The kind who has spent years poring over his music, track by track. JazzTimes Newsletter. America's jazz resource, delivered to your inbox. The crowd was mixed: couples on dates, families and a host of folks hanging out at the bar. Most people seemed to be there for the jam. I might add that I counted at least three television sets positioned throughout the room. All of them were on but, mercifully, the sound was muted.
The Ship Canal Grill has a full bar and a Mediterranean-leaning menu that includes an appealing assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees.
There are a variety of options for vegetarians. The bar offers a nice selection of wines, beer bottled and draft cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. I would describe the service as aloof. Made up of the brightest, most creative New York jazz musicians, the level of musicianship in Liebman's band is so high that it easily breaks the boundaries of the traditional big band.
This quartet recording finds Wally and his extraordinary drumming surrounded by long time musical associates; Dann Zinn on sax, Jeff Massanari on guitar and Jason Muscat on bass. Fantastic swinging jazz on violins! Horace Parlan peaks on this reflective CD. Parlan's goal here was to give highly personal interpretations of compositions he has cherished over the years. Live at the Iridium is the New York mainstay's third release but first on Summit , and his first live album. July 19 - This compelling set of vocal blues tunes by Harry Belafonte came as a pleasant surprise in his career.
Never before had he sung on records as he did for this album. Contains 3 LPs and 8 additional tunes and 1 bonus track newly remastered. Better sound than ever before. Joe Newman was the ideal example of the merger of two jazz generations.
In Count Basie began to build a new band. Though he had some veterans, most of the musicians were young and relatively unknown. When this particular edition of Basie's band began rolling in , some observers thought its soloists were not up to the quality of past Basie units. Within a few months, this opinion was shown to be well wide of the mark. Almost single-handedly, Count Basie had given read more In this set an original entitled 'Basie Beat' is the key to the whole business of these Count Basie sessions from The Basie beat permeates everything, a lithe, light, swinging thing whose insinuating power only gradually makes itself felt.
Lauderdale at the height of the season. One night, a local fan came in and set up a home tape recorder on a table right in front of the bandstand. He had a little ceramic microphone, suitable for amateur use, and asked Jack if he could record our set, promising to send us copies.
Sure enough, a few months later I received a package of a couple of reel-to-reel tapes. I put them on, not expecting much, and got even less. The sound was horrible, with terrible distortion, flutter and wow.
Since the mike was placed right in front of Jack, the front line and the piano came through fairly well, but the bass was inaudible and the drums were a far-away roar. The total effect was somewhat akin to listening to music through the distant end of a drainpipe. I thought to myself, "Well, I guess it's nice to have some evidence that I played with Jack, but this will definitely never come out on a record!
Somehow, a copy of the tape found its way into the hands of Ed Burke, a fervent jazz fan from South Florida who issues LP's of mostly big band air checks and private tapes on his Fanfare label, and so it came out after all. Kenny Soderblom f on a-b, d , bsf on a-b, d ; Vernel Fournier d on a-b, d ; Marshall Thompson d on b-c , cng on a-b.
The album was recorded May 11, and July 17, Higgins appears on all four selections on the second side of the album and those tracks were all recorded on the July 17 date. During my twelve years as the house trio at the London, I went through several changes in my bass and drums personnel, but the group that lasted the longest was Richard Evans on bass now a long-time member of the Berklee faculty in Boston , and the late Marshall Thompson on drums.
We developed an extensive repertoire and Richard played a major role in writing original tunes and providing some of our best arrangements. On this date for Atlantic, he contributed "Soulero," "Mr. Evans" and the arrangement of "Beautiful Dreamer.
Higgins was working in the recording booth at this session. Dave Pike had been playing vibes during the session but was unfamiliar with the melody for "Insensatez. The group was Sergio Mendes' Brasil ' Another track in the album, "Abraco a Sergio," was composed by Higgins and played by Mendes.
Originally intended for background music for the Seeburg Co. Bobrov vn. Just about every jazz musician I've ever known cherishes a secret ambition to make an album with strings, or some large, orchestral setting. My chance came in the summer of and Richard Evans did 9 of the 12 arrangements for a studio orchestra comprised of some of Chicago's finest brass, woodwind and string players.
The results were on the commercial side, but I was happy: I had my "strings" album! The 45 rpm release of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang most likely was edited down from the original minutes.
This recording was done under the auspices of Rev. Robert H. Owen as a uncompensated fund raiser for his Rush Street ministry in Chicago. Owen plays piano on two tracks in the album "The Pearls" and "Darktown Strutters Ball" and turns the piano duties over to Higgins for the remainder of the album. It was the first tune we tried at this session and the first take was so astounding that, when it was over, we stood around grinning and shaking our heads in disbelief.
Finally, Dave Remington, the strawboss leader on that date, yelled at the engineer in the booth, "That's a keeper! To this day, every time I listen to it I tap my feet and smile and remember how exhilerated we were on that day in Lake Geneva. Rhythm tracks recorded at Universal Recording Chicago ; moog synthesizer and other electronic effects recorded at db Studios. Higgins only recalls that the first two Electronic Concept Orchestra albums "Moog Groove" and "Electric Love" were recorded in , less than six months apart from each other, and the third album "Cinemoog" was recorded early in All three albums were produced by Robin McBride.
Moog synthesizer and other electronic effects were recorded at db Studios. Higgins only recalls that the unknown, third song in the medley was music from the film "The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean. Lauderdale in , I returned to Chicago, sometimes twice a year, to perform in local jazz clubs like the Back Room on Rush Street and the Jazz Showcase.
Later, it was re-issued in Florida on the Spinnster label on both LP and cassette. It's final incarnation is the Solo Art CD which, unfortunately, does not have room for all the material released on the LP's.
Osamu Kawakami b on c-k ; Jimmy Takeuchi d on c-k. My first trip to Japan was in and for four months I did steady gigs at hotels in Osaka and Niigata, a TV show in Tokyo, a jazz festival in Miyazaki, various one-nighters in jazz clubs in several cities, and an album for Toshiba Records. I loved working in Japan: the audiences, the pianos, the marvelous trains and subways, but most of all the food.
For my entire time there I ate nothing but Japanese food of every type. My recording session for Toshibawas divided into two 3-hour stints: an afternoon solo session and an evening session with a Japanese rhythm section. In between sessions was a break for dinner and, as I walked into the control room, the producer smiled and said, "Eddie-san, we know you must be hungry , so we've sent out for a special treat for you, and we hope you enjoy it! Is it sashimi raw fish?
Is it unagi broiled eel? What is it? Knowing the Japanese sensitivities as I did, I immediately covered up, ate the chicken with feigned pleasure, and face was saved all around.
Of course, they were only trying to please me, never guessing that after four months of heavenly Japanese food, American fast food was culture shock!
Harry Edison t on a, c-d, f, i-k ; Sonny Stitt as on b, g-h , ts on a, d, f, i-k ; Eddie Lockjaw Davis ts on a, d-f, i-k. Neither is an alternate take. Bubba's was an elegant restaurant that featured jazz from to and only 20 minutes from my Ft.
Lauderdale home. I look back on that period as one of the happiest times of my career: playing with world-class musicians in a nice environment I even brought in my 9-foot Yamaha grand to play on. Great times, great music, great memories. This recording came about as a direct result of a festival in Indianapolis called JAM, an acronym for Jazz Artists Musicale, which I played for 10 consecutive Julys in the 80's and 90's. One particular set in with Milt Hinton and Bobby Rosengarden caught the attention of Renzie Hamilton and Gus Statiras and they approached me that very afternoon with the idea of doing an LP with the same trio.
Renzie would finance it and Gus would issue it on his Statiras label. The following month, I flew down to New York and recorded in one afternoon what has turned out to be the best-selling record of my career. In , George Buck the New Orleans jazz impresario bought the master from Gus and asked me to record some more material, so as to bring the total time up to CD standards. This cassette was commercially distributed in the Chicago area and at Eric Schneider's performances.
Meredith d'Ambrosio and I met in the summer of '87, married a year later, and started recording together for Sunnyside Records in ' We've made four CD's together, each with their own special magic, but this is our first and still my favorite.
I love accompanying great singers, and Meredith fills the bill with her "Intelligence. This Is New 8. Just Feeling 9. Same Page Time Keeper 1. Check In 2. Alani's World 3. Peace 4. The Preacher 5. Save Yourself 7. Abellino 8. Double Rainbow 9. Angel Eyes Released Maximum Firepower 1. Jessica's Birthday 2. This Here 3. Lisa 4. Sweet Georgia Bright 7.
New Delhi 8. Sack O' Woe 9. Autumn Leaves Unit 7 Released Dreamin' of Cannonball 1. The Chant 3. Dat Dere 4. I Can't Get Started 5. Work Song 6. Fiddler On The Roof 8. The Jive Samba 9. Scotch And Water Del Sasser Released The Candy Man 1. Pentagon 2. Pyramid 3. The Candy Man 4.
Thespian 5. Ill Wind 6. Round And About 7. Raggedy Ann 8. The Miracle 9. Second's Best
Personnel includes: Edmond Hall clarinet ; James P. Interlude Released The time, a rather dreary Monday in the Fall ofand the setting about as wild a scene as you will ever make. Sid's Delight - Tadd Dameron. Carinhoso - Joao De Barro, Pixinguinha. HanighenWilliamsMonk. Seein' Red. Magnolia Rag - Eddie Haydn Higgins.
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