”Super jet”.

Here is Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane play “Romas”.

The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(3)

January 18.2017

Photo above of Add Cameron from A New Tadd Dameron Biography


Photo above of Add Cameron from A New Tadd Dameron Biography

Not only Tadd Dameron composed “If You Could See Me Now” for Sarah Vaughan, but he also did the orchestral arrangement.

Sarah Vaughan’s 1946 original recording was released through Musicraft Records.

This tune became one of her signature songs.

Photo above of Sarah Vaughan

Photo above of Sarah Vaughan

In 1998 her rendition was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Also this tune was embraced by jazz instrumentalists and vocalists alike.

As with most of Dameron’s compositions, it has been recorded by many jazz musician and vocalists.

Photo above of Bill Charlap

Photo above of Bill Charlap

Recently I found an interesting interview with pianist Bill Charlap.

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July 08, 2015(JazzWax)

“Misty is a beautiful song. It’s very much a ballad in the tradition of great jazz
writers like Tadd Dameron. Misty is in some ways a cousin of Dameron’s If You Could See Me Now.”Here is Sarah Vaughan sings “If you could see me now”(May 7, 1946),

Here is Sarah Vaughan sings “If you could see me now”(May 7, 1946),
Sonny Burke & His Orchestra joining trumpeter Freddie Webster.

Here is Tadd Dameron plays “If You Could See Me Now”.

Here is Sonny Stitt with the Quincy Jones band play “If You Could See Me Now(1955)”.

Here is Oliver Nelson and Red Garland play “If You Could See Me Now”
The session would be the only time Nelson and Garland recorded together.

Here is Dianne Reeves Sarah sings “If you could see me now”.

Here is Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio play “If You Could See Me Now”.

The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(2)

January 17.2017

Photo above of Charlie Rouse and Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro

Photo above of Charlie Rouse and Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro

Almost from the start of the bop movement, Dameron’s works had been favored by the new generation of jazz players.

Of course “Our Delight” had also become part of the standard jazz repertoire.

This piece was a moderately fast bebop song.

Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro recorded “Our Delight” along with Fats Navarro and Ernie Henry , Charlie Rouse , Nelson Boyd and Shadow Wilson in 1947.

Photo above of Tadd Dameron by BerkleeJazz.org

Photo above of Tadd Dameron by BerkleeJazz.org

In the opening of “Our Delight,” he made a distinctive arrangement like an echo of Dameron’s big-band days.

Later years Tommy Flanagan said about Dameron’s work :
”It is very easy to play because the elements of an orchestra are built in.”

Photo Above of Tommy Flanagan

Photo Above of Tommy Flanagan

Here is Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro Sextet play “Our Delight”.

Here is Roy Haynes, Paul Chambers and Phineas Newborn Jr. trio play “Our Delight”.

Here is Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk play “Our Delight”.

Here is Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones play “Our Delight”.

Here is Bill Evans trio play “Our Delight”.

The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(1)

January 16.2017

 

This week I want to post about Tadd Dameron’s compositions.

Today I will post about ”Hot House”.

Many bop charts were built on the foundations of older standards.

It was composed based on chord progression of “What Is This Thing Called Love?” by Cole Porter.

In the early 1940s, Tadd Dameron moved to New York.

He started arranging for Billy Eckstine who led the first bebop orchestra.

Also he embraced the new sound called bebop, with its driving rhythms and difficult harmonies.

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Then he began writing for the new movement’s pioneers, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy Gillespie always played ”Hot House” with Charlie Parker.

So ”Hot House” became an anthem of the Be-bop movement.

Thier performance was culminating with a peak in this Town Hall concert on June 22 1945.

Fortunately their previous unreleased recordings were found for the first time in sixty years.

Here is Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie (1945) with Sidney Catlett play “Hot House”.

Here is Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie(1951) play “Hot House”.