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Postby jazzjester » Thu January 08 2009 09:38 PM

October 21 John Dizzy Gillespie, b.1917
Dizzy Gillespie would have been 91 today.

Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Stitt/Sonny Rollins - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (dg vcl) December 1957 Dizzy Gillespie (tp,vcl) Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Charlie Persip (d) Sonny Side Up – Verve

Dizzy Gillespie - Coolie April 23, 1964 Dizzy Gillespie (tp) James Moody (ts,fl) Kenny Barron (p) Chris White (b) Rudy Collins (d) Film soundtrack, New York, The Cool World – Phillips

Carmen McRae - On A Clear Day (1) Live *, San Francisco, CA, June 1976 Carmen McRae (vcl) acc by Dizzy Gillespie (tp-1) Marshall Otwell (keyboards) Ed Bennett (b,el-b) Joey Baron (perc) Carmen McRae at the Great American Music Hall – Blue Note

October 20 Eddie Harris, b.1936

Les McCann & Eddie Harris Quintet – Cold Duck Time
Benny Bailey (tp) Eddie Harris (ts) Les McCann (p,vcl) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Donald Dean (d) Concert "Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, June 21, 1969 Swiss Movement – Atlantic

Eddie Harris - Love Theme From "The Sandpiper" August 1965 Ray Codrington (tp) Eddie Harris (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Ron Carter (b) Billy Higgins (d) The In Sound – Atlantic

Tony Bennett - Crazy Rhythm May-June 1957 Tony Bennett (vcl) acc by Ralph Sharon (p,arr,cond) John Pisano (g) James Bond (b) Chico Hamilton (d) Jazz – Col

Buddy Rich And His Orchestra - From The Sticks
April 1959 Emmett Berry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Ferrante, Stan Fishelson, Jimmy Nottingham (tp) Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Billy Byers, Willie Dennis (tb) Earl Warren, Phil Woods (as) Al Cohn, Benny Golson (ts) Steve Perlow (bar) John Bunch (p) Sam Herman (g) Phil Leshin (b) Buddy Rich (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr,cond) Buddy Rich – Compact Jazz – Verve

Memphis Slim - Blues Is Troubles 1961 Memphis Slim (vcl,p) All Kinds Of Blues - Prestige

Duke Ellington and his Award Winners – The Swingers Get The Blues Too December 1959 Ray Nance (tp,vln) Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Matthew Gee (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (cl,as) Johnny Hodges (as) Harry Carney (bar,b-cl,cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Jimmy Johnson (d) Blues in Orbit – Col

Della Reese - Good Morning Blues May 1966 Della Reese (vcl) acc by Bobby Bryant (tp) Bill Doggett (org) Gerald Wiggins (p-1) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (d) Della Reese Live – ABC Paramount

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Hello, Little Girl February 1959 (jr vcl) (2) Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Fats Ford (tp) [aka: Andres Merenguito (tp) ], Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Dizzy Gillespie (tp-1,2) Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (cl,as) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Jones (p-2) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl) Duke Ellington Jazz Party – Columbia

Lotta people with blues right now. Love blues, money blues… Peggy Lee has her own idea of an economic stimulus package recorded 43 years ago at the end of this month
October 27, 1965 Peggy Lee - Big Spender Peggy Lee (vcl) , acc by large orchestra, no details except Bill Holman (dir) Miss Peggy Lee - Capitol

October 19, 1961 Jimmy Forrest - Most Much Jimmy Forrest (ts) Hugh Lawson (p) Tommy Potter (b) Clarence Johnston (d) Ray Barretto (cga) Most Much – Prestige

October 28, 1963 Ella Fitzgerald - Heah Me Talkin' To Ya ? Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Roy Eldridge (tp) Wild Bill Davis (org) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Gus Johnson (d) The Jazz Sides - Verve

October 23, 1962 Jack McDuff Quartet - Soulful Drums Leo Wright (as) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Joe Dukes (d) Screamin' – Prestige

October 24 Wendell Marshall, b.1920

Betty Roche – Where Or When June 1960 Betty Roche (vcl) acc by Jimmy Forrest (ts) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Bill Jennings (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Roy Haynes (d) Singin' And Swingin' – Prestige

Neal Hefti, died Saturday October 11th at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif. He was 85. Hefti was a forward-looking composer and arranger for Count Basie, Harry James and Woody Herman in the 50s and early 60s. However, Neal Hefti’s contributions to jazz were probably overwhelmed forever after he went to Hollywood and wrote the theme for the 1960’s television show “Batman,” and for the movie and television versions of “The Odd Couple,” Here are three arrangements by Neal Hefti, two of these songs are Hefti composistions including Count Basie’s recording of Splanky laid down this week in 1957.

October 22, 1957 Count Basie – Splanky Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Neal Hefti, Al Grey (tb) The Complete Atomic Basie - Roulette

Frank Sinatra - At Long Last Love
1962 Frank Sinatra (vcl) acc by orchestra including Ben Webster (ts) Neal Hefti (arr,cond) Sinatra and Swinging Brass – Reprise

Harry James and His Orchestra - Harry, Not Jesse (nh arr) March, 1961 Harry James (tp,arr) Nick Buono, Bud Billings, Vern Guertin (tp) Ray Sims, Dick "Slyde" Hyde (tb) Dick McQuardy (b-tb) Willie Smith, Pat Chartrand (as) Sam Firmature (ts) Modesto Briseno (ts,bar) Ernie Small (bar,fl,tb) Jack Perciful (p) Terry Rosen (g) Russ Phillips (b) Tony DeNicola (d) Neal Hefti (arr) Harry James – Compact Jazz – Verve

October 2, 1939 Benny Goodman Sextet - Rose Room [In sunny Roseland] Benny Goodman (cl) Lionel Hampton (vib) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Christian (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Complete Studio Recordings Of Charlie Christian – Definitive

October 22, 1941 Nat King Cole - Hit That Jive, Jack (vcl trio) Nat King Cole (p,vcl) Oscar Moore (g) Wesley Prince (b) Title Track – Decca / MCA

October 10, 1946 Louis Jordan - Reet, Petite And Gone Aaron Izenhall (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) prob James Wright (ts) Wild Bill Davis (p,arr) Carl Hogan (el-g) Jesse "Po" Simpkins (b) Joe Morris (d) [ Christopher Columbus (d) Vanita Smith (vcl-1) June Richmond (vcl-3)Five Guys named Moe – Decca / MCA

Toots Thielmans – I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues vocalist Beth Hart…. new release on Verve – One More For The Road

Claude Bolling / Stephane Grappelli - Moon Glow December 1991 First Class – Milan

October 15 Nellie Lutcher born
Pianist and vocalist Nellie Lutcher… would have had a birthday this week. A good pianist Lutcher’s career was given a kick-start in 1947 when she had a number of hits like the song below.

Nellie Lutcher - He's A Real Gone Guy Nappy Lamare (g) Billy Hadnott (b) Lee Young (d)
Los Angeles, April 30, 1947 The Best Of Nellie Lutcher - Capitol

Julia Lee - Oh, Chuck It [in a bucket] April 24, 1949 Julia Lee (vcl,p,org) acc by Jim "Daddy" Walker (g) Clint Weaver (b) Sam "Baby" Lovett (d) Kansas City Calling - Jasmine

Freddie Slack and his Orchestra - Cuban Sugar Mill (fs arr) March 1944 Charles Grifford, Bill Morris, George Wendt (tp) Gerald Foster, Bill Lawlor, Jim Skyles (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Clyde Hylton, Neely Plumb (as) Les Baxter, Ralph Lee (ts) Karl Leaf (bar) Freddie Slack (p) T-Bone Walker (g,vcl) Phil Stephens (b) Dave Coleman (d) Brain Sisters (vcl) Freddie Slack (arr) Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack - Mosaic

Jo Jo Jackson and his Jumpin Jivers – Boogie In The Groove
Sept 1951 Legends Of Boogie Woogie – Specialty
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