Posts Tagged ‘j.j.johnson

07
mrt
12

Metronome All Stars 1949: Pete Rugolo’s “Overtime”

Het blijft altijd een verassing wanneer je ontdekt dat in je geboortejaar iets heel bijzonders is gebeurd. In mijn geval is dat 1949 toen de Metronome All Stars voor RCA Victor een plaatopname maakten. Het waren veertien musici die de lezerspoll van het blad Metronome Magazine hadden gewonnen. Deze toppers vormden eenmalig een bigband met een onwaarschijnlijke line up: Fats Navarro, Dizzy Gillespie en Miles Davis (tp), Kai Winding en J.J. Johnson (tb), Buddy de Franco (cl), Charlie Parker, Charlie Ventura en Ernie Caceras (sx), Lenny Tristano (p), Billy Bauer (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (ds) en Pete Rugolo (dirigent). In 2009 publiceerde JazzWax een interview met de laatst overlevende van deze bijzondere sessie, klarinettist Buddy De Franco.

(Bron: JazzWax).

 

06
feb
12

Last JATP concert Tokyo 1983.

In 1983 the Jazz At The Philharmonic series came to an end after Norman Granz started the first JATP in 1944 in Los Angeles. The concerts were held in Japan by invitation of a large Japanese music publisher. JATP had toured Japan a number of times and Granz selected the musicians which had been JATP core members for so long, Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson. The line up was completed with Joe Pass, Harry Edison, Clark Terry, Zoot Zims, Eddy ‘Lockjaw” Davis and J.J. Johnson. Listen to this incredible version of ‘On Danish Shore” with Oscar Peterson’s Big 4 with Joe Pass, Niels Pedersen en Martin Drew.

Source: Hershorn, Ted  – Norman Granz – The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice – University of California Press 2011 – ISBN 978-0-520-26782-4

16
jan
12

“Delightful counterpoint and thrilling ballads – the last JATP US Tour

Jazz At The Philharmonic (Google / Life Images)

In the fall of 1957 Norman Granz organised the last JATP tour in the US. After fourteen succesful years the audience numbers had been down since the opening of  the show’s twenty-one city tour in New York in September that year. The Swing Era was coming to an end and new forms of jazz events like the Newport JazzFestival were emerging. For this last tour Granz had put together a stellar line up with Ella Fitzgerald, The Oscar Peterson Trio, J.J. Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and newcomers The Modern Jazz Quartet and tenorist Stan Getz. Especially the Stan Getz and J.J.Johnson combination was a big success  as can be heard on this recording of the last 1957 JATP tour in the US, of course on Granz’s own Verve Records label.

As a critic said:” Their [J.J.Johnson and Stan Getz] counterpoint was delightful and their individual ballads were thrilling”. They were accompanied by the Oscar Peterson Trio and MJQ’s drummer Connie Kay.

Source: Hershorn, Ted  – Norman Granz – The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice – University of California Press 2011 – ISBN 978-0-520-26782-4




Follow Bob's Jazz Blog. on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Voeg je bij 312 andere volgers

About Bob Van Eekhout

Bob van Eekhout drummer Jazz Trio JazzTraffic

Nederlands Jazz Archief

Logo Nederlands Jazz Archief

Van-Ons.nl WordPress Development

Van-Ons.nl WordPress Development & Training

JazzTraffic Trio. Uw Jazzband voor een gezellige sfeer en goede achtergrondmuziek

Jazz Trio JazzTraffic

%d bloggers liken dit: