Tag Archives: Zoot Sims

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」

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Benny Goodman in Moscow

July 17.2017

Last week I went to a Jazz bar in Umeda in Osaka city.

The master likes Russia and I heard an interesting story about Moscow from him.

Recently I saw the documentary film when Benny Goodman visited to Moscow.

So l would like to post about Benny Goodman’s tours in Moscow.

In 1956, the US State Department created the Jazz Ambassadors program, hiring

leading American Jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie,

Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington to be “ambassadors” for the United States overseas.

Benny Goodman was probably the world’s best-known jazz musician.

So he traveled the world as Musical Ambassador of Good Will for the United States.

In those days The Times said that some people felt Duke Ellington should have been the first American jazz band to make an official tour of Russia.

In 1962, Benny Goodman embarked on a tour of the USSR with a top-notch big band.

He assembled many superior musicians as sideman.

Photo above of Sightseeing in the Soviet Union by courtesy of Bill Crow
Mel Lewis, Joe Newman, Jimmy Knepper,Willie Dennis, Bill Crow, Victor Feldman

Photo  by courtesy of Bill Crow
Jimmy Knepper,  Phil Woods ,  Turk Van Lake , Teddy Wilson

Joe Newman and Jimmy Maxwell on trumpets, Willie Dennis on trombone, Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion, and Zoot Sims in the reed section, and a rhythm department comprising by John Bunch, Teddy Wilson, Victor Feldman, Bill Crow and Mel Lewis.

About Benny Goodman’s tour, please refer to this website. Go here

Tomorrow I would like to post about “Jazz mission to Moscow”.

先週の金曜日、大阪梅田にある有名なJazz Barに行きました。(ライブ演奏は一切ありません)
マスターはロシアが大好きで、過日行かれたモスクワでの興味深いお話をお聞きしました。又、日本では珍しいウオッカも飲ませて頂きました。(写真)

最近、YoutubeでBenny Goodmanが1962年にモスクワを訪問した時に撮影されたドキュメンタリーフィルム(旧ソ連製作)を観て面白いなと思いました。
そんな訳で1962年にBenny Goodmanがモスクワを訪問したことにつ
いて投稿したいと思います。
1956年、米国国務省は有名ジャズ音楽家のよる外交推進を目的として 「The Jazz Ambassadors program」を創設しました。
Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington が「音楽親善大使」として選ばれました。
第二次世界大戦後でもBenny Goodmanは世界で最も有名なジャズミュージシャンでした。それ故、Benny Goodmanは音楽の親善大使として世界中を旅していました。
一方、政府によるソビエトへの公式ツアーがBenny Goodman楽団と決定された時、ニュース雑誌のTimesは最初に訪問すべき音楽家としてはDuke Ellingtonの方がふさわしいとの見解も示していました。
1962年に、Benny Goodmanはモスクワへのツアー準備を開始しました。
サイドマンとして多くの優れたミュージシャンが集められました。

Joe Newman and Jimmy Maxwell(tp)Willie Dennis (tb), , Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion, and Zoot Sims(reed section), John Bunch, Teddy Wilson,Victor Feldman(p), Bill Crow (b) Mel Lewis.(ds)

Benny Goodmanツアーの詳細についてはこのウェブサイトを参照してください。こちらをこクリックして下さい。

明日は名盤「Jazz mission to Moscow」について投稿する予定です。

Here is Benny Goodman in USSR by documentary film.(演奏場面は少ないです。)

Here is Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 1962 “Benny introduced his members”.Moscow, May 1962

Here is Benny Goodman and His Orchestra play “Bugle Call Rag”.

Jazz violinist(5)〜Joe Venuti

November 20. 2016

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Four violinists were famous in the 20’s to 30’s,Stephan Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Eddie South, Stuff Smith.

Three people except Stephane Grappelli are Americans.

Joe Venuti was an immigrant from Italy.

He played lightly from salon style to aggressive solos, based on classical techniques.

He pioneered the use of string instruments in jazz along with the guitarist Eddie Lang, a friend since childhood.

He became extremely popular in New York in the the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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He worked with Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, the Dorsey Brothers, Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and others.

Unfortunately, after Eddie Lang’s death in 1933, Venuti’s career began to wane.

However by the violin’s revival boom of the 1960s he was reevaluated.

He recorded many albums until his death in 1978, and he was active in lifelong.

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Whereas Grappelli was playing which was conscious of soft tone,Venuti’s improvisation was played at the center of treble.

His timbre is totally solid, and it gets a very sharp impression with a tight attack.

He suffered from alcoholism in his middle age, throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.

He died on August 14, 1978 in Seattle.

Here is Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti and their All Star Orchestra play “After You’ve Gone”. (1931)

Here is their rare clip:Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang play “Wild Cat”.

Here is Joe Venuti and Newport All Stars play “Sweet Georgia Brown”.(1969)

Here is Joe Venuti and George Barnes play “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”.

Here is Joe Venuti and Bucky Pizzarelli & Zoot Sims “Blue Four 1974 Jazz FULL ALBUM”

Joe Venuti And Zoot Sims(1~4)
Zoot Sims (ts) Joe Venuti (violin) Dick Hyman (p) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Milt Hinton (b) Spencer Clark (bass sax) Cliff Leeman (ds)
NYC, May, 1974
(1)My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
(2)Deep Night
(3)Remember
(4)I Got Rhythm