IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, June

2009 IAJRC Annual Convention August 20-22, 2009 Bloomington, Minnesota
Latest update - special rates !Stay in Hotel - Breakfast Free !All attendees staying in the hotel will receive coupons for free buffet breakfasts on convention days, saving $10 to $15 each day.All Happening atThe Holiday Inn Select3 Appletree Square,...
Acoustic Heat
Marty Grosz & Mike PetersAcoustic HeatSackville SKCD2-2071Marty Grosz, Mike Peters (g) with guests Dave Boeddinghaus (p) and Ken Peplowski (clarinet).Jubilee; Sarong Number; Chicken à la Swing; Washboard Blues; I Found a New Baby; The Mooche; Serenade;...
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Jessica MolaskeyA Kiss to Build a Dream OnArbors Jazz ARCD 19384Jessica Molaskey - vocals, with Aaron Weinstein (vn), John Pizzarelli (g/v), Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Martin Pizzarelli (sb), Larry Fuller (piano on track 10)Happy Habit/You Must Have Been...
Al Casey, Billy Butler & Jackie Williams Guitar Odyssey
Al Casey, Billy Butler & Jackie WilliamsGuitar OdysseyJOCD 07Al Casey, Billy Butler (guitar) and Jackie Williams (drums); Rec. Bell Studios, New York City, 11 and 12 July 1974Tea for Two/Saint Louis Blues/Ghost of a Chance/Take the A Train/Three...
Allmart
Mart Rodger & his FriendsAllmartBowstone Records B0WSCD 2608Mart Rodger (clt/v), Roger Browne (p), Charlie Bentley (bjo/guitar), Colin Smith (sb), Nigel Cretney (d) (on track 1, Ralph Silvester (bjo) and Bill Brennan (wbd) join Rodger). Recorded...
Almost Home
Nate BirkeyAlmost HomeHousehold Ink Records (no number)Nate Birkey (tpt,flghn,vcls) Sal Giorgianni (ts,fl) Jim Ridl (pno except "Sing To Me") Steve Rudolph (pno, "Sing To Me" only) Tony Marino (bs) Marko Marcinko (dms, percussion) Vic Juris (gtr) Café...
A-Tisket, A-Tasket Bob Causer & Todd Rollins
One version of the sheet music for A-Tisket A-Tasket published by Robbins Music Corporation of 799 Seventh Avenue, New York proclaims it the 'Sensation of the Century.' Another version promotes the tune as 'Featured by Ernie Fiorito and His Orchestra.'...
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 + 380 pp. Hardback. $40.First review:The author's name should be familiar to everyone interested in the history of New Orleans...
Barney Kessel - A Jazz Legend
Barney Kessel - A Jazz Legend by Maurice J. Summerfield Ashley Mark Publishing Co. - Blaydon on Tyne, UK 303 pgs, paperback $39.50 US, £20 UKThis 8 ¼ in. by 11 ½ in. book is packed with information on the late Barney Kessel. It is written by a person...
Beautiful Memory
Bill HendersonBeautiful MemoryAHUH Productions AP1001Bill Henderson (vcls) Tateng Katindig (keybds) Chris Conner (bs)Roy McCurdy (dms) Recorded at Santa Monica, CA on March 22, 2007All The Things You Are/Never Make Your Move/You Are My Sunshine/Royal...
Birds of a Feather
Greg Abate & Alan BarnesBirds of a FeatherWoodville Records WVCD123Greg Abate (as,ts) Alan Barnes (as,bars) John Donaldson (pno) Andrew Cleyndert (bs) Spike Wells (dms) Recorded Leicester, England on November21, 2007Hot House/Wong's Way/In The Stratosphere/The...
Bjarne Nerem: The Big Band Sessions/Bjarne Nerem: The Small Group Sessions
Bjarne NeremThe Big Band SessionsGemini Records GMOJCD 95012/13Collective personnel: Sixten Ericsson, Weine Renliden, Ernie Englund, Leif Uvemark, Christer Jagerhult, Arnold Johansson, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Gosta Nisson, Rolf Ericsson, Benny Bailey (tpts)...
Black British Swing: Part 4
In the wake of the Johnson Orchestra's tragedy, the bandsmen split. Various white bandleaders who were eager for the opportunity to secure a better sense of swing for their recording dates scooped some of the band's members up. Not all, however. The...
Complete Clef-Mercuty Studio Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1952-1953)
Complete Clef-Mercuty Studio Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1952-1953)Mosaic MD7-241Oscar Peterson (p, vcl); Barney Kessel (g); Ray Brown (b). (Irving Ashby for Kessel on eight numbers; Alvin Stoller (d) added on ten.) Mostly Los Angeles; November...
Complete Debut Recordings
John LaPortaComplete Debut RecordingsLone Hill Jazz LHJ 10345John LaPorta Quintet: Louis Mucci (tp) John LaPorta (cl, as) Wally Cirillo (p) Richard Carter (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d), New York, March 9 1954Fluid Drive (3 takes)/Right Around Home (2 takes)/The...
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...
Driftwoods
Ran BlakeDriftwoodsTompkins Square TSQ2097Ran Blake (solo piano) Recorded at Brookline, Massachusetts, n.d.Driftwood/Dancing In The Dark 2/Dancing In The Dark 1/Lost Highway/Unforgettable/Cancao do Sol/No More/I Loves You, Porgy/Strange Fruit/Pawnbroker/...
Eddie South: The Dark Angel Album Sets
Eddie SouthThe Dark Angel Album SetsAB FABLE ABCD1-021Tracks 1-8 - Eddie South (vln,vcl) David Matin (pno) Eddie Gibbs (gtr) Ernest Hill (bs) Spec Powell (dms, vibes, bells). From Columbia C-27 album (78s). Recorded June 10, 1940 at NYCTracks 9-16 -...
Explorations
David Leonhardt TrioExplorationsBig Bang Records BBR 9577David Leonhardt (p), Matthew Parrish (sb), Alvester Garnett (d) Recorded March, 2008Whispers Of Contentment-Shouts Of Joy/While My Guitar Gently Weeps/Your Song/Iberian Lament/Sunshine Of Your...
Fireball
Dupree BoltonFireballUptown Records UPCD-27.56Curtis Amy Sextet: Dupree Bolton (tp) Curtis Amy (ts) Ray Crawford (g) Dolo Coker (p) Victor Gaskins (b) Ronnie Selico (d) Frank Evans (MC), Broadcast 'Frankly Jazz', Los Angeles CA, November 1962Theme/Summertime/Katanga/Laura/Blues...
Groovers of Note Breneman's and Gene Norman's Empire Room
Behind Music City, at 1539 North Vine Street, was Tom Breneman's Hollywood Restaurant, which opened in 1945 and was home to the popular radio show, Breakfast with Breneman. Looming over it was The Broadway-Hollywood Plaza Hotel, with its huge neon roof...
IAJRC Audio-Video Library What's New and Hot
We have some delicious treats for you in this issue, a veritable jazz-lover's buffet, the next course will follow, in your next IAJRC Journal. Now to the first course.Thanks to the efforts of Andy Smith, we have ten excellent videos of the Louisville...
In Loving Memory of America
Gilad Atzmon Quartet with The Sigamos String QuartetIn Loving Memory of AmericaENJA 888 850 2Gilad Atzmon-alto/sop/cl, Frank Harrison-pno/Fender Rhodes, Yaron Stavi-db/el b, Asaf Sirkis-dms, Ros Stephen & Emil Chakalov-vlns, Rachel Robson-viola,...
In the Back Room
Ray BryantIn the Back RoomEvening Star 114Ray Bryant (solo piano) Recorded May 8, 2004 at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ except*, recorded October 1, 2008, same location.Lullaby/.Keepin' Out of Mischief Now/Black and Blue/The Impossible Rag/Jitterbug...
Jubilation
Warren Vaché - John Allred QuintetJubilationArbors Jazz ARCD 19369Warren Vaché (cnt,vcl) John Allred (tbn) Tardo Hammer (pno) Nicki Parrott (bs) Leroy Williams (dms) Recorded - Bern Switzerland - December 20 and 21, 2007Old Devil Moon/The Can't Take...
Judit Pixner Quartett/Kein Weg Zu Weit/Nagel Heyer 2082
Judit Pixner QuartettKein Weg Zu WeitNagel Heyer 2082Judit Pixner-voc / Michel Giro-pno / Fabrizio Larentis-b / Roman Hinteregger-d / Pedro Tagliani-gtr. Rec München, July 2007, Oct 2008.An meiner Seite / Du fehist mir / Das Gelbe vom Ei / Ohne dich...
Just a Little Taste
Al HoodJust a Little Taste-private issueAl Hood (tpt,flghn) Dave Hanson (pno,synth,arr,cond) Ken Walker, John Arnesen (bs) Todd Reid (dms) Pam Endsley (fl) Lisa Martin (oboe) Susan McCullough (horn) Larisa Fesmire, John Hilton, Karen Kinzie, Rachel Segal,...
Left Coast Story
Jennifer LeithamLeft Coast StorySinistral Music SRCD 0030Jennifer Leitham (bs,vcl,arr) Josh Nelson (pno) Randy Drake (dms) plus guests: Richard Greene (vln) John Chiodini (dobro-mandolin) Ginger Berglund, Jane Bruckner (background vcl) Recorded at Chatsworth,...
Leslie Johnson
Founder, publisher and editor of The Mississippi Rag, Leslie Carole Johnson died in January at the age of 66. The final issue of the RAG was that for December 2008, which appeared on-line. A graduate of the Minneapolis School of Journalism, Johnson became...
Live at Milestones
Dakota StatonLive at MilestonesCaffe Jazz CJCD-6100Dakota Staton (vcl) accompanied by unidentified piano, bass, drums. Live via radio broadcast from Milestones, Buffalo NY, Nov. 20, 1986Chestnut Street/Girl Talk/Ain't No Use/Broadway/I Could Have Told...
Lonely Avenue
Lluis ColomaLonely AvenueSwing Alley 2006Lluis Coloma -Piano, Hammond B3; Manolo Germán-Bas; Marc Ruiz-Drums; Pep Pascual-Alto Sax; Dani Pérez-Tenor Sax; Nacho Romero-Tenor Sax; Joan Chamorro-Baritone Sax; R. M. Gera-Guitar; Manuel Quintana- Congas;...
Love Is the Thing - the Songs of Ned Washington Man in the Moon Records MM1
Sharon Paige (vo), Keith Ingham (p, ldr, arr), Glenn Drewes (t), Vinnie Riccitelli (as, fl), Bob Kindred (ts), Al Gafa (g), John Beal (bs), Steve Little (d). Recorded New York City, Nov 27th and 28th 2006.A Hundred Years From Today; Love Me; A Woman's...
Major Blues Totti Bergh Quintet
Major BluesTotti Bergh QuintetGemini Records GMCD 68Totti Bergh (ts) George Masso (tbn) Egil Kapstad (pno) Major Holley (bs) Pelle Hulten (dms) Recorded - Oslo, Norway - August 12, 1990Robins Nest/Old Folks/Walkin'/My Romance/Major Blues/Jive At Five/I...
New York City 1964-65
Lucky ThompsonNew York City 1964-65Uptown UPCD-57 & UPCD-58Disc 1, Lucky Thompson Octet: Lucky Thompson (ss, ts) Dave Burns (tp) Benny Powell (tb) Danny Turner (as) Cecil Payne (bs) Hank Jones (p) Richard Davis (b) Al Dreares (d), Jazz On Broadway,...
Out of Nowhere, the Musical Life of Warne Marsh
Out of Nowhere, The Musical Life of Warne Marsh by Marcus M. Cornelius 2008 Authors Choice Press (previously published in 2002 by Aurora Nova Publishing), 306 pp., paperback $18.95."I pour him a glass of wine, red wine from France, and go to the window...
Private Recordings
Dave McKennaPrivate RecordingsJump Records JCD-12-31Dave McKenna (p), Bud Freeman (ts) (1), Fairview Park, Ohio, May 19, 1981.Don't Blame Me (1)/ I Wonder Why/ Lucky To Be Me-Mister Lucky-You're Lucky To Me-This Is My Lucky Day/ Love Letters-I Love You-Lover/...
Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton Arbors Jazz ARCD 19368 (2 Discs)
Ruby Braff & Scott HamiltonArbors Jazz ARCD 19368 (2 discs)Ruby Braff (c), Scott Hamilton (ts), Jon Wheatley (g), John Bunch (p), Dave Green (b), Steve Brown (d). Recorded at the Newton Hotel in Nairn, Scotland on August 7, 2002.CD 1: Sometimes I'm...
Senation of the Year 1946
Earle Spencer & His New BandSenation of the Year 1946Fresh Sound Records FSR CD 2501Disc One: The Black and White Studio Recordings, 1946-1949Earle Spencer & His Orchestra : Jimmy Salko, Paul Lopez, Bob Fowler, Dick Bins, Clair Jones (tp) Earle...
Shuffle Play
Singularly eclectic reviews by former industry audio archivistClassic Columbia and OKeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions(1939-1958)Mosaic MD7-240All selections by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, unless otherwise noted. Rec in New York Citry, unless...
Sienna Red
Simon SpillettSienna RedWoodville Records WVCD 120Simon Spillett (ts) John Critchinson (pno) Andrew Cleyndert (bs) Spike Wells (dms) Recorded at Daneby Hall, Tunbridge Wells, UK on Sept. 24 & 25, 2007Mini Minor/Lifeline/Souriya/Peace Pipe/Rumpus/Ricardo/Pint...
Sitting in with Roy Eldridge at Jimmy Ryan's
In the mid and late 1970s, I was fortunate enough to make several trips to New York City with the specific purpose of trying to hear as much music and see as many musicians as possible. Although I am not a musician, my love for good jazz is boundless....
So Hard to Forget
Bucky Pizzarelli & StringsSo Hard to ForgetArbors Jazz ARCD 19370Bucky Pizzarelli (g) with Frank Vignola (g), Jerry Bruno, Martin Pizzarelli (sb), Sara Caswell, Aaron Weinstein (vn), Valerie Levy (viola), Jesse Levy (cello)Laura/Slow Burning/Duke...
Steppin' into Swing Society
Mercer Ellington OrchestraSteppin' into Swing SocietyFresh Sound Records FSR-CD-531Steppin' Into Swing Society (Coral LP CRL 57225 - 1958): Collective personnel: Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John...
Sunny Side Up
West End Jazz BandSunny Side UpRivermont BSW-2208Mike Bezin (cnt, vcl), Frank Gualtieri (tb, vcl), John Otto (cl, as, vcl), Leah Bezin (bjo, g, vcl), Mike Walbridge (tu), Mike Albiniak (dr), Chicago, 2008.Overture From Sunny Side Up/ Variety Stomp/ Have...
The Complete : Vol 1 - in the Beginning, Vol 2 - Jazz Me Blues, Vol 3 - It's All over Now
Bob Crosby & His BobcatsThe Complete : Vol 1 - In the Beginning, Vol 2 - Jazz Me Blues, Vol 3 - It's All Over NowSounds of Yester Year DSOY-750, 751, 752Collective personnel: Bob Crosby (ldr,vcl) Yank Lawson*, Billy Butterfield, Sterling Bose, Max...
The Gray-Nettelbeck All-Star Five after Awhile
The Gray-Nettelbeck All-Star Five After AwhileAustralian Jazz Archive SAJA 10Andrew Gaetjens (tpt), Bruce Gray (clt/ss/ts), Ted Nettelbeck (p), Sam Zerna (sb), Laurie Kennedy (d) recorded in August and September, 2006Struttin' With Some Barbecue/After...
The Influence of Bix Beiderbecke - Vols 1 & 2
The Influence of Bix Beiderbecke - Vols 1 & 2Jass Masters JMS 1001-CD1 & 2CD 1 - The USAYou'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes (George O1sen)/Where's My Sweetie Hiding? (Perley Breed)/Doo Wacka Doo (Marion McKay)/Cataract Rag Blues (Hitch's...
The New Music of
Reginald ForesytheThe New Music of ...BVHAAST CD 0307The New Music of Reginald Foresythe (1933-1935): Serenade for a Wealthy Widow & Angry Jungle (14 October 1933) / The Duke Insists, Berceuse for an Unwanted Child, Garden of Weed, & Bit (9 February...
The Sextet Live in Amsterdam 1956
Gerry Mulligan & Western ReunionThe Sextet Live in Amsterdam 1956Muziek Centrum Nederland MCN 0801Introduction/ Mud Bug/ Nights At The Turntable/ Ontet/ Ain't It The Truth/ Line For Lyons/ Demanton/ Utter Chaos/ Broadway/ Sweet And Lovely/ Red Door/...
The Sky Could Send You
The Sky Could Send YouBlue House - Pacific Coast Jazz 70001Lew Soloff (tpt), Phil Woods (as), David Udolf, Pablo Vergara (p), John Hart (g), Tim Collins (vib), Harvie S. (sb), Victor Cherico (d), Daniel Sadownick, Renato Thoms (percussion), Sherri Roberts,...
The Viking
Harold AshbyThe VikingGemini Records GMCD60Harold Ashby (ts) Norman Simmons (pno) Paul West (bs) Gerryck King (dms) Recorded at Oslo, Norway on August 4, 1988The Viking/ Hash/ I Got It Bad/ Whispering/ Tasty/ Solitude/ Rose Room/ Simplicity TT: 49:16This...
Tommy Ladnier's: Fletcher Henderson Days, 1926-27
Part 1He only lived to age 39, but the Armstrongesque cornet ace played with Fate Marable, Lovie Austin, King Oliver, Sam Wooding, Noble Sissle, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, and of course the innovating Fletcher Henderson Ork, as detailed in this new...
Walking the Thin Line/Reconciliation
Daphna Sadeh & The VoyagersWalking the Thin Line33 Records 143Daphna Sadeh-db, Stewart Curtis-cl/fl/recorder, Koby Israelite-acc/Indian bjo, riq, Nim Schwartz-oud, Ronen Kozokaro-d, darabuka; rec London 2006.Walking the Thin Line / Middle Eastern...
Yeah! / We Paid Our Dues
Charlie Rouse Quartet - Seldon Powell QuartetYeah! / We Paid Our DuesCollectables CD-7858Charlie Rouse Quartet: Charlie Rouse (ts) Billy Gardner (p) Peck Morrison (b) Dave Bailey (d), NYC, December 20 and 21 1960You Don't Know What Love Is/Lil' Rousin'/Stella...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear Editor,The December 2008 issue of the IAJRC Journal carries the famous photo Bix on the cover and on page 39. The caption for the photo on p. 39 reads, "Bix Beiderbecke, Davenport Iowa, August, 1921. I am afraid that the date is incorrect. The photo...
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