IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3, August

1933-1935 Ben Pollack and His Orchestra
1933-1935 BEN POLLACK AND HIS ORCHESTRASTERLING STCD 2-27-07Collective personnel: Yank Lawson, Charlie Spivak, Shirley Clay, Stew Pletcher (tp), Joe Harris, Benny Morton (tb), Matty Matlock, Gil Rodin, Dean Kincaide, Eddie Miller (reeds), Al Beller,...
Almost Modern
ALMOST MODERNDAN BLOCKSACKVILLE SKCD2=2069Dan Block (ts, bs cl, cl) Jon-Erik Kellso (tpt) Larry Ham (pno) Chris Flory (gtr except "Koko" & "Setting The Pace") Jon Hart (gtr on "Koko" & "Setting The Pace") Lee Hudson (bs) Chuck Riggs (dms) Recorded...
A Tribute to Paul Whiteman
A TRIBUTE TO PAUL WHITEMANKEITH NICHOLS `JAZZ ARTISTS & NORTHERN SINFONIALake LACD245Recorded at The Sage Gateshead, July 13, 2006Jazz Soloists: Keith Nichols (conductor, piano); Andy Woon (cornet); Mike Piggott (violin); Alistair Allan (trombone);...
Balades
BALADESINGA BERZINA(SELF PRODUCED)Inga Berzina (vcls) Deniss Paskvics (ts,alto fl) Madars Kalnins (pno) Andris Grunte (bs) Kaspars Grigalis (dms) Recorded at Riga, Latvia in November, 2005The Days of Wine and Roses/Dance of the Spring/Gentle Rain/I'm...
Bobby Hutcherson, the Al Grey & Dave Burns Compete Sessions
BOBBY HUTCHERSON, THE AL GREY & DAVE BURNS COMPETE SESSIONSLONE HILL JAZZ LHJ10137Dave Burns (tpt) Al Grey (tbn) Blue Mitchell (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Earl Washington (pno) Herman Wright (bs) Otis "Candy" Finch (dms) Recorded November 2 &...
Boy Ten Hove's Caricatures Drawings of Jazz Musicians 1935-1940
Boy ten Hove's Caricatures Drawings of Jazz Musicians 1935-1940 Edited by Ate van Delden Published by Aprilis 2006 (360pp)Quality cartoons of jazz musicians have always been in short supply. One particularly remembers the outstanding work of Gene Deitch...
Bruce Davison Lending Library Update
Working many years as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, your new IAJRC librarian's encounters with the on-premises Technical Library left this writer with the indelible impression that there should have been fully-uniformed Roman soldiers,...
Buddy Childers Quintet and Quartet
BUDDY CHILDERS QUINTET AND QUARTETSAM SONGSFRESH SOUND FSR 2205Buddy Childers (tp) Herb Steward (ts) Bob Harrington (p) Harry Babasin (b) Milt Holland (d), Western Recorders, Hollywood, November 29 and December 6, 1955Thank You Sam/Honeysuckle Sam/Sam...
Cherokee
EGIL KAPSTADGEMINI GMCD61Egil Kapstad (pno) Terje Venaas (bs) Egil Johansen (dms) Recorded at Oslo, Norway on August 10 and 11, November 1, 1988When You're Smiling/Blues O'Mighty/Darn That Dream/Who Cares?/Cherokee/Embraceable You/Autumn Leaves/For All...
Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions
CLASSIC CHU BERRYCOLUMBIA AND VICTOR SESSIONSMOSAIC MD7-236Leaders (# of sessions): Benny Carter (Chocolate Danthes) (1); Bessie Smith (1); Teddy Hill (1); Red Allen (1); Putney Dandridge (1); Mildred Bailey (2); Teddy Wilson (3); Gene Krupa (1); Fletcher...
Cocktails for Two
COCKTAILS FOR TWOJOE TEMPERLEY & HARRY ALLENSACKVILLE SKCD2-3071Joe Temperley (bars) Harry Allen (ts) John Bunch (pno) Greg Cohen (bs) Jake Hanna (dms) Recorded October 7, 2006 at Denver, COCocktails For Two/Blues In The Closet/My Romance/I've Got...
Compete TV Action Jazz! Mundell Lowe and His All Stars
COMPETE TV ACTION JAZZ!MUNDELL LOWE AND HIS ALL STARSLONE HILL JAZZ LHJ10197Donald Byrd (tpt) Jimmy Cleveland (tbn) Herbie Mann (fl,ts) Tony Scott (cl,bars) Mundell Lowe (gtr) Eddie Costa (pno,vibes) Don Payne (bs) Ed Shaughnessy (dms) Rec. NYC, February...
Complete Fifties Sessions: Bill Harris
COMPLETE FIFTIES SESSIONSBILL HARRISLONE HILL JAZZ LHJ10252Disc One - Tracks 1-7: Bill Harris (tbn) Ben Webster (ts) Jimmy Rowles (pno) Red Mitchell (bs) Stan Levey (dms) Recorded at Los Angeles, CA on September 23, 1957 Tracks 8-12: Bill Harris (tbn,vcl)...
Crazy Eyes/you'd Be Paradise/blues for Breakfast
CRAZY EYESMARY FOSTER CONKLINMOCK TURTLE MUSICMary Foster Conklin (vcl) Bill Mays (p) Jon Burr (b) Terry Clarke (d). Englewood NJ, September 1996- April 1997.Crazy Eyes/The Gentleman Is A Dope/Baby Talk/I'm Gonna Go Fishin'/Slow Boat To China/Dead Presidents/Goody...
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 will...
Dreaming the Hours Away
DREAMING THE HOURS AWAYTHE HOT FIVE JAZZMAKERSBTCD 2011Andrej Saradin (tpt,vcl) Brian Towers (tbn,vcl) Janet Shaw (reeds, vcl) Jamie Macpherson (tnr bjo) Bryan Day (bs,vcl) Recorded June 19 & 22, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSweet Man/Dreaming The...
Echoes
ECHOESJACKIE CAIN AND ROY KRALJAZZED MEDIA CD JM JM1014Jackie Cain (vcl) Roy Krai (vcl,p) Brian Atkinson (vib) John Mosher (b) Gary Nash (d). Live from Concerts By The Sea, Redondo Beach, CA, September 16-18, 1976.I Wonder What's The Matter With Me/Corcovado/Mountain...
Editor's Page
Dear IAJRC Members,This issue arrives at the time of this year's annual convention, this time in Chicago. As those who attend know very well, this gathering is always fascinating fun and the fact that it's in such a great jazz city is just a bonus.Michael...
Even Then (Mother Song)
EVEN THEN (MOTHER SONG)MARIT SANDVIK BANDTAURUS RECORDS TRCD 843Marit Sandvik (vcl,arr) Henning Gravrok (ts,ss) Elvind Vaines (pno) Sigurd Ulveseth (bs) Finn Sletten (dms) Recorded July 1, 2 & 3, 2002 - Oslo NorwayHello Young Lovers/First Song/Even...
Forward Motion
FORWARD MOTIONDAVID EASTLEE SEXTETBOP-O-PHONIC 002David Eastlee (gtr,ldr) Sam Most (ts) Jack Coan (tpt) Frank Strazzeri (pno) Harvey Newmark (bs) Nick Martinis (dms) Recorded May 3, 2006, Hollywood, CAEastside/Harvey's Tune/Reverse The Charges/The Small...
George Handy Handyland USA
GEORGE HANDYHANDYLAND USARCA/BMG MUSIC SPAIN CD 74321611122George Handy (ldr,p,arr,comp) Ernie Royal (tp) Allen Eager (ts) Danny Banks (bar) Dave Schildkraut (as) Kai Winding (tb) Vinnie Burke (b) Art Mardigan (d). NYC, August 16 & 17, 1954Recoil/A...
Gunhild Carling Stops the Clock
It is rare when any of the attempts to recapture the past in jazz succeed in upstaging the original.But, incredibly, this is exactly what has happened in the video clip from the Carling family performance of Let's Stop the Clock during their 1996 session...
.Jammin' New Orleans Style in the 1950s
.JAMMIN' NEW ORLEANS STYLE IN THE 1950SGEORGE LEWIS & HIS RAGTIME BAND/ ART FORD TV PROGRAM ALLSTARSJAZZ CRUSADE JCCD 3054George Lewis and His Ragtime Band: Elmer 'Coo Coo' Talbert or Percy Humphrey (tpt/vocal), Jim Robinson (tbn), George Lewis (clt),...
Janet Daly July 22 19?? - April 11 2007*
A very personal tribute by Doug NorwoodFor most of the past seven years, my life has been brightened by the gift of love from an angel, Janet Daly. On April 11 of this year, Janet was taken from me - from us - by an aggressive infection which, mercifully,...
Linda Keene Her Elusive Fame
"Linda Keene was one of the great might-have-beens of 52nd Street....a singer with a beautiful, emotional quality. Linda should have made it in a big way. She just did not get lucky"- Leonard FeatherDuring the golden age of jazz, a multitude of aspiring...
Live at the Hickory House - 1937 Frankie Trumbauer and His Band
LIVE AT THE HICKORY HOUSE - 1937 FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS BANDSTERLING STCD 1-15-07Frankie Trumbauer (C-mel sax), Johnny "Scat" Davis (tp), Ford Leary (tb), Frank Carter (p), Adele Girard (harp), Stan King (dr), Frances Lane (voc), guest artists Adrian...
Maurie Bercov - Following Tesch
One of the many problems which discographers faced during the 1940s was accepting the quoted personnel for Jazz Me Blues and Sister Kate by Charles Pierce and his Orchestra on Paramount 12640. Cornetist Muggsy Spanier had said that he and clarinetist...
New Releases
Pride of place in this issue's column (both because of the music and the musician's pride in their place) goes to Marsalis Music Honors Bob French. New Orleans Drummer and sometime vocalist French leads the century-old Tuxedo Brass Band, and this side...
Night Birds
HARRY ALLEN, TOTTI BERGH, GEORGE MASSOGEMINI GMCH 95Harry Allen (ts) Totti Bergh (ts,ss) George Masso (tbn) Per Husby (pno) Bjorn Alterhaug (bs) Per Hulten (dms) Recorded at Oslo, Norway - August 10, 1997Rent Party Blues/For Lena and Lennie/The Best...
Organic Vibes
ORGANIC VIBESJOEY DEFRANCESCOCONCORD JAZZ CCD2306-2Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond B3 Organ) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Ron Blake (ts,ss,fl) George Coleman (ts) Jake Langley (gtr) Byron Landham (dms) Recorded August 24 & 26, 2005 - Tempe, AZThe Tackle/Little...
Paul Barbarin's Onward Brass Band in Concert 1968 at the Connecticut
PAUL BARBARIN'S ONWARD BRASS BAND IN CONCERT 1968 AT THE CONNECTICUTTRADITIONAL JAZZ CLUBJAZZ CRUSADE JCCD 3049Alvin Alcorn, Ernest Cagnolatti (tpt), Wendell Eugene, Clement Tervalon (tbn), Louis Cottrell (clt), Danny Barker (bjo), Jerry Green (tba),...
Plus Three/without a Song (the 9/11 Concert)/sonny Please
PLUS THREESONNY ROLLINSMILESTONE MCD 9250-2Sonny Rollins (ts) Stephen Scott (pno - 2 tracks) Tommy Flanagan (pno - 5 tracks) Bob Cranshaw (eled bass) Jack DeJohnette (dms - 2 tracks) Al Foster (dms - 5 tracks) Recorded at New York City - August 30, 1995...
President's Message
Despite an impassioned plea by Fred Cohen for help on the "Disposing of Your Collection," in the last Journal, no one has stepped up to help. Much of the information in the monograph is now obsolete, and several years ago, a proposal was made to update...
Quiet Nights
LINTON GARNER TRIOCELLAR LIVE CL111702Linton Garner (pno) Ross Taggart (ts) Russ Bottten (bs) Recorded November 17, 2002 - Vancouver, BC, CanadaDays of Wine and Roses/All The Things You Are/Blues For Jimmy O./Corcovado/Don't Blame Me/It Could Happen...
Recorded Live at Jorgies Jazz Club
RECORDED LIVE AT JORGIES JAZZ CLUBWES MONTGOMERYSOULAND INTERTAINMENT CO. VGM-SOU CD 1Wes Montgomery (gtr) Buddy Montgomery (pno,vibes) Monk Montgomery (bs) Billy Hart (dms) Recorded August 19, 1961 - St. Louis, Mo.All of You/Heartstrings/ Summertime/Back...
Record Notes
Louie Records, the pride of Corvallis, Oregon, is taking a unique approach to lack of sales. New releases will be available as CD-R's in slim-line cases for $5 plus postage direct from their web site at www.peak.org/~louierec. Paint Me a Picture by No...
Recovered Treasures
RECOVERED TREASURESRUBY BRAFF AND HIS MUSICAL FRIENDSJUMP JCD-12-29Ruby Braff with: the Beaux Arts String Quartet, the Ralph Sutton Trio (Bill Takas (b), prob. Buzzy Drootin (dr)), the Bobby Hackett Quintet (Peanuts Hucko (cl), Dave McKenna (p), Bill...
Reissues, Chronologically
The multi-talented Thad Jones had so much going for him as a composer, arranger and big band co-leader that sometimes it's easy to forget what a fabulous trumpet player he was. A reissue like Detroit-New York Junction, an early Blue Note from the 1500...
Richard B. Allen (1927-2007)
New Orleans Jazz CuratorThe IAJRC is sad to learn of the death of Dick Allen, a longtime member. Although he only moved to New Orleans in 1949, aged 22, the Crescent City became his home and, along with his friend Bill Russell, embraced traditional jazz...
Scotch and Milk
SCOTCH AND MILKCECIL PAYNEDELMARK DE-494Cecil Payne (bars,fl) Marcus Belgrave (tpt) Eric Alexander, Lin Halliday (ts) Harold Mabern (pno) John Ore (bs) Joe Farnsworth (dms) Recorded September 2 & 3, 1996 - Chicago, ILScotch and Milk/Wilhelmenia/I'm...
Shavian Matters
The Confessions of a Record (Collector, or. . . . how I answered some vexing questions about the jazz music I love, even though it may have taken 40 yearsI am setting down some of the thoughts I have had and the research I have done on a number of matters...
Singin' in the Bathtub
SINGIN' IN THE BATHTUBWEST END JAZZ BANDLEGACY 2K 107Mike Bezin (cnt, voc), Frank Gualtieri (tb, voc), John Otto (cl, as, voc), Leah Bezin (bj, g, voc), Mike Walbridge (tu), Mike Albiniak (d, vibes), Chicago, March, 2005 & January 2007.Looking at...
Swing Era Scrapbook:the Teen Age Diaries and Radio Logs of Bob Inman 1936-1938
Swing Era Scrapbook:the teen age diaries and radio logs of Bob Inman 1936-1938 Edited by Ken Vail, with introductions by Dan Morgenstern, Vail and Inman. Scarecrow Press, Lanhani, MD and Oxford,UK Hard cover, 393pp publ. 2005Once in a great while, something...
The Birth of an Idea
The creative process has long been a subject of interest to people in the arts, scientists, and, well, everyone, really. In this essay, the composer, pianist and author Jack Reilly retraces his past path to discover the makings of one of his major classical...
The Busy Charley Straight
Pianist, Composer, Band LeaderCharles Theodore Straight, known as "Charley" Straight, was born on January, 6, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois. The 1910 US Census finds Charley, listed as Chas. Jr., born in Jan 1891 and living at 5742 Armour Avenue, Chicago,...
The Essential Benny Goodman
THE ESSENTIAL BENNY GOODMANCOLUMBIA/BLUEBIRD/LEGACY 88697 094912 2Benny's Big Band Arrangers: Let's Dance/ Bugle Call Rag/ King Porter Stomp/ Don't Be That Way/ When Buddha Smiles/ Sing, Sing, Sing/ Big John's Special/ Get Happy/ Superman/ Oh! Baby....
The Gemini Twins
THE GEMINI TWINSKNUT RIISNÆS & RED HOLLOWAYGEMINI GMCD75Knut Riisnaes (ts) Red Holloway (as,ts) Kjell Ohman (pno,el organ) Terje Venaas (bs) Egil Johansen (dms) Recorded at Oslo, Norway on January 23 & 24, 1992The Gemini Twins/Behind Bars/Tribute...
The Kenton Era
THE KENTON ERASTAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRAS SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR CD DSOD723Stan Kenton Orchestras that included: Stan Kenton (ldr, arr) Maynard Ferguson, Conte Condoli, Stu Williamson, Chico Alvarez, Ray Wetzel, Buddy Childers (tp) Shorty Rogers, Gene...
The Missourians
THE MISSOURIANSCOTTON CLUB ORCHESTRAANDY PREER COTTON CLUB ORCHESTRA(1925-1930)VINTAGE MUSIC VMP 0212Cotton Club Orchestra, Jan. 6, 1925: Down And Out Blues/ Snag 'Em Blues/ Apr. 27, 1925: Original Two-Time Man/ Riverboat Shuffle/ Nov. 10, 1925: Everybody...
The Ray Kennedy Trio
THE RAY KENNEDY TRIOPLAYS THE MUSIC OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOE COHNARBORS ARCD 19330Ray Kennedy (p), Joe Cohn (g), Tom Kennedy (b), Miles Vandiver (d). Nola Studios, NYC, March 6 and 7, 2006.By Myself/ That's Entertainment/ Where Do I...
THE THOMAS BAND AT MOOSE HALL 1968, VOL 1 KID THOMAS VALENTINE & His ALGIERS STOMPERS/THE THOMAS BAND AT MOOSE HALL 1968, VOL 2 KID THOMAS VALENTINE & His ALGIERS STOMPERS
THE THOMAS BAND AT MOOSE HALL 1968, VOL 1KID THOMAS VALENTINE & his ALGIERS STOMPERSJAZZ CRUSADE JCCD 3064Kid Thomas Valentine (tpt/vocal)/Louis Nelson (tbn)/Emanuel Paul (ts)/Charlie Hamilton (p)/Joseph "Twat" Butler (sb/v)/Sammy Penn (d/v)Walk...
The Unreleased Sessions
THE UNRELEASED SESSIONSJIM HALLLONE HILL JAZZ LHJ10144Tracks 1-11 Buddy Collette, Bud Shank, Paul Horn, Harry Klee (fl, alto fl, b fl) Jim Hall (gtr) Bill Miller, John T. Williams (pno) Red Mitchell (bs) Shelly Manne, Earl Palmer (dms) Recorded October,...
The Wonderful World of Hoagy Carmichael Dick Cary
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HOAGY CARMICHAEL DICK CARYKENNETH CKS 3410Collective personnel: Dick Cary (tp, p, alto horn), Doc Cheatham (tp, voc), Bent Persson, Claes Göran Faxell (tp), Staffan Amberg (tb), Claes Brodda, Erik Persson (reeds), Jan Åckerman...
Tzu-Jan : The Sound of the Tarot Volume One/tsu-Jan : The Sound of the Tarot Volume Two
TZU-JAN : THE SOUND OF THE TAROTVOLUME ONEJACK REILLYUNICHROM 9002Jack Reilly (solo piano) Recorded at The New School, New York City, February 10, 1984.10 untitled selections TT: 39:56TSU-JAN : THE SOUND OF THE TAROTVOLUME TWOJACK REILLYUNICHROM 9003Jack...
West Coast All Stars
WEST COAST ALL STARSDEAN ELLIOTTLONE HILL JAZZ LHJ10143Tracks 1-16 - George Werth, Don Fagerquist (tpt) Milt Bernhardt, Ed Kusby, Marshall Cream (tbn) Cappy Lewis (flghn,tpt) Ben Kanter, Bud Shank (as) Bob Cooper (ts) Champ Webb (ts, English horn) John...
What's New?/remembering Spiegle
WHAT'S NEW?LINO PATRUNOHITLAND HG 015Lino Patruno (gtr) Fabrizio Catteno (tpt) Luciano Invernizzi (tbn) Bruno Longhi (cl) Riccardo Zegna (pno) Walter Ganda (dms) Bob Haggart (bs - special guest) Tracks 1-7 - Recorded at Milan, Italy on June 13, 1988Lino...
When Winter Comes
WHEN WINTER COMESFRED FRIEDBALLET TREE PRODUCTIONS 9248CDFred Fried (gtr) Steve LaSpina (bs) Billy Drummond (dms) add string section conducted by Richard DeRosa on 6 titles. Recorded December 19 & 20, 2002, Englewood, NJWhen Winter Comes/Patty's...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear IAJRC,An article about Rico Vallese appeared in the Autumn 2005 issue of the Journal. It was co-authored by Bert Whyatt and myself who, at the time, were unable to trace birth and death details. These have now been provided by the kindness of Gordon...

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