Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Shorty Rogers - Infinity Promenade (restored vinyl LP of 1953 recording of Short Stops)

Shorty Rogers - Infinity Promenade (restored vinyl LP of 1953 recording of Short Stops)

"Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks." - Herodotus

 

From the vinyl album Shorty Rogers and his Orchestra and the Giants - Short Stops

 

Shorty Rogers, arranger, conductor, trumpet

Milt Bernhart, trombone

John Grass, French horn 

Gene Englund, tuba

Art Pepper, alto sax

Jimmy Guiffre, tenor sax

Hampton Hawes, piano

Joe Mandragon, bass

Shelly Manne, drums

Recorded January, March, April 1953.

 

Scott Yanow of AllMusic Review writes, "This double LP offers listeners a strong introduction to the trumpet playing and arrangements of Shorty Rogers, but unfortunately it has gone out of print and was the first and last in its series. The 32 selections feature six different groups headed by Rogers during 1953-1954, ranging from an octet to a big band; all of the bands feature sidemen who essentially formed a who's who of West Coast jazz. Among the other soloists are altoist Art Pepper; tenors Bill Holman, Bill Perkins, Zoot Sims, Bob Cooper, and Jimmy Giuffre; trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison; pianist Hampton Hawes; and altoists Herb Geller and Bud Shank. The majority of the selections are Rogers originals; there is music from the Marlon Brando film The Wild One and a Count Basie tribute set."  

 

Milton "Shorty" Rogers (born Milton Rajonsky; April 14, 1924 – November 7, 1994) was one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz. He played trumpet and flugelhorn and was in demand for his skills as an arranger.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.  

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS #bebop #jazztrumpet #vinylrecord  #quoteoftheday /

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Teddy Buckner - West End Blues (restored vinyl LP)

 


Teddy Buckner - West End Blues (restored vinyl LP)

 

From the vinyl LP Teddy Buckner and his Dixieland Band.  "West End Blues" is a multi-strain twelve-bar blues composition by Joe "King" Oliver.  Covered by Louis Armstrong but this version by Teddy Buckner was just waiting to be found and now can be heard on this channel. 

 

Teddy Buckner (July 16, 1909 in Sherman, Texas – September 22, 1994 in Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz trumpeter associated with Dixieland music.

 

Early in his career Buckner played with Sonny Clay.  He worked with Buck Clayton in Shanghai in 1934,  and later worked with Benny Carter among others. From 1949 to 1954, he worked in Kid Ory's band, which was perhaps the closest to the style he preferred.[1] In the late 1950s his work with Sidney Bechet in France made him popular there but, before going to France, he recorded the soundtrack of the movie King Creole with Elvis Presley in 1958. From 1965 to 1981 he performed with his traditional Dixieland jazz band at Disneyland's New Orleans Square. 

 

In addition to this he worked with blues musician T-Bone Walker and did some acting. This included an uncredited role in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? He played cornet in a few of his film roles.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.  

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS #neworleansjazz #dixieland #jazztrumpet #vinylrecord

Monday, November 01, 2021

Illinois Jacquet - Our Delight (1975 Vinyl LP How High the Moon)

 

Illinois Jacquet - Our Delight (1975 Vinyl LP How High the Moon) 

"Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." - Oscar Wilde

 

From the vinyl LP How High the Moon - a fine sampler to Jacquet's music when it was released in 1975 and it features Illinois in a variety of settings (ranging from a quartet to a mini-big band). Highlights include "Bottoms Up," "The King," "How High the Moon" and Illinois Jacquet's haunting bassoon feature on "'Round Midnight." 

 

Jean-Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet (October 30, 1922 – July 22, 2004) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo.

 

Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use the instrument.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 


INXDS.  #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday /

 


Monday, October 25, 2021

Alone in 2021

 


She came as the headless fashionista, and she was a blast at the Halloween party.  They loved her.  But I think she may have partied too much.  She was by herself alone when everybody left.  Left in the dark, she is still waiting for a taxi to get home.