第五トラディショナルno.27 Mood Tenors

例えば2012年現在の新聞紙面広告。

この中において
「若き日々の思い出」「懐かしいメロディ」「蘇る」
「涙があふれる」「哀愁ただよう」…

といった言葉で宣伝されている「○○不滅の歌謡大全集」
つまりはムード音楽CD。

ターゲットは明らかにアッパーな年齢層を想定したもので有ることからも判るように、こうしたムード音楽は日本の特に1960-70年代に一時代を築いたそうです。

このムード音楽の担い手となった演奏者、楽団は主に30-40年代スイング時代から活躍し円熟期を迎えた面々で成り立っていました。
現在では世代を超えた取り上げ方をされることの少なくなってしまったこのジャンルですが、特にR&Bやロック以降のサキソフォン演奏に与えた影響はたいへん大きなものがあります。

端的に言ってしまえば、それはニュアンス。
1つのメロディーを、同じフレーズをどう歌うのかといった方法論には現在のスムースやそれ以降につながる要素も垣間見ることができます。

 

そこで今回はムード音楽の花形、テナー・サックスに焦点をあててお届けします。

 

なお、本編開始前まで第五トラディショナル主席渡邊恭一とダニースミスによる緊急ぶらり旅企画「大宮BBA探訪・前編」をお楽しみ下さい。

本編は8:23から始まります。

 

そして今回のゲストはスイングテナー奏者の盟友、大内満春を迎えました。

(前回お知らせした右近さんは風邪のためお休み。お大事に!)

oouti

彼とno.18で遊びにいらしてくれた上野まことが年末ライブとのこと!

12/30
大内・上野two tenor!!
大久保水族館

 

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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

 

 

一人目はやはりこの人。

Sam ”The Man” Taylor

syouwasamtaylor

Sam Taylor (July 12, 1916 – 1990) best known as the tenor saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor, was an American jazz and

blues player, whose honking style set the standard for tenor sax solos in both rock and roll and rhythm and blues.

Taylor attended Alabama State University, where he played with the Bama State Collegians. He worked with Scatman Crothers,

Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan, and Big Joe Turner.

He was one of the most requested session saxophone players in New York recording studios in the 1950s.

(wikipedia)

“Harlem Nocturne”

 

日本語では此方のサイトがとても丁寧で素晴らしいです。

http://www.audio-visual-trivia.com/2007/07/sam_the_man_taylor.html

 

 

 

そしてSil Austin

SilAustin_

Sil Austin (September 17, 1929 – September 1, 2001) was an American jazz saxophonist.

He had his biggest success in an overtly commercial rather than jazz vein, but he regarded Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Sonny Stitt as his major influences.

He was born Sylvester Austin in Dunnellon, Florida, United States, and taught himself to play as a 12 year old.

He won the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1945, playing "Danny Boy".

His performance brought him a recording contract with Mercury Records, and he moved to New York, where he studied for a time at the Juilliard School of Music.

He played with Roy Eldridge briefly, and with Tiny Bradshaw in 1952-54, before setting up his own successful touring group.

He recorded over 30 albums for Mercury, and had a number of Top 40 hits with pop tunes like "Danny Boy" (his signature tune), "Slow Walk" and "My Mother’s Eyes"

(wikipedia)

“Danny Boy”

 

 

 

三人目は白人の名手

Boots Randolphその人

bootsrandolph

Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph III (June 3, 1927 – July 3, 2007) was an American musician best known for his 1963 saxophone hit, "Yakety Sax" (Benny Hill’s signature tune).

Randolph was a major part of the "Nashville Sound" for most of his professional career.

During his more than forty year career, Randolph performed in hundreds of venues alongside many artists in pop, rock, jazz, and country music.

He played on many recording sessions with Elvis Presley and also performed on soundtracks for a number of Presley’s motion pictures, one popular song being "Return to Sender".

Mr. Randolph recorded for Monument Records in Nashville and played on Roy Orbison’s 1963 hit, "Mean Woman Blues."

He was also featured on "Little Queenie" by REO Speedwagon, "Java" by Al Hirt, "Turn On Your Lovelight" by Jerry Lee Lewis, and "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee. Early in his career, he often billed himself as Randy Randolph…

(wikipedia)

“Yakety Sax”

”Danny Boy”

 

 

 

 

ちなみに、”Yakety Sax”は

次に紹介するKing CurtisがThe Coastersの”Yakety Yak”に吹き込んだソロからインスパイアされて作られたとか。うーん。

 

 

 

 

最後は現代ポピュラーミュージックサックス直接の祖の一人とも言えます

King Curtis

king curtis

Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American

saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, funk and soul jazz.

…Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer.

Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he was best known for his distinctive riffs and solos such as on "Yakety Yak", which later became the inspiration for Boots Randolph’s "Yakety Sax" and his own "Memphis Soul Stew".

 

King Curtis enjoyed playing jazz and rock but decided he would make more money as a rock musician.

From the 1950s until the mid 1960s, he worked as a session player, recording under his own name and with others such as the Coasters, with whom he recorded "Yakety Yak."

Buddy Holly hired him for session work, during which they recorded "Reminiscing." Buddy wrote this song, but gave Curtis the songwriting credit for flying down to the session.

His best-known singles from this period are "Soul Twist" and "Soul Serenade."…

(wikipedia)

“Groove Me”

 

 

 

次回は12/11(火)配信予定です!

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