IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 2, June

Ahmet and Norman
Bob Porter on ooksBographies of record men have become more and more common in recent years. Often these works are quick cut-and-paste jobs offering little in the way of original research and even less of an understanding of a very complex business....
A Special Taste
Dolores ScozzesiA Special TasteRhombus Records RHO 7093Dolores Scozzesi (vcl) with collective personnel in small groups: Nolan Shaheed (cnt), Dave Bass (sax), Bob Sheppard (fl), Eli Brueggemann (keyboards, org, arr), Gary Fukushima (keyboards, arr),...
Caribbean Rhapsody
James CarterCaribbean RhapsodyEmarcy Records Promotional DiscJames Carter (ss, ts) with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra (Giancarlo Guerreo, conductor), the Akua Dizon String Quintet with Regina Carter (solo violin)Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra...
Caribbean Rhapsody/Concerto for Saxophones & Orchestra
James Carter/Roberto SierraCaribbean Rhapsody/Concerto for Saxophones & Orchestra Emarcy LC 00600Concerto for Saxophones & Orchestra: James Carter (ts, ss), Sinfonia Varsovia, Giancarlo Guerrero (cond). Warsaw, December 2009Caribbean Rhapsody:...
Celebrating the Big 40
New Black Eagle Jazz BandCelebrating the Big 40Black Eagle BE 4000Composite personnel: Tony Pringle (cnt, vcl), Doc Cheatham (tp *), Stan Vincent (tb), Jerry Zigmont (tb *), Bill Novick (cl, as), Tommy Sancton, Brian Williams, Brian Ogilve (cl), Hugh...
Chet in Chicago
Chet BakerChet In ChicagoEnja Records 9624 1 (vinyl)(Also available in CD with 8 tracks as Enja Records 9524 2)Chet Baker (tp), Bradley Young (p), Larry Gray (b), Rusty Jones (d), Ed Petersen (ts). Chicago May 11, 1986It's You Or No One/My Funny Valentine/Ornithology/Moment's...
Complete Recordings 1954-56
Jimmy Raney QuintetComplete Recordings 1954-56Fresh Sound FSR-CD-423John Wilson (tp), Phil Woods (as), Jimmy Raney (g), Bill Crow (b), Joe Morello (d). Hackensack NJ, August 11, 1954Stella by Starlight/Five/Joanne/Back and BlowJohn Wilson (tp), Jimmy...
Dancing with Duke
John V. BrownDancing With DukeBrown Boulevard Records (no #)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 Beginning...
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...
Doin the Gigi
Gigi GryceDoin' The GigiUptown UPCD 27.64Gigi Gryce Sextet - 1961 Birdland Broadcast - Gigi Gryce (as), Richard Williams (tp), Eddie Costa (vibes), Richard Wyands (p), Julian Euell (b), Mickey Roker (d). NYC, August 19, 1961Blues In Bloom/A Premonition...
Dr. Ian Crosbie's Sidemen Correspondence
Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, Part 2The 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....
Ernest Coycault 1884-1940
A contemporary of King Oliver, Ernest Coycault was one of the early Louisianan ragtime cornet players, the first to leave New Orleans in 1908, with Bill Johnson. He spent the rest of his life in California and was a long time member of Sonny Clay's band,...
Evening in Vermont
TRP (The Reese Project)Evening In VermontRhombus Records RHO 7016Tom Reese (fl, alto fl, pennywhistle), Laurie Haines Reese (cello, el cello), Kirk Reese (p), Dave Young (d) - Guest artist: Tish Brown (vln, viola). Abbyville Road Studio, Lancaster PA,...
Flo Petty and His Orchestra and the Telo View Portable Theater
Part 1 - The Telo View Portable TheaterThe following is a chapter from a forthcoming filmography covering the history of jukebox shorts from the 1940s .... SOUNDIES, as well as the antecedents and the competition. The following article, admittedly a...
Four Vignettes-Jazz in Postwar New Orleans
Note: At the New Orleans IAJRC Convention in September, Charles will do a presentation titled "Jazzmen and Strippers in Postwar New Orleans." Like the sketches below, it's adapted from his 2001 book, Jazz in New Orleans: The Postwar Years Through 1970....
Get Rhythm in Your Feet . . . A Profile of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
It was an unusually warm and sunny Saturday morning in mid-October in New York City: it felt more like midsummer than early autumn. I sat back and enjoyed the noontime train ride from the Manhattan theater district to Brooklyn. I had arrived in New York...
Hearts and Numbers
Dan Grolnick featuring Michael BreckerHearts And NumbersArt Of Life Records AL 10422Michael Brecker (ts), Dan Grolnick (p, synth), Hiram Bullock, Jeff Mironov (g), Marcus Miller, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee (b, el b), Steve Jordan, Peter Erskine (d), Clifford...
Hi-Fly
Sachal VasandaniHi-FlyMack Avenue Mac1060 ADVSachal Vasandani, Jon Hendricks (voc), Jeb Patton (p), David Wong (b), Kendrick Scott (d)The Very Thought Of You/Love Is A Losing Game/I See Your Face Before Me/One Mint Julep/That's All I Want From You/Babe's...
Hod Meets Barry
Hod O'Brien Trio With Barry HarrisHod Meets BarrySpice Of Life (Japanese) SOL-SV-0002Hod O'Brien, Barry Harris (p), Clarence Seay (b), Ronnie Free (d), Stephanie Nakasian (vcl on Yardbird Suite only). Charlottesville, VA, November 5, 1995Star Eyes/Moose...
IS IT STILL RARE (If I Own a Copy)?
There's new blood in this publication and it's me... an ordinary guy that collects 78rpm records, Old Time Radio shows, 16 mm film and dust. This column will ask the age-old question "Is it still rare if I own a copy?" Here, I'll be taking a look at...
Jazz Icons Series 5
Jazz Icons Series 5Mosaic DVBX-6001 (6 DVD Set)Disc 1 (52:00, B/W, mono): John Coltrane Quartet - Live in France 1965 (John Coltrane (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d) Juan-Les-Pins, France, July 26-27, 1965; Naima/Ascension/Impressions/A...
Journey
Carol WelsmanJourneyJustin Time Records JUST 244-2Carol Welsman (vcl, p), Pierre Cote (g), Mark Rogers (b), Jimmy Branly (d), Ron Di Lauro (tp * only). Montreal, Canada, August 10-17, 2011Route 66/On The Road Again/You Came A Long Way From St. Louis*/By...
Kaitlyn's Waltz
Alex Dean QuintetKaitlyn's WaltzUnity RecordsMike Malone (tp, flgn), Alex Dean (ts, ss), Mark Eisenman (p), Hieran Overs (b), Barry Elmes (d) with guests: Terry Promane (tb), Alan Henderson (b)My Pal Al/Marshall Law/1110 Dovercourt/Another Night/Kaitlyn's...
"Live" Coast to Coast
Benny Goodman"Live" Coast To CoastMr. Music MMCD-7029Benny Goodman (cl), Red Norvo (vibes), Mel Powell (p), Mike Bryan (g) Barney Spieler (b), Bob Sheble (d). NYC, December 8, 1945After You've Gone/Body And Soul/Slipped Disc/Liza/Confessin'/The World...
Live in Bade, Switzerland
Oliver JonesLive In Baden, SwitzerlandJustin Time JUST 243-2Oliver Jones (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Ed Thigpen (d). Recorded live in Baden, Switzerland, May 20, 1990Falling In Love With Love/Emily/Blues For Helen/Up Jumped Spring/Just A Closer Walk With...
Live in Japan/Live in USA
Art PepperLive in JapanStoryville 1038425Art Pepper (as), Milcho Leviev (p), Bob Magnussen (b), Carl Burnett (d). Yamagata, Japan, March 14, 1978Disc One - Ophelia/Besame Mucho/My Laurie TT 38:23Disc Two - Caravan/The Trip/The Summer Knows (Summer of...
Mr. Trumpet : The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph of Bunny Berigan
Mr. Trumpet : The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph of Bunny Berigan Michael P. Zirpolo Scarecrow Press, 550 pages, 2011Dear Bunny,After all the wringing-out of most other stars of the swing era, they've finally turned back to the beginning of the alphabet....
Mr. Trumpet THE TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS, AND TRIUMPHS OF BUNNY BERIGAN
In this panoramic examination of Bunny Berigan's personal and professional lives, Michael P. Zirpolo's 588 page book Mr. Trumpet maps the great musician's role in what was a truly golden age of American popular music and jazz, offering close looks at...
My Foolish Heart
Claudia BursonMy Foolish HeartBRC Audio ProductionsClaudia Burson (p), Larry Cangelosi (ts,fl), Mike Johnson (b), Steve Wilkes (d). Eureka Springs, AR, 2004Black Narcissus/Softly As In A Morning Sunrise/Little Sunflower/My Foolish Heart/East Of The Sun/Tres...
Norman Granz - the Man Who Used Jazz for Justice
Norman Granz - The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice Tad Hershorn University of California Press, 470 pages, 2011IAJRC members know much about the subject of this book already.Norman was a successful networker in both Manhattan and Los Angeles, even before...
Now Is Now
Christina Dahl TrioNow Is NowStoryville 101 4266Christina Dahl (ts), Jesper Lundgaard (b, el b), Morten Lund (d)Now Is Now/Colours Of My Inner Forest/Tarzan Swing/Lovely Angel/Lost In Thoughts/Precious/Forever/Small Footsteps/While The Summer TwinkleStoryville...
Oriental Strut
Tom Stuip And Delerium TremoloOriental StrutStomp Off CD 1433Tom Stuip (plectrum bjo, National plectrum g), Carmen Jacobs (vln), Eric Doelman (p), Robert Veen (b sax)Annie Laurie/Blue River/Broadway Rose-Dolly/Banjonera/Creole Belle/ Cryin' For The Carolines/Down...
Preserving Our Legacy
Just what should this mean to us? According to the dictionary, legacy, figuratively, is something that has been handed down from a predecessor.Since 1964, those with a passion for jazz have fulfilled the IAJRC mission through their collections, research,...
Private Astronomy: A Vision of the Musk of Bix Beiderbecke
Geoff Muldaur's Futuristic EnsemblePrivate Astronomy: A Vision Of The Music Of Bix BeiderbeckeShefa Records 3003Orchestrated piano solos: In A Mist/In The Dark/Candlelights/Flashes Band numbers: Take Your Tomorrow/There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth...
Ruby Braff's Surviving Recordings from His Early Days in Boston
Note: The following is an excerpt from chapter two of the 722 page book Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances by Thomas P. Hustad, published by Scarecrow Press in the Studies in Jazz series sponsored by the Institute...
Seeds from the Underground
Kenny GarrettSeeds From The UndergroundMack Avenue 1063Composite personnel: Kenny Garrett (as, ss) Benito Gonzalez (p) Nat Reeves (b) Ronald Bruner (d) Rudy Bird (bata, perc), Nedelka Prescod (voc) Sengbe Kona Khasu, Donald Brown, Rudy Bird, Misha Tarasov...
Shuffle Play
Singularly eclectic reviews by audio archivistFrom the VaultsThe early days of the influential guitarist Wes Montgomery have been sparsely documented on record - until now. Echoes Of Indiana Avenue rescues a mixture of live and studio material recorded...
Sound Is
Rob Mazurek QuintetSound IsDelmark 586Rob Mazurek (cnt, keyboard), John Herndon (d, pere), Matthew Lux (b g), Josh Abrams (b vln), Jason Adasiewitz (vibes). Chicago. Dates unknownAs If An Angel Fell From the Sky/The Earthquake Tree/Dragon Kites/The Star...
Source
Benny Green TrioSourceJazz Legacy Productions JLP 1001014Benny Green (p), Peter Washington (b), Kenny Washington (d)Blue Minor/Way 'Cross Town/I Waited For You/Little T/Cool Green/ Tempus Fugit/Park Avenue Petite/Chant/Born To Be Blue/Opus De FunkA glance...
The 1954 Unissued Atlantic Session
The Tony Fruscella & Brew Moore QuintetThe 1954 Unissued Atlantic SessionFresh Sound Records FSR-CD 660Tony Fruscella (tp), Brew Moore (ts), Bill Triglia f), Teddy Kotick (b), Bill Heine (d). NYC, March 22, 1954Blues Medium/Minor Blues/Bill Triglia's...
The American Stars
Jesper ThiloThe American StarsStoryville 1048427Jesper Thilo (ts) present on all tracks. All recording in Copenhagen, Denmark, unless otherwise statedDisc One - Clark Terry (tp), Kenny Drew (p), Jesper Lundgaard (b), SvendErik Norregard (d). December...
The Charleston in the 1920s: The Dance, the Composers, and the Recordings
IntroductionThe Charleston dance became a world-wide craze in the Roaring Twenties. The dance and the song, composed by James P. Johnson (music) and Cecil Mack (lyrics), were introduced in 1923 in the Broadway musical Runnin' Wild, and became the quintessential...
The Complete Bethlehem Recordings
Ruby BraffThe Complete Bethlehem RecordingsSolar Records 4569909Ruby Braff Quartet Swings (Bethlehem BCP 1005): Ruby Braff (tp), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Walter Page (b), Bobby Donaldson (d). NYC, October 1954Blue and Sentimental/This Can't Be Love/Mean...
The Complete Wolverines: 1924-1928, Featuring Bix Beiderbecke and Jimmy McFartland
The Complete Wolverines: 1924-1928, featuring Bix Beiderbecke And Jimmy McPartlandArcheophone Off The Record 03Produced by Doug Benson and David SagerTransfers and restorations by Doug BensonResearch and Notes by David SagerPackage Design by Richard...
The Editor's Ramblings
This is my second issue as Journal editor and I have to say that producing my first one (March 2012) was extremely nerve-racking. My compliments again to Andy Simons for keeping his sanity and producing such a fine publication during his five year tenure...
The Inner Urge
Randy Sarles and Kelly MeasheyThe Inner UrgeSarles Music DMJ1139Randy Sarles (g), Kelly Meashey (vcl, fl, p). Collegeville, PA between January and July 2011, except * recorded live at Christy's, Spring City, PA. No date givenI've Got Just About Everything*/Peel...
The Norton JAZZ Recordings
Various ArtistsThe Norton JAZZ RecordingsSony Special Products A742914 - A7429174 CDs, 79 tracks - US $60.00CD 1 - 24 tracks TT 72:00CD 2 - 24 tracks TT 72:00CD 3 - 16 tracks TT 72:00CD 4 - 15 tracks TT 60:00As I have previously indicated the worlds...
The Paintings of Earl Klatzel
The beautiful Buddy Bolden Band (1905) painting used on the cover of this issue was supplied by Canadian blues painter Earl Klatzel. This cover art fits in perfectly with the theme of this issue: New Orleans - which is not only the birthplace of jazz,...
The Prairie Prophet
Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons EnsembleThe Prairie ProphetDelmark DE 598Marquis Hill, Shaun Johnson (tp), Steve Berry (tb), Ernest Dawkins (as, ts, voc, pere), Jeff Parker (g), Junius Paul (b), Isaiah Spencer (d)Hymn For A Hip King/Sketches/Balladesque/Mal-Lester/Shades...
The Pres' Message
Thank you all for your patience regarding election results and to all who voted in the recent IAJRC Election. Because a number of members did not see or were puzzled by the ballot bound into the December 2011 issue of the IAJRC Journal and thus did not...
The Sound of Music
Benny GoodmanThe Sound of MusicAmerican Jazz Classics 99010Benny Goodman Tentet: Jack Sheldon (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Flip Phillips (ts), Jerry Dodgion (as,fl), Benny Goodman (cl), RedNorvo (vibes), Gene Di Novi (p), Jimmy Wyble (g), Red Wootten (b),...
Trail-Blazers in Discography
2. JØRGEN GRUNNET JEPSENJust as "Rust" is the word used to refer to Jazz Records 1897-1942 by Brian Rust so "Jepsen" is shorthand for Jazz Records 1942-1962 (-1969) by Jørgen Grunnet Jepsen.Born in Denmark in August 1927 and a newspaperman by profession,...
Trombone Tribe
Roswell RuddTrombone TribeSunnyside SSC 1207Roswell Rudd (tb) on all sides. Gangbe Brass Band of Benin: (1, 11), Martial Ahouandjinou (tb), Magloire Ahouandjinou, Eric Yovogan (tp), James Vodounnon (tuba), Lucien Gbguidi (ts), Benoit Avihou, Crespin...
Two Sides, One Story
Mason BrothersTwo Sides, One StoryArchival Records 1583Brad Mason (tp/flgn), Elliot Mason (tb/b tp), Chris Potter (ts), David Kikoski (p), Tim Miller (g), Joe Locke (vibes), Scott Colley (b), Antonio Sanchez (d)24/7/Stage Pints/Two Sides, One Story/The...
Vinyl Coverings
De-accessioning Your CollectionWhen museums find they have too much stuff, or are in a financial pinch, they look to sell some of their holdings. They call it de-accessioning.Many of us are coming to that time when we have to seriously consider what...
Whirlpool
Ran Blake - Dominique EadeWhirlpoolJazz Project 3002Ran Blake (p), Dominique Eade (vcl). Brookline, MA, June 2004 and February 2008My Foolish Heart/Dearly Beloved/The Wind/Go Gently To The Water/Old Devil Moon/Pinky/Falling/Where Are You/Out Of This...
Worldwide Jazz News
New unreleased Louis Armstrong CD on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - Satchmo at the National Press ClubIn April Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released "Satchmo at the National Press Club: Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours." This 1971 (January 29) live...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear Editor,Reference the article about Helene F. Chmura, I subsequently found a 1953 Columbia calendar which was signed by the helpful lady. A Xerox is enclosed. This confirms that at this period she was signing her forename with an 'e' at the end.Yours...
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