IAJRC Journal

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3, 2014

Anatomy of A Recording: I Didn't Know by Jean Goldkette with Bix Beiderbecke November 24, 1924
IntroductionUntil 1960, the published chronologies and biographies of Bix Beiderbecke did not mention his short association with the Jean Goldkette organization in November-December 1924 in Detroit. It was widely known that the Wolverine Orchestra had...
Back and Forth
Luke Celenza QuartetBack and Forth2012 private recordingLucas Pino (ss, ts) Luke Celenza (p) Joshua Crumbly (b) Jimmy MacBride (d)Three Point Five/River Rhodes/Back And Forth Prelude/For Charles/ Jupiter Interlu de/Blues/Jupiter And Mars/131/Back And...
Being Here: Conversations on Creating Music
Being Here: Conversations on Creating Music By Radhika Philip (www.radhio.org) 2013, xvi + 461 pp., Illustrated with photographs, $29.00While it pains me to recommend a book so riddled with mistakes, first time author and newly-minted jazz fan Radhika...
Bewitched
Perry BeekmanBewitchedSelf Produced CDPerry Beekman (g, vcl) Peter Tomlinson (p) Lou Pappas (b). NYC (no date shown)I Wish I Were In Love Again/Mountain Greenery/Wait Till You See Her/Have You Met Miss Jones/Bewitched/Thou Swell/It Never Entered My Mind/My...
Birch Hall Concerts Live
The Bechet Legacy - Bob Wilber & Glenn ZottolaBirch Hall Concerts LiveClassic Jazz CJ 4Bob Wilber (ss, cl) Glenn Zottola (tp) Mark Shane (p) Mike Peters (g, bjo) Len Skeat (b) Butch Miles (d) Pug Norton (vcl*). Birch Hall, Lancaster, England 1981-1982Disc...
Bob Porter on Books
Eckstine, Herbie, Son & BluesMR. B: The Music & Life of Billy Eckstine by Cary Ginell (Hal Leonard Books) is a well researched piece of work. The early years and the family life of Eckstine are covered very well and you get plenty of information...
Boyd and Ginnie
In my capacity as Curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University, I am entrusted with the care of treasures related to the history of traditional New Orleans jazz, which would seemingly put me about as far away from the legacy of Boyd Raeburn...
Canadian Collectors' Congress April 26, 2014
This meeting of the 43rd Canadian Collectors' Congress was held at the Toronto Plaza Hotel, Toronto Airport East, Saturday from 9 am until 10 pm. Those arriving on Friday had the opportunity to gather at the home of Gene and Brenda Miller for a catered...
Celluloid Improvisations - Film Vodvil Cootie Williams and Ms Orchestra
IntroductionFor more than thirty years, throughout the "Golden Age of Hollywood," theater owners used the phrase "plus selected short subjects" to lure customers to the box office. Ultimately the "selected shorts" - films ranging in length from three...
Chuck Sweningsen Obituary
Age 88, died on July 8, 2014. He was born in Minneapolis, MN to Milton B. and Frances M. Sweningsen and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, where he was the editor of the Minnesota Daily in his senior year. He took graduate...
Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of LouisArmstrong and The All StarsMosaic MD9-257More Louis Armstrong you ask? Do we need it? What else is there to release? Isn't it all out there already? Oh geez, more of the All Stars? They played the same...
Doug Norwood (1931-2014)
Born January 23, 1931 in Belmont, N.C., he was the son of Buford and Lola Norwood. He was a child prodigy, teaching himself to read at 4 years old. He spent his teenage years working in the textile mills of Belmont, helping to put himself through college....
Dream Your Troubles Away
Kat GangDream Your Troubles AwayArbors Records ARCD19404Kat Gang (vcl) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Mike Renzi (p) Jay Leonhart (b) Joe Ascione (d) Warren Vache (cnt) Harry Allen (sax) John Allred (tb). NYC, instruments recorded March 22 & 24, 2010, vocals...
Eulalia
Bob DoroughEulaliaMerry Lane Records (no number)Bob Dorough (p, vcl, arr) Steve Gilmore (b) Herman Matthews (d) Phil Woods (as) Aralee Dorough (fl) Dennis Dotson (tp) Thomas Hulten (tb, tuba) Warren Sneed (ts, ss) Keith Vivens (el-b - tracks 3, 7) Ray...
First Melancholy, Then the Night Stretch
Rick CutlerFirst Melancholy, Then The Night StretchNew Dude Records NDR 102Rick Cutler (p)Isle of Words Forgotten/Gentle Nightmare/Charlotte's Roads Before Her/ Alien Landscape 1/Debussy/From Then Till Now/Meaduring Eternity/Noise (For Tony Williams)/Alien...
In Grona Lund 1963
Duke EllingtonIn Grona Lund 1963Storyville Records 1038330Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington (p, ldr) Cootie Williams, Eddie Preston, Rolf Ericson (tp) Ray Nance (tp, vln, vcl) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton...
Jazz Latin
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz QuintetJazz LatinPatois Records PRCD014Wayne Wallace (tb) Murray Low (p) David Berlove (b) Colin Douglas (d) Michael Spiro (perc) with special guests: John Worley (tp) Masura Koga (ts) Mary Fettig, Elena Pinderhughes (fl) Jeremy...
Live at the Deer Head Inn
Nancy Reed & John Coates Jr.Live At The Deer Head InnDeer Head Records 001Nancy Reed (vcl) John Coates Jr. (p). Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA, November & December, 2007How Little We Know/East Of The Sun/For All We Know/If I Had You/All...
Live at the Deer Head Inn
Guitar Trio - Pizzarelli, Laub & BibingerLive At The Deer Head InnDeer Head Records 002Bucky Pizzarelli, Walt Bibinger (g) Ed Laub (g, vcl - trk 4). Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA, October 19, 2013Introductions/All The Things You Are/Stompin'...
Live Work & Play
Caroline Davis QuartetLive Work & PlayEarsy&Eyes RecordsCaroline Davis (as) Mike Allemana (g) Matt Ferguson (b) Jeremy Cunningham (d)Kowtow/Passive Cloud/Blood Count/Dionysus/Old Rims/Shiny Rims/Real Rims, For Kalvin/Craftsmanship and Emptiness,...
Lost Tapes - Germany 1956-1958
The Modern Jazz QuartetLost Tapes - Germany 1956-1958Jazzhaus 101731John Lewis (p) Milt Jackson (vbs) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) Harald Banter Ensemble*, Suddeutsch Rundfunk Studio, Stuttgart, October 26 1956Ralph's New Blues/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Willow...
Low Life/Flutopia/Live at Athenaeum Jazz
Holly HofmannLow LifeCapri Records 74133Holly Hofmann (altofl) Mike Wofford (p) Anthony Wilson (g*) John Clayton (b) Jeff Hamilton (d). Burbank, CA, December 18, 2913Jack Of Hearts/Touch The Fog/Grow (for Dick Oates)/Lumiere De La Vie/Cedar Would/The...
Magic 201
Frank WessMagic 201IPO Recordings IPOC1025Frank Wess (ts. fl) Kenny Barron (p) Russell Malone (g) Rufus Reid (b) Winard Harper (d). NYC, September 26 & 27, 2011It Could Happen To You/A Cottage For Sale/After Paris/The Summer Knows/Embraceable You/Blues...
Majestic Records: Eli Oberstein, Mildred Bailey, and Allegro-Elite LP Imprints
[Author's Note: Recently there has been an article on Majestic Records by David Lewis in the Spring 2013 issue of the quarterly ARSC Journal (see pages 1-11), plus postings on the 78-List regarding questions about Majestic. The following is excerpted...
Meridies
Dan Cray QuartetMeridiesOrigin 82609Noah Preminger (ts) Dan Cray (p) Clark Sommers (b) Mark Ferber (d)Smile/Worst Enemy/Amor Fati/Serenity/East 69/Winter Rose (1728)/At Least/March of the Archetypes. TT 49:00Dan Cray mentions in his brief notes that...
My Heart Tells Me
Bob MoverMy Heart Tells MeMotema Music MTM 117Bob Mover (as, ss, vcl) Josh Evans (tp) Steve Hall (ts) Kenny Barron (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Steve Williams, Victor Lewis (d). December 15, 2010 and January 6, 2011, NYCDisc One: My Heart Tells Me/No Near And...
Nomadic Nature/The Passion of Color/Undercover
Brooklyn Jazz UndergroundGianni GagliardiNomadic NatureBJU Records BJUR 042Gianni Gagliardi (ts) Gilad Hekselman (g) Luke Marantz (p) Alexis Cuadrado (b) Mark Ferber (d). Brooklyn, NY, December 23, 2012Paris/L'ironie D'une Jolie Prisse De Tete/Macanudo...
Ooh, What an Outfit!
Chubby Jackson Big BandOoh, What An Outfit!Uptown Records UPCD75/27.26Disc One: - Chubby Jackson Big Band - Radio Broadcast - Norman Faye, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp, Mario Daone, Bob Swope (tb) Frank Socolow (as) Ray Turner, Al Young (Epstein) (ts) Marty...
Out of the Shadows
Billy StrayhornOut Of The ShadowsStoryville Box Set 108 8614 (7 Cds & DVD)Disc One: Billy Strayhorn The Pianist & Composer - Tracks 1-10 - Billy Strayhorn (p) Michel Gaudry (b - trks 2, 3, 8, 9, 10) Paris Strings Quartet (trks 4, 10) Paris Blue...
Playing with the Trio
Francy BolandPlaying With The TrioSchema Records SW 148 CDFrancy Boland (p) Jimmy Woo de (b) Kenny Clarke (d). Cologne, Germany, February 19, 1967Night In Warsaw/I'm All Smiles/Myriam Doll/Night Lady/Gamal Sadynem /Lonely Girl/Dierdre's Biues/The Girl...
Rhapsody in Gershwin
Ted Rosenthal TrioRhapsody In GershwinPlayscape Recordings PSR 071613Ted Rosenthal (p) Martin Wind (b) Tim Horner (d) Recorded, Paramus, NJ, July 16 & 17, 2013Rhapsody In Blue/Let's Call The Whole Thing Off/Fascinatin' Rhythm/I Loves You Porgy/They...
Road Show - Volume 3
Sonny RollinsRoad Show - Volume 3Okeh 88843 04998-2Sonny Rollins (ts - all tracks) with:Trk 1 - Clifford Anderson (tb) Stephen Scott (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Perry Wilson (d) Kimati Dinizulu (perc). November 11, 2011, Saitama, JapanBijiTrk 2 - add Bob Broom...
Roots of Jazz - the Bebop Era - Volume 23
Roots Of Jazz - The Bebop Era - Volume 23 Written and published by Dieter Salemann and Fabian Grab Soft bound with spiral binding, 8 1/4 inches × 12 ½ inches, 132 pages, 22 EurosDo you love bebop? Yes. Do you love history? Yes, all kinds of history including...
Satin Doll
Dexter GordonSatin DollSteeplechase SCCD36038Dexter Gordon (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Bo Stief (b) Art Taylor (d). Montmartre Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark - 29 June 1967Satin Doll/It's You Or No One/Darn That Dream/Billie's Bounce.The first time I saw Dexter...
Shuffle Play
Singularly Eclectic Reviews byStuart KremskyFrom the VaultsThe latest entry in Uptown Records' invaluable Flashback Series presents trumpeter Howard McGhee during his stay in Los Angeles on West Coast 1954-1947. The first eight tracks are the real find,...
Softly with Feeling - Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music
Softly With Feeling - Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music By Edward Berger - Forward by Wynton Marsalis. Hard bound 6 ¼ inches by 9 ¼ inches, 378 pages with photo section, index, discography and notes. Published by Temple University...
Sounds of Spain
Alfredo RodriguezSounds of SpainMack AvenueErnesto Vega (cl, b-cl, ss) Alfredo Rodriguez (p, melodica) Gaston Joya and Peter Slavov (b) Francisco Mela, Michael Olivera (d) Santa Cecilia Quartet (no names given, but flute, oboe, french horn, bassoon)Qbafrica/Sueno...
Southern Comfort
Regina CarterSouthern ComfortSony MasterworksRegina Carter (vin, vcl) Adam Rogers (g) Marvin Sewell (g) Chris Lightcap (b) Jesse Murphy (b) Will Holshouser (acc) Alvester Garnett (d) Luca Madrazo (vcl). Kaleidoscope Sound Studios, Union City, NJ.Miner's...
Sprechen Sie Jazz? - A GI Digs the 1950's German-Austrian Jazz Scene
Jazz in Germany has had a somewhat checkered past. Jazz recordings were first issued in Germany in 1920. These recordings were received enthusiastically by the pleasure seeking element of the Weimar Republic, eager to put the humiliating defeat of the...
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...
Sweet Shadow
Pete MillsSweet ShadowCellar Live CL070813Pete Mills (ts) Pete McCann (g & el-g) Erik Augis (p) Martin Wind (bs) Matt Wilson (d). January 7 & 8, 2012, Paramus, NJShiner/Summer/The Snagel/Duo 1/New School/Sweet Shadow/Serenade To A Cuckoo/CIose...
The Boys in the Band: The Moro Castle Orchestra Photo
This installment of "The Boys In the Band" is a variation on the column's objectives: to give personnel of both recorded and unrecorded bands, band itineraries, and background information on musicians. In this case, a photo will be presented and the...
The Early Years - Live
Dinah WashingtonThe Early Years - LiveMr. Music MM CD 7037Dinah Washington (vcl - all tracks). Tracks 1-14 - Lionel Hampton Orchestra (this is lineup when DW entered the band in January 1944) Hampton (vbs, d, p, vcl) Cat Anderson, Lamar Wright, Roy McCoy,...
The Editor's Ramblings
Sincere apologizes for the lateness of this issue. When I returned from our San Antonio convention my diabetic wife, Stacey was rushed to hospital with a badly infected foot and gangrene which resulted in a hospital stay and the eventual amputation of...
The Pres' Message
I am sad to report another death in the IAJRC family. Long-time member, Charles B. "Chuck" Sweningsen, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was 88. Chuck lived in Bloomington, Minnesota. When I first me Chuck years ago, he struck me as a friendly but...
The Treasury Shows - Volume 18
Duke Ellington and His OrchestraThe Treasury Shows - Volume 18Storyville Records 903 9018Disc One: Duke Ellington (p, ldr) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Bernard Flood (trks 1-3) Reunald Jones (trks 4-16) (tp) Ray Nance...
The Trio
Billy Bean/Hal Gaylor/Walter NorrisThe TrioFresh Sounds Records FSR-CD 779Walter Norris (p) Bill Bean (g) Hal Gaylor (b, cello). New York City, June 6 & 30, 1961 & Greenwood Lake, June 1961Groove Yard/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/The End Of A Love...
Thoughts on Chuck Sweningsen
Besides collecting vinyl records - many of which are jazz records, which I inherited from my dad, - I am also a home brewer. Our local home brewers club meets monthly at an establishment in Brookfield, IL and it was there on a random Wednesday evening...
Vinyl Coverings
The Return Of Some Good FriendsThe Jazz vinyl revival is in full swing, evident by the resurgence of new vinyl programs by three old favorite labels; Impulse, Blue Note and Prestige/Riverside/Fantasy. While they each approach their programs in different...
West Coast 1945-1947
Howard McGheeWest Coast 1945-1947Uptown Records UPCD 27.74Howard McGhee (1945 Radio Broadcast) McGhee (tp) Teddy Edwards (ts) J.D. King (ts) Vernon Biddle (p) Bob Kesterson (b) Roy Porter (d) Monette Moore (vcl - trk 3). Hollywood, CA, December 21, 1945Intro./Night...
Whither One Wolverine: Jimmy Hartwell
If Bix Beiderbecke added voltage to the Wolverine Orchestra, it was Jimmy Hartwell who helped throw the switch. A year before the Wolverines made their famous recordings, some of the same musicians were performing under Hartwell's direction. And he is...
Worldwide Jazz News
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step - Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff - A Film by David L. Lewis - Featuring the Sublime Music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charles MingusNat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years,...
Your Shouts from the Balcony
Dear Editor,Thanks to Mike Zirpolo for his lengthy interview with Phil Schaap in the March issue. For someone so privileged to have studied with Jo Jones, Eddie Durham, Randy Weston, another other generous stars, he's a realist in understanding the state...
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