Tag Archives: Vic Dickenson

Art Hodes(2)

April 19.2017

Pictured above: Art Hodes, left, with Pete Johnson on piano, Red Allen on trumpet, Lou McGarity on trombone and Lester Young on tenor sax by Wikipedia

In 1938 Art Hodes left Chicago for New York,  where he performed frequently in the clubs on West 52d Street.

Eventually he stayed for 12 years in New York.

Photo above of Joe Marsala from Library of Congress

In New York he played first with the bands of Joe Marsala and Mezz Mezzrow.

A year ago I was writing about Mezz Mezzrow in the Panassie sessions.

Photo above of Mezz Mezzrow, James P. Johnson, Hughes Panassie, Tommy Ladnier at the Victor studios by courtesy of TEDDY BUNN(JAZZ LIVES)

If you have time please read my past post,”Hugues Panassie(3).”Go here

The story goes back to the main subject.

Then Art Hodes played with the best of the New York jazz musicians.

Also he played and recorded with many of the finest musicians associated with New Orleans and Dixieland Jazz such as Sidney Bechet, Albert Nicholas, Wild Bill Davison, and Vic Dickenson.

In 1939 Hodes recorded a handful of piano solos for his own record company.

The following year he recorded the Art Hodes Blue Three for the Signature label with his long-time colleague Rod Cless on clarinet.

Photo above of Rod Cless by courtesy of alcherton.com

Photo above of Signature’s 78rpm by courtesy of Mr.Seya

The following year he recorded the Art Hodes Blue Three for the Signature label with his long-time colleague Rod Cless on clarinet.

1938年、Art Hodesはニューヨークに移り、52dストリートにあったクラブで頻繁に演奏していました。結局彼はニューヨークで計12年間住んでいたことになります。ニューヨークではJoe MarsalaとMezz Mezzrowのバンドで演奏していました。

一年前、私はMezz Mezzrowについて興味深い話を書いていました。時間があれば私の過去の記事 “Hugues Panassie(3)”をお読み下さい。こちらをクリックして下さい。

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その後、Art Hodesはニューヨークのミュージックシーンで活躍しました。又、Sidney Bechet, Albert Nicholas, Wild Bill Davison, and Vic Dickenson.など、当時最高のミュージシャンの多くと共演し、レコーデイングしました。1939年、Hodesは自身のレコード会社のためピアノソロ演奏を録音しました。翌年、彼はクラリネット奏者Rod Clessと共にSignatureレーベルにレコーデイングしました。上の写真はSPレコードコレクターの瀬谷氏から貴重な写真をお借りしたものです。

Here is The Albert Nicholas and Art Hodes Quartet (The New Orleans-Chicago Connection).

Here is Art Hodes and Barney Bigard play “Caravan (Jazz Alley 1968)”.

Bobby Hackett(3)

January 25.2017

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Photo above of Bobby Hackett and Eddie Condon

Fortunately he met  Eddie Condon in New York.

Hackett soon became a crucial member in Condon’s band and made numerous recordings in his studio bands.

In late 1942, Bobby took a studio job with NBC and became active in organizing the Condon Town Hall Concerts.

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Their performance was broadcasted and recorded by Milt Gabler (Commodore Records).

He also continued to play at Condon’s and other clubs in the New York area.

After a year at NBC, he joined Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra where he remained until 1946.

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Then he participated in numerous recording sessions with such as Jack Teagarden, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Condon, Vic Dickenson, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie.

As a remarkable achievement of this period,he played and directed for Louis Armstrong’s Town Hall Concert in May 1947.

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During 1949-51 he played with Red Allen and Lee Wiley in New Jersey.

Bobby Hackett and Joe Bushkin joined Lee Wiley’s famous recording “Night in Manhattan” in Columbia label.

Here is Bobby Hackett and his Boys play “At The Jazz and Ball”(1938).

Here is Eddie Condon and his All Stars play “The Lady/China Boy” at the Town Hall(1944).
Eddie Condon(g), Bobby Hackett(cor), Pee Wee Russell(cl)Ernie Caceres(bs), Bennie Morton(tb), Gene Schroeder (p), Sid Weiss(b),Gene Krupa(ds)

Here is Bobby Hackett plays his theme song “Embraceable You”. (1938)
Bobby Hackett (cor), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Jack Teagarden (tb), Eddie Condon (g), Jess Stacy (p), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d)

Here is Lee Wiley sings “Street Of Dreams”.

Sir Charles Thompson and Jeremy Steig(2)

October 12, 2016

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Photo from Jazz Lives – WordPress.com

In 1939 Thompson had been recruited by Lionel Hampton who was launching his first  big band.

Then he joined Lester Young’s band at Café Society in New York in 1942.

At that time he was nicknamed “Sir” by “Prez”.

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He was playing on 52nd Street in all-star groups as freelance.

In those days he recorded a famous session in 1945 with Parker and Gordon.

He travelled back to Los Angeles in 1945 with Coleman Hawkins and recorded on Capital labels.

Unlike clearly the swing jazz style,their recordings were a great performance with a modern jazz style.

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In 1953 John Hammond began to produce the Jazz Showcase series in Vanguard labels.

John Hammond adopted trombonist Vic Dickenson and the cornetist Ruby Braff and Thompson and others on recording.

“Vic Dickenson Showcase “ was most famous recording.

When I was jazz beginner I learned his name “Sir Charles Thompson” at this record.

Here is Coleman Hawkins plays “It’s The Talk Of The Town (March 9, 1945)”.

Here is COLEMAN HAWKING 1964 with Sir Charles Thompson by JAZZ625,BBC

I found a edited video of Vic Dickenson Septet .

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