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Postby jazzjester » Tue January 13 2009 08:43 PM

January 16, 1951 Lester Young Quartet - Undercover Girl Blues Lester Young (ts) John Lewis (p) Gene Ramey (b) Jo Jones (d) 56 years ago today Lester Swings - Verve

James Moody - Disappointed (Eddie Jefferson vcl) August 1955 Dave Burns (tp) William Shepherd (tb) James Moody (ts,as) Pee Wee Moore (bar) Jimmy Boyd (p) John Latham (b) Clarence Johnston (d) Eddie Jefferson (vcl) Hackensack, N.J., Bebop Singers – Prestige

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing (la vcl) April 3, 1961 Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Trummy Young (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Mort Herbert (b) Danny Barcelona (d) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – Roulette

Duke Ellington / Coleman Hawkins – The Recitic August 1962 Ray Nance (tp,vln) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins – Impulse

It was this week in 1958 that the Ahmad Jamal Trio began an engagement at the Pershing Lounge in Chicago. The event was recorded and released on an Argo label LP. Poinciana was from that night available on the CD below although it is the only recording on the CD from that night. The bass man is Israel Crosby born this week in 1919

January 16 & 17, 1958 Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana Ahmad Jamal (p) Israel Crosby (b) Vernell Fournier (d) Title Track - MCA

Madeleine Peyroux – Everybody’s Talkin 2006 Half The Perfect World - Rounder Records

The Three Sounds - On Green Dolphin Street June 1960 Gene Harris (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Bill Dowdy (d) The Best Of The Three Sounds – Blue Note

Peggy Lee - Fever Peggy Lee (vcl) acc. by. small group dir. by Jack Marshall (cond) "Fever" features only vocal (Peggy Lee), string bass (Joe Mondragon), snare drums (Shelly Manne, using his fingers instead of drum sticks, and with the snares turned off), and finger snapping (credited in unconfirmed reports to guitarist Howard Roberts).Peggy Lee arranger of "Fever" †In 1958, "Fever" received a Grammy nomination for Best Arranger. †The nomination went to Jack Mashall, because Capitol's files credit him as the session's conductor. Little Willie John's 1956 hit version of the song was brought to Lee's attention by bass player Max Bennett. Peggy helped strip the R&B original to the bass line, and rebuilt it into a number featuring spare accompaniment. Lee also wrote a substantial amount of additional lyrics for the song. The Best Of Peggy Lee – Capitol

Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther Theme 1963 Orchestra, Henry Mancini (cond) The Pink Panther An Other Hits – RCA

January 13, 1938 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Steppin Into Swing Society Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsol (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Sr., Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (d,chimes) The Immortal 1938 Year - Portrait

January 13, 1952 Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra – A Pound Of Blues Emmett Berry (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (as) Al Sears (ts) Leroy Lovett (p) Lloyd Trotman (b) Joe Marshall (d) The Complete 1937 – 1954 Small Group Sessions Vol 2 – Blue Moon

January 14, 1946 Stan Kenton and His Orchestra - Intermission Riff Ray Wetzel (tp,vcl,arr) Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, Bob Lymperis (tp) Fred Zito, Ray Klein (tb) Milt Kabak (tb,arr) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Boots Mussulli (as,arr) Al Anthony (as) Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p,arr) Bob Ahern (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Robert Collier (d) Gene Roland, Pete Rugolo (arr) Hollywood, CA, Early Artistry - ASV

Jan 18 was the date of the first Esquire Jazz Concert at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1944 January 17th marks the date of birth of Big Sid Catlett one of the many great drummers during the Swing Era. Here’s Big Sid with Art Tatum on piano and Barnet Bigard on clarinet from that very first Esquire Jazz Concert at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1944.

Esquire All Stars - Rose Room Art Tatum (p) Al Casey (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Barney Bigard (cl) Esquire All American Jazz Concert – Jazz Archives

Jan 19th 1978 Milt Jackson & Count Basie - Easy Does It Milt Jackson (vib) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) John Clayton (b) Butch Miles (d) Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol 2 – Pablo

January 12, 1956 Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra (vcl) acc by Harry "Sweets" Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Mickey Mangano (tp) Milt Bernhart, Juan Tizol (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Harry Klee, Willie Schwartz (as) Mort Friedman (bar) Frank Flynn (vib) Bill Miller (p) George Van Eps (g) Joe Comfort (b) + harp and strings. Jimmy Priddy (tb) Justin Gordon (ts) Jim Williamson (ts) Mannie Klein (tp) Irv Cottler (d) The Best Of Capitol - Capitol

Dianna Krall – Day In Day Out John Clayton bass, Jeff Hamilton drums, Anthony Wilson guitar From This Moment On – Verve

January 13 guitarist Joe Pass born in 1929 Died in 1994. Lost nearly a decade of his career all through the 50s due to drug addiction. He emerged anew in 1962 with a record cut at Synanon, the infamous drug recovery center. (According to sources; the original Synanon was on the beach at Santa Monica. A huge house that Hollywood stars and musicians alike would stumble into when trying to clean up off of various addictive drugs and alcohol). The record cut at Synanon was called Sounds Of Synanon

Les McCann With The Joe Pass Quartet – Shiny Stockings late 1963 Les McCann (p) Joe Pass (g) Paul Chambers (b) Paul Humphrey (d) The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions - Mosaic

Blossom Dearie – The Party’s Over April 1959 Blossom Dearie (vcl,p) acc by Kenny Burrell (g) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Jazz Masters 51 – Verve

Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To October 1957 Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster – Verve

Annie Ross – Twisted Oct 1952 Ram Ramirez organ, Percy Heath bass, Art Blakey drums Bebop Singers – Prestige

January 16, 1958 Woody Herman and His Orchestra - Opus De Funk (np arr) Live "Peacock Lane", Los Angeles, Bill Harris, (tb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Pete Jolly (p) Jake Hanna (d) Woody Herman And His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane Hollywood – Jazz Hour

48 years ago today January 13, 1961 Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan - Perdido (sv vcl) Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Thad Jones, Snooky Young (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Frank Foster, Budd Johnson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Sarah Vaughan (vcl) Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan – Roulette

Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra – TNT June 1956 Nick Travis, Bernie Glow, Al Derisi, Stan Fishelson (tp) Eddie Bert, Fred Zito, Paul Selden (tb) Hal McKusick, Sam Marowitz (as) Al Cohn, Eddie Wasserman (ts) Charlie O'Kane (bar) Elliot Lawrence (p) Russ Saunders (b) Sol Gubin (d) Al Cohn, Tiny Kahn, Johnny Mandel, Gerry Mulligan (arr) Live at the Marine Ballroom of the "Steel Pier", in Atlantic City, N.J., The Elliot Lawrence Big Band Swings Cohn And Kahn – Fantasy

January 15, 1946 Metronome All Stars - Look Out Harry "Sweets" Edison, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Pete Candoli, Neal Hefti, Sonny Berman (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Will Bradley, Bill Harris, J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Johnny Hodges, Herbie Fields (as) Flip Phillips, Georgie Auld (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Teddy Wilson (p) Tiny Grimes, Billy Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Dave Tough (d) Sy Oliver (cond) Summit Meetings – Fremeux & Associes

January 16, 1941 Metronome All Stars - One O'Clock Jump Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Cootie Williams (tp) Tommy Dorsey, J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Benny Carter (as) Coleman Hawkins, Tex Beneke (ts) Count Basie (p) Charlie Christian (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Buddy Rich (d) Summit Meetings – Fremeux & Associes
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