タグ別アーカイブ: Wardell Gray

大阪ジャズ同好会2017年12月例会特集

December 24. 2017

Photo above of Wardell Gray with the Earl Hines Orchestra by courtesy of Alchetron.

2017年12月23日に12月例会が開催されました。
今回の特集は『Wardell Gray Memorial』
解説 寺本泰規氏(同好会世話人)
例会で聞かせて頂いた音源と録音データを添付致します。

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Fatha’s idea”.
Willie Cook, Billy Douglas, Fats Palmer, Arthur Walker (tp) Bennie Green, Dickie Harris, Cliff Smalls, Pappy Smith (tb) Scoops Carey (cl,as) Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p) Rene Hall (g) Gene Thomas (b) or Lucille Dixon (b) David “Chick” Booth (d) Betty Roche, June Richmond (vcl)
AFRS recording session, Hollywood, CA, October 23 or 30, 1944

 

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Let’s get started.
Arthur Walker, Vernon Smith, Willie Cook, Palmer Davis, Billy Douglas (tp) Bennie Harris, Joe McLewis, Cliff Small, Druie Bess (tb) Scoops Carey, Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p,vcl,dir) Gene Thomas (b) Chick Booth (d) Dolores Parker (vcl)
Los Angeles, c. June 1946

 

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Photo by Pinterest Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron

Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “The man I love”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Red Callender (b) Harold “Doc” West (d)
Hollywood, CA, November 23, 1946

 


Here is Charlie Parker’s New All Stars with Wardell Gray play “Stupendous”.
Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d)
Hollywood, CA, February 26, 1947

 

Here is Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Blues for sale”.
Billy Eckstine (vcl,tb) Ray Linn (tp) Gerald Valentine (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Warren Bracken (p) unknown (g) Shifty Henry (b) Tim Kennedy (d)
Los Angeles, April 21, 1947

 

Photo of Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gene Norman and Shorty Rogers in the early ’50s

Here is Wardell Gray Quintet/Gene Norman’s Just Jazz Concert play “Blue Lou”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Erroll Garner (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d)
Live “Civic Auditorium”, Pasadena, CA, April 29, 1947

 

 

Photo by Pinterest Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron

Here is The Tadd Dameron Septet play “Jahbero”.
Fats Navarro (tp) Allen Eager, Wardell Gray (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Chino Pozo (bgo)
New York, September 13, 1948

 

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 

Photo by Wardell Gray Photo Gallery(1948-1949)

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “Undercurrent Blues”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 


Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “Easy living”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New York, November 11, 1949

 

Here is Count Basie & His Sextet play “One o’clock jump”.
Clark Terry (tp) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Wardell Gray (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Universal short film, Hollywood, CA, April,29and 30late , 1950

 

Here is Count Basie And His Orchestra “Little pony”.
Lammar Wright, Al Porcino, Clark Terry, Bob Mitchell (tp) Booty Wood, Leon Comegys, Matthew Gee (tb) Marshal Royal, Reuben Phillips (as) Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,celeste-1) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arr)
New York, April 10, 1951

 


Here is Just Jazz All Stars: Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars “The Jeep is jumpin’ “.
Clark Terry (tp) Juan Tizol (v-tb John Graas (fhr) Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Billy Strayhorn (p,arr) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (d,arr)
Los Angeles, February, 1952

 

Here is Louis Bellson Orchestra “For Europeans only”.
Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Hoyt Bohannon, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson (tb) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers (ts) Bob Lawson (bar) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) John Simmons (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Los Angeles, September, 1953

 


Here is Wardell Gray Sextet “Blues in the closet”.
Gene Phipps (tp) Wardell Gray (ts) Tate Houston (bar) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1955

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大阪ジャズ同好会2017年12月例会『Wardell Gray Memorial』

December 24. 2017

Photo above of Wardell Gray with the Earl Hines Orchestra by courtesy of Alchetron.

2017年12月23日に12月例会が開催されました。
今回の特集は『Wardell Gray Memorial』
解説 寺本泰規氏(同好会世話人)
例会で聞かせて頂いた音源と録音データを添付致します。

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Fatha’s idea”.
Willie Cook, Billy Douglas, Fats Palmer, Arthur Walker (tp) Bennie Green, Dickie Harris, Cliff Smalls, Pappy Smith (tb) Scoops Carey (cl,as) Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p) Rene Hall (g) Gene Thomas (b) or Lucille Dixon (b) David “Chick” Booth (d) Betty Roche, June Richmond (vcl)
AFRS recording session, Hollywood, CA, October 23 or 30, 1944

 

Here is Earl Hines And His Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Let’s get started.
Arthur Walker, Vernon Smith, Willie Cook, Palmer Davis, Billy Douglas (tp) Bennie Harris, Joe McLewis, Cliff Small, Druie Bess (tb) Scoops Carey, Lloyd Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Kermit Scott (ts) John Williams (bar) Bill Thompson (vib) Earl Hines (p,vcl,dir) Gene Thomas (b) Chick Booth (d) Dolores Parker (vcl)
Los Angeles, c. June 1946

 

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Photo by Pinterest Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron

Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “The man I love”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Red Callender (b) Harold “Doc” West (d) Chuck Thompson (d-1) replaces West
Hollywood, CA, November 23, 1946

 


Here is Charlie Parker’s New All Stars with Wardell Gray play “Stupendous”.
Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d)
Hollywood, CA, February 26, 1947

 

Here is Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra with Wardell Gray play “Blues for sale”.
Billy Eckstine (vcl,tb) Ray Linn (tp) Gerald Valentine (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Warren Bracken (p) unknown (g) Shifty Henry (b) Tim Kennedy (d)
Los Angeles, April 21, 1947

 

Photo of Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gene Norman and Shorty Rogers in the early ’50s

Here is Wardell Gray Quintet/Gene Norman’s Just Jazz Concert play “Blue Lou”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Erroll Garner (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d)
Live “Civic Auditorium”, Pasadena, CA, April 29, 1947

 

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “I’ll See You In My Dreams”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 

Photo by Wardell Gray Photo Gallery(1948-1949)

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “Undercurrent Blues”.
Howard Reich, Doug Mettome, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, George Monte (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mitch Goldberg, Angelo Cicalese (as) Wardell Gray, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Buddy Greco (p,vcl) Francis Beecher (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Sonny Igoe (d) Chico O’Farrill (arr) Terry Swope, The Clarinaders (vcl)
Broadcast, “Hotel Syracuse”, Syracuse, New York, December 2, 1948

 


Here is Wardell Gray Quartet play “Easy living”.
Wardell Gray (ts) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New York, November 11, 1949

 

Here is Count Basie & His Sextet play “One o’clock jump”.
Clark Terry (tp) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Wardell Gray (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Universal short film, Hollywood, CA, April,29and 30late , 1950

 

Here is Count Basie And His Orchestra “Little pony”.
Lammar Wright, Al Porcino, Clark Terry, Bob Mitchell (tp) Booty Wood, Leon Comegys, Matthew Gee (tb) Marshal Royal, Reuben Phillips (as) Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,celeste-1) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arr)
New York, April 10, 1951

 


Here is Just Jazz All Stars: Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars “The Jeep is jumpin’ “.
Clark Terry (tp) Juan Tizol (v-tb,arr) John Graas (fhr) Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Billy Strayhorn (p,arr) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (d,arr) Shorty Rogers, Buddy Baker (arr)
Los Angeles, February, 1952

 

Here is Louis Bellson Orchestra “For Europeans only”.
Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Hoyt Bohannon, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson (tb) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as) Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers (ts) Bob Lawson (bar) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) John Simmons (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Los Angeles, September, 1953

 


Here is Wardell Gray Sextet “Blues in the closet”.
Gene Phipps (tp) Wardell Gray (ts) Tate Houston (bar) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1955

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神戸ジャズ愛好会(2017年7月)

July 11.2017

Photo by Discogs

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

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.

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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.

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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).