IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 4, 2015

60 out of Shape
Jesper Lundgaard Trio60 Out Of ShapeStoryville 1018452Jesper Lundgaard (b, ldr) Enrico Pieranunzi (p) Alex Riel (d). Copenhagen, Denmark, June 12-13, 2014Autumn Leaves/All The Things You Are/I Can't Get Started/My Funny Valentine/Medley: What Is This...
Against the Tide - Portrait of a Jazz Legend
Bud ShankAgainst the Tide - Portrait of a Jazz LegendJazzed Media JM9003 (DVD & CD)A few months ago, one of the movies presented at my local jazz society was a documentary on the life and career of bandleader Stan Kenton which was both informative...
A Higher Standard
Pat Bianchi TrioA Higher Standard21-H Records 21-H001Pat Bianchi (Hammond B3 org) Craig Ebner (g) Byron Landham (d). Exton, PA, December 2013Without A Song/Blue Silver/So Many Stars/The Will Of Landham/Some Other Time/Bohemia After Dark/Very Early/Satellite/Blues...
Albert "Budd" Johnson - Roots of Modern Jazz - the Bebop Era - Volume 24
Albert "Budd" Johnson - Roots of Modern Jazz - The Bebop Era - Volume 24. By Dieter Salemann. 8 ½'' X 11 ½'', 93 pages - paperback w/spiral binding, Price 20 EurosThis volume was a year and a half in the making. While many of the previous volumes had...
A Love Supreme
Branford Marsalis QuartetA Love SupremeOkeh Records 88875069032Branford Marsalis (sax) Joey Caldrazzo (p) Eric Revis (b) Jeff "Tain" Watts (d). Amsterdam, Holland, March 30, 2003Disc One - DVD - Branford Marsalis Quartet Live at the Bimhuis/Alice Coltrane...
Another Unsung Jazzman Paul Jordan - the Incomplete Story
Ups and downs! I've had 'em all! Never super-rich or super-poor, but I've tasted both ends, but mostly in the middle. My father was a prominent physician in Chicago, well-to-do, bright émigré from England. Worked his way through medical school as a chemist...
A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Ken Poston is a nationally-recognized jazz historian, concert producer, radio personality and founder and director of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute that houses and maintains one of the largest jazz archives in the world. He has been conducting jazz...
Bandstand Diplomacy
The Hot Jazz AllianceBandstand DiplomacyBarking Mad MusicAndy Schumm (cnt, p) Josh Duffee (d, perc) Michael McQuaid, Jason Downes (reeds) John Scurry (g, hjo) Leigh Hunter (bb & sousaphone). Canberra, Australia, April 2014I Never Knew What A Gal...
B.B. King - A Memoir
How does one begin writing about him when a friend dies? Here goes. I first met B.B. King over fifty years ago backstage at The Apollo Theatre, which was quite a feat for a shy White guy from northern New Jersey (Essex County)! It was early in the autumn...
Behind the Sky
Jon IrabagonBehind The SkyIrabbagast Records 004Jon Irabagon (ts, ss) Tom Harrell (tp, flgn *) Luis Perdomo (p) Yasushi Nakamura (b) Rudy Royston (d). Samuria Hotel, April 24, 2014One Wish/The Cost Of Modern Living/Music Box Song (For When We're Apart/Still...
Bend to the Light
Lafayette Harris Jr. TrioBend To The LightAirmen Records AIR 010Lafayette Harris Jr. (p) Lonnie Plaxico (b) Willie Jones III (d) Jazzmeia Horn (vcl-trk 11) Thomas Dyani (perc-trk 6). Paramus, NJ, November 2, 2011Bend To The Light/Take You Out/We In The...
Big Band Quiz
1. In 1942, RKO came out with a movie titled "Sing your worries away". It featured one of the big bands. Name the band.2. Paramount Pictures came out with "The Big Broadcast of 1938" that starred Bob Hope. Name the big band that appeared in the movie.3....
Bix off the Record
Andy Schumm & FriendsBix Off the RecordLake LACD 339Andy Schumm (cnt) Kristoffer Kompen (tb) Mauro Porro (cl, as) David Boeddinghaus (p) Frans Sjöström (bass sax) Josh Duffee (d). South Shields UK, November 10, 2014.Wolverine Blues/Driftwood/Lazy...
Blue Flame - Portrait of a Jazz Legend
Woody HermanBlue Flame - Portrait of a Jazz LegendJazzed Media JM90035Some 35 years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Woody Herman after the latest edition of his young Thundering Herd had just finished an electrifying set at the Garden Stage at the...
Crescent City Cornet
Crescent City Cornet by Christopher Hillman with Richard Rains. lv + 78 pp, 2015Our member Chris has once again produced a fine work, his ninth in the series, all in a similar format, with another to follow - Crescent City Reeds. Nor should one overlook...
Diga Diga Doo
Marty Grosz Meets The Fat BabiesDelmarkAndy Schumm (cnt, blue blowing) Dave Bock or Panic Slim (tb) John Otto (cl, as, bs) Jonathan Doyle (cl, ts) Paul Asaro or Jim Dapogny (p) Beau Sample (b) Marty Grosz (g, bjo, vcl) Alex Hall (d)Why Couldn't It Be...
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...
Dr. Ian Crosbie's Sidemen Correspondence
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - Part 3The 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...
Feeling Good
Joan Chamorro & Andrea ModsFeeling GoodWhaling City Sound WCS 074Josep Traver (g) Joan Chamorro (b) Esteve Pi (d) Andrea Motis (vcl). Barcelona, Spain, February 2012Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea/How InsensitiveIgnazi Terraza (p) Josep Traver...
Get Up!
Bob Mintzer Big BandGet Up!MCG Jazz MCGJ 1040Tony Kadleck, Frank Greene, John Daversa, Scott Wendholt (tp) Keith O'Quinn, Michael Davis, Andy Hunter (tb) David Taylor (b-tb) Bob Mintzer (ts, fl, arr, ldr) Robert Sheppard, Lawrence Feldman (as, fl) Bob...
Herb Alpert Is Cool!
While best known for his popular 60's brass group, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, there is another side to Alpert's musical persona; his deep passion for jazz. Bom and raised in Southern California, Alpert grew up surrounded by a burgeoning 50's...
His Artistry and Rhythm - Live
The Stan Kenton OrchestraHis Artistry And Rhythm - LiveMr. Music MMCD-7042Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Ray Wetzel, Ray Burgher, Bob Lymperis (tp) Fred Zito, Milt Kabak, Jimmy Simms (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Boots Mussulli, Al Anthony (as) Bob Cooper,...
IAJRC 2015 UK Conference in Reading
This year's IAJRC UK gathering was more rewarding than even some of the Stateside events I've attended. For some of us, the cost of flying to America isn't easily met, so the event in Reading is rather rewarding. Derek Coller organised it this year with...
In Canada
Humphrey LytteltonIn CanadaSackville 3033Humphrey Lyttelton (tp, cl) Jim Galloway (cl, ss, bs) Ed Bickert (g) Neil Swainson (b) Terry Clarke (d)It's A Thing/Sprauncy/Squiggles/Looking For Turner/Rain/Lady Jekyll And Mistress Hyde/Leisure Palace/Caribana...
Joyful Jazz
Pittsburgh Jazz OrchestraJoyful JazzMCGJazz MCGJ-1039Sean Jones (tp, flgn, co-leader) Steve Hawk, James Moore, Kenny Rittenhouse (tp, flgn) Jeff Bush, Keith Jackson (tb) Jay Ashby (tb, perc) Chris Carson (b-tb - trks 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 12) Glenn Wayland...
Lamar
Brad Allen WilliamsLamar1201 Music SR-051Brad Allen Williams (el-g, el-sitar) Pat Bianchi (Hammond B3) Tyshawn Sorey (d). Brooklyn, NY, March 28, August 17* & 20#, 2013Steppin' Out/201 Poplar/Galveston/Betcha By Golly Wow#/Euclid And Lamar/Stairway...
Like It Is
John Fedchock New York Big BandLike It IsMAMA Records MAA 1048 [CD]Tony Cadleck-1, Craig Johnson-2, Scott Wendholt-3, John Bailey-4, Barry Ries (tp, flgn) John Fedchock (ldr, th, arr) Keith O'Quinn, Clark Gayton (tb) George Flynn (b-tb) Rich Perry, Walt...
Lionel Hampton 'Live' Great Vibes
Lionel Hampton (1908 - 2002)Lionel Hampton 'Live' Great VibesMr. Music MMCD-7041Snooky Young, Lamar Wright, Dave Page, Joe Morris, Wendell Culley (tp) Vernon Porter, Andrew Penn, Sonny Craven, Allen Durham, Fred Beckett (tb) George Dorsey, Gus Evans...
Live at the Deer Head Inn
"Sweet" Sue Terry and FriendsLive At The Deer Head InnDeer Head Records 003"Sweet" Sue Terry (ss, cl, percussion shaker) Vic Juris (g) Tony Marino (b) Bill Goodwin (d) Ron Thomas (p-trks 1, 6, 7). Delaware Water Gap, PA, May 11, 2013Little Sunflower/Double...
Live at the Village Vanguard
Christian McBrideLive at the Village VanguardMack Avenue MAC 1099Christian McBride (b) Christian Sands (p) Ulysses Owens Jr. (d). Village Vanguard, New York City, December 12-14, 2014Fried Pies/Band Introduction/Interlude/Sand Dune/The Lady In My Life/...
Live in Real Time
Laszlo GardonyLive In Real TimeSunnyside Records SSC 4019Laszlo Gardony (p) Stan Strickland, Don Braden, Bill Pierce (saxes) John Lockwood (b) Yoron Israel (d). Boston, MA, September 29, 2014Bourbon Street Boogie/Breakout/Gemstones/Lullaby Of Birdland/Motherless...
Live in Santa Cruz!
Benny GreenLive in Santa Cruz!Sunnyside SSC 1401Benny Green (p), David Wong (b), Kenny Washington (d). Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA, 2013 and 2014, no specific date providedCertainly/Phoebe's Samba/Cactus Flower/Sonny Clark/Golden Flamingo/ Tales...
Membership Directory Additions & Corrections
Aaron Gangross, our hardworking Registrar has sent me these additions and corrections to the recently published IAJRC Membership Directory. If you have any updated information, such as a change of address, a new email address etc., or if you find any...
Memory in the Center - an Afro Opera Homage to Nelson Mandela
Ernest Dawkins/The Spirit Residency Big BandMemory In The Center - An Afro Opera Homage To Nelson MandelaDAWK (no # assigned)Corey Wilkes, Marquis Hill, Phillip Perkins (tp) Steve Berry, Norman Palm (tb) Rajiv Halim, Brent Griffin (as) Irving Pierce...
Monday Morning
Herb SilversteinMonday MorningSilver Tunes Music (No number)Herb Silverstein (p) Marty Morell (d) LaRue Nickelson (g) Jeff Rupert (ts) Richard Drexler (b)Zorro/Just Alone/Blues at 75/You're Almost Right/Chilly Summer/My Valentine/Walk In The Park/Monday...
Sales Figures for Champion 78s of Jazz Interest
The label and its artistsChampion was an early 'budget label' marketed by the Starr Piano/Gennett group at 35¢ or 3 for $1.00; (Fig. 1). It was not associated with a particular store and its mid-1925 appearance coincided with that of the 50-cent 3000-series...
Search for Peace
Heads of StateSearch for PeaceSmoke Session Records SSR-1506Gary Bartz (as, ss) Larry Willis (p) Buster Williams (b) Al Foster (d). New York City, January 11, 2015Impressions/Uncle Bubba/Search For Peace/Capuchin Swing/Soulstice/ Crazy She Calls Me/Summer...
Shuffle Play
New ReleasesYou're always In Good Company when George Cables is at the piano. With esteemed cohorts Essiet Essiet on bass and Victor Lewis on drums, Cables turns in another deliciously swinging session for HighNote. This time out, all of the tunes were...
Silent Records, Silent Movies
Records appear in films from the silent era fairly often. -One would think an image of records being played onscreen would be something to avoid in the era in which movies were accompanied by live musicians. On the contrary, records used, played and...
Spirit
Glostrup Trio featuring Alice CarreriSpiritStoryville Records 101 4298Alice Carreri (vcl) Tomas Franck* (guest soloist-ts) Torben Kjaer (p) Henrik Dhyrbye (b) Ole Streenberg (d). Copenhagen, Denmark - June 2014Far Away Star/Some Other Time*/That Old...
Stockholm Concert Hall, February 6, 1963
Duke Ellington & His OrchestraStockholm Concert Hall, February 6, 1963Duke Ellington Society of Sweden (DESS) CD 3Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams (tp) Ray Nance (cnt, vln) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (th) Chuck Conners (b-tb) Russell...
Streaming Your Way
This is a listing of some of our reader's favorite worldwide online radio jazz shows. If you'd like to suggest a show to go on the list, just email the details to Ian Tiele (editor@iajrc.org)Tuesdays:www.radio-aviva.com (Tuesdays (live) 11:00 a.m., Fridays...
Symphony in Bossa
MinasSymphony In BossaBlueazul SIB 2015Patricia King (p, vcl) Olando Haddad (g, vcl) acc by Terell Stafford (flgn) Mike Cemprola (fl) Adriano Giffoni (b) Joao Cortez (d) Gilo (perc) Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia and strings. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,...
Take One
Christian SandsTake OneStory ville Records 1038453Christian Sands (p) Thomas Fonnesbaek (b) Alex Riel (d). Copenhagen, Denmark, October 9, 10, 11, 2014Disc One: Stella By Starlight/Lonesome Lover/So What/In A Sentimental Mood/Bolivia. TT 49:45Disc Two:...
The Boys in the Band
Editor's note: The following information is reprinted from the September 2015 Journal, this time with a larger photograph.The Boys in the Band is a column which will appear periodically in the journal. Its objectives are to give personnel of both recorded...
The Deep Below
Brian Landrus TrioThe Deep BelowBlueLand Records BLR 2015Brian Landrus (bs, b-cl, b-sax, b-fl) Lonnie Plaxico (b) Billy Hart (d). Brooklyn, NY, August 25 & 26, 2014Fly/Sophisticated Lady/The Beginning/Fields Of Zava/Giant Steps/Will She Ever Know/It...
The Editor's Rumblings
Welcome to the last Journal Issue of 2015....2016 is just around the corner Cat the time of writing), so it's time to go to the dues renewal forms in the center pages or to the IAJRC website Cfor those of you who prefer to pay by PayPal) and pay for...
The Hope of Christmas
Ann Hampton CallawayThe Hope Of ChristmasManchester Craftsman's Guild Jazz MCGJ-1042Composite Personnel: Jami Dauber (flgn, tp) James Moore (tp) Claudio Roditi (tp) Jay Ashby (tb, perc) Michael Davis (tb) Janelle Reichman (cl, ts) Mike Tamara (ts) Alexander...
The Pres' Message
Since IAJRC did not have a Convention this year, the Board decided we needed to have an official Board Meeting to comply with the By-Laws and to honor our annual tradition. Since it was not practical for Board Members to gather in one place at one time,...
The Road Keeps Winding
Ran Blake/Christine CorreaThe Road Keeps WindingRed Piano Records RPR 14599-4415-2Ran Blake (p) Christine Correa (vcl). Boston, MA, June 15 & 27, 2011Straight Ahead/The Heel/The River/Throw It Away/When Autumn Sings/In The Red/Love Lament/Midnight...
The Wizard of Jazz - A Tribute to Harold Arlen
The Peter Hand Big Band Featuring Houston PersonThe Wizard of Jazz - A Tribute to Harold ArlenSavant Records SCD 2101Cecil Bridgewater, Brian Pareschi, Valery Ponomarev, Jim Rotondi (tp, flgn) Sam Burtis, John Mosca, Jim Pugh (tb) Houston Person, Ralph...
Threading
Oded Lev-AriThreadingAnzic Records ANZ-0052Oded Lev-Ari (p) Anat Cohen (cl) Will Vinson (as, ss) Brian Landrus (bs, b-cl) Nadje Noordhus (tp, flgn) Alex Waterman, Yoed Nir, Noah Hoffeld (cello) Gilad Hekselman (g) Joe Martin (b) Matt Wilson (d) Alan...
Three Gifted Trumpet Players Who Shared Lyricism, Alcoholism & a Tragically Short Life
Idcally, the life of a talented jazz artist should be happy and rewarding, just as the life of any good artist should be. Artists are granted special gifts that allow them to see and represent the world in a way that is unique and that they can share,...
Time and the River
David SanbornTime And The RiverOkeh/Sony 88875063142David Sanborn (as, Idr) acc by Justin Mullins (tp) Tim Vaughn (tb) Peter Hess (ss, alto-fl, b-cl) Roy Assaf (p, Fender Rhodes el-p, keys) Ricky Peterson (org) Yotam Silberstein, Nicky Moroch (g) Marcus...
Trio Kait
Kait DuntonTrio KaitR & I 003Kait Dunton (p) Cooper Appelt (b) Jake Reed (d). Hollywood, CA, October 26, 2014Prelude/Channels/Chrysocolla/Summer Solstice/Noraa/Time Travel/Ria/ Yes/50 Freeways/Outlook Good/Love Lost/Wil's Theme/Custom. TT 52:27Kait...
Vinyl Coverings
I have just finished my second run through of Kamasi Washington's The Epic Brainfeeder BF050, a three LP Bravura box set. So this is being written with only the most cursory of impressions, but while further listening will reveal new subtleties, the...
Wild Bill Davison
The Jazz GiantsWild Bill DavisonSackville 2915Wild Bill Davison (cnt) Benny Morton (tb) Herb Hall (cl) Claude Hopkins (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Buzzy Drootin (d)Struttin' With Some Barbecue/Dardanella/Black And Blue/I Would Do Anything For You/I Found A New...
Willie Smith - Alto Saxophonist Supreme
The three finest alto saxophone players of the Big Band Era were Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, and Willie Smith. Both Carter and Hodges have been extensively written about and their body of musical work praised by jazz enthusiasts. However, such is not...
Worldwide Jazz News
2016 Indianapolis Record BashPhil Oldham will again sponsor the 2016 Indianapolis Record Bash. Dates are: Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16 at the Clarion Hotel, Indianapolis. The 2015 edition of this event was excellent, with records presentations,...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear Editor,As IAJRC Registrar, I wanted to take a moment to address a couple recent concerns and irregularities.Following the mailing of the June Journals, I received numerous letters and e-mails from members concerned about scrambled names on the mailing...
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