IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, March

1963 Live (National) Guard Sessions
Sarah Vaughan with Woody Herman1963 Live (National) Guard SessionsJazz Band EBCD 2108-2Sarah Vaughan (vcl) with her Trio and Woody Herman (cl-1) prob. Ronneil El Richard Davis (d). US Government studio transcription, provided free to radio stations to...
A Hot Night in Paris
Phil Collins Big BandA Hot Night in ParisWEA 3984272212 (issued on Atlantic in the USA)Collins - dms; Daniel Fornero, Harry Kim, Tito Carillo, Alan Hood, Ron Modell - tpt/flg; Arturo Velasco, Scott Bliege, Mark Bettcher - tbn; Antonio Garcia - bs tbn;...
America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World Storyville 1018527
America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World Storyville 1018527Louis Armstrong & his All Stars: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl) Trummy Young (tb) Joe Darensbourg (cl) Billy Kyle (p) Billy Cronk (b) Danny Barcelona (d) Jewell Brown (vcl), prob. Goodyear...
Artie Shaw: That Mosaic Box Unpacked
In September of 2009, Mosaic Records released a seven CD set of the music of clarinetist Artie Shaw on the Bluebird and RCA Victor record labels. The performances included were in-studio recordings made from July of 1938, shortly after Shaw first signed...
Basie Plays Hefti
Count BasieBasie Plays HeftiEssential Jazz Albums EJA 047Thad Jones, Joe Newman, SnookieYoung, Wendell Culley (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Poewll (tb) Marshall Royal (cl, as) Frank Wess (fl, as, ts) Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes...
Bebop Live/Bebop Live No. 2
University College School All-StarsBebop LiveSpotlite SPJ-CD 623Peter King (as) Art Theman (ts,ss) Al Haig (pno) Kenny Baldock (bs) Allan Ganley (dms) Recorded at the University College School, London on May 27, 1982; Bags Groove/Laura./Loverman/Straight...
Bunny Berigan Mr. Trumpet: The Business of Success
A chapter to a forthcoming biography exclusive to the IAJRC JournalNo one has ever recounted their experiences as the leader of a big band more compellingly than Bunny's fellow CBS and freelance recording comrade Artie Shaw did in his book The Trouble...
Chet and Jimmy C
Once upon a time, I think in 1977, I found myself, together with my then wife in a Left Bank cave, where Chet Baker was scheduled to perform that evening. He did indeed show up and, as I understand it, he was on time. This was fortunately unlike another...
Chicago - Austin High School Jazz in Hi-Fi
Bud FreemanChicago - Austin High School Jazz in Hi-FiMosaic Singles MCD 1002Jimmy McPartland (tpt) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Dick Cary (pno) Al Casamenti (gtr) Milt Hinton (bs) George Wettling (dms) Recorded New York City, March 7, 1957 :...
Complete Commodore & Decca Masters
Billie HolidayComplete Commodore & Decca MastersVerve Select HPO 710997Commodore (April 20, 1939): Frankie Newton (tpt); Tab Smith (as); Stan Payne, Kenneth Hollon (ts); Sonny White (p); Jimmy McLin (g); John Williams (b); Eddie Dougherty (d).Strange...
Complete Recordings
Bobby Hackett and Zoot SimsComplete RecordingsLone Hill Jazz LHJ 10377Bobby Hackett (tp) Zoot Sims (ts, ss) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Hank Jones (p) Richard Davis (b) Mel Lewis (d) New York City, August 3 1974Strike Up the Band/Blue Moment/Full Circle/Embraceable...
Crazy 'Bout Red-Head Mamas
Jean-Pierre Morel's Les Rois du Fox Trot OrchestraCrazy 'Bout Red-Head MamasStomp Off CD 1429Regular band - Jean-Pierre Morel, Shona Taylor (c), Patrick Bacqueville (tbn/v), Marc Bresdin, Nicolas Montier (clt/as), Michel Bescont (clt/ts), Bernard Thevin...
Debut : Clef-Mercury Recordings, 1949-1951
Oscar PetersonDebut : Clef-Mercury Recordings, 1949-1951Verve Select B0012950-02Oscar Peterson (p); Ray Brown or Major Holley* (b).Carnegie Hall: Introduction by Norman Granz / I Only Have Eyes for You/ Fine and Dandy/ Carnegie Blues (September 18, 1949)....
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...
Driving Hat
West Side Composers' CollectiveDriving HatPinnacles PM 0208Shannon Marshall - tpt; Mikael Strand - tbn; Mark Spencer - as; Rafael Karlin - ts, fl, comp/arr; Graeme Norris - bs; Steve Newcomb - pno; James Sherlock - gtr; Georgia Weber - bass; Joe Marchisella...
European Windows
John LewisEuropean WindowsAmerican Jazz Classics 99004John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) Gerald Weinkopf (fl) Ronnie Ross (bs) acc by members of the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Germany, February 20 and 21 1958:Midsömmer/The Queen's...
Gene Krupa and His Orchestra "The Ace Drummer Man" and His Three Panoram Soundies
Every so often questions arise concerning the soundtrack of the SOUNDIE Sugar Hill Masquerade, which is actually the standard tune After You've Gone. This is somewhat surprising since, production documents aside, the featured soloist is clearly Roy Eldridge,...
Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz
Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz By Thomas L. Morgan 206pp, 2009, $39.95 hardbound Available from Turner Publishing, Nashville, Tennesseeturnerpublishing.comThis attractive volume contains more than 200 images, many of which are quite rare, illustrating...
Imagining 7ths and 9ths Bix Bederbecke's Compositions for Piano
IntroductionBix Beiderbecke played piano in only four of his approximately 270 recordings, Big Boy, In A Mist, For No Reason at All in C, and Wringin' an' Twistin'. Nevertheless, the piano was a most important instrument for Bix. As a toddler, according...
It Amazes Me
Rossano SportielloIt Amazes MeSackville SKCD2-3072Rossano Sportiello (solo pno) Recorded at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 22, 2009Darn That Dream/I've Told Ev'ry Little Star/What Is There To Say?/ It Amazes Me/Dearest, You're The Nearest To My Heart/Rouge/...
Janus
Peter King QuartetJanusMiles Music MMCD088Peter King Quartet: Peter King (as,ss) Gordon Beck (pno) Jeremy Brown (bs) Stephen Keogh (dms); The Lyric Quartet: Patricia Calnan & Harriet Davies (vlns) Nick Barr (viola) Dave Daniels (cello); Rec. Purcell...
Jazz Anecdotes/From Birdland to Broadway
Bill Crow QuartetJazz AnecdotesVenus Records VHCD 2097Bill Crow (bs) Carmen Leggio (ts) Joe Cohn (gtr) David Jones (dms) Rec. Englewood, New Jersey, November 19 & 20, 1996Jazz Anecdotes/ Bohemia after Dark/ In a Mellotone/ Street of Dreams / Tarrytown/...
Jewish Jazz Cafe
Never has there been such a proliferation of 'Jewish jazz' as we've seen in the last 20 or so years. In the wake of the 1970s klezmer renaissance, followed in the 1990s by the emergence of the 'radical' or 'alternative' Jewish music movement whose totemic...
Jim Turner's Jelly Roll Blues
Jim TurnerJim Turner's Jelly Roll BluesArbors ARCD 19392Jim Turner (piano), Topsy Chapman (vocal on last track)Tiger Rag / Jelly Roll Blues / Fingerbreaker / Pearls/King Porter Stomp / Buddy Bolden's Blues / Crave / Grandpa's Spells / Perfect Rag / Wolverine...
Label Profile : Gemini-Taurus
This is the first profile of an independent jazz label in a series that I hope will appear in each issue of the IAJRC Journal. I chose the Gemini-Taurus catalogue first for a couple of reasons : great jazz by lesser-known players and quality packaging...
Last Impression
Rob ThorsenLast ImpressionPacific Coast Jazz PJ92342Composite personnel: Rob Thorsen (bs) Geoffrey Keezer or Josh Nelson (pno) Gilbert Castellanos (tpt,flghn) Ben Wendel (ts,bassoon) Duncan Moore (dms) Charlie Chavez (congos) John Rekovics (alto fl)...
Live from Canada
Stan KentonLive From CanadaMr. Music MMCD-7022Personnel: Buddy Childers, Clyde Reasinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, John Haliburton, Keith Moon (tb) Bill Russo (tb,arr) George Roberts (b-tb) Dick Maldonian, Vinnie...
Live from London House
Gene Krupa QuartetLive from London HouseMr. Music MMCD-7020Eddie Wasserman (ts,cl,fl) Ronnie Ball (p) Jimmy Gannon (b) Gene Krupa (d). One Night Stand #5030, Boulevard Room, Sheraton Jefferson Hotel, St Louis, March 29, 1958; One Night Stand #4777, London...
Live on the Coast
Harry James & His OrchestraLive on the CoastMr. Music MMCD-7018Harry James And His Orchestra : Personnel not shown but probably Harry James (tp, arr) Nick Buono, Jimmy Campbell, Al Cuozzo, Vince Badale (tp) Joe Ferrall, Sy Zentner, Harry Rogers (tb)Phil...
Live with the First and Second Herds
Woody HermanLive With The First and Second HerdsMr. Music MMCD-7021First Herd: Sonny Berman, Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo (tp) Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer (tb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as) Flip Philips, Mickey Folus...
Minutes of the 2009 Annual Membership Meeting
International Association of Jazz Record CollectorsBloomington, Minnesota - Saturday, August 22, 20091. Meeting opened in the Empire Room at the Holiday Inn and Suites at Three Appletree Square, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425 at 9:a.m. It was noted that...
Music, Music, Everywhere
Keith InghamMusic, Music, EverywhereSpotlite SPJ577-CDKeith Ingham (pno) Jim Richardson (bs) Bobby Worth (dms) Recorded at Greenford, Middlesex, UK on May 13 & 14, 2003Odd Number/Thinking Of You/Music, Music Everywhere/Dearly Beloved/ Afternoon In...
My Kind of Broadway
Woody HermanMy Kind of BroadwayWounded Bird WOU 9157 [CD]Collective personnel: Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Bill Chase, Dusko Goykovich (tp,arr), Gerald Lamy, Don Rader, Bob Shew, Ziggy Harrell, Larry Ford, Billy Hunt (tp) Harry Southhall, Bob Stroup, Phil...
Never Never Land
The Diva Jazz TrioNever Never LandArbors ARCD 19393Sherrie Maricle (drums) Tomoko Ohno (piano) Noriko Ueda (bass) Recorded at Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania on March 1 & 2, 2009If I Only Had A Brain/Piano Nocturne #6, Op. 09, No.2 (Chopin)/Virgo/I've...
News from Blueport
Andy Panayi QuartetNews from BlueportWoodville WVCD 109Andy Panayi (bars) Mark Nightingale (tbn) Simon Woolf (bs) Steve Brown (dms) Recorded at Derby on March 25, 2005 and Southampton on December 7, 2004Blueport/Line For Lyons/Out Back Of The Barn/The...
Nothing but the Blues
New Black Eagle Jazz BandNothing But the BluesBlack Eagles BE(CD)2013Tony Pringle (cnt,vcl) Stan Vincent (pno) Bill Novick (cl,as,vcl) Bob Pilsbury (pno) Peter Bullis (bjo) Barry Bockus (bs) Bill Reynolds (dms) plus special guest Duke Robillard (gtr);...
One Steady Roll
Garvin Bushell & FriendsOne Steady RollDelmark DE 250Bushell-clt/bassoon; Richard Hadlock-ss; Ray Skjelbred-pno; Stu Wilson-bs; Leon Oakley-crt (5, 9, 10); Barbara Ashley-voc (2, 6, 8); recorded Alameda, California, 3 May, 1982.Sweet Chorus/Memories...
One Way/Detour
Bob Albanese Trio With Ira SullivanOne Way/DetourZoho Music ZM 200905 [CD]Ira Sullivan (ts, sop, alto-fl,perc) Bob Albanese (ldr,p) Tom Kennedy (b) Willard Dyson (d). Recorded at Echo Beach Studio, Jupiter, Florida, January 27 & 28, 2008Major Minority/Yesterday's...
Paris 1957
Brother John SellersParis 1957Sackville SKCD2-2074Brother John Sellers (vcl) Guy Lafitte (ts) George Arvanitas (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d), Paris, May 13 1957 : Lucy Mae Blues/Railroad Blues/Love Is a Story /He Came All the Way DownBrother...
Parlophone's Race Series
Among the Parlophone series was the Race Series of the late nineteen-thirties. The records included in it came from the OKeh and Columbia catalogues of the nineteen-twenties and early thirties. Only seventeen records were issued between January 1936...
Plays Brubeck
Quartet San FranciscoPlays BrubeckViolin Jazz JCCD106Jeremy Cohen, Alisa Rose (violins) Keith Lawrence (viola) Michelle Djokic (cello); Recorded at Nicasio, CA on July 31 & August 3, 2009Three to Get Ready / Strange Meadowlark / The Golden Horn /...
Plays the Music of Rob Madna
Dutch Jazz OrchestraPlays the Music of Rob MadnaChallenge CR73267Dutch Jazz Orchestra collective personnel: Erik Veldkamp Peter van Soest, Mike Booth, Ruud Breuls, Martijn de Laat, Ray Brunsma, Henk Heijink, Jan Hollander, Jan Wessels, Jan Oosthof, Gerard...
Shuffle Play
Singularly eclectic reviews by audio archivistYes, the fabled avant-garde label, forever identified with New York's free jazz ferment of the Sixties, is back on the scene in a big way. Actually, the label has been around in one form or another in the...
Solar
Bernie McGannSolarRufus RF093Bernie McGann - as; Roger Mannis - ts; Warwick Alder - tpt; Lloyd Swanton - bs; John Pochee - dms: Sydney - 21 Jan, 2006.(I) Birthday Song/Spirit Song/D. Day.(II) Blues For Pablo Two and Ballad medley/Lover Man, Where Are...
Stardust/Have You Ever Felt That Way?
Scandinavian Rhythm Boys Meet Joe MuranyiStardustGate 2 Jazz CD10025Robert Hansson (tp), Hans Jorgen Hansen (bass sax, sop, clt), Michael Boving (bj, vo), Paul Waters (b), Joe Muranyi *(clt). Copenhagen, 10th and 17th October, 2008Weather Bird Rag/ Samba...
The Chronological Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 1951-1952
Benny GoodmanThe Chronological Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 1951-1952Classics Records 1450 [CD]BG Orchestra: Billy Butterfield, Chris Griffin, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Lou McGarity, Will Bradley, Cutty Cutshall (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer,...
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions 1935-1946
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions 1935-1946Mosaic MD7-243Disc 1 (74:14): October 3, 1935-January 18, 1936.Disc 2 (77:41): February 4, 1936-March 24, 1937. Alternates of When Ruben Swings the Cuban and Hurdy Gurdy Man (Jimmy Dorsey session,...
The Compositions of Bobby Scott
Bobby ScottThe Compositions of Bobby ScottFRESH SOUND FSR-CD 468Ronnie Woellmer (tp) Eddie Bert (tb) Hal McKusick (as) Al Epstein (bs) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d) Bobby Scott (arr, dir), New York City November 1954 : Betty /Moon Tan/ Aunt Sarah/Cerebellum/DotConte...
The Forgotten Years
Nat King Cole TrioThe Forgotten YearsMr. Music MMCD-7017Nat "King" Cole (p, vcl*) Oscar Moore (g) Johnny Miller (b) on all tracks with variations as shown.AFRS Mail Call #132, Hollywood, late 1944 or early 1945 : The Man On the Little White KeysV Disc,...
The Pres' Message
In order to make this issue's deadline, I am not able to fully report on certain IAJRC Board matters still in process. Chief among them is the election of new officers and Trustees for 2010. In years past, a selection committee has sought out and vetted...
Tom Pletcher Plays Back
Remembrance of one Bix aficionado by anotherNorman GentieuThis is to advise IAJRC members that Norman Gentieu, of Philadelphia, died on October 12, 2009, almost 95. He lived an interesting, comfortable yet uncompromising life, joining the IAJRC back...
Traveling Blues - the Life and Music of Tommy Ladnier
Traveling Blues - The Life and Music of Tommy Ladnier by Bo Lindström and Dan Vernhettes Jazz'Edit, Paris, 2009; 216pp, pb, euro56 Europe/euro60 USAA hot CD of 189 Ladnier tracks is also available euro72/euro76This is a most remarkable book by any standards,...
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