IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 4, December

Alone at the Vanguard
Fred HerschAlone At The VanguardPalmetto Records PM 2147Fred Hersch (piano) Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York City, NY December 5, 2010In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning/Down Home/Echoes/Lee's Dream/ Pastorale/Doce De Coco/Memories Of...
American Legacies
Preservation Hall Jazz Band With The Del McCoury BandAmerican LegaciesPreservation Hall Recordings MCM 0015Collective personnel: Mark Braud (tp) Freddie Lonzo, Frank Demand (tb) Charlie Gabriel (cl, vcl) Clint Maedgen (sax, vcl) Del McCoury (g, vcl)...
A Night at Preservation Hall
At this year's IAJRC Convention in New Orleans, Friday night's jazz entertainment was at the choice of the individual attendees. Fellow convention team members Lee Goode and Marc Kritzer joined me in taking a party to the famed Preservation Hall, while...
Beverly Kenney Sings with Jimmy Jones and "The Basie-Ites"
Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenney Sings With Jimmy Jones and "The Basie-ites"Japanese EMI TOCJ-9733 (Original issue as Roost LP 2218)Beverly Kenney (voc), Joe Newman (tp), Frank Wess (ts, fl), Jimmy Jones (p, arr), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), Jo Jones...
Blue Room
Ahmad JamalBlue RoomJazz Village JV570001Ahmad Jamal (p) Reginald Veal (b), Herlin Riley (d), Manolo Badrena (perc)Autumn Rain/Blue Room/Gypsy/Invitation/I Remember Italy/Laura/ Morning Mist/This Is The Life/Woody'n You?Ahmad Jamal has been an active...
Boston, Martino & the Blues
Bob Porter on BooksI ran into Richard Vacca at the Detroit International Jazz Festival a couple of years ago. He was working on a book about jazz in Boston. I tend to come out of such meetings with few expectations. I think we have all met jazz fans...
Celluloid Improvisations: Louis Jordan and "Caldonia"
The PartnershipThis is the story of two men, friends and business associates, and one of the films that resulted from their association... actually, the first of four films that the two worked on together. The men are bandleader Louis Jordan, and his...
Chicago Hot
The Fat BabiesChicago HotDelmark DE 253Beau Sample (ldr, b) Andy Schumm (cnt) John Otto (reeds) Dave Bock (tb) Paul Asaro (p) Jake Sanders (bjo) Alex Hall (d), Mike Walbridge (tuba*). Chicago, June 19-20, 2012Snake Rag/London Café Blues/San/Alexander's...
Collector's Guide to Edison Records
Collector's Guide To Edison RecordsBy George A. Copeland and Michael W. ShermanMonarch Record EnterprisesThis 80 page paperback book may not contain a lot of information for the jazz collector but despite that, I found it to be an interesting read. First...
Congo Square, African Roots in New Orleans
Congo Square, African Roots in New Orleans By Freddi Williams Evans 210 pp. Paperback. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, Lafayette, 2011Back in April of last year, the New Orleans City Council-at long last-officially renamed Congo Square from...
Dancing with Duke
John BrownDancing With DukeBrown Boulevard Records (no number or letter assigned)Cyrus Chestnut (p) John V. Brown (b) Adonis Rose (d) Charlotte, NC, March 13 & 14, 2010In A Mellow Tone/Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me/Perdido/Pie Eye's Blues/Isfahan/I'm...
Deep Song
Ranee LeeDeep SongJustin Time Recordings JUST 250-2Ranee Lee (vcl) Richard Ring (g) Oliver Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b) Richard Beaudet (sax, fl, cl) Archie Alleyne (d) Tracks 13 & 14 sub. Mike Downes (b) for Hinton, Dave Laing (d) for Alleyne and add...
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...
Dizzy Gillespie Talks about Chano Pozo
In 1953 Dizzy Gillespie, close friend of ours since 1948, visited our apartment in Portland, Oregon where I (a drummer) was working at a daytime job in the lumber business. Dizzy had already performed that night for Jazz At The Philharmonic but had to...
Double Feature, Volume 1
Stan Kenton OrchestraDePaul University Jazz EnsembleDouble Feature, Volume 1Tantara T2CD-1126Disc 1Stan Kenton Orchestra: Frank Huggins, Bud Brisbois, Rolf Ericson, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amiotte or Jimmy Knepper...
Dr. Ian Crosbie's Sidemen Correspondence
Gene Krupa's OrchestraThe goal of this column is to draw upon the research of Dr. Ian Crosbie who corresponded with swing era musicians during the late 1960s through the 1970s. Ian's method was to compile a list of musicians from a given band. He would...
Easy to Remember
Jane SheckterEasy To RememberDoxie Records - DOX 104Jane Sheckter (vcl), Warren Vache (cnt), Harry Allen (ts), Tedd Firth (p), Aaron Weinstein (vln), Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Jay Leonhart (b), Peter Grant (d), Tony DeSare (vcl on #6), Gil Chimes (harmonica...
Fleet Street
Terry Vosbein Knoxville Jazz OrchestraFleet StreetMax Frank Music MFM 002Stewart Cox, Michael Wyatt, Michael Spirko, Tom Fox, Rich Wiley (tp) Tom Lundberg, Don Hough, Jamie Warren, Chris MacTavish (tb) Brad McDougall (b tb) Doug Rinaldo, David King (as)...
For the Moment
Bob Mintzer Big BandFor The MomentMCG Jazz MCCJ1036Steve Hawk, Tony Kadleck, James Moore, Scott Wendholt (tp) Jay Ashby, Michael Davis, Keith O'Quinn (tb) Max Seigel (b tb) Bob Mintzer (ldr, ts, fl, arr) Bob Malach (ts, cl) Lawrence Feldman, Mike Tomar...
For the Soul
Carmen Intorre, Jr.For The SoulRandom Act Records RAR1008CDCarmen Intorre Jr. (d, perc) John Hart (g) Jan Irabagon (ts, as) Pat Bianchi (org, keyboards) Joey DeFrancesco (numa org). Paramas, NJ, no date shown ca. 2011Too High/Tergeversation/Carmen's...
Gratitude
Brandi DisterheftGratitudeJustin Time Records JUST247-2Brandi Disterheft (b, vcl) Renee Rosnes (p) Gregory Hutchinson (d) Sean Jones (tp) Vincent Herring (as) Anne Drummond (al fl, b fl). December 14 & 15, 2011, NYCBlues For Nelson Mandela/Gratitude...
Groove Merchant
John CocuzziGroove MerchantArbors Records ARCD 19417John Cocuzzi (vibes, vcl) Antti Sarpila (ci, ss) John Sheridan (p) James Chiriilloe (g) Frank Tate (b) JoeAscione (d, perc). NYC October 4 & 5, 2010Groove Merchant/Crazy Rhythm/Dream Dancing/The...
Hustlin' for A Gig
Uptown Vocal Jazz QuartetHustlin' For A GigHouseKat RecordsGinny Carr (vcl, keyboards) Robert McBride, Andre Enceneat & Holly Shockey (vcl) Frank Russo (d, perc) Max Murray (el b) Andrew Blackman (p, Fender Rhodes) Steve Herberman (g) Chris Vadala...
I Can't Get Started - Live in Palermo 1976
Chet Baker QuartetI Can't Get Started - Live in Palermo 1976Gambit Records 69287Chet Baker (tp, vcl), Enzo Rondisi (p), Giovanni Tommasi (b), Gianni Cavallaro (d). The Brass Club, Palermo, Italy, January 16, 1976Solar/There Will Never Be Another You/Milestones/My...
I Carry Your Heart
Alexis ColeI Carry Your HeartMotema Music MTM 102Alexis Cole (vcl) Pat LaBarbera, Eric Alexander (ts) Jeremy Kahn (p) Dennis Carroll (b) George Fludas (d) - add Katherine Miller (voc on track 5). Chicago, IL, May 24-25, 2011 - added vocal recorded North...
In Another Life/Fuse Blues
Marty Elkins with Dave McKennaIn Another LifeNagel Heyer CD 114Marty Elkins (vcl) Dave McKenna (p). NYC, June 7 1988Willow Weep For Me/Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?/Jim/Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer/Summertime/Until The Real Thing...
International Association of Jazz Record Collectors
Minutes of the Annual Membership MeetingNew Orleans, LA, Saturday, September 8, 20121) The meeting opened at 9:15 AM at the Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana. Board members in attendance were: Geoff Wheeler, Ian Tiele, Perry Huntoon, Shelley...
It's Alright with Me/Friends and Neighbour
Pete NeighbourIt's Alright With MeSelf ProducedPete Neighbour (cl) Bert Ligon (p) Reggie Sullivan (b) Jim Hall (d). Columbia, SC between January and May, 2009It's Alright With Me/I've Got The World On A String/More Than You Know/Lover Come Back To Me/How...
Jazz on Film
. Another new column is here and it's called "Jazz on Film." This column is for people who like to look at jazz as much as hearing it. I'll be taking a look at what is available for the jazz visionary's out there, whether it's on TV, in a video store,...
Joe Albany Trio: Portrait of A Legend: Unissued 1966 Sessions
Joe AlbanyJoe Albany Trio: Portrait Of A Legend: Unissued 1966 SessionsFresh Sound Records FSR-CD317Joe Albany (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Frank Capp (d) Burbank, CA, March 15 & 16, 1966Barbados/Bluebird/Little Suede Shoes/There Is No Greater Love/Au...
Joy Road Sampler
The Complete Works of Pepper AdamsJoy Road SamplerMotema Music MTM97Jeremy Kahn Trio: Jeremy Kahn (p) Rob Amster (b) George Fludas (d). June 11 & 12, 2006 (tracks 2, 6, 8)Jeremy Kahn Quartet: same as above, add Gary Smulyan (bs). Chicago, IL, June...
Just One of Those Things
Denise Gordonjust one of those things...Bakadahed RecordsDenise Gordon (vcl) Wendell Brunious (tp, flgn, vcl*) Thaddeus Richard (p, Hammond org) Jesse Boyd (b) Gerald French (d, perc). New Orleans, 2012Just One Of Those Things/[A] Kiss To Build A Dream...
Lester Young Trio
Lester YoungLester Young TrioVerve 314 521 650-2Lester Young Trio: Lester Young (ts) Nat "King" Cole (p) Buddy Rich (d). Los Angeles, March or April 1946Back To The Land/I Cover The Waterfront/I Cover The Waterfront (2nd take)/ Somebody Loves Me/I've...
Live at Basin Street - 1955 Broadcasts
Louis Armstrong And His All-StarsLive At Basin Street - 1955 BroadcastsMr. Music CD 9003 (2 CD set)Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl) Trummy Young (tb, vcl) Barney Bigard (cl) Billy Kyle (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Barrett Deems (d) Velma Middleton (vcl)Disc 1: Shadrack-When...
Live at Blues Alley - First Set/Live at Blues Alley - Second Set/Live at Blues Alley - Third Set
Hod O'BrienLive At Blues Alley - First SetReservoir Music RSR CD 180Hod O'Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (d). Blues Alley, Washington, DC, July 6 and 7, 2004Nothing Like You Has Ever Been Seen Before/Frog's Legs/Thespian/It's Love/Lullaby...
Live at the Deer Head Inn
Gypsy Jazz QuintetLive At The Deer Head InnSelf ProducedNick Dricoll (cl) John Curtin (g, arr) Vince Marrone (g) Bob Wilson (b) Mark Woodyall (vin). Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA, October 9, 2011I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me/Bossa Dorado/Honeysuckle...
Me, Myself & I
Kenny WernerMe, Myself & IJustin Time - Just 248 2Kenny Werner - solo pianoRound Midnight/Balloons/All The Things You Are/Blue Is Green/If I Had A King/Giants Steps/Child Is BornKenny Werner has become known for an all-encompassing jazz ability....
Mothers, Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Jazz Musicians
Demon DownbeatThere was a time when a young person stating that he/she was intent on becoming a jazz musician might as well have announced he/she was taking up residency in a whorehouse which, as it turns out, was where some of the first jazz pianists...
Mr. Jelly Lord: eBay Selling Prices for Vintage Jelly Roll Morton 78s
One of the most collectible artists from the 1920s era on original jazz 78s is none other than Jelly Roll Morton. He modestly claimed to have invented jazz, and whether or not one goes along with that bit of braggadocio, there is no question that Mr....
Music Inspired by Freedmantown
Reggie QuinerlyMusic Inspired By FreedmantownRedefinition RecordsReggie Quinerly (ldr, d except 9, voc 5) Tim Warfield (ts, 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11) Matt Parker (ts 5, 7) Mike Moreno (g 2, 4, 6, 11) Gerald Clayton (p except 3, 5) Enoch Smith Jr. (org 5, vcl...
Music Is Better Than Words
Seth MacFarlaneMusic Is Better Than WordsUniversal Republic B005HI7N5UWayne Bergeron, Charles Findley, Warren Luening, Bob Summers (tp) Andy Martin, Steven Holtman, Alex Iles, Bill Reichenbach (tb) Dan Higgins, Brian Scanlon (as) Pete Christlieb, Bill...
Neighbors
David Liebman and Nancy ReedNeighborsVectordisc 021David Liebman (ss, ts) Nancy Reed (vcl) Phil Markowitz (p) Steve Gilmore (b) Bill Goodwin (d) Saylorsburg, PA, December 2005Sabia/This Is Always/You Must Believe In Spring/The Street Of Dreams/ The Peacocks/East...
Not the Next Someone Else
Najwa ParkinsNot The Next Someone ElseSelf ProducedNajwa Parkins (vcl) Luke Brandon (tp) Danny Janklow (as, fl) Francis Cacnio (ts) Joe McDonough (tb) Dan Hanrahan (g) Tim Brey (p) Justin Sekelewski (b) Anwar Marshall (d) East Stroudsburg, PA c. 2010("Follow...
Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band
Papa Bue and His American FriendsPapa Bue's Viking Jazz BandStoryville 101 4273Collective Personnel: Finn Otto Hansen, Ole Stolle (tp) Arne Bue Jensen (Papa Bue) (tb) Jorgen Svare (cl) Jorn Jensen (p) Jorgen Olsen, Lars Bloch (g) Bjorne Petersen (bjo)...
Parlophone Records of at the Jazz Band Ball by Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang
Parlophone RecordsParlophon (no "e") records were introduced by the Carl Lindström Company, originally a German manufacturer of gramophones, at the end of the 19th century. The trademark for Parlophon and Parlophone records is £, a German L, for Lindström,...
Partners in Crime (Piano Duets)
Chris Hopkins & Bernd LhotzkyPartners in Crime (piano duets)Echoes of Swing EOSP 4510-2Tonk/Imagination/Georgia Jubilee/Snowfall/I Got Plenty O 'Nuttin' /Jingles/Someone To Watch Over Me/Salir A La Luz/Sneakaway/Five 4 Elise/Partners In Crime/Doin'...
Presentation Hopping: Journaling with Sally Fee and Shelley Wruk Finke
Thursday, September 6thLeading off today's sessions was Tom Hustad presenting "Ruby Braff at Avatar Studio: Looking Through the 4th Wall." Tom, author of the recent publication Born To Play, the story of Ruby's life, showed a video of a 1998 session...
Preservation
Various Artists With The Preservation Hall Jazz BandPreservationPreservation Hall Recordings (standard edition)Preservation Hall Jazz Band all tracks: Shake It And Break It (with Andrew Bird)/Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (with Paolo Nutini)/Tootie...
Relaxin' at the Astor
No question about it: my trombonist husband and I would be there - SO there - no matter what teenage crisis might surface at home. Since our first and only visit to New Orleans more than ten years ago, I suspected this trip would fulfill needs from all...
Sankel Hall - Osaka, Japan
Unreleased Art Pepper Volume VIISankel Hall - Osaka, JapanWidow's Taste APMC12001Art Pepper (as, cl) George Cables (p) Tony Dumas (b) Carl Burnett (d). Osaka, Japan, November 18, 1980Disc One: Landscape/talk:band introductions, Ophelia/Cherokee/talk:...
Santa Monica 1960
Gerry Mulligan and The Concert Jazz BandSanta Monica 1960Fresh Sounds Records FSR-CD 710Don Ferrara, Conte Condoli, Nick Travis (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (v tb, p-1) Willie Dennis (tb) Alan Raph (b tb) Gene Quill (as, cl) Bob Donovan (as) Jim Reider, Zoot...
Shuffle Play
Singularly eclectic reviews by audio archivistRecord NotesWithout a lot of fanfare, Sony Music has been issuing boxed sets in their Complete Album Collections series through popmarket.com. If the two sets I sampled from the latest batch are any indication,...
Sleeper
Keith JarrettSleeperECM Records 2290/91Keith Jarrett (p, perc) Jan Garbarek (ts, ss, fl, perc) Palle Danielson (b) Jon Christensen (d, perc). Tokyo, Japan April 16, 1979Personal Mountains/Innocence/So Tender/ Oasis/Chant Of the Soil/Prism/ New Dance...
Something Quiet
Bob Gluck-Joe Giardullo-Christopher Dean SullivanSomething QuietFMR CD 294 0810Joe Giardullo (ss) Bob Gluck (p) Christopher Dean Sullivan (b).Waterway/Dolphin Dance/October Song/Going Away/Still Waters/ Sideways/ LifelineWhile I like to think I keep...
"Sophisticated Lady"
A selective review of JazzAscona 2012Thomas Wolfe's famous title, "You Can't Go Home Again" struck me as I considered whether to accept the invite to attend this year's Ascona Jazz Festival on behalf of the Journal. I had thought JazzAscona 2011 to be...
Spiritual Nature
Donald VegaSpiritual NatureResonance Records RCD 1019Donald Vega (p, Fender Rhodes - track 8) Christian McBride (b except track 10) Lewis Nash (d - except track 10) Christian Howes (vln tracks 3, 9, 11) Anthony Wilson (g - tracks 2, 5) Gilbert Casteltanos...
Stages
Halie LorenStagesJustin Time Recordings JTR 8574-2Halie Loren (vcl) Matt Treder (keyboards) Tim McLaughlin (tp) Mark Schneider (b) Brian West (d). Tracks 1, 6, 8, 10 & 11 Pacific City, Oregon 2009, tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 & 13 Gleneden Beach,...
Take Flight
Liz ChildsTake FlightSelf Produced CDLiz Childs (vcl) Ed MacEachen (g) Dan Fabricatore (b) Anthony Pinciotti (d). Brooklyn, NY on July 13 & October 26, 2009It Could Happen To You/Dindi/Lover/Baby, Baby All The Time (into) Reckless Blues/Just One...
Ted McNabb, & Co
Ted McNabbTed McNabb & Co.Fresh Sound FSR 1654(1) Bernie Glow, Burt Collins, Doc Severinsen, John Bello (tp); Urbie Green, Sy Berger, Frank Rehak, (tb); Dick Hixon (b tb); Dick Melodian, Gene Quill (as); Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts); Sol Schlinger (bs);...
The Complete Felsted Mainstream Collection
Solar Records 4569908Rex Stewart: Rendezvous with Rex (Felsted 7001)Rex Stewart (cnt) George Stevenson (tb) Haywood Henry (cl, bs) George Kelly (ts) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) Leonard Gaskin (b) Arthur Trappier (d). NYC, January 28, 1958Tillie's Twist/Pretty...
The Monk Project
Jimmy OwensThe Monk ProjectIPO Recordings IPOC1022Jimmy Owens (tp, flgn) Wycliffe Gordon (tb) Marcus Strickland (ts) Howard Johnson (tuba, bs) Kenny Barron (p) Kenny Davis (b)Bright Mississippi/Well You Needn't/Blue Monk/Stuffy Turkey/Pannonica/ Let's...
The Pres' Message
Although some IAJRC members experienced complications when trying to make reservations at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans for our September 6-8, 2012 Convention, our annual get-together proved to be a great success! These are not just my...
The Sesjun Radio Shows
Chet BakerThe Sesjun Radio ShowsOut of the Blue 2010091Composite personnel: Chet Baker (tp) Jacques Pelzer (fl) Harold Danko (p) Cameron Brown (b) Philip Catherine (g) John Engels (d) Michel Grailler (p) Jan Voogd (b) Alphonse Mouzon (d) Jean-Louis Rassinfosse...
The Third Man
Enrico RavaThe Third ManECM 2020Enrico Rava (tp) Stefano Bollani (p). Lugano, Switzerland, November 2006Estate/The Third Man/Sun Bay/Retrato Em Branco Y Preto/Birth Of A Butterfly/Cumpari/Sweet Light/Santa Teresa/Felipe/In Search Of Titina/ Retrato Em...
The Welcome 2012 Return of the IAJRC UK Mini-Conference
This prestigious event ran annually for five years from 2003, until the organisers decided they required a well earned rest and hung up their boots, metaphorically speaking. It was hoped that other members would come forward to take over, but this did...
Three Musicians
Joan StilesThree MusiciansOh-Bla-Dee 9002Joan Stiles (p, arr) Joel Frahm (ts, ss) Matt Wilson (d) Brooklyn, NY, no date given c. 2011Everything's Coming Up Roses/In The Sunshine Of My Funny Valentine's Love/West End Boogie/You Don't Know What Love Is/Lucky...
Time Passes On
Jeff Hamilton with the DePaul University Jazz EnsembleTime Passes OnJazzed Media JM 1059Jeff Hamilton (d 1-6) Corbin Andric (as, ss,fl) Billy Wolfe (as, fl) Rocky Yera, Will Brocker (is, cl) Mark Hiebert (bs, b cl) Chuck Parrish, Tim Bales, Marquis Hill,...
Worldwide Jazz News
THE MIRACLE MAN OF SWING - A bio-discography of Bunny Berigan by Bozy WhiteThe long awaited two-volume, 1,422 page discography, a lifetime work by researcher Bozy White, is now available. Capturing every recording session on which the famed trumpeter...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear Editor,Albert Haim's entertaining article on The Charleston (Journal, June 2012) seems brilliantly timed to coincide with the release of two CD's that feature most unusual versions of the famous number.Some readers will already have heard the latest...