Thursday, December 31, 2020

All that Jazz Orchestra - Ponte Vecchio / Bye Bye Love (original vinyl recording)

 


"It's showtime, folks!" - Joe Gideon The Plot: Joe Gideon is a theater director and choreographer trying to balance staging his latest Broadway musical, NY/LA, while editing a Hollywood film he has directed, The Stand-Up. He is a workaholic who chain-smokes cigarettes and a womanizer who constantly flirts and has sex with a stream of women. Each morning, to keep himself going, he plays a tape of Vivaldi and takes doses of Visine, Alka-Seltzer, and Dexedrine, always finishing by looking at himself in the mirror and telling himself "It's showtime, folks!". This is the plot of All That Jazz, a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay, by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse, is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and career as a dancer, choreographer and director. The music post here is Ponte Vecchio featuring saxophonist George Young. I interpolated the song Bye Bye Love at the end of the post to add drama - reminiscent of how the movie ended with Joe traveling down the hallway to meet Angelique, the Angel of Death. I highly recommend that you see the movie. Truly a classic. 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . I thought this might be a wonderful way to welcome the New Year. Hope you enjoy. And have a safe and prosperous New Year!  INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

My Wishlist for year 2021

 

 

      1. National peace
      2. World peace
      3. End of suffering
      4. End of death
      5. Make better music
      6. Play guitar more often
      7. Read more books
      8. Shoot more photos
      9. Make more people happy
      10. Grow a beard
What about you?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Don Byas - Byas a Drink (original 1944 recording jazz vinyl )


"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music." - Gustav Mahler Don Byas, tenor sax Recorded July 28, 1944, The Savoy Sessions One of the greatest of all tenor players, Don Byas’ decision to move permanently to Europe in 1946 resulted in him being vastly underrated in jazz history books. Whenever American players were touring in Europe, they would ask for Byas, who had opportunities to perform with Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz at the Philharmonic (including a recorded tenor battle with Hawkins and Stan Getz), Art Blakey, and (on a 1968 recording) Ben Webster. Byas also recorded often in the 1950s, but was largely forgotten in the U.S. by the time of his death. Despite his bebop associations, Byas always remained deeply rooted in the sounds of swing. He started out by emulating Coleman Hawkins, but Byas always cited Art Tatum as his greater influence: “I haven’t got any style, I just blow like Art”. - (Excerpt Jazz Giants) : : 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Overlooking Lake Georgetown

 


Kamilah and Naps and their Bassador puppy named Hops visited us here in Georgetown for the holidays - so Rose and I took them to the lake.  We ourselves have never been there - even though it's been over a year since we moved here in Texas.  The water is calm and deep.  There were people fishing.  One person was kayaking.  And a stray dog was running straight to the deep water.  Fortunately, the dog was smart enough to realize what would have been fatal and stopped just in time.

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Dexter Gordon - Hi Fly (original 1981 recording jazz vinyl )

 


Dexter Gordon - Hi Fly (original 1981 recording jazz vinyl )

"Multa paucis." ([Say] much in few [words]). - Latin phrase

Gotham City is a jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1980 and released by Columbia in 1981. Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone George Benson – electric guitar Cedar Walton – piano Percy Heath – bass Art Blakey – drums : : 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Phil Woods - Ow! (original 1961 recording jazz vinyl )

 


Phil Woods - Ow! (original 1961 recording jazz vinyl )


"Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim." (Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.) - Ovid, 43 BC-17 AD, Roman poet

From the vinyl album Europa Jazz. Perhaps Phil Woods's best known recorded work as a sideman is Billy Joel's 1977 song "Just the Way You Are". He also played the alto sax solo on Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu" from their 1975 album Katy Lied, as well as Paul Simon's "Have a Good Time" from the 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years. : : 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Friday, December 25, 2020

The Christmas Story (Waverly Consort)

 

I. Proloque

"The scepter will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler's staff from between his feet,
until he to whom it belongs shall come
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his" (Genesis 49:10).

II. The Nativity

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).

III. The Journey of the Magi

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2)




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.


As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album .


Hope you enjoy. 

INXDS


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Have a Wonderful Christmas.


 

May y'all have a wonderful Christmas.


Black California Anthology vol 2 - Blow by Blow (original 1947 recording jazz vinyl )

 


Black California Anthology vol 2 - Blow by Blow (original 1947 recording jazz vinyl )

"Ingenio maximus, arte rudis." (Maximum ingenuity, raw technique.) - Ovid, 43 BC-17 AD, Roman poet

Black California Vol 2 Anthology (vinyl) Al Killian, trumpet Sonny Criss, alto sax Wardell Gray, tenor sax Russ Freeman, piano Harry Babison, bass Ken Kennedy, drums Blow by Blow recorded July 6, 1947 "Killian was interested in the modern sounds even though he was not capable of playing in that vein. He thought he would get the best people who weren't tied up. I wasn't doing anything anything and Wardell Gray was out of job too so he called us both to join him ... " (per Sonny Criss written on the Liner Notes by Bob Porter) : : 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A Night at Georgetown

 


Nathaniel Ratecliff: "Used to spend my nights out in a barroom... liquor was the only love I've known."

Merle Haggard:  "Step aside, sunny.  That's no way to sing here in Texas!"


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Canonball Adderley Quintet - Sticks/Hipadelphia (original 1966 recording jazz vinyl )

 

Canonball Adderley Quintet - Sticks/Hipadelphia (original 1966 recording jazz vinyl )

"Omne ignotum pro magnifico." (Everything unknown seems magnificent.) - Tacitus, 55-120 AD, Roman historian

From the vinyl album Canonball Adderley Quintet Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Canonball Adderley, saxophone : : 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Monday, December 21, 2020

Oscar Peterson - Ali and Frazier (original 1977 jazz vinyl record restored)

 


Ali and Frazier

"Possunt, quia posse videntur." (They can because they think they can.) - Virgil, 70-19 BC, Roman poet

It was March 8, 1971 in New York. One of the greatest boxing match was to take place at Madison Square Garden. In one corner, the defending heavy weight world champion – “Smokin’” Joe Frazier. And in the other corner, the contender Muhammad Ali. It had been 3 ½ year since Ali fought - a long time to be away from the ring - due to his refusal to take part in the Vietnam War. By the 15th round, the fight was even. Then in one defining moment Frazier landed a left hook on Ali. Ali got knocked down and the fight was over. Frazier was able to defend his title by unanimous decision. Oscar Peterson wrote and recorded “Ali and Frazier” in a 1977 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland Oscar Peterson - piano Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - saxophone Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson - double bass Bobby Durham - drums. 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 and the promotional photo for the Ali-Frazier Fight.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl record. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #bebop #jazz #jam #vinyl #vinylrestored

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Broken Dreams

 


We were supposed to go back to Milan last spring, and then the pandemic hit the world.  Rose decided to buy Italian porcelain so we can at least have a taste of Italy.  Alas, they came broken.  At least, they make for good photo op.  Seems like a lot of things are getting broke this year.  Hoping that year 2021 would be a better year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Rust Never Sleeps

 


Indeed... but it makes good photo op.  Captured in Old Town Georgetown Square, Texas.  Hope your day is going well. INXDS.

Friday, December 04, 2020

One November in Salado Creek, Texas

 


Salado Creek was given its name in 1716 by Spanish explorer Domingo Ramón. It has been the site of two battles in Texas history, including the 1813 Battle of Rosillo and the 1842 Battle of Salado Creek following the Texas Revolution.


In 1859, the Salado College Joint Stock Company was created by Col. Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson, who donated 320 acres north and south of the springs to be broken into lots and form the village of Salado, with the proceeds of the sale going to form Salado College, perhaps one of the first coeducational colleges in the States.  The college operated from 1860-1885 and 1895-1913


From 1866 to 1885, the famous Chisholm Trail cattle drove passed through this area, with the Stagecoach Inn being one of the stops. The trail was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas. 


Along the creek is Barrow Brewery where Rose and I spent one afternoon in November to celebrate my birthday.


Hope your day is going well.

sDg.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Kale Salad at Salado, Texas

 

Eat healthy.  Fresh Kale, radish, red onions, orange slices, goat cheese.  Bon appetit.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Cyril Scott - 1st Movement Allegro Maestoso (1914)

 


1st Movement Allegro Maestoso (1914)


Cyril Scott (27 September 1879 – 31 December 1970) was called the "Father of modern British music" by Eugene Goossens, British composer and conductor. His experiments in free rhythm, generated by expanding musical motifs, above all in his First Piano Sonata of 1909, appear to have exerted an influence on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (see The Cyril Scott Companion, pp. 45-47). Others would call him 'the English Debussy. The music here is from one of his orchestral compositions, the First Piano Concerto (1913–4). Performed by John Ogdon on the piano, Bernard Herrmann conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 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. #classicalpiano #classicalpianomusic #pianoconcerto

Monday, November 23, 2020

Jazz Music You Might Have Missed last week

 



Buddy De Franco - Bye Bye Blackbird Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan - Things ain't what they used to be Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Isn't it Romantic Clark Terry - On the Trail 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. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl record. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #bebop #jazz #jazzsampler #vinyl

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Isn't it Romantic (1955 vinyl mono)

 

Isn't it Romantic

Recorded on March 1-3, 1955 in mono. Shorty Rogers - trumpet Jimmy Giuffre - clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone Pete Jolly - piano Curtis Counce - bass Shelly Manne - drums The Swinging Mr. Rogers is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers, released on the Atlantic label in 1955 "Isn't It Romantic?" is a popular song and part of the Great American Songbook. The music was composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart. It has a 32-bar chorus in A–B–A–C form. Alec Wilder, in his book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators 1900–1950, calls it "a perfect song." [Wilder, Alec (1990). American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950] As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. 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.
#cooljazz #bebop #westcoastjazz #vinyl

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Jazz Considered

 


Coming Soon to Jazz Considered. Big Swing Face, The Buddy Rich Big Band (1967) From the album of the same title Recorded live in 1967 at The Chez, Hollywood California. Blow by Blow (1947) Al Killian, Sonny Criss, Wardell Gray, Russ Freeman From the album Black California Anthology Vol 2 Sticks/Hipadelphia, Canonball Adderley Quintet (1966) From the album Canonball Adderley Quintet Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Recorded Live at "The Club" in 1966 Ow, Phil Woods from the album Euriopa Jazz

These were recorded for vinyl albums.  If you like vinyl records of this kind of music, the Jazz Considered Youtube channel may just be for you.


#jazz #trailer #vinyl

Clark Terry - On the Trail (1975 vinyl)

 


From the vinyl album The Effervescent Clark Terry On the Trail (Grand Canyon Suite, Grofe) Clark Terry, trumpet, fluegelhorn, vocal Scott Bradford, piano Larry Gailes, bass Hartwig Bartz, drums Recorded live on 1975 at the Jazz House, Hamburg Clark Terry, jazz trumpeter, born 14 December 1920; died 21 February 2015 Righthanded, he taught himself to manipulate the valves with his left hand too, and could even play the trumpet upside down with the backs of the fingers of either hand. This enabled him to play flugelhorn in one hand and muted trumpet in the other, swapping four-bar exchanges with himself. Jazz has always involved a combination of aesthetics and athletics, and Terry had great mastery in both. Terry befriended Davis, who was six years younger, and was trusted by Davis’s father to take the teenage Miles to play at all-night jam sessions. Davis said of Terry: “I started to play like him. I idolised him.” The two men remained lifelong friends. Excerpt from Clark Terry Obituary, The Guardian I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated Clark Terry obituary, The Guardian.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album "The Effervescent Clark Terry". Hope you enjoy. sDg. #bebop #jazz #trumpet #oldschool #vinyl

Monday, November 16, 2020

Jazz Considered - New YouTube Channel

 


Trailer

I created a new YouTube Channel called Jazz Considered that would be exclusive for jazz music.  From now on, all future video posts on jazz music will be posted on this channel.  If you are interested in jazz music recorded for vinyl albums, this channel may just be for you.  As much as possible, I have removed most of the pops and crackles from the vinyl records for better listening pleasure.

If you like the posts, please subscribe and hit the notification bell so you won't miss future uploads.  Thanks for looking.

#jazz #vinyl #youtube

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan - Things ain't what they used to be (vinyl)

 


"Things Ain't What They Used to Be" is from the vinyl album Live at the Berlin Philharmonic. Dave Brubeck - piano; Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax; Jack Six - bass; Alan Dawson - drums "In 1967, Dave Brubeck broke up his famous quartet (alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, drummer Joe Morello) and the following year formed his New Quartet with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six, and drummer Alan Dawson. They recorded two albums in 1968 (Compadres and Blues Roots) and the following year appeared at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival. "This Saturday evening engagement on July 5th found Brubeck, Mulligan and the regal rhythm tandem of bassist Six and drummer Dawson to be truly on one accord in a stellar performance that wowed the Newport faithful at Freebody Park. They open with a soulful loping blues which eventually morphs into the Duke Ellington staple, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" (a tune that Brubeck had also played with his quartet at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, documented on a live Columbia recording). From the outset, Mulligan is in a laidback mood on top of Dawson's loose, interactive swing pulse. Brubeck comps forcefully behind Mulligan's solo before launching into a harmonically provocative solo of his own that introduces some edgier elements into the proceedings (his version of Cecil Taylor by way of Mary Lou Williams) while still remaining true to the spirit of Ellingtonia. Six also turns in a potent bass solo on this spirited opener. "They follow with a mellow rendition of the Johnny Green-Edward Heyman standard "Out of Nowhere," a tune introduced in 1931 by Bing Crosby and subsequently covered by such jazz stars as saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and guitarist Django Reinhardt, alto saxophonists Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt, vocalists Lena Horne and Joe Williams. Next up is requiem-like "Blessed Are the Poor (The Sermon on the Mount,)" a mournful piece carried by Mulligan's resonant baritone horn. (The following year, Brubeck's new quartet with Mulligan, Six, and Dawson would record this spiritual number with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra). Mulligan's performance is especially moving while Brubeck again pushes the envelope on his solo, treading into the Cecil Taylor camp with his spiky chordal clusters and sparkling, dissonant runs on the keyboard. And they close their set with the propulsive 6/8 number, "Indian Song," which highlights Dawson on a brilliant extended drum solo." (Excerpt from Liner Notes - Milkowski) As much as possible, I attempted to remove the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album "Dave Brubeck Trio and Gerry Mulligan, Live at the Berlin Philharmonic" by yours truly using the following: Cubase LE Waves X-Crackle Waves X-Click 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 #jazzsax #jazzpiano #vinyl

Gerry Mulligan - All About Rosie

 

Gerry Mulligan, leader, baritone sax, piano Nick Travis, trumpet Doc Severinsen, trumpet Don Ferrara, trumpet Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone Wille Dennis, slide trombone Allan Ralph, bass trombone Gene Quill, clarinet, alto sax Bob Donovan, alto sax, flute Jim Reider, tenor sax Gene Allen, baritone sax, bass clarinet Bill Crow, bass Mel Lewis, drums Jim Davis, producer Recorded in New York City July 10 & 11, 1961

I like it that the piece is in three movements. A jazz concerto indeed. Brilliant! 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 #concert #oldschool #vinyl #bebop #swing

Monday, November 09, 2020

Glenn Miller - I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo (meticulously restored from original recording)

 


I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo

A B C D E F G H, I got a gal in Kalamazoo Don’t want to boast but I know she’s the toast of Kalamazoo Zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo Years have gone by, my my how she grew I liked her looks when I carried her books in Kalamazoo Zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo I’m gonna send away, hoppin’ on a plane, leavin’ today Am I dreamin’? I can hear her screamin’ "Hiya, Mr. Jackson" Everything’s O K A L A M A Z O O Oh, what a gal, a real pipperoo I’ll make my bid for that freckle-faced kid, I’m hurryin’ to I’m goin’ to Michigan to see the sweetest gal in Kalamazoo

Zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, Kalamazoo K A L A M A Z O O, oh oh oh Oh what a gal, a real pipperoo We’re goin’ to Michigan to see the sweetest gal in Kalamazoo Zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo Kalamazoo Songwriters: Harry Warren / Mack Gordon I've Got a Girl in Kalamazoo lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc It was during World War II that a song helped immortalize Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Glenn Miller Orchestra introduced “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” in the 1942 musical Orchestra Wives (20th Century-Fox Pictures) starring George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Cesar Romero, a young Jackie Gleason, with a dance number by the Nicholas Brothers. With a moderate swing tempo, writer Mack Gordon and composer Harry Warren produced a number one song capturing the wartime mood of a fella longing for his girl back home. Originally recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra with vocals by Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton and the Modernaires, it was on the charts for 20 weeks–8 weeks in the top position–and garnered an Academy Award nomination as best song. As a result of the popularity of the tune, there really was a gal here. Sara Woolley (later Knight) was selected by her hometown to represent the “Gal from Kalamazoo.” Her outgoing personality and good looks made the 19-year-old Kalamazoo College student an ideal spokesperson for the city. Her picture and story were published in newspapers, and she became a celebrity. She received mail from her fans, including admiring servicemen, and made many public appearances to sell war bonds and to promote Kalamazoo. She married in 1948, had two children, and died here in 1981. Written by Beth A. Scott, Kalamazoo Public Library Staff, October 1997. Updated 13 July 2005. 

Music was meticulously restored from original recording by Quality Audio. I remastered the restored audio on Cubabase. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #jazzswing #bigband #jazz #jazzclarinet #vinyl

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Red Rodney - Red Arrow (vinyl)

 


The Red Arrow from the vinyl album of the same name.

Red Rodney, trumpet Ira Sullivan, tenor sax Tommy Flanagan, piano Oscar Pettiford, bass Philly Joe Jones, drums Side B recorded November 24, 1957 Robert Roland Chudnick (September 27, 1927 – May 27, 1994), known professionally as Red Rodney, was an American jazz trumpeter. He accepted an invitation from Charlie Parker to join his quintet and was a member of the band from 1949–1951. Being the only white member of the group, when playing in the southern United States he was billed as "Albino Red" as a ruse to avoid prejudice against mixed race musical combos. During this time he recorded extensively. 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. #jazzswing #jazz #jazztrumpet #vinyl

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Wes Montgomery - Wind Song (vinyl)

 

From the vinyl album Down Here on the Ground Wes Montgomery, guitar Ron Carter, bass Grand Tate, drums Herbie Hancock Booby Rosengarden, percussion Mike Mainieri, vibes Gene Orloff, violin Raoul Poliakin, violin Emanuel Vardi, viola Hubert Laws, flute, oboe George Marge, flute, oboe Romeo Penque, flute, oboe 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. #wesmontgomery #jazz #jazzguitar #archtopguitar #vinyl

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Buddy Tate / Al Grey - Jazz Jazz

 

Buddy Tate, tenor saxophone, clarinet

Al Grey, trombone

Richard Wyands, piano

Major Holley, double bass

Al Harewood, drums

Don Sickler, arranger

Recorded in 1984
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 #jazzsax #jazztrombone #vinyl #duet

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Woody Herman - I Feel Pretty (vinyl)

 

From the Broadway West Side Story Recorded February 15, 1965

Woody Herman, clarinet Andy McChee, tenor sax Don Radar, trumpet, arranger Bob Stroup, trombone 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. #broadway #jazz #clarinet #jazzclarinet #vinyl

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Clifford Brown Sextet - I Can Dream, Can't I?

 

Clifford Brown in Paris (vinyl) Recorded October 15, 1953 Clifford Brown, trumpet Henri Renaud, piano Pierre Michelot, bass Benny Bennett, drums "The Paris sessions were organized by French pianist Henri Renaud, who previously recorded with visiting American mainstream jazzmen such as Don Byas, Buck Clayton and Roy Eldridge but this time had become deeply involved in the more modern approaches to jazz which had developed." - Brian Blevins (excerpt from Liner Notes) 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. #jazztrumpet #jazz #oldschool #vinyl #bebop #swing #remastered


Monday, October 26, 2020

My Recording Approach to Converting Analog Recording from Vinyl Records

 

This is how I usually start in converting the analog recording from the vinyl record to digital so I can post the music on YouTube.  Basically, I record the output from a tube preamp using a handheld digital recorder.  Initially, I was using the Zoom H4 - the one on the right.  I like its simplicity but unfortunately had to retire it as it kept crapping out.   Had it maybe close to 15 years.  The one on left that looks like the a mini-Transformer Robot is the H8 that replaced the H4.  The H8 is ugly but has more bells and whistles. The H8 can record up to 96 kHz at 24 bit - compared to the H4 that records only at 44.1 kHz at 16 bit. I just go with 44.1 kHz at 24 bit on the H8.  One of these days I'll experiment with higher resolution although I think the fidelity is likely to make no difference when listening on YouTube.

After saving the sound file, I import it to Studio One (by Presonus) where I do simple remastering by applying EQ, parallel compression, Hi-pass and Low-pass filter as appropriate.  I do this so it will sound just like what I heard on my hifi system.  I want to hear the low end from the subwoofer and the overheads from the tweeters.  Still learning but it's been a wonderful journey to get back to sound recording - something I've abandoned for decades.


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