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PostPosted: Wed March 04 2009 07:40 PM
by jazzjester
50 years ago this week March 1, 1959 Stanley Wilson Orchestra - M-Squad 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) The Music From M Squad – RCA

Count Basie and his Orchestra – Little Mama May 1959 Wendell Culley, Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,fl) Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddy Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Billy Eckstine (vcl) New York, Basie/Eckstine, Inc – Roulette

March 4, 1958 Count Basie and his Orchestra - Blues in Hoss' Flat (ff arr) Thad Jones (tp,arr) Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,fl,arr) Billy Mitchell (ts) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams (vcl) Chairman Of The Board – Roulette

56 years ago this week March 2, 1953 Dave Brubeck – Stardust Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Ron Crotty (b) Lloyd Davis (d) "Oberlin College", Oberlin, Ohio, The Dave Brubeck Quartet Live In Concert – Fantasy

52 years ago this week March 2, 1957 Dakota Staton – Moonray Dakota Staton (vcl) acc by Jonah Jones (tp) Hank Jones (p) unknown vib, g, b and d + orchestra, Van Alexander (dir) The Late Late Show – Collectables

Buddy Rich – Playtime October 1960 Sam Most (fl,cl,as) Mike Mainieri (vib,arr) Johnny Morris (p) Wilbur Wynne (g) Richard Evans (b) Buddy Rich (d) Don Goldie (tp) Playtime – Charly

March 4, 1965 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Fade Up [Tootie for Cootie] Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Stayhorn (p-1) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (d) The Reprise Studio Recordings - Reprise

Ray Charles – Let The Good Times Roll - June 23, 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 – Avenue C April 1966 Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman (tp) Tom McIntosh, Paul Faulise, Wayne Andre (tb) Tony Studd (b-tb) Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess (as) Billy Mitchell, Budd Johnson (ts) Seldon Powell (bar) Jimmy McGriff (org) Barry Galbraith (g) Richard Davis (b) Mel Lewis (d) A Tribute To Basie – Blue Note

String bassist and sometimes tuba player Red Callender was born this week as was drummer Lee Young. From a historic date… the first Jazz At The Philharmonic Concert July 2nd 1944.

Jazz at the Philharmonic - Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (pt 1, 2 & 3) "Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944 J.J. Johnson (tb) Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea (ts) Nat King Cole (p) Les Paul (g) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (b) Lee Young (d) Jazz At The Philharmonic The First Concert – Verve

March 1, 1945 Woody Herman - Goosey Gander (rb arr) Sonny Berman, Charles Frankhauser, Ray Wetzel, Pete Candoli, Carl Warwick (tp) Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer (tb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (cl,as) Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts) Skippy DeSair (bar) Marjorie Hyams (vibes) Ralph Burns (p,arr) Billy Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Dave Tough (d) Frances Wayne (vcl) Roger Segure (arr) Four Brothers - Dreyfus

March 2, 1944 Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra - Loose Wig (fd arr) 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

March 7, 1957 Mose Allison - One Room Country Shack Mose Allison (p,vcl) Taylor LaFargue (b) Frank Isola (d) Mose Allison’s Greatest Hits - Prestige

March 2 Eddie Lockjaw Davis, 1921 1st recordings with Basie in 1952
Dinah Washington – Blue Skies June 1954 Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (tp) Gus Chappell (tb) Rick Henderson (as) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Jackie Davis (org) Junior Mance (p) Keeter Betts (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Candido Camero (bgo) The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol 3 - Mercury

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Days Of Wine And Roses June 1966 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Ross Tompkins (p) Les Spann (g) Russell George (b) Chuck Lampkin (d) Ray Barretto (cga) Lock The Fox – The Fox And The Hounds – Collectables

Pianist Lou Levy was born this week on the 5th of March in 1928. Levy worked with a countless number of top jazz instrumentalists, and also gained a strong reputation as a fine accompanist to singers. Here are three sides with Lou Levy on piano beginning with this Lionel Hampton And Stan Getz recording of Louise circa 1955

Lionel Hampton and Stan Getz – Louise August 1955 Stan Getz (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib) Lou Levy (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) unknown (tb-1), poss Willie Ruff (tb) Hamp and Getz - Verve

Georgie Auld Septet - Rose Room September 1959 Don Fagerquist (tp) Georgie Auld (ts) Larry Bunker (vib) Lou Levy (p) Howard Roberts (g) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Mel Lewis (d) Georgie Auld Quintet and Septet 1951 – 1963 – Fresh Sound

Anita O'Day acc by the Bill Holman Orchestra - Indian Summer August 1960Anita O'Day (vcl) acc by Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson (tp) Bob Edmondson, Lew McCreary, Frank Rosolino (tb) Ken Shroyer (b-tb) Joe Maini, Charlie Kennedy (as) Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca (ts) Lou Levy (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Mel Lewis (d) Bill Holman (arr,dir) Incomparable – Verve

Diana Krall – Isn’t This A Lovely Day Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra led by Jeff hailton and bass man John Clayton… alto saxophone solo by Jeff Clayton From This Moment On – Verve

Eva Cassidy – Wade In The Water 1996 Songbird – Blix Street Released in 1998 two years after after her untimely death of cancer at just 33 in 1996. Her music was discovered by a BBC disc jockey, and amazingly, the anthology Songbird became a number one million-selling smash in England in 2000.

Madeleine Peyroux – California Rain her latest release from the end of last year Half The Perfect World – Rounder

March 5, 1956 Buck Clayton – After Hours Buck Clayton, Billy Butterfield, Ruby Braff (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb,vib) Coleman Hawkins, Julian Dash (ts) Kenny Kersey (p) Steve Jordan (g) Walter Page (b) Bobby Donaldson (d) New York, Jam Sessions From The Vault – Col