Tag Archives: Wardell Gray


July 11.2017

Photo by Discogs

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。

(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

(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

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.


(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

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

Fats Navarro on Savoy(5)

January 14.2017

Photo above of Fats Navarro by Yeslk.Com

Photo above of Fats Navarro by Yeslk.Com

In December 22 1947, Fats Navarro cut a date under the leadership of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon.

Dexter Gordon recorded with Wardell Gray for Dial label as the famous sax battle “The Chase” in June.

Photo above of Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray

Photo above of Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray

Then on December Dexter was back in New York to record for Savoy label.

Savoy producer Teddy Reig assembled Tadd Dameron and Nelson Boyd and Art Madigan as “Dexter Gordon And His Boys.”

Navarro joined three of the four tunes they laid down.

Particulaly “Dextrose” and “Index’” were fine performance by his perfect technique and controlled creativity.


The recordings were done in great sound and have long been considered among performance at Savoy.

This recordings became the last recording by Fats navarro on Savoy.

I want to post on another occasion an other labels than Savoy label.

Here is Dexter Gordon and his Boys play “Dextrose”.

Here is Dexter Gordon and his Boys play “Index”.

Here is Bud Powell’s Modernists play “Wail”.(1949)
Fats Navarro(tp), Sonny Rollins(ts), Bud Powell(p)Tommy Potter(b), Roy Haynes(ds)

Gene Norman(2)

November 08, 2016

Photo from LA Radio.com

Photo from LA Radio.com

Gene Norman was jazz impresario and radio disc jockey and jazz label president.

He was born 30. Jan. 1922 in Brooklyn, New York.

He began his professional life as a disc jockey.

After relocating to Los Angeles in the 1940s, he became a popular jazz disc jockey on various local stations.

While working of disc Jockey, he organized live jazz concerts on local stages.


He promoted a historic jazz concerts with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and Shorty Rogers.

Their concerts were held at at the Shrine and the Civic Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

He also hosted jazz programs on local television,”The Gene Norman Show”.

I found an interesting wabsite.GO here

Here is Gene Norman’s “Just Jazz” Concert play “Blue Lou”(featuring Wardell Gray and Errol Garner).