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Postby jazzjester » Thu January 08 2009 08:57 PM

Jon Hendricks turned 87 today. One of the masters of putting words to recorded jazz solos and instrumentals, Hendricks was and is a pioneer of what is called Vocalese. We get ‘it flowin at the Jazz Joint today with Jon Hendricks’ lyrics to a song popularized during the Swing Era by Charlie Barnet’s big band.

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Charleston Alley August 6, 1959 Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross (vcl) acc by : Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Gildo Mahones (p) Ike Isaacs (b) Walter Bolden (d) Everybody's Boppin' – Col Based on an instrumental written by bandleader and pianist Horace Henderson and popularized instrumentally by Charlie Barnet’s band during the Swing era.

September 21, 1959 Ray Bryant - Little Susie Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Oliver Jackson (d) Title Track – Collectables

Anita O'Day – Beautiful Love December 1955 Anita O'Day (vcl) Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) This is Anita – Verve

September 19, 1955 Erroll Garner Trio - Mambo Carmel Erroll Garner (p) Eddie Calhoun (b) Denzil Best (d) Concert By The Sea – Col

Sept. 15th Cannonball Adderley born
Cannonball Adderley's Five Stars - One For Daddy-O (4) March 9, 1958 Miles Davis (tp) Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as) Hank Jones (p) Sam Jones (b) Art Blakey (d) Somethin' Else - Prestige

Steve Lucky And The Rhumba Bums – Play It Cool Carmen Gettit guitar& vocal, Steve Lucky piano, Rob Suddeth, saxophone, others Come Out Swingin’ - Rumpus

Coleman Hawkins Quintet - I'll Never Be The Same October 1957Coleman Hawkins (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d) The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins – Verve

Harry Connick, Jr turned last week. This is from one of his first big releases circa 1990

Harry Connick Jr. – Forever For Now Harry Connick, Jr. (vcl,p,arr) Russell Malone (g) Benjamin Wolfe (b) Shannon Powell (d) plus unknown orchestra, Mark Shaiman (arr) We Are In Love – Col 1990

Henry Mancini - Fallout Pete Candoli (tp) Dick Nash, Milt Bernhart (tb) Ted Nash (as) Ronnie Lang (bar) Larry Bunker (vib) John Towner Williams (p) Rollie Bundock (b) Jack Sperling (d) Henry Mancini (comp,cond) The Music From Peter Gunn - RCA Victor

Count Basie Octet with Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams – Party Blues June 1956 Thad Jones, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker (tb) Frank Wess (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams’ Finest Hour – Verve Joe Newman would have been 84 last week. He was one of the few musicians other than guitarist Freddie Greene to play in Basie’s big bands of the 40, 50s and 60s

Stanley Wilson Orchestra - The Juke Box March 1959 Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Maurice Harris, Don Fagerquist (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Pete Carpenter (tb,arr) Joe Howard, George Roberts (tb) Benny Carter (as,sop-1,arr) John Towner Williams (p,arr) Red Mitchell (b) or Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Stanley Wilson (cond) Hollywood, CA, The Music From M Squad – Fresh Sound

Dean Martin – Who’s Got The Action Recorded at the end of August in 1962 and released on a Reprise 45 RPM single… now available on the CD Swingin With Dino – Capitol

Fats Waller’s great guitarist Al Casey would have had a birthday this week on the 15th
"Fats" Waller and His Rhythm – Buck Jumpin October 1941 Fats Waller (p,vcl,bells,org) , with: John Hamilton (tp) Gene Sedric (cl) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d) Jazz Tribune No 71 – BMG

Sidney Catlett – Just You, Just Me January 1945 Joe Guy (tp) Bull Moose Jackson (as) Bumps Myers, Illinois Jacquet (ts) Horace Henderson (p) Al Casey (g) John Simmons (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions – Mosaic

Jack McDuff; one of the funkiest and most soulful stylists on the Hammond B-3 was born this week. Here’s one of McDuffs early successes called Soulful Drums. Joe Dukes is the drummer

Jack McDuff Quartet - Soulful Drums October 1962 Leo Wright (as) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Joe Dukes (d) Screamin' – Prestige

Ella Fitzgerald - Your Red Wagon July 1, 1958 Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Lou Levy (celeste) Max Bennett (b) Gus Johnson (d) Dick Hyman (org) Jukebox Ella - Verve

Al Grey – Matzo And Grits Jack McDuff (hammond B-3) Al Grey (trombone) Bobby Durham (drums) others Me N’ Jack – Pullen

Recorded 51 years ago as of September 12 Ray Charles - Bags Guitar Blues September 12, 1957 Ray Charles (p) Milt Jackson (g) Billy Mitchell (ts) Oscar Pettiford (b) Connie Kay (d) Soul Brothers - Atlantic

Peggy Lee – You Don’t Know August 1958 Peggy Lee (vcl) acc. by. small group dir. by Jack Marshall (cond) Best Of Peggy Lee – Capitol

September 15, 1961 Buck Clayton - Don't Mind If I Do Buck Clayton (tp) Buddy Tate (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (d) Buck And Buddy Blow The Blues – Original Jazz Classics

Ralph Sharon turns 85 tomorrow. The English born pianist emigrated to the US in 1953 and became Tony Bennett’s long time pianist in 1958. Sharon until recently was performing at a regular weekly engagement Wednesdays in Denver at the Dazzle Jazz Club. And legendary Blues man… the great BB King turned 83 today also heard this set.

The Ralph Sharon Trio - Autumn in Rome October, 1994 Gerry Mulligan (bar-1) Ralph Sharon (p,arr) Douglas Richeson (b) Clayton Cameron (d) Swings the Sammy Cahn Songbook – DRG

Tony Bennett / BB King – Let The Good Times Roll 2001 Playin With My Friends – Columbia

BB King – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Dr. John piano, Let The Good Times Roll – MCA BB Branching out in the last 10 years or so performing with Dr John there and prior to that with Tony Bennett

49 years ago this week September 17, 1949 Lester Young Quartet - Up `n' Adam Lester Young (ts) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d) Lester Young And The Piano Giants - Verve

Louis Prima acc by Sam Butera And The Witnesses – Robin Hood / Oh Babe July 1957 Louis Prima (vcl,tp,ldr) acc by Jimmie "Little Red" Blount (tb) Sam Butera (sax) William "Willie" McCumber (p) Antony "Tony" Liuzza (b) Robert "Bobby" Morris (d) Keely Smith (vcl-1) The Artist Collection – Capitol 17th Sam Butera birthdate

Jon Hendricks turned 87 today
September 27, 1961 Jon Hendricks - Another Git Together Jon Hendricks (vcl) acc by Joe Newman (tp) Al Grey (tb) Billy Mitchell (ts) Pony Poindexter (ts,sop) Gildo Mahones (p) Ike Isaacs (b) Stu Martin (d) Fast Livin Blues - Col
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