第五トラディショナルno.16 Jelly Roll, Pine top, and “The Lion”

 

今月から再びホームの北区よりお届けします。

 

今回は20-30sのピアニストに迫ります。

 

1800年代に隆盛を極めたラグタイムからいわゆるジャズへの過渡期にあたるこの時期は奏法的にもサウンド的にも独特のものがあります。

 

今回はラグタイム→ジャズへの過渡期において非常に重要なスタイリストであるJelly Roll Morton

 

初めてBoogie-Woogieという名前のもと録音を残した

Clarence "Pine Top" Smith

 

そして1930sに特徴的なストライド奏法の名手

Willie  "The Lion" Smith

 

といった3人に迫ります。

 

iTunes等でのpodcast登録はこちらのアドレスをご利用下さい。

podcast登録等の方法は、こちらのサイトまで。

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最初はJelly Roll Morton

写真は10代の頃だとか。

TeenagedJellyRollMorton

Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton

(October 20, 1885 – July 10, 1941)

was the first great composer and piano player of Jazz.

He was a talented arranger who wrote special scores that took advantage of the three-minute limitations of the 78 rpm records.

But more than all these things, he was a real character whose spirit shines brightly through history, like his diamond studded smile.

red hot jazz archive)

“King Porter Stomp”

(Jelly Roll Morton)

April 20, 1926 Chicago, Illinois

Vocalion A 1020

 

 

 

 

続いては

Clarence “Pine Top” Smith

※写真は違う人物の可能性もあり。

伝“Pine Top” Smith

pinetop

Clarence "Pine Top" Smith

  (June 11, 1904 – March 15, 1929)

was one of the earliest pianists to recorded a boogie-woogie" piano solo.

His 1928 tune "Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie" was the first recording to be labeled as such and and had a great deal of influence on all future pieces in that style.

red hot jazz archive

 

"Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie"

(Clarence "Pine Top" Smith)

December 29, 1928 Chicago, Illinois

Vocalion 1245

 

 

 

 

 

 

最後はやっさんこと、

Willie  “The Lion” Smith

smith-willie-willie-the-lion-smith-jazz-in-paris-collection-cd

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith

(23 November 1893– 18 April 1973),

a.k.a. "The Lion", was an American jazz pianist and one of the masters of the stride style, usually grouped with James P. Johnson and Thomas "Fats" Waller as the three greatest practitioners of the genre from its Golden Age, c. 1920–1943

(wkipedia)

Willie "The Lion" Smith was one of the fathers of the stride piano style.

During the 1920s he was a sort of underground figure, who gained a reputation as a hot piano player by providing the music for rent parties in the private homes and small clubs of Harlem.

He recorded rarely during the 1920s, but was the first musical director of Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds and is the pianist on Crazy Blues, the first Blues record released in 1920.

Smith was a major influence on Duke Ellington who later went on to write the songs "Portrait of the Lion"and "Second Portrait of the Lion" in honor of him.

(The Red Hot Jazz Archive)

“Echoes of Spring”

(Willie The Lion Smith)

January 10, 1939 NYC, New York

COMMODORE B 532-1

 

 

最後に、今回からBGMには私とダニースミスで作った音源を使用しています。

ご興味のある方はご一報ください

 

 

次回は7/17(水)配信予定です!

バックナンバーはこちら

 

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