Thursday, August 27, 2020

Night Shift Blues (Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazzmen)


Night Shift Blues (Edmond Hall)

The album is Jazz Classics Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume 1 featuring Edmond Hall on side 1 and Art Hodes on side 2. Side 1 recorded in November 29, 1943, side 2 recorded in June 1, 1944. Published in 1952 and 1962. It's amazing that copies of this album are still out there. My copy is falling apart.

Night Shift Blues is my favorite on side 1. The raw guitar cuts through the band remarkably. You can actually hear it at the beginning of the song. Followed by the trumpet. I think it is a trombone doing the counter point. Then comes in Edmond Hall on the clarinet. He is building it up. Just how blues should be played. Slow cooking. Then everyone seems to join in. Doing their own thing. Yet in one accord. This piece scores high on my jazz blues list.

About Edmond Hall (May 15, 1901 – February 11, 1967): American jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Edmond was first taught guitar by his uncle Edmond. When Hall picked up the clarinet, "he could play it within a week. He started Monday and played it Saturday," his brother Herb recalled in an interview with Manfred Selchow, who wrote a biography of Hall titled Profoundly Blue (1988). I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Video Artwork was appropriated from WBS Media and Imdb ). This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy. Other songs performed by Edmond Hall on the album Jazz Classics Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume 1: Royal Garden Blues High Society Blues at Blue Note



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