Friday, October 23, 2020

Lucky Thompson - Tom Kattin'

 

Lucky Thompson - Tom Kattin'

Sunbeam Album, Recorded January February 1956 Lucky Thompson, tenor sax Jimmy Cleveland, trombone Hank Jones, piano Oscar Pettiford, bass Osie Johnson, drums In late 1945, one of Lucky Thomson's gig in Los Angeles was a member of the Dizzy Gillespie Bebop Six. He was hired because of the erratic habits of the co-star, Charlie Parker. During 1946 and '47, Lucky was the most requested tenor man in the L.A. area. He was the first major jazzman to adopt the soprano saxophone - predating John Coltrane. 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. Hope you enjoy. sDg.
#jazz #saxophone #jazzsax #oldschool #vinyl #bebop #swing #remastered

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bob Brookmeyer and Friends - Jive Hoot

 


/Stan Gentz / Herbie Hancock / Ron Carter /Gary Burton / Elvin Jones/ 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. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #jazztrombone #jazz #oldschool #vinyl #jazzsax #bebop #swing #remastered

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Buddy DeFranco - Mr Lucky (Henry Mancini)

 


Mr. Lucky, Buddy DeFranco (vinyl)
Composed by Henry Mancini Released in 1982 on Pablo. Credits: Bass – George Duvivier Clarinet – Buddy DeFranco Drums – Ronnie Bedford Guitar – Joe Cohn Layout, Design – Norman Granz, Sheldon Marks Photography By – Tom Copi Piano – Albert Dailey Producer – Joyce DeFranco Producer, Liner Notes – Buddy DeFranco Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014). An Italian-American jazz clarinetist. In addition to his work as a bandleader, DeFranco led the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the name, "The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Directed By Buddy DeFranco" for almost a decade in the 1960s and '70s. He began his professional career just as swing music and big bands—many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman—were in decline. While most jazz clarinet players did not adapt to this change, DeFranco successfully continued to play clarinet exclusively, and was one of the few bebop clarinetists. He also performed with Gene Krupa, Art Blakey, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Lennie Tristano, Dodo Marmarosa, Terry Gibbs, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Eddie Daniels, Putte Wickman, Billie Holiday and many others, and released dozens of albums as a leader. 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. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #bebop #jazz #clarinetist #jazzclarinetist

Monday, October 19, 2020

Lester Young - Carnegie Blues



Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959) Arguably, Young introduced an approach to improvisation that provided much of the basis for modern jazz solo conception. The impact of his style was so broad that he has been cited as a favourite by such diverse modern jazz figures as Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane. Much of the West Coast “cool” style was a direct product of Lester Young’s approach, many saxophonists playing his lines note for note in their own performances. He was so important that singer Billie Holiday called him president of tenor saxophonists, and he was known thereafter as Pres (or Prez). In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike". Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music. 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. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #jazzsaxophone #jazz #oldschool #vinyl #jazzsax #bebop #swing #vinyl

Friday, October 16, 2020

Everly Brothers - Love of My Life

 

Love of My Life

... sweet destiny Love of my life I love you No other love could thrill me so completely No other lips could satisfy me Baby, Baby, don't deny me My hungry arms Long for your charms Love of my life I love you Artists: Everly Brothers Songwriter: John C. Popper Released 1959 The vocal harmonies of the Everly Brothers have influenced many great singers - including the Beatles. Think of "If I Fell". The influence to my ears is obvious. I was so enamored with the songs of the Everly Brothers that when I saw a vinyl album of their collective songs I bought it right away. I then realized that it was their third volume of songs, none of which I never heard before. I must admit that I was very disappointed. Lesson to me is never buy an album that is marked higher than volume 1. I made the same mistakes in the past and never learned my lesson. There are some redeeming materials that kind of grew on me. Such as this one. It's an abridged version of my own fault. Apologies to the EB fans. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (The video clip is from Charlie Mounsey https://www.pexels.com/@charlie-mounsey-1653902.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #vocalharmonies #oldies #nostalgia #popmusic