IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, March

2009 IAJRC Annual Convention August 20-22, 2009 Bloomington, Minnesota
Corrected update from the last issue!It'll Be a Gas!A bit passé perhaps - and still no laughing matter - but the IAJRC 2009 Convention is on in Bloomington, Minnesota, on the border between Minneapolis and St. Paul. And any thought of available gas these...
A Compilation of His Recorded Compositions 1947 - 2007
Graeme BellA Compilation of his Recorded Compositions 1947 - 2007Newmarket Music NEW32542CDl:1. & 2. GB's Dixieland JB (1947); 3. GB's Australian JB (1949); 4. GB Trio (1956); 5. GB Orch (1950); 6. & 7. GB's Australian JB (1951); 8. The Bell-Lyttelton...
Acoustic Heat
Marty Grosz and Mike PetersAcoustic HeatSackvilleSKCD2-2071Marty Grosz, Mike Peters (acoustic guitars), Ken Peplowski (cl*), David Boeddinghaus (p#), Various locations in New York City between February 1 1998 and December 15 2005.Jubilee/Sarong Number/Chicken...
A Golden Age of Jazz Revisited, 1939-1942
A Golden Age of Jazz Revisited, 1939-1942 by Hazen Schumacher and John Stevens NPP BOOKS, 220pp, illustrated, hard cover ISBN 9780916182144, $60 plus shipping Jazz Museum Bix Eiben Hamburg; Grevenweg 120; 20537 Hamburg; Germany.This book is must for...
Ain't No Pops on Pops!
Audio Restoration of Louis Armstrong's Big Swing Band The Fleischmann BroadcastsTo describe the various steps involved in transferring old discs and restoring the music for CD release, I will here discuss a job recently completed: the previously un-issued...
A Morning in Paris
Sathima Bea BenjaminA Morning in ParisEkapa Records CD SA 004Sathima Bea Benjamin (vcl) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Abdullah Ibrahim (p) Sveno Asmussen (pizzicato vln) Johnny Gertze (b) Makaya Ntshoko (d). Barclay Studios, Paris, February 23, 1963.Darn...
A Rare Batch of Live Satch
Louis Armstrong His OrchestraA Rare Batch of Live SatchMr. Music - MMCD 7015Tracks 1-14 Louis Armstrong (tpt/v), Shelton Hemphill, Bernard Flood, Frank Galbreath (tpt), George Washington, Henderson Chambers, James Whitney (tbn), Rupert Cole (as/clt),...
A Round-Up of Journals Waiting for You
First of all, we now have issue No 54 of Discographical Forum, published by the IAJRC's own DF master, Malcolm Walker (his published DF was first fired-up in 1967). This issue has part two of the early British bopper pianist Ronnie Ball's discography...
A Trumpet around the Corner the Story of New Orleans Jazz
A Trumpet Around the Corner The Story of New Orleans Jazz by Samuel Charters (University Press of Mississippi), 2008. xii + 380pp. Hardback., $40.The author's name should be familiar to everyone interested in the history of traditional New Orleans jazz...
Benny Carter Centennial Project
Benny Carter Centennial ProjectEvening Star ES-113Warren Vaché , Randy Sandke (tpts) Chris Neville (pno) Steve LaSpina (bs) Steve Johns (dms) : I'm In the Mood For SwingPhil Woods (as) John Coates (pno) : Johnny/Other TimesJack Stuckey, Will Anderson...
Big Ears : Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies
Big Ears : Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies by Nichole T. Rustin and Sherrie Tucker, eds. Duke University Press, 460pp, 2008I once heard Harry James say, "There's only two types of music: good and bad." While no one can truthfully claim to have originated...
Black British Swing Part 3
While up north in Scotland with the 'Snakehips' Johnson Orchestra, the band's star trumpeter Dave Wilkins received a telegram from Leonard Feather to hurry with his trumpet down to London. He found himself on the overnight train for a recording session...
Blows'n'Rhythm: The Hottest Bows in Rhythm'n'Blues & Blues'n'Rhythm Rock'n'Roll & Fiddle Curiosities, 1939-1959
Blows'n'RhythmThe Hottest Bows in Rhythm'n'Blues & Blues'n'Rhythm Rock'n'Roll & Fiddle Curiosities, 1939-1959AB Fable ABCD2-019 / 20Double CD set: Leon Abbey, Remo Biondi, Clarence Black, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Jimmy Bryant, Pre-Papa Johnny...
Complete Master Takes 1954-1955
John Williams TrioComplete Master Takes 1954-1955Fresh Sound FSR-CD 405John Williams (p) Bill Anthony (b) Frank Isola (d), New York City, July 1954 : I'll Take the Low Road/Out of This World/ Railroad JackSame, New York City, August 13 1954 : For Heaven's...
Complete Recordings with Dizzy Gillespie/First Giant Steps
John ColtraneComplete Recordings with Dizzy GillespieDefinitive DRCD11249Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vcl*, ldr) Don Slaughter, Elmon Wright, Willie Cook (tp) Matthew Gee, Sam Hurt, Charles "Majeed" Greenlee (tb) Jimmy Heath,...
Convergence/Anchorman - NY Little Big Band & C.I. Quintet
The Chuck Israels TrioConvergencePhilology W 370.2Chuck Israels (b), Hod O'Brien (p), Steve Brown (g). Recorded June 3 & 6, Bayside Recording, Bellingham, WA.The Man I Love/Slow Freight/Trace Elements/Little Girl Blue/Too Marvelous for Words/Minor...
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...
DVDs - the Jazz Icons Series
Critical acclaim, international awards and healthy sales for the first two sets of Jazz Icons DVD releases mean that the franchise will continue ferreting out significant European performances and making them widely available for the first time. The...
Esquire All Stars
Metronome All StarsEsquire All StarsSummit Meetings, 1939-1950Fremeaux FA 5050Sessions: Metronome All Star Band (1939, 1940, 1941, 1945-6, 1946); Metronome All Star Leaders (1942); Metronome All Stars (1947, 1949, 1950); Coleman Hawkins with Leonard...
Forever Blues
Lino Patruno Jazz Show LiveForever BluesJazz Me Blues JMBCD 02Collective Personnel: Michael Supnick (c/tbn/v), Alberto Collatina (tbn/v), Gianni Sanjust, Andrew Pedroni, Kenny Davern (clt), Luca Velotti (ss), Adriano Urso, Giorgio Cuscito (p), Lino Patruno...
From the Vaults
Acrobat Music has been issuing compilations of vintage air checks. Three of particular interest to jazz collectors were originally on the Jazzband label.Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 by the Miles Davis All-Stars is a resequenced version of Jazzband EBCD...
Groovers of Note : Les Schriber and the Black & White Label
One question that has not been addressed: since Lester (Les) Schriber [died 1965] already had Black & White as a 'first' label, including sixteen 12-inch 78s released on vinyl, why did he create Comet as a second label with non-vinyl pressings? The...
Heroes - Vol. 1
Lew Del GattoHeroes - Vol. 1200 Music Corp 1002Lew DelGatto (ts) Frank Wess (ts * only) Don Friedman (pno) Bob Cranshaw (bs)Mickey Roker (dms) Recorded at NYC May 31 & June 1, 2006Quasimodo/Tickle Toe*/Fin De L'Affaire/Omelette/Did You Call Her Today?*/People...
Hirschfeld's Harlem
Hirschfeld's Harlem Al Hirschfeld Glenn Young Books, 129pp, 2004No, it's not a new title. However, it's full of Harlem art that's of such vintage it doesn't matter, and you can find used copies online for about $20. Some of it was previously published...
How about You?
Rowland GreenbergHow About You?Gemini Records GMCD 55Rowland Greenberg (tpt) Kristian Bergheim (ts) Eivin Sannes (pno,org) Sture Janson (bs) Per Nyhaug (dms) Recorded at Oslo, Norway - November 15, 1986Seven Up/How About You?/I Don't Stand A Ghost Of...
IAJRC CDs - the Complete List
CD1001 The Tenor Sax of Lucky Thompson - The Beginning Years: 1945 - ca. 1949 recordings featuring Thompson as sideman.CD1002 Tar Heel Jazz: 1936-1937 recordings by North Carolina orchestras of Jimmy Gunn; Frankie and Johnnie; Hod Williams; Frankie Reynolds.CD1003...
Intensity
Tubby HayesIntensityTentoten TTTCDS 759Tubby Hayes (ts,fl) Terry Shannon (pno) Jeff Clyne (bs) Benny Goodman (dms). Recorded at London, Spring, 1965Mini -Minor/ Alo ne Together/Sometime Ago TT: 62:33Tubby Hayes is found here in a quartet setting at the...
It's about Time
Bob KellerIt's About Time...Brown Cat Productions (no number)Bob Keller (ts) Steve Brown (gtr) Steve LaSpina (bs) Recorded at Saylorsburg, PAJanuary 14, 2008Nobody Else But You/A Little Song For Jan/Pound Cake/Line For Lyons/It's You Or No One/The Gypsy/The...
It's a Family Affair - with Helen Humes and Jimmy Rushing
I was a jazz groupie in Southern California in the sixties-beginning with the 1962 Monterrey Jazz Festival. Over the years I caught Louis Armstrong three times in as many venues, including Monterey. On the last of these occasions, in January 1963, I...
Jazz Revisited Lives
On October 6, 1967, Duke Ellington's What Am I Here For introduced Hazen Schumacher's Jazz Revisited for the first time, on the University of Michigan FM station, WUOM. A few years later, the program went national. As many of you may remember, each program...
Kind of Blue : 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Miles DavisKind of Blue : 50th Anniversary Collector's EditionColumbia Legacy 88697 33552 2Miles Davis (tp); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly* (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d).So What/ Freddie Freeloader*/...
Kinsmen
Rudresh Mahanthappa, with Kadri Gopalnath and the Dakshina EnsembleKinsmen ? PI Recordings PI28Rudresh Mahanthappa and Kadri Gopalnath-as, A. Kanyakumari-vln, Rez Abassi-gtr, Poovalur Sriji-mridangam, Carlo de Rose-db, Royal Hartigan-dms; Rec. 13-14...
Legendary Radio Broadcasts
Fats Waller/Cab CallowayLegendary Radio BroadcastsStoryville 103 8413 (2 CDs)CD1Collective Personnel: Herman Autrey, John Hamilton (tpt), Gene Sedric (clt/ts), Fats Waller (p/v), Al Casey (g), Charles Turner, Cedric Wallace (sb), Yank Porter, Arnold...
Live at the Café Bohemia / Betty Scott Sings with Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano All StarsLive at the Café BohemiaRare Live Recordings RLR 88638Bill Harris (tb) Flip Phillips (ts) Billy Bauer (g) Lennie Tristano (p) Chubby Jackson (b) Denzil Best (d); Argonne Thornton (Sadik Hakim) for Tristano*; The Pied Piper (later...
Live at the Jazz Standard
Roger KellawayLive at the Jazz StandardIPO 1014Roger Kellaway (pno) Russell Malone (gtr) Jay Leonhart (bs) with guests Stefon Harris (vibes) Borislav Strulev (cello) Recorded at the Jazz Standard, NYC on May 25-28, 2006Disc One - Cottontail/C Jam Blues/.Someday...
Live at the Swiss Chalet
Chubby Jackson's All Star BandLive at the Swiss ChaletJazz Band EBCD 2141-2Chubby Jackson (ldr) with big band including Nat Adderly, Pete Minger, Vinnie Tano (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Danny Turner (as) Arnett Cobb, Jay Corre (ts) possibly Dolph Castellano...
Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club
Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz OrchestraLive from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's ClubDiva Jazz [no number]Sherrie Maricle (ldr,dms) Tanya Darby, Jami Dauber, Carol Morgan, Nadje Noordhuis (tpts) Deborah Weisz, Robynn Amy, Leslie Havens (tbns)...
Live in Concert 1948 & 1949 / Sharkey and His Kings of Dixieland
Leon Prima-Sharkey BonanoLive in Concert 1948 & 1949504 Records CD57Tracks 1-6: Leon Prima (tp, vcl) Charlie Miller (tb), Sid Davilla (cl), Arthur Pons (gui), Roy Zimmerman (pno), Phil Ducros (bs), Abbey Brunies (dr), Roger Wolfe (emcee), New Orleans,...
Live Performances, 1934-1956
Art TatumLive Performances, 1934-1956Storyville 108 8603Disc One - Art Tatum (solos) Cleveland, Ohio, February 27, 1934 (Tracks 1-5); New York City, August, 1938 (tracks 6-7) New York City, August, 1939 (track 8); Art Tatum Trio Tatum (pno) Tiny Grimes...
Masks
Jack ReillyMasksUnichrom 9001Composite personnel: Jack Reilly (pno) Joe Maneri (ts,cl,voice) Norman Mameli (ts) Harvie Swartz, Jack Six (bs) Joe Cocuzzo, Ronnie Bedford (dms) Sheila Jordan (vcl); Recorded at various locations (see review below) between...
Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting Louisville, 6 September 2008
1. Meeting opened in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn, Hurstbourne, 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway at 1-64, Louisville, KY 40222 at 9:00 a.m. It was noted that a quorum was in attendance. There were 42 members plus 9 board members present.2. Geoff...
Monk's Music - Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making
Monk's Music - Thelonious Monk And Jazz History In The Making by Gabriel Solis University of California Press, 239pp, paperback, 2008Mr Solis is a member of that burgeoning group of music educators whose chosen specialty is jazz. He's an Assistant Professor...
Mood Indigo
Kenny Davern, Bjarne Nerem, Flip PhillipsMood IndigoGemini Records GMCD 59Kenny Davern (cl) Flip Phillips, Bjarne Nerem (ts) Egil Kapstad (pno) Kare Garnes (bs) Ole Jacob Hansen (dms) Recorded at Oslo, Norway - August 9,. 1987Mood Indigo/Crazy Rhythm/Just...
New and Now
The two principals of The James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet first recorded together in September 1946, when both were members of the Ray Brown All-Stars. Our Delight is their latest meeting, a mere 62 years later, and it really is the listener's delight....
New York New York
Duke Ellington, His Orchestra and Small BandNew York New YorkStoryville CD 1018042Collective personnel: Duke Ellington (p,arr,ldr) Mercer Ellington, John Coles, Nelson Williams, Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Eddie Preston, Money Johnson, Al Rubin, Fred...
New York Nights
Magni WentzelNew York NightsGemini GMCD 74Magni Wentzel (vcl) Roger Kellaway (pno) Red Mitchell (bs) Recorded at Oslo, Norway on August 12 & 13, 1991New York Nights/Speak Low/Yesterday I Heard The Rain/ I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face/I'm All Smiles/Lush...
Night Mist Blues
Philippe LeJeuneNight Mist BluesBlack & Blue 701.2Philippe LeJeune-grand concert piano; Domique Lambrey-guitar; Herman Hampton-double bass; Stanley Swann-drumsNight Mist Blues / Hip Boogie Woogie / Satin Doll / See See Rider / Isn't She Lovely ?...
Our Delight
James Moody and Hank JonesOur DelightIPOC 1013James Moody (ts,fl) Hank Jones (pno) Todd Coolman (bs) Adam Nussbaum (dms) Roberta Gambarini (vcl-last tune only) Recorded NYC, June 28 & 29, 2006Our Delight/Birk's Works/Con Alma/Lady Bird/Eternal Triangle/Body...
Plays the Music of Irving Berlin
John Bunch TrioWith Frank WessPlays the Music of Irving BerlinArbors Records ARCD 19376John Bunch (pno) Frank Vignola (gtr) John Webber (bs) Frank Wess (fl)Recorded at NYC on February 20/21, 2008Soft Lights and Sweet Music/Coquette/How Deep Is The Ocean?/What'll...
Professor Visits Harlem: An Anthology of Swing Strings, 1930s-1950s
Professor Visits HarlemAn Anthology of Swing Strings, 1930s-1950sAB Fable ABCD1-018Eric Siday, Reg Leopold, [San Francisco] Bay Ensemble, Eddie South, Hariett Wilson, Het Reamblers Quintet, The New Friends of Rhythm, Stéphane Grappelly, Michel Warlop,...
Rare and Unissued 1929-68
Eddie CondonRare and Unissued 1929-68LJR 08Collective personnel: Red Nichols, Wild Bill Davison, Bobby Hackett, Dick Cary, Billy Butterfield, Wingy Manone, Smokey Stover (tpt), Miff Mole, Herb Taylor, Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity, Vic Dickenson, J.C....
Recent eBay Auction Results
A brief look, as jazz 78s approach their centenary - seen by the IAJRC's Consumer AdvocateGradingAmong the amazing records that have surfaced in the last few months on eBay is a copy of the seemingly-impossible Danny Altier shellac 78 from 1928, I'm...
Reissues, Chronologically (.Mostly)
The revitalized ESP label has reissued a generous helping of the incomparable Lester Young caught Live at Birdland, in 1953 and 1956. This broadcast material, complete with announcements, is drawn from three sessions, but you'll have to read the liner...
Rhythm Piano
Those Syncopated 78sFor some 35 years now, I've been performing, recording and gluttonously collecting 78s and sheet music in an idiom variously called 'novelty piano', 'syncopated piano', or 'rhythm piano'. It's not quite jazz, though couldn't possibly...
Road Shows, Vol. 1
Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1Doxy B0012165-02Composite personnel: Sonny Rollins (ts-all tracks) Clifton Anderson (tbn) Mark Soskin, Stephen Scott (pno) Bobby Broom (gtr) Christian McBride (bs) Al Foster, Victor Lewis, Perry Wilson, Steve Jordan, Roy...
Ruby's Habit
Fred Dupin's Ruby Swing 4tetRuby's HabitJazz Maniac FD 3305Fred Dupin (tpt) Pierre Muller (pno) Roland Julian (bs) Francis Gonzalez (dms)Recorded at Bordeaux, France in January, 2008I'm Shooting High/The Song Is Ended But The Melody Lingers On/Where...
Ruling of the Court of Jazz Justice the Case Against: American Big Bands
This will not be, I fear, a work in the competition as Best Article of the Year. If the IAJRC would only introduce a new prize for The Most Malicious Tongue, then I'd have a chance to win a golden venom syringe. As it happens, writing this was a trial...
Solo Piano
Philippe LeJeuneSolo PianoBlack & Blue 690.2 / ND 217Sidewinder / Willow Weep for Me / Soft Winds / Please Send Me Someone to Love / Salute to Ray Charles / E.E.C. Boogie / Just for You / Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues / Summertime / Duke Ellington...
Stan Getz and the Lighthouse All Stars
Stan Getz and the Lighthouse All StarsGiant Steps GSCR 022Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars: Stan Getz, Bob Cooper (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (bs) Teddy Charles (vbs) Russ Freeman (p) Howard Rumsey (b) Shelly Manne (d), Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach CA,...
Swinging the Changes
Nik Payton & Bob WilburSwinging the ChangesArbors ARCD 19358Nik Payton (ts, cl), Bob Wilbur (as, sop, cl), Richard Busiakiewicz (p), Dave Green (b), Steve Brown (dr), Greenfield, England, August 24 & 25, 2007.I Won't Dance/ Swinging the Changes/...
The Piano
Masters of Classic JazzThe PianoSoundies SCD 4123Herman Chittison Trio: Chittison (p) Jimmy Shirley (g) Cedric Wallace (b), NYC, January 3 1944 : As Time Goes By/ My Old Flame/Lover/Persian RugArt Tatum Trio: Tatum (p) Tiny Grimes (g) Slam Stewart (b),...
The Pres Message
Because of time constraints, the President's Message for the December 2008 issue, Vol. 41 No. 4 did not appear in that issue. Portions of it, along with a report on the Saturday, January 17, 2009 meeting of the Board in Indianapolis, are published here.Although...
The Treasury Shows, Volume 13
Duke Ellington and His OrchestraThe Treasury Shows, Volume 13Storyville D.E.T.S. CD 903 9013CD 1: Treasury Broadcast 24 - Radio City Studio 6-B, Blue Network, New York City, September 22, 1945: Duke Ellington (p,arr,ldr) Taft Jordan, Shelton Hemphill,...
The Ultimate Collection
The Commanders Big BandThe Ultimate CollectionJASMINE JASCD 667Big band featuring Tutti Camarata and Eddie Grady, also as accompanists to Dick Todd, Delores Gray, Louis Armstrong, Don Cherry and The Dave Lambert Singers, NYC, various dates: January 26,...
Time for Love
Laila DalsethTime for LoveGemini GMCD51Laila Dalseth (vcl) Egil Kapstad (pno) Red Mitchell (bs) Ole Jacob Hansen (dms) Recorded at Oslo, - January 21, 1986Nature Boy/You've Changed/The Song Is You/The Summer Knows/Emily/Good Morning Heartache/When Your...
Vol Atile - He Can Fly
[Australian] Air Force Jazz EnsembleVol Atile - He Can FlyRAAF Central Band 2006Paul Williamson - tpt; Ralph Whitcoak - as/sop; Jeff Vague ts; Greg Gear - pno, keys; Steve Temple - bs; Ben van der Akker - dms; w. Liz Hennessy - fl; Angela Richmond -...
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