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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

 

Bobby Jaspar(1)

August 8. 2017

Last Saturday I went to ”Jazz Club Overseas”.

Please refer to the website about  “Jazz Club Overseas”. Go here

Koichi Nakai(中井幸一) and Atsuhiko Nakatsukasa(中務敦彦) with Hisayuki Terai(寺井尚之) Trio had performance.

They played “Dial J. J. 5” by J. J. Johnson in that night.

The following songs were played.(Thanks to Terai.)

〈1st〉

1.Barbados (Charlie Parker)

2.Paul’s Pal (Sonny Rollins)

3.Coffee Pot (J.J.Johnson)

4.Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis)

5.It’s Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen)

〈2nd〉

1.Almost Like Being in Love (Frederick Loewe)

2.Our Love Is Here To Stay (George Gershwin)

3.Bit Of Heaven (J.J.Johnson)

4.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael))

5.Dailie Double (J.J.Johnson)

〈3rd〉

1.Hello, Young Lovers (Harold Arlen)

2.I Should Care (Axel Stordahl)

3.Undecided (Charlie Shavers)

4.Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael)

5.Old Devil Moon (Burton Lane)

Encore: Walkin'(Richard Carpenter)

I heard carefully the performance of Nakatsukasa(中務).

Because I think that the existence of Bobby Jaspar is interesting in the recordings of Dial J.J.5.

So I would like to post about Bobby Jaspar this week.

先週の土曜日、先月にも訪問した「Jazz Club Overseas」に行きました。
「Jazz Club Overseas」についてはこちらをクリックして下さい
私の学生時代から知り合いである中井幸一さん(tb)と中務敦彦さん(ts)とお店のオーナー寺井尚之さんのトリオが出演していました。(中井さんについては前回の訪問時のブログをご覧下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい)
当日はJ.J.Johnsonの「Dial J. J. 5」に収録されている名曲を中心に演奏されました。
3ステージ全ての演奏曲目をお店のFacebookから記載させて頂きました。
その夜、私は中務敦彦(ts)さんの演奏を注意深く聞きました。
何故なら以前から「Dial J.J.5」の録音においてはテナーのBobby Jasparの存在が異色で面白い組み合わせだと思っていたからです。
そこで今週はBobby Jasparについて調べてみようと思います。

Here is J.J. Johnson Quintet play “Barbados”.

J.J. Johnson (tb),Bobby Jaspar (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (ds) January 29 & 31 and May 14, 1957

Here is J.J. Johnson Quintet play “Old Devil Moon”.

Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Bobby Jaspar(cl) with Tommy Flanagan play “Clarinescapade”.

Bobby Jaspar(cl),Tommy Flanagan(p),Barry Galbraith(g),Nabil Totah(b), Elvin Jones(ds) New York, 1956

Bobby Jaspar(1)

August 8. 2017

Last Saturday I went to ”Jazz Club Overseas”.

Please refer to the website about  “Jazz Club Overseas”. Go here

Koichi Nakai(中井幸一) and Atsuhiko Nakatsukasa(中務敦彦) with Hisayuki Terai(寺井尚之) Trio had performance.

They played “Dial J. J. 5” by J. J. Johnson in that night.

The following songs were played.(Thanks to Terai.)

〈1st〉

1.Barbados (Charlie Parker)

2.Paul’s Pal (Sonny Rollins)

3.Coffee Pot (J.J.Johnson)

4.Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis)

5.It’s Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen)

〈2nd〉

1.Almost Like Being in Love (Frederick Loewe)

2.Our Love Is Here To Stay (George Gershwin)

3.Bit Of Heaven (J.J.Johnson)

4.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael))

5.Dailie Double (J.J.Johnson)

〈3rd〉

1.Hello, Young Lovers (Harold Arlen)

2.I Should Care (Axel Stordahl)

3.Undecided (Charlie Shavers)

4.Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael)

5.Old Devil Moon (Burton Lane)

Encore: Walkin'(Richard Carpenter)

I heard carefully the performance of Nakatsukasa(中務).

Because I think that the existence of Bobby Jaspar is interesting in the recordings of Dial J.J.5.

So I would like to post about Bobby Jaspar this week.

先週の土曜日、先月にも訪問した「Jazz Club Overseas」に行きました。
「Jazz Club Overseas」についてはこちらをクリックして下さい
私の学生時代から知り合いである中井幸一さん(tb)と中務敦彦さん(ts)とお店のオーナー寺井尚之さんのトリオが出演していました。(中井さんについては前回の訪問時のブログをご覧下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい)
当日はJ.J.Johnsonの「Dial J. J. 5」に収録されている名曲を中心に演奏されました。
3ステージ全ての演奏曲目をお店のFacebookから記載させて頂きました。
その夜、私は中務敦彦(ts)さんの演奏を注意深く聞きました。
何故なら以前から「Dial J.J.5」の録音においてはテナーのBobby Jasparの存在が異色で面白い組み合わせだと思っていたからです。
そこで今週はBobby Jasparについて調べてみようと思います。

Here is J.J. Johnson Quintet play “Barbados”.

J.J. Johnson (tb),Bobby Jaspar (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (ds) January 29 & 31 and May 14, 1957

Here is J.J. Johnson Quintet play “Old Devil Moon”.

Members of the recording are the same as above.

Here is Bobby Jaspar(cl) with Tommy Flanagan play “Clarinescapade”.

Bobby Jaspar(cl),Tommy Flanagan(p),Barry Galbraith(g),Nabil Totah(b), Elvin Jones(ds) New York, 1956

Koichi Nakai(中井幸一) and Atsuhiko Nakatsukasa(中務敦彦) by courtesy of http://jazzclub-overseas.com/

主役より脇役がめだつモダンジャズ

August 7. 2017

昨日参加した大阪ジャズ同好会の特集が面白かったです。

「主役より脇役がめだつモダンジャズ」担当 竹村氏

今回はリーダーより共演者の活躍によって名盤と評価された作品の特集でした。

個人的には過去に聞いたことのある録音でしたが、竹村氏の解説により自宅でもう一度聞きたくなりました。

全7曲の演奏と聞き所を復習を兼ねて記載いたしました。

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
「後輩の前で頑張っているホーキンスに大拍手」

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
「マイルスから独立したかったコルトレーンが御大を無視するかのような演奏に注目」

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”.

Benny Golson in Osaka(2)

November 29. 2016

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Photo of Miki Yamaoka and Benny Golson

Today I want to introduce about Miki Yamaoka’s work with Benny Golson.

In 1997 she recorded for the first time in NY.

Fortunately she had recorded “I Remember Clliford ” with Tommy Flanagan and Benny Golson.

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That started a firm friendship between Miki Yamaoka and Benny Golson.

Then Benny Golson has cooperated to her as producer and music director and player.

Last week Benny Golson arrived to Narita airport.

He visited to play for 35th anniversary concert of Miki Yamaoka.

You can listen to “Love” at her website.Go here

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About ‘One Day,Forever’,please refer to below website.

Go here.

Here is 「Dear Friends」recorded on March 9,2007 in N.Y.C.

Here is “MIKI YAMAOKA & BENNY GOLSON / 山岡未樹&ベニー・ゴルソン”