IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, September

100 Years - Forever Young
Lester Young100 Years - Forever YoungStoryville 103 8414Lester Young (ts, cl) all tunes.Disc One : Jesse Drake (tpt) John Lewis (pno) Gene Ramey (bvs) Jo Jones (dms); rec. at Birdland, New York City, May 19, 1951 : Indiana / A Ghost of a Chance / How...
A New Promise
Sheryl BaileyA New PromiseMeg Jazz MCGJ 1028Sheryl Bailey (g) accompanied by The Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra: Steve Hawk (tp, co-ldr) Joe Herndon, Steve McKnight, James Moore, Ralph Guzzi (tp) Reggie Watkins, Clayton DeWalt, Ross Garin (tb) Christopher...
Body and Soul
Trevor Richards New Orleans Trio with Denise GordonBody and SoulCHAOS CACD-8344John Crocker (clt, ts), Simon Holliday (p), Trevor Richards (d) and Denise Gordon (v, 2-5, 8-10, 12-15); rec. Waldorf School in Ludwigsburg, Germany, January 2010.Exactly...
British Crown Records
The records sold on the Crown label in Britain had no connection with Crown Records made in the United States. They were 9-inch records, sold in Woolworth's for sixpence from 1935 to 1937. Crown records emerged in September 1935, succeeding Eclipse records...
Chicago IAJRC Convention
23-25 September 2010Crowne Plaza2875 N. Milwaukee AvenueNorthbrook, Illinois 60062Join us for 3 days of jazz, jazz, and more jazz!Following the success of the IAJRC's 2007 convention in Chicago, we are returning to the same location this year. It used...
Chim Chim Cheree
Eric AlexanderChim Chim ChereeVenus VHJD-32Eric Alexander-tenor sax, Harold Mabern-Piano, John Webber-bass, Joe Farnsworth-drums; rec. October 3,2009, Avator Studio New York City.You Don't Know What Love Is / Chim Chim Cheree / Dear Lord / On the (sic)...
Close Up
Bobbe NorrisClose UpCeleste CMYK 6147Composite personnel: Bobbe Norris (vcl) Mark Murphy (vcl, 13) Larry Dunlap (pno, Fender Rhodes, vcls) Paul Warburton, Frank Tusa (bs) Marc Van Wageningen (el bs) Jim Zimmerman (dms) David Frazier (percussion) Rec....
Complete 1956-1957 Big Band Recordings
Peanuts HuckoComplete 1956-1957 Big Band RecordingsJazz Connections JC 1009This contains the following LPs, putting the music on CD for the first time and giving us an invaluable retrospective of Hucko's remarkable talent.[A] A Tribute To Benny Goodman:...
Discographical Forum
This column is designed to encourage the interest of members in the entire range of discographical jazz research. Dick will emphasize the earliest period of collecting, beginning in the 1920s, and Malcolm from the late 1930s and up. However, both of...
Do It Again
Nicki Parrott & Rossano SportielloDo it AgainArbors ARCD 19387Nicki Parrott (bs, vcl) Rossano Sportiello (pno, vcl); Rec. New York City, March 4 & 5, 2009.Sea Changes / Of Foreign Lands and People / I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart / Idaho...
Ella Fitzgerald Songbook/Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Revisited
Rosemary Squires, Maxine Daniels & Barbara JayElla Fitzgerald SongbookSpotlite Jazz SPJ-CD556Rosemary Squires, Maxine Daniels, Barbara Jay (vocals) Tommy Whittle (ts, cl) Brian Dee (pno) Jim Richardson (bs) Bobby Worth (dms); Rec. Greenford, Middlesex,...
Harry Palmer: Loud and Lively, and Free from the IAJRC
One might think that the 'classic blues' of the early 20th century was pushed off stage when swing bands claimed the spotlight, but there were always small group, downhome faves as well. Lil Green's Romance in the Dark was just one of many releases that...
Helen Merrill - Dick Katz Sessions/Casa Forte
Helen MerrillHelen Merrill - Dick Katz SessionsMosaic Singles MCD-1019Collective personnel: Helen Merrill (vcls) Thad Jones (cnt) Gary Bartz (as) Hubert Laws (fl) Jim Hall (gtr) Dick Katz (pno) Ron Carter, Richard Davis (bs) Pete LaRoca, Amie Wise, Elvin...
Jack Gardner a Truly Lusty Pianist
In the early days of jazz Chicago was awash with fine white jazz pianists. Among those who went on to achieve their own special fame were Joe Sullivan, Jess Stacy, and Art Hodes, and among those who never quite made it were Tut Soper, Pete Viera, Floyd...
Jazz
JAZZY READSJAZZ by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux Norton (2009); New York & London, 704pp US$ 39.95This is a book that claims to cover the history of jazz from 'go' to 'whoa' - or at least to 2008! Both authors' names might be familiar to the readers;...
Jazz Jews
Jazz Jews by Mike Gerber 656 pp, hb, £25. Ill w/ photos. Five Leaves Publications, PO Box 8786, Nottingham NG1 9AW, UK, or, fiveleaves.co.uk."Don't start me to talking," the great Sonny Boy Williamson sang, "I'll tell you everything I know." Author Mike...
Jazz Lips
Memphis NighthawksJazz LipsDelmark - DE 216Steve Jensen (tpt), Joel Helleny (tbn), Ron DeWar (clt, ss, c-mel), Mike Miller (g, bjo), Dave Feinman (bsx), Bob Komacher (d); Rec. 1977.Jazz Lips / Froggie Moore / Some of These Days / Changes / Margie / Don't...
Joe Boughton 1934-2010
It is with sadness that we note Joe Allen Boughton's death in May, of cancer at age 76. Although he was born in Odell, Nebraska, he grew up in Cape Cod, eventually getting a history degree at Northwestern University, in the Chicago metro area. Joe married...
Johnny Mercer - A Centennial Tribute
Daryl Sherman:Johnny Mercer - A Centennial TributeArbors ARCD 19388Wycliffe Gordon (tbn, v), Jerry Dodgion (as), Daryl Sherman (p, v), Marian McPartland (p Twilight World), Barbara Carroll (p I Thought About You), Howard Alden (g, bjo), Jay Leonhart...
Label Profile Arbors Jazz
The founders of this label are the husband-and-wife team of Matt and Rachel Domber. Matt, a real estate developer, met Rachel, a government economist, and things took off from there. The Dombers have been interested in jazz and one particular artist...
Live at the Downtown Room
Kenny BurrellLive at the Downtown RoomHighnote HCD 7193Kenny Burrell (g) Richard Wyands (p) Lisle Atkinson (bs) Lennie McBrowne (d); Rec. Statler Hotel, Buffalo, New York, January 6, 1976 : Isabella / Will You Still Be Mine? / A Child is Born / Common...
Marty Grosz and His Hot Combination
Marty Grosz and His Hot CombinationArborsARCD 19319Jon-Erik Kellso (tpt), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Scott Robinson (cnt / cmel / bars), James Dapogny (p, c), Marty Grosz (g, v), Vince Giordano (sb, bsx), Greg Cohen (sb), Arnie Kinsella (d).Alabamy Home...
Memories of Old New Orleans Solo Piano 1971/huggin' the Keys Solo Piano 1971-75/breezin' along Solo Piano 1974-75
Armand HugMemories of Old New OrleansSolo Piano 1971Swaggie CD 416Armand Hug, PianoSister Kate / Why? / I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll / Sweet Purple Rose of Cairo / You Cooked your Goose with Me / Sweet Substitute / I Can't Beat You...
Nutville
Ira Sullivan Presents Jim CooperNutvilleDelmark DE 457Jim Cooper (vibes) Ira Sullivan (tpt, ts, ss) Bob Dogan (pno) Dan Delorenzo (bs) Charlie Braugham (dms) Alejo Poveda (percussion) Recorded at Chicago, November 25 & 26, 1991Nutville / Mallethead...
Ohio Theatre Concert
Terry Waldo's Gutbucket Syncopators with Edith WilsonOhio Theatre ConcertDelmark DE 251Roy Tate (tpt), Jim Snyder (tbn), Frank Powers (clt/ts), Terry Waldo (p, v), Bill Moorhead (bjo), Mike Walbridge (tba), Wayne Jones (d, v), Edith Wilson, William Saxbe...
Ralph Sutton in Copenhagen
Ralph Sutton in Copenhagen [from solo to sextet] Storyville 101 8525Ralph Sutton (p) with Wild Bill Davison (c), Ole Lindgreen (tbn), Jesper Thilo (clt, ss, ts), Lars Blach (g), Hugo Rasmussen (sb), Svend-Erik Norregard (d); Rec. 1977.Thou Swell / You're...
Saturday Night Jag: Clarence Williams on eBay
Clarence Williams was described by Tom Lord (1) as "an industrious, business-like composer, publisher, musician, and recording session producer". Williams was involved in many aspects of the music business, appearing on piano rolls, records, radio (and...
Saturday Night Swing Club Goes Hollywood
Back in the 1970s, long before DVDs, and even longer before youtube, a 16mm film print was often the only way that one could view jazz on film. Times have certainly changed, and what was once rare or unknown is now commonplace. The 1938 Warner Bros....
Shuffle Play
Singularly eclectic reviewsFrom the VaultsI'd nearly forgotten the bittersweet lyricism of Marion Brown on his second ESP album, Why Not? With the able assistance of the inside/outside rhythm section of Stanley Cowell, Norris Jones (later known as Sirone),...
Songs of Time and Place
Lee GibsonSongs of Time and PlaceSpotlite SPJ CD 568Gibson (vcls) Mark Nightingale (tbn) Martin Williams (as, ts) John Pearce (pno except 5-8) Mark Latimer (pno 5-8) Paul Morgan (bs except 5-8) Mario Castronari (bs 5-8) Bobby Worth (dms except 5-8) Asaf...
The Complete Thesaurus Transcriptions, 1949
Artie ShawThe Complete Thesaurus Transcriptions, 1949Hep CD 89/90Artie Shaw (cl, ldr) Don Fagerquist, Don Paladino, Vic Ford, Dale Pierce (tpts) Fred Zito, Porky Cohen, Sonny Russo, Bart Varsalona (tbns) Herb Steward, Frank Socolow (as) Al Cohn, Zoot...
The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 1 - the Musicians, the Records & the Music of the 78 Era
The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 1 - The Musicians, the Records & the Music of the 78 Era edited by Paul Swinton 178pp , illustrated softback with bonus 26-track CD Frog Records Ltd, £30 - ISBN 978-0-9564717-0-3 Via: 1 Foxwood, Fleet, Hants GU51...
The Legacy of Alex Welsh
It is now over a quarter of a century since the death of Alex Welsh. The bands that he led thrilled, inspired and charmed audiences in Britain and overseas for three decades, starting from the early fifties. Fortunately, he and the band in its various...
The Pres' Message
Election Ballots. This year's elections have been greatly delayed because of our difficulty in getting people willing to serve. By now you should have received your ballot and hopefully have returned it with your votes! Our Candidate Selection Committee...
Unreleased Art, Vol. 5 Stuttgart 1981
Art PepperUnreleased Art, Vol. 5Stuttgart 1981Widow's Traste APM 10001Art Pepper (as, cl) Milcho Leviev (pno) Bob Magnusson (bs) Carl Burnett (dms) Rec. Stuttgart, Germany, May 25, 1981.Disc One - True Blues / Yours is My Heart Alone / Landscape / Patricia...
Vintage 1948 Report of How Bebop Was Perceived
Dizzy Gillespie, King in a world of his own making, brings his court to Wake ForestReproduced from the Wake Forest student newspaper, The Student, December 1948 (Vol. LXII, No. 3)IT WAS THREE O'CLOCK on a cold, drizzly November afternoon and eighteen...