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Postby jazzjester » Sun July 16 2006 08:36 PM

April 23, 1947 Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five - Barnyard boogie Aaron Izenhall (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Eddie Johnson (ts) Wild Bill Davis (p,arr) Carl Hogan (el-g) Dallas Bartley (b) Christopher Columbus (d) [as Joe Morris (d) ] The Best Of Louis Jordan - MCA

Amos Milburn - Square dance boogie Amos Milburn (vcl,p) acc by Don Wilkerson, Willie Smith (ts) Willie Simpson (bar) Johnny Brown (g) Harper Crosby (b) Calvin Vaughns (d) December 1949 Bad Bad Whiskey – EPM

Roy Milton And His Solid Senders - Junior jumps Arthur Walker (tp) Jackie Kelso (as) Benny Waters (ts) Camille Howard (p) Johnny Rogers (g) Dallas Bartley (b) Roy Milton (d,vcl-1) February 1949 Groovy Blues - Specialty

Steve Gibson And The Red Caps – Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night June 1951 Steve Gibson vocal and guitar, Jimmy Crawford drums The Jive Is Jumpin – West Side

Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet – Looking At You February 1973 Stephane Grappelli (vln) Oscar Peterson (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Paris, Jazz In Paris - Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet, Vol 1 – Universal / Verve

Blossom Dearie - The party's over Blossom Dearie (vcl,p) acc by Kenny Burrell (g) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) New York, April 8-9, 1959 Jazz Masters 51 - Verve Blossom Dearie, turns 80 on Friday Actually born with the name Blossom Dearie in the New York Catskill Mountains.

The Three Sounds - On Green Dolphin Street June 1960 Gene Harris (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Bill Dowdy (d) Best Of The Three Sounds Featuring Gene Harris – Blue Note Andy Simpkins would have had a birthday Saturday Simpkins came to fame through his association with Gene Harris, being an original member of the Four Sounds in 1956; the group became the Three Sounds the following year.

Ella Fitzgerald - In a mellotone Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Ben Webster (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d) October 1957 Ella Fitzg sings the Duke Ellington song book – Verve Ella would have turned 88 on Tuesday. She died in 1996 of complications from diabetes 31.00

Alto Saxophone great Earl Bostic was also born this week on the 25th of April. Bostic developed a unique style in the 50s that could either be smooth and romantic or aggressive and bluesy. His bands became training grounds for guys like John Coltrane, Blue Mitchell, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Golson and others. We spotlight the alto of Earl Bostic this set beginning with his first recording session ever. It was with a Lionel Hampton all-star group in 1939 in 1939

Lionel Hampton - The heebie jeebies are rockin' the town (lh vcl) October 1939 Henry "Red" Allen (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Earl Bostic (as) Lionel Hampton (vib,vcl) Clyde Hart (p) Charlie Christian (el-g) Artie Bernstein (b) Sidney Catlett (d) LH All Star Sessions Vol 2 - Avid

Rex Stewart and his Orchestra - Dreamer's blues July 1945 Rex Stewart (cnt) Tyree Glenn (tb,vib-1) Earl Bostic (as) Cecil Scott (bar,ts) Dave Rivera (p) Brick Fleagle (g) Junior Raglin (b) J.C. Heard (d) Trumpet Jive - Prestige

Earl Bostic – Cuttin Out Roger Jones (tp) Rudy Powell (as,vcl) Earl Bostic (as) Ted Barnett (ts) George Parker (p) Jimmy Shirley (g) Vernon King (b) Chick Cruickson (d) July, 1947 Earl Bostic Blows His Fuse – King Masters

Earl Bostic - Flamingo January 1951 Gene Redd (tp,vib) Earl Bostic (as) Lowell "Count" Hastings (ts) Cliff Smalls (p) Rene Hall (g) Keeter Betts (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Title Track - Dreyfus

Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra - Loose wig (fd arr) March 1944 Cat Anderson, Lammar Wright, Jr., Roy McCoy (tp) Joe Morris (tp,arr) Al Hayse, Mitchell "Bootie" Wood, Fred Beckett (tb) Earl Bostic, Gus Evans (as) Al Sears, Arnett Cobb (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib,p) Milt Buckner (p) Eric Miller (g) Vernon King (b) Fred Radcliffe (d) Frank Davenport (arr) Flying Home – Dreyfus 50:00

We round out this hour with a couple of live recordings taken from a concert performance given this week in 1959…right here in Fresno. .. By Count Basie and his Orchestra

April 24, 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra - Blues in Frankie's flat + Back to the apple location recording, Fresno, CA, April 24, 1959 Count Basie & His Orchestra 1959 – Jazz Unlimited

April 29, 1958 Harry Arnold's Orchestra: Count 'em Sixten Eriksson, Weine Renliden, Bengt-Arne Wallin (tp) Arnold Johansson (tp,v-tb) Ake Persson, Andreas Skjold, Georg Vernon, Goran Ohlsson (tb) Arne Domnerus, Rolf Backman (as) Rolf Blomquist (ts,fl) Bjarne Nerem (ts) Rune Falk (bar) Bengt Hallberg (p) Lars "Lasse" Pettersson (b) Egil Johansen (d) Quincy Jones (arr,dir)

Buck Clayton All Stars - Into the blues bag Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge (tp) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Bill Pemberton (b) Oliver Jackson (d) Vic Dickenson (tb) Earl Warren (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Concert "Liederhalle", Stuttgart, Germany, Early April 1967 Jazz From A Swinging Era - LoneHill Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald - Mack the knife February 1960 Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Paul Smith (p) Jim Hall (g) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Gus Johnson (d) "Deutschlandhallen", Berlin, Germany, Ella 4-25-1918 22:00

April 24, 1947 Delta Rhythm Boys acc by Frank Comstock Orchestra - One o'clock jump Delta Rhythm Boys (vcl) Ted Nash (ts) Tony Rizzi (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Jackie Mills (d) The Jive Is Jumpin - WestSide

April 26, 1945 John Kirby 9:20 special Emmett Berry (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) George Johnson (as) Budd Johnson (ts) Ram Ramirez (p) John Kirby (b) Bill Beason (d) The Biggest Little Band In The Land - ASV

April 26, 1939 Wingy Manone - Casey Jones Wingy Manone (tp,vcl) Buster Bailey (cl) Chu Berry (ts) Conrad Lanoue (p) Zeb Julian (g) Jules Cassard (b) Cozy Cole (d) Chu Berry Story – Jazz Archives

April 26, 1937 Quintette du Hot Club de France - Mystery Pacific Stephane Grappelli (vln) Django Reinhardt, Pierre "Baro" Ferret (g) Louis Vola (b) Marcel Bianchi (g) Djangology USA - Disques Swing 36:00

Drummer Connie Kay was born this week. In February 1955, he joined Modern Jazz Quartet traveling the world with the band up until they called it "quits" in 1974. During that era, he also appeared as a guest on small-group dates by na number of jazz greats like this one with Ray Charles

Ray Charles - Cosmic ray (1,5,6) September 12, 1957 Ray Charles (piano) Billy Mitchell (ts) Clifton "Skeeter" Best (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Connie Kay (d) Soul Brothers: Atlantic MJ vibes with one note at the end

Ernestine Anderson - Stormy Monday August 1976 Ernestine Anderson (vcl) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Jake Hanna (d) Concord Jazz Festival, Live from Concord to London: Concord

Teddy Edwards - Midnight blues May 1958 Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Allen (ts) Herman Mitchell (g) Jimmy Hamilton (b) Jimmy Miller (d) Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Henry McDode (p) Pacific Jazz JWC 512 Note: see under Jimmy Witherspoon Midnight blues – Fresh Sound April 26 Tenor man Teddy Edwards, 1924 47:00

Blossom Dearie’s reputation was made on record with a string of excellent albums for Verve during the '50s. She continued to draw Manhattan cabaret audiences long into the new millennium. She turns 80 on Friday Andy Simpkins most notably the bassman for the Three Sounds turns 74 Saturday We reprise a salute to both with the first two in this set

The Three Sounds - Secret love Gene Harris (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Bill Dowdy (d) March 7, 1962
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Black orchid – Blue Note

Blossom Dearie – Blossom’s Blues April 8-9, 1959 Blossom Dearie sings Comden and Green:
Blossom Dearie (vcl,p) acc by Kenny Burrell (g) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Blossom Dearie - Verve

April 27
Denzil Best, 1917
George Shearing Quintet: September in the rain February 1949 Marjorie Hyams (vib,p-1) George Shearing (p,accor-1) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (d)

Denzil Best
Erroll Garner Trio: Mambo Carmel September 19, 1955 Erroll Garner (p) Eddie Calhoun (b) Denzil Best (d)
Carmel, Ca., Concert by the sea:

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra - Gotta be this or that (pt 1)(bg vcl) Gotta be this or that (pt 2) Al Cuozzo, Vince Badale, Tony Faso, Stan Fishelson (tp) Trummy Young, Eddie Aulino, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Benny Goodman (cl,vcl) Ray Beller, Aaron Sachs (as) Stan Kosow, Al Epstein (ts) Danny Bank (bar) Charlie Queener (p) Mike Bryan (g) Red Norvo (vib) Slam Stewart (b) Morey Feld (d)
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