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12-30-08 New Years & Tribute To Jazz Greats We Lost in 2008

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12-30-08 New Years & Tribute To Jazz Greats We Lost in 2008

Postby jazzjester » Mon January 12 2009 07:01 PM

Jimmy McGriff Born April 3, 1936 Died: May 24, 2008 Acclaimed blues organist who scored his first hit in the '60s with an instrumental arrangement of "I've Got a Woman," then continued to record hard-swinging grooves that appealed to audiences across musical boundaries. McGriff was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis many years ago. He died of what was believed to be heart failure in New Jersey at age 72.

Jimmy McGriff - The Last Minute 1963 Jimmy McGriff (org,p) Morris Dow (g) Larry Frazier (rhythm-g) Willie "Saint" Jenkins (d) The Best Of The Sue Years 1962 – 1965

Ray Charles with Quincy Jones Orchestra – Let The Good Times Roll June 1959 Ray Charles (vcl,org) acc by Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (tp) Melba Liston, Al Grey, Quentin Jackson, Tom Mitchell (tb) Marshal Royal, Frank Wess (as) David "Fathead" Newman, Paul Gonsalves, Zoot Sims (ts) Billy Mitchell (ts-1) replacing Zoot Sims, Bennie Crawford, Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Freddie Green (g) Edgar Willis, Eddie Jones (b) Teagle Fleming, Charlie Persip (d) Quincy Jones (arr) The Genius Of Ray Charles - Atlantic

Jimmy McGriff Orchestra - Everyday [I have the blues] February 1966 Jimmy Nottingham, Burt Collins, Irving "Marky" Markowitz, Joe Newman (tp) J.J. Johnson, Wayne Andre, Dick Hixson (tb) Tony Studd (b-tb) Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess (as) Budd Johnson, Frank Foster (ts) Seldon Powell (bar) Jimmy Griff (org) Kenny Burrell, Thornell Schwartz (g) Richard Davis, Chet Amsterdam (b) Grady Tate (d) A Tribute To Basie – Blue Note originally on Solid State then on a Laserlight CD and now the definitive release and remastering job

Sammy Davis, Jr. - I Got A Woman (excerpt) Early 1960s Sammy Davis, Jr. (vcl) acc by Jack Pleis' Orchestra , : Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal, Frank Wess (as) Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) George Rhodes (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) This is actually nearly all the Basie band of the period. Henderson Chambers (tb) Morty Stevens (dir) It’s All Over But The Swingin / I Gotta Right To Swing - MCA

Jimmy McGriff - I've Got A Woman (pt 1) New York, 1962 Jimmy McGriff (org,p) Morris Dow (g) Jackie Mills (d) Ray Charles originally recorded the song in 1954 The Best Of The Sue Years 1962 – 1965




Gerald Wiggins Born: May 12, 1922 Died: July 13, 2008 Jazz pianist whose long career included numerous recordings with his trio; performances with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, and Zoot Sims; accompaniment for Lena Horne, Billy Eckstine and Nat ("King") Cole; and vocal coaching for Marilyn Monroe. Wiggins died in Tarzana, California at the age of 86. Gerald Wiggins piano all tracks

Buddy Collette - The Grind 1 1959-60 Buddy Collette (ts) Gerald Wiggins (p) Joe Comfort (b) Bill Douglass (d) or Jackie Mills (d) from an extended play album on Crown called Jazz – Various Artists Barney Kessel, Errol Garner, Gerrald Wiggins & Wardell Grey Crown CLP6293

Billy Eckstine with Pete Rugolo's Orchestra - Lullaby Of The Leaves early 1958 Billy Eckstine (vcl) acc by Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist (tp) Bud Shank (as) Gerald Wiggins (p) Red Callender (b) Larry Bunker (d) + others unknown. Imagination -

Maxwell Davis - Hamp's Boogie Woogie January & February 1959 John Anderson, Billie Brooks, Conrad Gozzo, Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino (tp) John Ewing, Dick Noel, Lester Robertson, Dave Wells (tb) Jewell Grant, Jackie Kelso (as) Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Bumps Myers (ts) Bill Woodman (bar) Larry Bunker (vib) Gerald Wiggins (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Earl Palmer (d) Maxwell Davis (dir,arr) Music By Lionel Hampton And Others – Crown




New Years Eve coming up and a time to have fun, kick up a little sand… but be responsible. Because if you’re not responsible… well… this could happen to you

Louis Prima & Gia Maione with Sam Butera and the Witnesses - Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night August 1962 Louis Prima, Gia Maione (vcl) acc by poss. Morgan Thomas (tp) Lou Sineaux (tb) John Nagy (p) Allan Seltzer (g) Roland J. "Rolly Dee" Dilorio (b) James Vincent Faraci (d) Sam Butera (vcl,sax) Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, CA,

Amos Milburn – Bad Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn (vcl,p) acc by Maxwell Willie Simpson (bar) Chuck Norris (g) Harper Crosby (b) Eldeen McIntosh (d) September 1950 Amos Milburn – Bad Bad Whiskey 1946 – 1950

Joe Liggins - Pink Champagne January 20, 1950 Joe Liggins vcl,p acc by flwg prob pers : Little Willie Jackson (as,bar) Maxwell Davis, James Jackson (ts) Frank Pasley (g) Eddy Davis (b) Peppy Prince (d) The Shuffle Boogie King – Proper

BB King – Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night 1999 BB King (vocal) Dr John (piano) Let the Good Times Roll - MCA




Earl Palmer Born: October 25, 1924 Died: September 19, 2008 A Session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," among many others. Palmer died in Los Angeles, California on September 19, 2008. He was 84 years old.

Earl Palmer, Party Rockers & Jay Hawks - Johnnie's House Party (pt 1) Johnnie's House Party (pt 2) unknown ts, g, b, Earl Palmer (d) Backbeat – The Worlds Greatest Rock N Roll Drummer – Ace Records




Jazz musician BOBBY DURHAM Died: July 7, 2008 at the age of 71, after losing his battle with lung cancer. The highly-sought after drummer - who played alongside some of jazz' greatest legends throughout his career - passed away in Genoa, Italy. Durham’s understated style made him much sought after as a sideman by jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, and Ella Fitzgerald. Ella and Durham are heard here as recorded in London at Ronnie Scott’s Club in 1974

Ella Fitzgerald - Happy Blues April 1974 Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) Tommy Flanagan (p) Joe Pass (g) Keeter Betts (b) Bobby Durham (d) Ella In London - Verve "Ronnie Scott's Club", London,

The Oscar Peterson Trio with Herb Ellis - Naptown Blues November 5 & 6, 1969 Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Sam Jones (b) Bobby Durham (d) Villingen, Black Forest, Germany, The Will To Swing – Verve




December 30, 1953 Sir Charles Thompson Sextet - Oh Joe ! Joe Newman (tp) Benny Powell (tb) Pete Brown (as) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Gene Ramey (b) Osie Johnson (d)

Beverly Kenney acc by the Johnny Smith Quartet – Moe’s Blues 1955 Beverly Kenney (vcl) acc by : Bob Pancoast (p) Johnny Smith (g) George Roumanis (b) Jerry Segal (d) Sings for Johnny Smith – Royal Roost

Earl Hines/Jonah Jones - Back On The Street March 1973 Jonah Jones (tp) Buddy Tate (ts-1,cl-2) Earl Hines (p) Jerome Darr (g) John Brown (b) Cozy Cole (d) Back On the Street – Chiaroscuro December 31 - Jonah Jones, b. 1908; December 28 - Earl Fatha Hines, b. 1903




Joe Morris Orchestra – Boogie Woogie March September 1948 Joe Morris (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Johnny Griffin (ts) Bill McLemore (bar) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere – Acrobat July 25, 2008 – In July, Chicago born Johnny Griffin, once billed as "the world's fastest saxophonist," died at his home in France where he had lived for 24 years. He was 80. Known as the "Little Giant," Griffin stood just under 5 1/2 feet. After meeting bandleader and percussionist Lionel Hampton in a jam session, the 17-year-old Griffin was invited to tour with Hampton's orchestra. Griffin later jammed with such greats as Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Art Blakey. Johnny Griffin Born: April 24, 1928 Died: July 25, 2008

December 28 - Earl Fatha Hines, b. 1903
Earl Hines and his Orchestra - Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues (eh arr) February 13, 1940 Earl Hines (p) solo Jimmy Mundy (ts) Billy Eckstine (vcl) George Dixon (speech-1) Robert Crowder (arr)

December 27, 1947 Woody Herman - Four Brothers Stan Fishelson, Bernie Glow, Irving "Marky" Markowitz, Ernie Royal (tp) Shorty Rogers (tp,arr) Earl Swope (tb) Ollie Wilson (tp) Bob Swift (btb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Sam Marowitz (as) Herbie Steward (as,ts) Stan Getz, Zoot Sims (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Fred Otis (p) Gene Sargent (g) Walter Yoder (b) Don Lamond (d) immy Giuffre(arr) Four Brothers – Dreyfus April 24, 2008 Jimmy Giuffre, the adventurous clarinetist, composer and arranger whose 50-year journey through jazz led him from writing the Woody Herman anthem “Four Brothers” through drummerless trios to striking experimental orchestral works, died in Pittsfield, Mass. He was 86 and lived in West Stockbridge, Mass



Aren't ya glad 08 is over? Money troubles? Are all of your geets gone?

Jay McShann and his Orchestra – All My Geets Are Gone May 1947 Jay McShann (p) Mitchell "Tiny" Webb (g) or Oscar Moore (g) Percy Gabriel (b) Jesse Price (d) Jimmy Witherspoon (vcl) Jumpin The Blues - Proper

December 31, 1947 Roy Milton - New Year's Resolution Hosea Sapp (tp) Cliff Noels (as) Bill Gaither (ts) Camille Howard (p,vcl-2) Johnny Rogers (g) Dallas Bartley (b) Roy Milton (d,vcl-1) Roy Milton Vol 3 Blowin With Roy - Specialty




Lester Young – This Years Kisses Roy Eldridge (tp) Lester Young (ts) Vic Dickenson (tb) Teddy Wilson (p) Gene Ramey (b) Jo Jones (d) Pres & Sweets - Verve

Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra – This Years Kisses January 25, 1937 Buck Clayton (tp) Benny Goodman (cl) [as John Jackson (cl) ] Lester Young (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Billie Holiday (vcl) This Is Jazz 24 - Columbia
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