第五トラディショナルno.22 “One O’clock”前夜のCount Basie

 

日本でも高い人気を誇るカウント・ベイシー・オーケストラ。

学生ビッグバンド界隈でも50年代後半以降のニュー・ベイシーは頻繁に取り挙げられています。

 

ですが、やはり30年代デビューした頃のベイシー、

更にはバンド結成後、ブレイクスルーの端緒となった”One O’clock Jump”以前の音源を聴く機会はとても少なく感じます。

そう、今回はベイシー楽団の前身から始まり、

”One O’clock Jump”へと至ります。

 

 

 

iTunes等でのpodcast登録はこちらのアドレスをご利用下さい。 http://feeds.feedburner.com/fifth-traditional

 

 

今回もdjsintaくんが遊びに来てくれてます!

http://flavors.me/djsinta

 

※途中でBennie Motenをトロンボーン奏者、と言っていますが正しくはピアノ奏者でした。失礼!

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一曲目はWalter Page’s Blue Devils

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One of the finest bassists of the swing era, Walter Page(b. February 9, 1900; d. December 20, 1957) rarely soloed but his four-to-the-bar walking behind soloists set the standard for bassists in the 1930s before the rise of Jimmy Blanton.

A longtime resident of Kansas City, Page was with Bennie Moten in the early days (1918-1923) and then during 1925-1931 led the Blue Devils, Moten’s main competition.

Unfortunately Page’s group only made two recordings and by 1931 Moten had achieved his goal of stealing most of the band’s top players, including Page himself.

(allmusic.com)

The band started in Oklahoma City in 1925.

The Blue Devils played in the Southwest and travelling by car played small clubs and dance halls.

In 1928 Jimmy Rushing and Bill "Count" Basie joined the band, and would play with them until the following year when Bennie Moten lured Basie away from the band.

Shortly after Basie’s departure, Durham quit and later Rushing and Lips Page would also join Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra.

The Blue Devils regrouped and hired Lester Young and Druie Bess, but Moten ended up absorbing most of the Blue Devils, even including Walter Page.

(red hot jazz.com)

Squabblin’
(Count Basie)

  Nov. 10 1929    Kansas City, Missouri

   Vocalion 1463

Alvin Borroughs    Drums
Walter Page    Tuba
Hot Lips Page    Tumpet
Reuben Lynch or Thomas Owens    Guitar
Ted Manning    Alto Saxophone
Dan Minor    Trombone
Reuben Roddy    Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing    Vocals
James Simpson    Tumpet
Buster Smith    Clarinet, Alto Saxophone

 

 

 

そしてBennie Moten

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Bennie Moten’s(November 13, 1894 – April 2, 1935) Kansas City Orchestra was the most sucessful Jazz band of the Midwest. The band toured all over the country and had a top selling recording in 1927 for Victor named "South". In 1929 Count Basie of The Blue Devils joined the band, and several other members of that band soon joined Moten’s Orchestra. Count Basie took over the band after Moten’s death in 1935.

(red hot jazz.com)

 

“Moten’s Swing”

December 13, 1932  Camden, N.J.

Victor 23384

Bennie Moten (dir),

Hot Lips Page, Joe Keyes, Prince "Dee" Stewart (tp),

Dan Minor (tb), Eddie Durham (v-tb,g),

Eddie Barefield (cl,as), Jack Washington (as,bar), Ben Webster (ts),

Count Basie (p),

Leroy "Buster" Berry (g),

Walter Page (b),

Willie McWashington (d),

 

 

 

 

そして最後はCount Basie Orch.

basiemoterune

Count Basie(August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era.

With the exception of a brief period in the early ’50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died.

Basie’s orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing.

Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman.

His instrument was his band, which was considered the epitome of swing and became broadly influential on jazz.

(allmusic.com)

“One O’clock Jump”

July 7, 1937 NYC New York

 

Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore, trumpet;

George Hunt, Dan Minor, trombone;

Earl Warren, Jack Washington, alto saxophone;

Herschel Evans, Lester Young, tenor saxophone,

Count Basie, piano;

Freddie Green, guitar;

Walter Page, bass;

Jo Jones, drums,

Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, arrangers

 

 

 

 

 

次回は9/11(火)配信予定です!

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