IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 2, 2014

Aaron Bell (1922-2003)
Although probably best known for his two year stay with Duke Ellington (1960-62), Dr. Samuel Aaron Bell led several combos early on, some that featured famed instrumentalists Teddy Wilson and Lester Young. He played piano, tuba and bass at various times,...
All Your Life (A Tribute to the Beatles)
Al Di MeolaAll Your Life (A Tribute to the Beatles)In-Akustik 9128Al Di Meola (g). Abbey Road Studio, London, England, May 2012 - February 2013In My Life/And I Love Her/Because/Michelle/I Will/Eleanor Rigby/Penny Lane/Blackbird/I Am The Walrus/A Day...
Almost Home
Nate BirkeyAlmost HomeHousehold Ink Records HR142Nate Birkey (tp, flgh, vcl) Sal Giorgianni (ts, fl) Jim Ridl (p exc. trk 9) Steve Rudolph (p-trk 9) Vic Juris (g-trks 5, 9) Tony Marino (b) Marko Marcinko (d) Café (congas-trk 6). Brooklyn, NY, April 1-3,...
America's Music: Jazz in Newark
America's Music: Jazz In Newark By Barbara J. Kukla Swing City Press, 2014, 324 pages, hardbackI've always had a penchant for books about jazz cities and locations; Chuck Haddix and Frank Driggs' excellent "Kansas City Jazz," Bill Birch's "Keeper of...
Angelic Warrior
Tia Fuller Quartet and GuestsAngelic WarriorMack Avenue 1068Tia Fuller (ss, as), Shamie Royston (p, Fender Rhodes), Mimi Jones (b), Rudy Royston (d), with Shirazette Tinnin (perc), Terri Lyne Carrington (d), John Patitucci (el-b, b, piccolo bass), Dianne...
Bob Porter on Books
Lundvall, LaVette, Lomax, Jazz & CannonballBruce Lundvall has been a prominent record company executive for more than fifty years. He was at Columbia, Elektra and Blue Note. He interacted with some legendary players, signed some important artists...
Bring It Back
Catherine RussellBring It BackJazz Village JV579001Catherine Russell (vcl, perc) Matt Mumisteri (g-trks 6-8) Mark Shane (p) Lee Hudson (b-except trk 6) Mark McLean (d, perc-trk 6) Andy Farber (ts-trks 1, 2, 3, 7, 12, 13) Jon-Erik Kellso (tp) Brian Pareschi...
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...
Discographical Forum, Issues 57 & 58
Discographical Forum, Issues 57 & 58 Edited and published by Malcolm Walker, 16 Wyndham Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 IAF, United Kingdom Single Issue, £3 ($6.00 US) Back Issues, £2 ($4.00 US)Contrary to some reports, "Discographical Forum"...
Double Feature Volume 1
The Stan Kenton Orchestra and the DePaul University Jazz EnsembleDouble Feature Volume 1Tantara T2CD-1126Disc 1: The Stan Kenton OrchestraFrank Huggins, Bud Brisbois, Rolf Ericson, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amiotte...
Double Feature Volume 2
The Stan Kenton Orchestra and The Nova Jazz OrchestraDouble Feature Volume 2Tantara T2CD-1127Disc 1: The Stan Kenton OrchestraFrank Huggins, Bud Bris bois, Rolf Ericson, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jimmy Knepper (tb)...
Double Feature Volume 3
The Stan Kenton Orchestra and The University of WisconsinEau Claire Jazz Ensemble IDouble Feature Volume 3Tantara T2CD-1128Disc 1: The Stan Kenton OrchestraMike Vax, Dennis Noday, Ray Brown, Jay Saunders, Joe Marcinkiewicz (tp) Dick Shearer, Mike Jamieson,...
Double Feature Volume 4
The Stan Kenton Orchestra and Montreal's McGillUniversity Jazz OrchestraDouble Feature Volume 4Tantara T2CD-1129Disc 1: Stan Kenton Tribute BandBobby Shew, Conte Candoli, Gary Barone, Brad Allison, Jay Thomas (tp) Jiggs Whigham, Wayne Andre, Dan Marcus,...
Dr. Ian Crosbie's Sidemen Correspondence
Teddy Powell's Orchestra - Part 4The 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....
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington By Terry Teachout Gotham Books/Penguin, 2013, 361 pagesIt is fair to say that understanding and enjoying the music of Duke Ellington takes time, patience and tenacity. Ellington's music is an acquired taste. I recall my...
Duke at the Roadhouse
Roger Kellaway and Eddie DanielsDuke At The RoadhouseIPO Recordings IPOC1024Roger Kellaway (p) Eddie Daniels (cl, ts) James Holland (cello). Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM, October 12 & 14, 2012I'm Beginning To See Light/Creole Love Call/Perdido/Duke...
Everything You Did - the Music of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
Mark Masters EnsembleEverything You Did - The Music of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)Capri Records 74123-2 [CD]Ensemble: Louis Fasman, Less Lovitt, Tim Hagans (tp) Les Benedict, Dave Ryan, Ryan Dragon (tb) Stephanie O'Keefe (fr-hn) Billy...
Experiences of a Longtime Jazz Record Collector
As longtime collectors of jazz recordings on disc, we all probably can offer interesting anecdotes on those great 78 RPM 'finds' we have made over the years. It is that pulse-accelerating experience of finding and 'nailing' that highly prized item that...
Follow the Sun
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual TrioFollow The SunDelmark DE 5013Kahil El'Zabar (d, kalimba, earth drum, vcl-trks 3, 5) Art Brown (ts, p) Junius Paul (b) with special guests Dwight Trible (vcl-trks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9) Duke Payne (ts, bagpipes). Chicago, IL, April...
Good to the Last Bop
George Shearing QuintetGood To The Last BopSounds Of Yester Year DSOY949George Shearing (p, acc) Marjorie Hyams (vbs, p) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (d). New York City, February 17, June 28, July 29, December 27, 1949, April 3 & 4,...
Graduation Day
The Four FreshmenGraduation DayLaserLight 12 120Bob Flanigan (vcl, tb, b) Ken Albers (vcl, tp, flgn, tamb) Dennis Grillo (vcl, tp) Autie Goodman (vcl, woodwinds) acc. by Charles Cochran (p) Grady Martin (g) Bob Moore, Henry Strzelecki (b) Buddy Harmon...
Groove Awakening
Ari BrownGroove AwakeningDelmark DE 5011Ari Brown (ts, p-trk 9) Kirk Brown (p) Yusef Ben Israel (b) Avreeayl Ra (d) Dr. Cuz (perc). May 13-15, 2013, Chicago, ILOne For Ken/Groove Awakening/Enka/Veda's Dance/Lonnie's Lament/In A Sentimental Mood/3bop...
Harry Belafonte Sings the Blues
Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte Sings The BluesBlue Moon BMCD 1629Harry Belafonte (vcl) acc. by Howard McGhee Orchestra, featuring Brew Moore (ts). New York City, 1949Lean On Me/RecognitionHarry Belafonte (vcl) acc. by Pete Rugolo Orchestra. Hollywood,...
Here in the Moment
Gail PettisHere In The MomentOA2 Records OA2 22059 [CD]Gail Pettis (vcl) Darin Clendenin (p-1) Randy Halberstadt (p-2) Clipper Anderson (b-3) Jeff Johnson (b-4) Mark Ivester (d, perc). Seattle WA, November 28-29, December 8, 2008 & May 28, 2009In...
Icons and Influences
George CablesIcons And InfluencesHighNote HCD7255George Cables (p) Dezron Douglas (b) Victor Lewis (d). Brooklyn, NY, September 16, 2013Cedar Walton/Farewell Mulgrew/Happiness/The Duke/Come Sunday/Little B's Poem/Nature Boy/Very Early/Isotope/The Very...
In the Nature of Things
Leslie PintchikIn The Nature Of ThingsPintch Hard CD-002Leslie Pintchik (p) Steve Wilson (as, ss-trks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7) Ron Horton (tp, flgh-trks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7) Scott Hardy (b) Michael Sarin (d) Satoshi Takeishi (perc-trks 1-8). Stanford, CT, February,...
I Told Ya I Love Ya. the Journey of the Soft Winds Trio (Part 3)
Editor's Note: There is a discography after the conclusion of this final segment of Alfred's excellent articleFrigo's departure officially changed the course of the Trio from that point on. Carter recalled he and Ellis, while still being billed as the...
It's A Good Day
Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott & Eddie MetzIt's A Good DayArbors Jazz ARCD 19431Rossano Sportiello (p) Nicki Parrott (b, vcl) Eddie Metz, Jr. (d). New York City, October 8 & 9, 2013Theme From "Grumpy Old Men" End Title /Pick Yourself Up (NP...
Jazz Country
Amy CerviniJazz CountryAnzic Records ANZ 044Amy Cervini (vcl, sax-trk 2) Jesse Lewis (g, vcl-trk 6) Matt Aronoff (b) Anat Cohen (cl-trks. 4,10) Mary Ehrlich (sax-trk 5) Oded Lev-Ari (p-trk 7, 8) Nellie McKay (vcl, ukulele-trk 2) Nadje Noordhuis (tp-trk...
Jazz on Disques Vogue
Various ArtistsJazz on Disques VogueSony Music/Disques Vogue/Legacy 88725443772This box is just what it says it is:"LEGACY ressuscite les trésors du jazz enregistrés en 33t (25 et 30 cm) sur le prestigieux label VOGUE.35 chefs-d'oeuvre du jazz en 20...
Join Us for the 2014 IAJRC Convention in San Antonio
September 4-6Sheraton Gunter Hotel205 East Houston StreetSan Antonio, TX 78205Tel: 1-210-227-3241The newly-refurbished 4-star Sheraton Gunter hotel in the heart of downtown San Antonio has been chosen as the 2014 IAJRC Convention venue. The hotel's rooms...
Jubilee - the Third Edition Catalog
Jubilee was the War Department Service Division (SSD) and Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) program cataloged as series H-11 by SSD to October 1943 and AFRS thereafter. This was an historic series and the recordings of the series preserved in the Glenn...
Keeper of the Flame
George LewisKeeper Of The FlameStoryville 108 8613Disc 1 - George Lewis At The Ohio Union 1 - George Lewis (cl) Kid Howard (tp, vcl) Jim Robinson (tb) Alton Purnell (p, vcl) Lawrence Marrero (bjo) Alcide Pavageau (b) Joe Watkins (d, vcl). Ohio University,...
Keeping It Simple/Beautiful Love
Judy Philbin and Adam LevineKeeping It SimpleSelf producedJudy Philbin (vcl) Adam Levine (g). Vocals recorded at Atascadero, CA. Guitar recorded at Paso Robles, CA during 2012 & 2013A Wink and A Smile/Moonglow/Django's Delight/Skylark/Keeping It...
Let Them Talk/Didn't It Rain
Hugh LaurieLet Them TalkWarner Bros. Records R2 527497Levon Henry (ts), Robby Marshall (cl, alto-cl) Hugh Laurie (p, g, perc, vcl, ldr) Patrick Warren (field org, autoharp, acc, additional keyboards) Kevin Breit (g, mand, mandocello) Craig Eastman (vln)...
Live at Montmartre
Nikolaj Bentzon TrioLive At MontmartreStoryville 101 8451Nikolaj Bentzon (p) Thomas Fonnesbaek (b) Winard Harper (d). Jazzhaus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 24 & 25, 2013Smile Stacy/Almost In Your Arms/West Coast Scenario/Old Timers/Flyv Fugl,...
Live at Montmartre
Eddie Gomez and Carsten DahlLive At MontmartreStoryville 101 8450Eddie Gomez (b) Carsten Dahl (p). Jazzhaus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 9, 2011I Hear A Rhapsody/There Is No Greater Love/Autumn Leaves/Body And Soul/How Deep Is The Ocean/All...
"More Important Than the Music - A History of Jazz Discography
"More Important Than The Music - A History Of Jazz Discography By Bruce D. Epperson The University of Chicago Press, 284 pages with illustrations, hardboundThis is a thought provoking book just by reading the title, To make the statement that discography...
Music for Swinging Dancers
Joe Reisman And His OrchestraElliot Lawrence And His OrchestraMusic For Swinging DancersMontpellier MONT CD 085Joe Reisman (cond, arr) Bernie Glow, Al DeRisi, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Wilder, Doc Severinsen (tp) Urbie Green, Chauncey Welsch, Tom Mitchell,...
Paramount Wonder Cabinet
The Paramount Wonder Cabinet, a massive collection of seminal jazz and blues recordings from the Paramount catalogue reissued jointly by Revenant Records and Jack White's Third Man Records, has become the subject of a copyright-infringement dispute in...
Parlor Series Volume One Featuring Gerald Clayton
John ClaytonParlor Series Volume One Featuring Gerald ClaytonArtist Share ASD124John Clayton (b) Gerald Clayton (p). New York, January 2007 and April 2010Alone Together/If I Should Lose You/Zingaro/Yesterdays/And So It Goes/ Isfahan/Sunny Day Go/All...
Promises to Burn
Janice Borla GroupPromises To BurnTall Grass TG8281Janice Borla (vcl) Scott Robinson (ts, fl) Art Davis (tp, flgn) John McLean (g) Bob Bowman (b) Jack Mouse (1). Naperville, IL, September 26, 27 & 28Funkallero/Midnight Voyage/Some Other Time/Lennie's...
Road Shows
Stan KentonThe Four FreshmenRoad ShowsTantara TCD-1130The Stan Kenton Orchestra: Al Porcino, Ed Leddy, Sam Noto, Stu Williamson, Bobby Clark (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Kent Larsen, Gus Chappell, Ted Dechter (tb) Don Kelly (b-tb) Lennie Niehaus, Charlie Mariano...
Serenading the Moon
Lisa FerraroSerenading The MoonPranavasonic Universal PVS1724Lisa Ferraro (vcl) Houston Person (ts) John DiMartino (p) James Chirillo (g), NJ during late summer 2013I Wished On The Moon/Everything I Love/Maybe You'll Be There/Lucky So And So/Skylark/Love...
Shuffle Play
Record NotesNo label around exemplifies the Art Ensemble of Chicago's notion of Ancient To The Future than Chicago's own invaluable Delmark Records. You can't blame them for wanting to celebrate and the 12-track sampler Delmark: 60 Years Of Jazz does...
Step on It
Mike LongoStep On ItConsolidated Artists Productions CAP 1046Mike Longo (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Lewis Nash (d). Hoboken, NJ, September 2013Impressions/Poinciana/Step On It/Nefertiti/Ana Maria/Cantaloupe Island/ Black Narcissis/Black Nile/My Ship/Blue 'n...
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)Wednesdays:www.ckcufm.com (9-11 p.m. ET)In A Mellow Tone hosted...
Summertime Lullaby
Peggy DuquesnelSummertime LullabyJoyspring Music JMP203CDPeggy Duquesnel (p, vcl) Edo Guidotti (Hammond B3 org-1) Mike Higgins (g) Ernie Nunez (b) Dave Owens (d). Long Beach CA, c. 2009Summertime Lullaby (vcl)/Drivin' Blues (vcl) (1)Peggy Duquesnel (p,...
The Caceres Family: A Texas Jazz Legacy
Recent scientific studies done in Finland, Hungary, and the United Kingdom conclude that musical ability is a mostly inherited trait. The fact that the creation of music dynasties in families is strongly linked to genetics can be seen in the success...
The Editor's Ramblings
Despite the late mailing of the March issue, it seems that the issue has been well received and it's good to see that my editorial comments asking for your thoughts regarding the vast amount of jazz music that is available nowadays has produced some...
The Glenn Miller Archive at CU-Boulder
The Glenn Miller Archive at CU Boulder includes many thousands of recordings by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band and all of the popular musicians, singers and bands of the "Big Band Era" of American Popular Music (circa...
The Hackett Dental Myth
It is commonly thought that Bobby Hackett joined Glenn Miller's orchestra in July 1941 playing guitar rather than cornet because he had teeth problems. Neither part of this belief is true. He joined Miller on guitar because Miller wanted a guitarist...
The Harmony of Dave Brubeck
The Harmony Of Dave Brubeck By Jack Reilly Published by Hal Leonard, 87 pages, soft bound 9'' x 12,'' $24.39 (includes CD)This author has written similar books, two at least, regarding the harmony of Bill Evans. They had been reviewed in these pages...
The Pres' Message
Duncan P. Schiedt. Born 1921; deceased 2014. Photographer, book author, freelance-writer, jazz researcher, jazz pianist; collector of jazz records, books, and journals; and most of all- gentleman, and friend to anyone who professed an interest in jazz!...
The Songs of Bobby Troup/Motor City Scene/Down Home
Bethlehem Reissues - Second GroupBobby TroupThe Songs Of Bobby TroupBethlehem BCP 1030Bobby Troup (p, vcl) Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb) Howard Roberts (g) Red Mitchell (b) Don Heath (d). Pasadena, CA, September, 1955Cuckoo In The Clock/Midnight Sun/Laura/That...
The Story This Time
Jason Stein QuartetThe Story This TimeDelmark 2013Jason Stein (b-cl), Keefe Jackson (ts, contra b-cl), Joshua Abrams (b), Frank Rosaly (d)Background Music/Laced Case/Little Big House/Skippy/Badlands/Palo Alto /Hatoolie/Gallop's Gallop/Hoke's Dream/Work/Lennie...
Tribute
Tim HegartyTributeMiles High Records MHR8623Tim Hegarty (ts, ss) Mark Sherman (vbs-trks 3-6 only) Kenny Barron (p) Rufus Reid (b) Carl Allen (d). August 20, 2013, Hampton, NJA New Blue/Amsterdam After Dark/Simone/Ineffable/New Picture/Not To Worry/Low...
Turn It Up
Kevin CoelhoTurn It UpChicken Coup Records CCP 7018Kevin Coelho (Hammond B3 org) Derek DiCenzo (g) Reggie Jackson (d). "Soft And Wet," "Come Together" and "The World Is A Ghetto," Columbus, OH, winter, 2012. All the other tunes, San Jose, CA, summer...
Vinyl Coverings
Universal Music Group, one of the "Big Three" record companies has a vinyl reissue program called Play 33 1/3 where they release music from the 90s that has never been issued on vinyl before. I hadn't given it much notice in the past because their titles...
We're Forever Blowing Bubbles
Les Rois du Fox-TrotWe're Forever Blowing BubblesStomp Off CD 1436Jean-Pierre Morel, Shona Taylor (cnt, vcl) Patrick Bacqueville (tb, vcl, slide whistle) Marc Bresdin (as, C-mel, cl) Nicholas Montier (as, cl) Michel Bescont (ts, cl) Bernard Thevin (p)...
What I Am
Red MitchellWhat I AmCaprice CAP 21833Red Mitchell (p, b, vcl) Bosse Bromberg (tp) Nisse Sandstrom (reeds) Goran Strandberg (p) Sture Nordin (b) Rune Carlson (d). Stockholm, Sweden between August 1978 & January 1979What I Am/Avsked/Talking/The Sun...
With the Wind and the Rain
Joshua BreakstoneWith The Wind And The RainCapri Records 74131-2Joshua Breakstone (g) Lisle Atkinson (b) Mike Richmond (cello-trks 1, 2, 5, 8) Eliot Zigmund (1). August 18, 2013, Paramus, NJSome Kinda Mean/I Told You So/Short Story/Be Anything/La Verne...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear Editor,The article "Did Bix Record A Film Soundtrack" by David Drazin raises an intriguing question. The film is "Morals for Women" released on October 25, 1931 by Tiffany Productions. The evidence presented in the article in support of the hypothesis...
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