O’DAY Anita

O’DAY ANITA COLTON ANITA BELLE (VC).

Kansas City, Kansas. 18/10/1919. – Los Angeles, California. 23/11/2006.

Ancora adolescente, durante la grande depressione, ha fatto apprendistato nelle popolari maratone di canto e ballo. Ha iniziato a lavorare nel club di Kitty Davis, dove una sera la ascolta Carl Cons direttore del Down Beat che le procura un lavoro nel più raffinato “Off Beat Club”. Passa poi con l’orchestra di Max Miller al Three Deuces nel 1939 e qui si afferma e conquista un posto di rilievo nell’ambiente del jazz di Chicago. Nel 1941 è entrata nell’orchestra di Gene Krupa nella quale si è imposta all’attenzione del pubblico per il suo stile espressivo e originale. Il suo “Let Me Off Uptown” del 1941 ha venduto più di un milione di copie. In seguito ha fatto parte dell’orchestra di Stan Kenton, con la quale la sua affermazione è ormai completa. In seguito ha lavorato da indipendente, ha inciso con la collaborazione dei vari Buddy Berigan, Paul Smith, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Gary McFarland, Cal Tjader, i Three Sounds e Bill Holman. Ha fatto molte tournée, tra cui una con Benny Goodman, ha partecipato a molte manifestazioni ed ha lavorato molto nei migliori club del mondo. Nel dicembre del 1992 ha presentato al Michael’s Pub di New York lo show “Jezebel Of Jazz”, che è la storia della sua vita raccontata da una narratrice ed attraverso le canzoni da lei interpretate. L’uso scellerato di stupefacenti per oltre dieci anni, le hanno procurato diversi accidenti, ai quali si sono aggiunti gravi disturbi psichici. Nel 1997 gli è stato assegnato il premio alla carriera da parte del National Endowment From The Arts. Definita una songstylist, la stravagante e inquieta cantante di origini irlandesi, ha sempre voluto disegnare, modellare, ridefinire una melodia con la sua voce dalla limitata ampiezza. Con il suo stile asciutto scattante, ha un avuto sempre un approccio particolare con la canzone standard ed in seguito non ha ignorato le novità mettendo su un complesso orientato al bop. Cantante di grande intensità, forse la voce bianca più espressiva, maggiormente dotata di virtuosismo e di grande capacità nella improvvisazione. Sarah Vaughan la considerava la più importante cantante bianca di jazz. E’stata senz’altro tra le voci più decise e costanti del panorama del jazz canoro e l’ultima delle grandi della swing era..

Discografia:

Anita O’Day (vc) Lowell martin (dir-arr) Charlie Griffith (tp) Jimmy Skyles (tb) Heinie Beau, Many Gershman (sa) Herbie Haymer (st) Harry Suchman (sb) Dave Barbour (g) Milt Raskin (p) Phil Stephens (b) Zutty Singleton (dr).

Them There Eyes / Memories Of You / Howe Come / I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me.

Los Angeles, 18-1-45.

Anita O’Day – Alvy West & The Little Band.

Anita O’Day (vc) Larry neal (tp) Alvy West (sa) Bob Gudina (fis) Tony Rizzi (g) Artie Shapiro (b) Milt Holland (dr).

Sometimes I’m Happy / Ace In The Hole.

Los Angeles, fine febbraio, 1947.

Anita O’Day With Will Bradley’s Orchestra.

Anita O’Day (vc) Will Bradley And His Orchestra: Toots Mondello (sa) Billy Kyle (p) Bob Haggart (b) Sy Oliver (arr) ed altri.

Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip / What Is This Thing Called Love / I Tould Ya I Love YaIt’s Different When It Happens To You.

(Doctor Jazz FW 39418) New York, settembre, 1947.

Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip.

Anita O’Day (vc) Benny Carter Orchestra.

Malaguena / How Hig The Moon / Key Largo / Sometimes I’m Happy / Ace In The Hole.

Anita O’Day (vc) Ralph Burns Orchestra.

I Ain’t Gettin’Any Younger.

Los Angeles, fine, 1947.

Anita O’Day By Abbey Brown’s Cool Cats.

Anita O’Day (vc) Benny Lagasse (cl-sa) Bob Dukoff (st) Hymie Fiddleman (p) Abbey Brown (dr) bassista non identificato.

Jamaica Moon / Don’t Kick It Around / (So Much Of)Nothing To Do / Opoor Simple Simon.

Los Angeles, 11-9-49.

Anita O’Day With Paul Jordan’s Sextet.

Anita O’Day (vc) John Carroll (tp) Boyd Rolando (st) Paul Jordan (p) George Barnes (g) Mel Schmitd (b) Frank Rullo (dr).

Blues For Bajangles / Your Eyes Are Bigger Than Your Heart.

Chicago, 5-1-50.

Anita O’Day And Ben Homer And His Orchestra.

Anita O’Day (vc) Art Depew, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers (tp) George Arus, Will Bradley, Phil Giardina (tb) Al Kling, Hymie Shertzer (sa) Babe Fresk, Boomie Richamn (st) Sol Schlinger (sb) Teddy Wilson (p) Billy Mure (g) Bob Carter (b) Buzzy Drootin (dr) Ben Homer (dir-arr).

Tennesee Waltz / Yea Boo / Something I Dreamed Last Night / If I Could Steal You from Somebody Else.

New York, 26-10-50.

Anita O’Day And Jack Pleis And His Orchestra.

Anita O’Day (vc) Jack Hanson, Carl Poole, Al Stewart (tp) Will Bradley, Cutty Cutshall (tb) Hal Kling, Hymie Schertzer (sa) Art Drellinger (st) Artie Baker (sb) Jack Pleis (p-arr) Al Valenti (g) Bob Carter (b) Johnny Blowers (dr).

You Took Advantage On Me / Once There Lived A Fool / I Apologize / Black Moonlight / Lovesick Blues.

New York, 27-12-50.

Anita O’Day And Ralph Burns And His Orchestra.

Anita O’Day (vc) Roy Eldridge (tp) Bill Harris (tb) Budd Johnson (st) Cecil Payne (sb) Ralph Burns (p-arr) Al McKibbon (b) Don Lamond (dr).

Lover Come Back To Me / Lullaby On The Leaves / Rock And Roll Blues / Love For Sale.

New York, 22-1-52.

Anita O’Day And Roy Krall Quintet.

Anita O’Day (vc) Roy Krall (p) Earl Backus (g) Johnny Frigo (b) Red Lionberg (dr) Jimmy Wilson (bongo).

Bo Soap No Hope Blues / Speak Low / The Lady Is A Tramp / Strawberry Moon.

Chicago, luglio, 1952.

Anita O’Day And Larry Russell And His Orchestra.

Anita O’Day (vc) Andy Secret (tp) Larry Russell (dir) con sezione di archi.

Pagan Love Song / Ain’t This A Wonderful Day / Somebody’s Crying / Vaja Con Dios.

Chicago, dicembre, 1952.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bud Lavine (p) Monte Budwig (b) John Poole (dr).

Anita’s Blues.

Anita O’Day (vc) Arnold Ross (p) Barney Kessel (g) Monte Budwig (b) Jackie Mills (dr).

Gypsy In My Soul / Frankie And Johnny / Just One Of Those Things.

Los Angeles, aprile, 1954.

An Evening With Anita O’Day.An Evening With Anita O’Day.

Anita O’Day (vc). Arnold Ross (p) Barney Kessel (g) Monty Budwig (b) Jackie Mills (dr).

Just One Of Those Things / Gypsy In My Soul / The Man I Love / Frankie And Johnny.

Los Angeles, 15-4-54.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bud Lavin (p) Monty Budwig (b) John Poole (dr).

Anita’s Blues / I Cover The Waterfront / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Ket’s Fall In Love.

Los Angeles, 28-6-54.

Anita O’Day (vc) Jimmy Rowles (p) Tal Farlow (g) Leroy Vinegar (b) Larry Bunker (dr).

You’re Gettin’To Be A Habit With Me / From This Moment On / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Medley: There’ll Never Be Another You – Just Friends.

Los Angeles, giugno, 1954.

Anita O’Day (vc) Jimmy Rowles (p) Tal Farlow (g) Leroy Vinegar (b) Larry Bunker (dr).

From This Moment On.

Los Angeles, febbraio, 1955.

An Evening With Anita O’Day.

Anita O’Day (vc) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones (dr).

S Wonderful/ They Can’t Take That Away From Me/ Tenderly/ Old Devil Moon/ Love Me Or Leave Me/ We’ll Be Together Again/ Stella By Starlight/ Takin’ A Chance On Love/ Them There Eyes/ I’ve Got The World On A String/ You Turned The Tables On Me/ Bewitched.

(Polydor POCJ 1927) Los Angeles, 11-8-55.

Anita.

Anita O’Day (vc) Buddy Bregman’s Orchestra: Milt Bernard, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Si Zenter (tb) Paul Smith (p) Corky Hale (arpa) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (dr) Buddy Bregman (arr.dir).

Honeysuckle Rose.

(Verve MGV 2036) Hollywood, 8-12-55.

Swings The Winners.Swings The Winners.

Anita O’Day (vc) accompagnata dall’orchestra diretta da Marty Paich.

Take The A Train / Tenderly / Night In Tunisia / Four/ Early Autumn / Four Brothers / Sing Sing Sing.

1956.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bunny Berigan (dir) Orchestra.

I’m With You / The Rock’n’Roll Waltz.

Los Angeles, 4-1-56.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bunny Berigan (dir) orchestra.

The Getaway And The Chase / I’m Not Lonely.

Los Angeles, 23-2-56.

Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts (tb) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (sa) George Auld, Bib Cooper (st) Jimmy Giuffre (sb) Paul Smith (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (dr) Anita O’Day (vc).

Stompin’At The Savoy.

Los Angeles, 17-12-56.

Stars Fell On Alabama / Man With A Horn / There’s A Lull In My Life / Ivy / Stars Fell On Alabama.

Los Angeles, 19-12-56.

I Never Had A Chance / Stompin’At The Savoy / Sweet Georgia Brown / I Won’t Dance / Let’s Begin.

(Verve CD 559 514) Los Angeles, 20-12-56.

Pick Yourself Up.Pick Yourself Up.

Anita O’Day (vc) Harry Edison (tp) Larry Bunker (vib) Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (dr).

Don’t Be That Way / Let’s Face The Music And Dance / Pick Yourself Up / I Used To Be Color Blind / Let’s Face The Music And Dance.

(Verve 314 517 329) Los Angeles, 15-12-56.

Anita O’Day (vc) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) John Poole (dr).

S’Wonderful – The Can’t Take That Away From Me.

Chicago, 21-1-57.

Anita Sings The Most.Anita Sings The Most.

Anita O’Day (vc) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones (dr).

Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered / Them There Eyes / S’Wonderful / They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

(Verve MGV 8259)

Chicago, 31-1-57.

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Tea For Two.Tea For Two.

Anita O’Day (vc) Jimmy Jones (p) Whitey Mitchell (b) John Poole (dr).

Rock And Roll Blues / ‘S Wonderful / They Can’t Take Away From Me / Tea For Two / Four / Have You Met Miss Jones / Honeyseckle Rose / The Varsity Drag / Sweet Georgia Brown.

(Moon MCD 023-2)

Newport, 7-7-58.

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Swings Cole Porter With Billy May.Swings Cole Porter

Anita O’Day (vc) Billy May (dir) Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Ray Triscari, Lee Katzman, Jack Sheldon, Conte Candoli, Roy Eldridge (tp) Jay Jay Johnson, Bob Edmondson, Si Zentner, Lloyd Elliott, Milt Bernhardt, Joe Howard, Bill Harris, Lew McCreary, Frank Rosolino, Kenny Shroyer (tb) Albert Pollan (tuba) Jack Nimitz, Joe Maini, Richie Kamuca, Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Kennedy, Cecil Payne, Bill Perkins (reeds) Jimmy Rowles, Paul Smith, Ralph Burns, Lou Levy, Arnold Ross (p) Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Al Hendrickson (g) Al McKibbon, Leroy Vinegar, Monty Budwig, Joe Mondragon, Buddy Clark (b) Alvin Stoller, Larance Marable, Don Lamond, Larry Bunker, Jackie Mills (dr) Bill Holman (arr).

Just One Of Those Things/ You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To/ Easy To Love/ I Get A Kick Out Of You/ All Of You/ Love For Sale/ I’ve Got You Under My Skin/ Night And Day/ It’s De Lovely/ I Love You/ What Is Thing Called Love/ Get Out Of Town.

(Verve 849 266 CD) 2-9 Aprile 1959.

Cool Heat.Cool Heat.

Anita O’Day (vc) Jimmy Giuffre (arr) altri da identificare.

Make The Knife / Easy Come, Easy Go / Orphan Annie / You’re A Clown / Gone With The Wind / Hooray For Hollywood / It Had To be You / Come Rai Or Come Shine / Hershey bar / A Lover Is Blue / My Heart Belong To Daddy / The Way You look Tonight.

(Verve)

1959.

The Incomparable.The Incomparable.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bill Holman (arr-dir) Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari (tp) Bob Edmondson, Frank Rosolino, Lew McCreary, Kenny Shroyer (tb) Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, Charlie Kennedy, Joe Maini, Jack Nimitz (reeds) Lou Levy (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Mel Lewis (dr).

It Could Happen To You / Blue Champagne / Avalon / Old Devil Moon / The Party’s Over / Why Shouldn’t I / Easy Living / Can’t Wee Be Friends / Slaughter On Thent Avenue / I f I Love Again / Speak Low / Indian Summer.

(Verve V 6-8572) 23-8-60.

All The Sad Young Men.All The Sad Young Men.

Anita O’Day (vc) Art Davis (b) Gary McFarland (arr-dir) altri sconosciuti.

One More Mile / Ballad Of All The Sad Young Men / Up State / You Came A Long Way From St.Louis / Senor Blues / Woman Alone With The Blues / I Want To Sing A Song / Night Bird / Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me.

(Verve V6 8442)

New York, 16-10-61.

Time For Two.Time For Two.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bob Corwin (p) Lonnie Hewitt (b) Cal Tjader (dr-vc).

Thanks For The Memory / It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream / Just In Time / Under A Blanket Of Blue / That’s Your Red Wagon / Peel Me A Grape / An Occasional Man / The Party’s Over / I Believe In You / Mr.Sandman / Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year / I’m Not Supposed To be Blue Blues.

(Verve V 6-8472)

26-28 Febbraio 1962.

Live In Tokyo ’63.Live In Tokyo ’63.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bob Corwin (p) Toshiki Miyama & The All Star Orchestra, Buddy Berigan (arr).

Boogie Blues / Trav’lin’ Light / Honeysuckle Rose / Avalon / Bewitched / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / Night And Day.

Anita O’Day (vc) Bob Corwin (p) Takeshi Inomata % His West Liners.

Let’s Fall In Love / Sweet Georgia Brown / Tea For Two / Stella By Starlight / Love For Sale / Get Out Of Town / That Old Feeling / Four Brothers.

(Polydor 23 MJ) Tokyo, 30-12-63.

Anita O’Day And The Three Sounds.Anita O’Day And The Three Sounds.

Anita O’Day (vc) Gene Harris (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Bill Downy (dr).

WhenThe World Whas Young / Someday My Prince Will Come / All Too Som / My Heart Stood Still / My Ship / Leave It To Me / Whisper Not / Blues By Five / In Other World / You And The Night And The Music / Let Me Off Uptown / My Heart Stood Still / Leave It To Me / Blues By Five.

(Verve) 1963.

Tea For Two.

Anita O’Day (vc) Tete Montoliu (p) Erik Peter (b) Billy Brroks (dr).

Jordu / Let’s Fall In Love / Fly Me To The Moon / ‘S Wonderful / They Can’t Take Away From Me / Tea For Two,

(MOON CD MCD 023-2) Juan-Les-Pins, luglio, 1966.

Anita O’Day (vc) accompagnata dall’orchestra diretta da Russell Garcia.

My Funny Valentine/ Frenesi/ Body And Soul/ What’s Your Story Morning Glory/ Peanuts Vendor.

(Verve 837 939 CD) 1966.

Live In Berlin.

Anita O’Day (vc) altri da identificare.

Yesterday

1970.

My Ship.My Ship.

Anita O’Day (vc) Merrill Hoover (p) George Morrow (b) John Poole (dr).

Satin Doll / Why Shouldn’t I / Our Love Is Here To Stay / My Ship / The Man I Love.

(Trio PA 7126)

Tokyo, 30-6-75.

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Skylark – Live At Sometime.Skylark – Live At Sometime.

Anita O’Day (vc) Dwight Dickerson (p) Harvey Newmark (b) John Poole (dr).

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever / Candle Light And Wine / It Don’t Mean A Thing / This Is All I Ask / Lover Come Back To Me / Skylark / Like Someone In Love / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Night And Day / My Funny Valentine.

(TDK TDCN 5145)

Tokyo, 15-6-78.

Angel Eyes.Angel Eyes.

Anita O’Day (vc) Dwight Dickerson (p) Harvey Newmark (b) John Poole (dr).

There Will Never Be Another You / You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To.

(Lobster 1012)

Tokyo, 15-6-78.

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Mello’Day.Mello’Day.

Ernie Watts (st-fl) Lou Levy (p) Laurindo Almeida o Joe Dioprio (g) Harvey Newmark (b) John Poole (dr) Paulinho Da Costa (perc).

Old Devil Moon / Lost In The Stars / Meditation / You’re Everything / You Could Happens Had Me Baby / Them There Eyes / On The Trail / You Can’t Go Home Again / When The World Was Young / Summer Samba / Yellow Days / Limenhouse Blues.

(GNP Crescendo 2126) Los Angeles, Novembre 1978.

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes.

Anita O’Day (vc) Don Abney (p).

Afernoon In Paris / My Heart Belong To Daddy.

(Lobster 1033) Tokyo, 21-12-81.

In A Mellow Tone.In A Mellow Tone.

Anita O’Day (vc) Gordon Brisker (sx-fl-sint) Pete Jolly (p) Brian Bronberg (b) Frank Capp (dr) Dave Black (perc) Corky Hale (arpa).

In A Mellow Tone / On The Trail / The Man With A Horn / Once In A While / Sleepin’Bee / I Cried For You / No Moon At All / Anita’s Blues / Gee Baby Ain’t I Good For You / Like Someone In Love / More Than You Know / Lover Come Back To Me.

(DRG CDSL 5209)

Los Angeles, 13-15 Marzo 1989.

Rules Of The Road.Rules Of The Road.

Anita O’Day (vc) con una big band diretta da Jack Sheldon (tp) con Andy Martin (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (tb) Sal Lozano (st) Christian Jacob (p) Ray Brinker (dr).

Rules On The Road / Medley: Black Coffee – Detour Ahead / Shaking The Blues Away / N^Music That Makes Me Dance / As Long As There’s Music / Sooner Or Later / What Is A man / Here’s That Rainy Day / It’s You Or No One / I Told Ya I Love Ya Now Get Out / Didn’t We / Nobody Does It Better / Soon It’s Gonna Rain / Lonesome Road.

(Pablo PACD 2310-950) Hollywood, 29-30 Marzo 1993.

Wave: Live At Ronnie Scott’s.Live At Ronnie Scott’s.

Anita O’Day (vc) Merrill Hower (p) Lennie Bush (b) John Poole (dr).

Wave / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / On Green Dolphin Street / I Can’t Get Started / It Don’t Mean A Thing / The Street Of Dreams / ‘S Wonderful / They Can’t Take That Away From Me / Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t MY Baby / MY Funny Valentine I Cried For You / Four Brothers / Wave (reprise).

(Castle Music 19)

1993.

Swing Time In Hawaii.Swing Time In Hawaii.

Anita O’Day (vc) altri da identificare.

Give Me The Simple Life / It Might As Well Be Spring / Let’s Fall In Love / My Foolish Heart / Undecided / I Hear A Rhapsody / Yesterday – Yesterdays / The Song Is You / S’Posin’ / Autumn Leaves.

(M & A Haway 1221)

1996.

Live In Concert Tokyo 1976.Live In Concert Tokyo 1976.

Anita O’Day (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Robert Maize (b) John Poole (dr).

Wave / The Song Is You / Street Of Dreams / On A Clear Day / Sweet Georgia Brown / My Funny Valentine / Falling In Love With Love – Love For Sale / ‘S Wonderful – They Can’t Take That Away From Me / titolo sconosciuto / Tea For Two / There Will Never Be Another You / Yesterday – Yesterdays / You Are My Sunshine – You Are The Sunshine In My Life.

(Emily 7610)

1999.

Live At The City San Francisco, 1979.Live At The City San Francisco, 1979.

Anita O’Day (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Robert Maize (b) John Poole (dr).

Wave / Blue Skies / Let’s Fall In Love / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life / In A Mellow Tone / Hershey Bar / P’town / Emily / Little Orphan Annie / Close Your Eyes / Shaking The Blues Away / Falling In Love With Love – Love For Sale / Four Brothers / My Funny Valentine / On Green Dolphin Street / Tea For Two.

(Emily 7611)

2001.

Indestructible.Indestructible.

Anita O’Day (vc) Joe Wilder o Steve Fishwick (tp-flic) Roswell Rudd (tb) Tommy Morimoto (sa) Lafayette Harris Jr. o John Colianni (p) Chip Jackson o Sean Smith (b) Eddie Locke o Matt Fishwick (dr).

Blue Skies / This Can’t Be Love / Is You Is / All Of Me / A Slip Of The Lip / Pennies From Heaven / Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottleof Beer / Them There Eyes / Between Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / MY Little Suede Shoes / Nearmess Of You.

(Kayo 9-19747) New York, 2005.chiusura

O’FARRILL CHICO ARTURO, SR (TP-COMP-ARR).

Avana, Cuba., 28/10/1921. – New York, 27/6/2001.

Ha iniziato a studiare composizione all’Avana ed è andato a studiare negli States in California dal 1936 al 1939. Torna in patria ha suonato la tromba nell’orchestra di Armando Romeu, si è esibito con suoi gruppi ed altre orchestre sino al 1948 quando ha deciso di intraprendere la carriera dell’arrangiatore. E’ tornato negli States e qui ha continuato a studiare con ottimi maestri. Nel 1948 si è trasferito definitivamente negli U.S.A.. Sono gli anni dell’afro-cuban-bop ed egli ha lavorato per Benny Goodman, per Stan Kenton, Machito, Charlie Parker e Dizzy Gillepsie e Miguelito Valdez. Nel 1953 ha messo su una sua orchestra con la quale ha avuto molto successo al Birdland ed in altri celebri club. Nel 1959 si è trasferito in Messico, dove ha lavorato per TV, si è esibito in diversi concerti e ha composto per l’Orchestra Filarmonica dell’Avana un’opera sinfonica. Nel 1965 è tornato negli Stati Uniti, ha lavorato tra Las Vegas e New York, con Count Basie, Buddy De Franco allora alla guida dell’ex orchestra di Glenn Miller, per Cal Tjader, nel 1967 una sua lunga composizione è eseguita da Clark Terry al Festival di Montreux del 1970. Ha scritto anche per Candido, per Gato Barbieri e per Frank Wess. Ha diretto dei famosi concerti con Machito, Joe Newman, Dizzy Gillepsie all’Avery Fisher Hall e nella Cattedrale di San Patrizio di New York. E’ stato uno dei maggiori protagonisti dell’afro-cuban-bop. E stato l’arrangiatore che meglio ha saputo fondere le armonie ed i fraseggi del jazz con i ritmi cubani. I migliori lavori scaturiti dalla sua penna sono stati senz’altro quelli realizzati per le orchestre di Stan Kenton e di Dizzy Gillespie. Ha anche lavorato per la produzione commerciale.

Discografia:

Mario Bauza, Doug Mettone, Jimmy Nottingham, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Eddie Bert, Vern Friley, Fred Zito (tb) Lenny Hambro, Ben Harrod, George Berg (sa) Flip Fillips, Eddie Wasserman (st) Danny Bank (sb) Rene Hernandez (p) Roberto Rodriguez (b) Don Lamond (dr) Jose Mangual, Candido Camero (bongo) Luis Miranda (conga) Ubaldo Nieto (timb) Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr).

The Second Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Introduction – Pregon – 6/8 – Rhumba Finale / Havana Special / Fiesta Time / Sonoro.

New York, 21-1-51.

Al Porcino, Roy Eldridge (tp) Eddie Bert, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (tb) Bart Varsalona (tb/b) Lenny Hambro, Charlie Kennedy (sa) Flip Phillips, Pete Modello (st) Ralph Burns (p) Billy Bauer (g) Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones (dr) Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr) ed altri.

Dance One / Bright One / Flamingo / Last One.

New York, 7-8-51.

Mario Bauza, Doug Mettone, Jimmy Nottingham, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Eddie Bert, Vern Friley, Fred Zito (tb) Lenny Hambro, Ben Harrod, George Berg (sa) Flip Fillips, Eddie Wasserman (st) Danny Bank (sb) Rene Hernandez (p) Roberto Rodriguez (b) Don Lamond (dr) Jose Mangual, Candido Camero (bongo) Luis Miranda (conga) Ubaldo Nieto (timb) Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr).

Tierra va trembla / Vamos pa la rhumba / Mambo Karule / Frizilandia.

New York, 7-9-51.

The Peanuts Vendor / Ill Wind / Malaguena / Castiglia / Havana Special / Carioca / Fiesta Time.

New York, 24-11-51.

Avocados / Tabu / JATP Mambo / Duerme / Alemendra / The Disappearance / Cuban Blues / Sin titulo.

New York, 1951.

Al Porcino, Bernie Glow, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (tp) Eddie Bert, Carl Elmer, Fred Zito (tb) Lenny Hambro, Charlie Kennedy (sa) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (st) Danny Bank (sb) Gene Di Novi (p) Clyde Lombardi (b) Don Lamond (dr) Chico O’Farrill (dir.arr).

Heat Wave / It Ain’t Necessarily So / Guess What / Cry Baby Blues.

New York, 24-3-52.

Chico O’Farrill (dir) ed altri.

The quiero dijste / Siboney / Angels Flight / Tres palabras.

Los Angeles, 21-4-54.

No te importe saber / Vaya con Dios / Pianarabatibiri / La Mambo.

Los Angeles, 22-4-54.

Quiereme mucho / More Mambo / Mambo For Bunto / Botellero.

Los Angeles, 23-4-54.

Nine Flags: Chico O’Farrill.

Art Farmer, Clark Terry (tp) J.J.Johnson (tb) Joe Firrantello, Seldon Powell (woodw) Julius Watkins (fh) Pat Rebillot (p) George Duvivier (b) Carl Hard, Mel Lewis (dr) Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr).

Manzanilla / Atomatic Tabac / Patcham.

New York, 10-11-66.

Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Jimmy Nothingam, Bernie Glow (tp) Benny Powell, Harry Di Vito, Urbie Green (tb) Joe Firrantello, Ed Wasserman, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess (woodw) Julius Watkins (fh) Joe Galbraith (g) Geroge Duvivier (b) Don Lamond (dr) Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr).

Royal Saddle / Live Oa k/ Panache / The Lady From Nine Flags.

New York, 11-11-66.

Clark Terry (tp) J.J.Johnson (tb) Seldon Powell (st) Pat Rebillot (p) Larry Coryell (g) George Duvivier (b) Gus Johnson (dr) Chco O’Farrill (dir-arr).

Green Moss / Dry Citrus / Clear Spruce.

(Impulse A 9135) New York, 14-11-66.

Married Well.

Lenny Hambro (sa) Seldon Powell (st) Frank Anderson (org) Sonny Osacar (p/el) Don Arnone (g) Bobby Rodriguez (b) Grady Tate (dr) Candido Camero (perc) Chico O’Farrill (arr,cond)

Trumpet fiesta / Manteca / Frenesi / Reza / Descarga no. 1000 / Georgy girl / Hip hug her / South of the border / A man and a woman / Llora timbero.

(Verve MGV5035) New York, 19 Settembre 1967.

Latin Roots.

Bernie Glow, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm (tr) John Clark, Jimmy Buffington (fr horn) Barry Rogers, Tom Malone, Joe Randazzo (tb) Frank Wess (st,sa,fl) Larry Harlow (p) Vinnie Bell (g) Eddie Gua Gua Rivera (b) Grady Tate (dr) Ralph MacDonald (congas) Pablo Rosario (bongo) Michael Gibson (arr) Chico O’Farrill (arr,cond)

Latin roots / Besame mucho / Marianna’s song / Siboney / Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing / Eastside story / The lonely one / Dancing in the dark / Perfidia / Music for light carryin’ on.

(Philips PD-10002) New York, 27-28 Luglio 1976.

Pure Emotion.

Chico O’Farrill (arr-dir) Michael Philip Mossman, Victor Paz (tp) Robin Eubanks, Papo Vasquez, Earl McIntyre (tb) Rolando Briceno, Lenny Hambro (sa-fl) Mario Rivera (st-ss-fl-g) Arturo O’Farrill Jr. (p) Andy Gonzales (b) Steve Berrios (dr-perc).

Igor’s Dream / puRA Emocion / Pianitis / Campina / Varoations On A Well-Know Theme / Get Me To The Church On Time / En La Obscuridad / Perdido / Chico And The Men / El Loco Blues.

(Milestone MCD 9239) New York, Febbraio 1995.

Chico O’Farrill Y Su Orchestra.

Chico O’Farrill, orchestra.

Matilda / Orfeo Negro / Pepe / Romantica / La Luciernaga / El Matador / Calcuta / Ramona / Madrid / Titina / Maria La O / Sun Sun Babae / La Bella Cubana.

(Orfeon 11484) 12-3-96.

Heart Of A Legend.

Alfredo”Chocolate”Armenteros, Arturo Sandoval, Jim Seely, Matt Hildenberg, RogerImgram, Kenny Rampton, Peter Olstad, David”Piro”Rodriguez (tp) Joan Pablo Torres, Gary Valente, Sam Burtis, Papo Vasquez, Jack Jeffers (tb) Mario Rivera (ss) Jimmy Cozler, Marshall McDonald, Bobby Porcelli (sa) Paquito D’Rivera (sa-cl) Gato Barbieri, Mike Migliore, Peter Brainin (st) Pablo Calogero (sb) Mauricio Smith (fl-cl) Arturo O’Farrill (p) David Oquendo (g) Ilmar Gavilan (viol) Israel Lopez”Cachao”, Andy Gonzales, Joe Santiago (b) Horacio”El Negro”Hernandez, Willie Martinez (dr) Candido Camero, Joe Gonzales (conga) Orlando”Puntilla”Rios, Carlos”Patato”Valdes (conga-perc) Eddie Bobe (bonghi-perc) Freddy Cole, Vivian Ara (vc) Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr).

Guanguasi / Momentum / La verde campina / Sing Your Blues Away / Guanguasi abstracto / Trumpet Fantasy / Chico’s Cha Cha Cha / Te quiero / Manteca / Locos de la Habana / Sin tu amor / Pure Emotion / Fin de siglo / The Journey.

(Milestone MCD 9299) New York, 1998-1999.

Carambola.

Chico O’Farrill (dir-arr) orchestra.

Carambola / The Atzec Suite / Delirio / Havana Blues / Vanna’s Song / Crazy City / Waller Exercise / Rhapsody For Two island / Oye My Rumba / Enamorato Falling In Love / Afro Cuban Jazz Suite.

(MIlestone 938) 10-10-2000.

In Memoriam.

Chico O’Farrill (dir). Orchestra.

La Bella Cubana / El Manisero / El Bodeguero / Malaguena / Almenda / Frenesi / Jamaiquino / Madrid / Rock And Roll Cha / Me Lo Djio Adela / Chico’s Cha Cha Cha / Perfidia / Tenderly / Bahia / El Chodo.

(Orfeon 16215) 13-11-2001.chiusura

O’GALLAGHER JOHN (SA)

Axiom.

John O’Gallagher (sa) Tony Malaby (st) John Hebert (b) Jeff Williams (dr)

Golden ruby / Hydraulics / Things have changed / Plain air / Triple T / Homunculus / Gravity / Indonesian folk song / Song.

(CIMP 265)

Rossie, NY, 26-27 Febbraio 2002.

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Abacus.

John O’Gallagher (sa) Russ Lossing (p) Ben Monder (g) Johannes Weidenmueller (b) Jeff Hirshfield (dr)

Abacus / Song / Passive aggressive / Facing west / Completeness / String theory / For you / Hi beck / Facing east.

(Arabesque Jazz AJ0164)

Hampton, N.J., 27 Gennaio 2003.

Line Of Sight.

John O’Gallagher (sa,ss) Tony Malaby (st,ss) John Hebert (b) Jeff Williams (dr)

Cubist / Unmode / Leona / Effluence / Revolving doors / DNA / Cascade / Rare views.

(Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT211)

Warren, N.J., 30 Gennaio 2004.

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Rules Of Invisibility Vol. 1.

John O’Gallagher (sa,ss) Masa Kamaguchi (b) Jay Rosen (dr)

Invisibility / Leakey’s bag / It’s very deep / Folksong / Titans stride / Point time / I love you two / You ain’t all that.

(CIMP 304)

Rossie, NY, 3 Febbraio 2004.

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Rules Of Invisibility Vol. 2.

John O’Gallagher (sa,ss) Masa Kamaguchi (b) Jay Rosen (dr)

Bouncin’ Billie / Later, Bird / Don’t move / Borneo / Olo’s / Together / Post Adriatic Sea / Premonition / Bouncin’ Billie (take 2).

(CIMP 311)

Rossie, NY, 3-4 Febbraio 2004.chiusura

O’HARA BETTY (TR,VC)

Horns A’ Plenty.

Betty O’Hara (tr,euph,fr horn,tb,vc) Johnny Varro (p) Morty Corb (b) Gene Estes (dr)

Euphonis / Star dust / My heart stood still / Pigeon toed joad / It don’t mean a thing / You stepped out of a dream / Alligator crawl / A sleepin’ bee / Medley from “On the town”: I’m lucky to be me, Lonely town, Some other time / If dreams come true.

(Delmark DD482) Hollywood, CA, 19-20 Giugno 1985.chiusura

O’HARA GEOFFREY (COMP).

Chatham,Ontario, Canada. 2/2/1882. – New York.31/1/1967.

Destinato alla carriera militare è entrato nel prestigioso Royal Military College di Kingston nell’Ontario. Dopo la morte del padre ha lasciato l’esercito e nel 1904 si è trasferito negli Stati Uniti dove ha iniziato ad esibirsi come pianista nelle compagnie di vaudeville. Nel 1913 ha registrato brani tradizionali indiani per conto del governo americano. Durante la prima guerra mondiale ha fatto da istruttore di canto e canzoni americano presso le truppe e nel 1919 ha avuto la cittadinanza americana. Ha scritto canzoni, ha tenuto conferenze ed ha ricoperto vari incarichi presso College e Università. Nel 1947 ha ottenuto una laurea honoris causa in musica. chiusura

O’HARE HUSK (LEADER).

Chicago, Illinois. 1890. – New York. 19/4/1970.

Agente ed impresario di musicisti ed orchestre. Ha organizzato anche delle celebri sedute di incisione. Tra le più celebri quelle effettuate nel 1920 per la Gennett con i “New Orleans Rhythm Kings”, sotto il nome di “Friars Society Orchestra”. Ha gestito anche una sua orchestra tra il 1924 ed il 1926, i Blue Friars che sono diventati in seguito gli “O’Hare’s Red Dragons” o gli “Husk O’Hare Wolverines”. Ha svolto la sua attività a Chicago e nel Middle West e nel 1941 ha abbandona l’attività per dedicarsi ad altro. chiusura

O’HIGGINS DAVE, DAVID CHARLES (SX-DR-KEY).

Birmingham, Gran Bretagna. 1/9/1964.

Da ragazzo ha iniziato a suonare la tromba il pianoforte e la batteria. A sedici anni ha iniziato a suonare il sax alto. Nel 1983 si è trasferito a Londra dove ha frequentato la City University dove nel 1985 si è diplomato. Dal 1983 al 1986 ha fatto parte della National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Ha diretto suoi piccoli gruppi ed ha collaborato con Cleo Laine, John Dankworth e dal 1987 al 1982 ha fatto parte del gruppo “Roadside Picnic”. Dal 1988 al 1989 ha suonato con i “Gang Of Three”, con i “Sax Appeal”, nel 1990 con Jason Rebello, dal 1994 al 1996 con Clark Tracey, poi con gli “Itchy Fingers”, con Jim Mullen. Ha anche fatto parte di gruppi mainstream, nel 1995 con Martin Taylor, ed a co-diretto il gruppo “Short Attentino Span”insieme a Johnny Furie.

Discografia:

All Good Things.

Dave O’Higgins (st,sb) Robin Aspland (p) Alec Dankworth (b) Jeremy Storey (dr)

Buzz / Waltz for Anna Christina / No prizes for guessing / Incident’ly / Lost in the post / Every time we say goodbye / Dear Lord / Quids in / All good things come to an end.

(EFZ 1002)

Londra, 2 Agosto 1992.

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Beats Working For A Living.

Dave O’Higgins (st,ss) Joe Locke (vib) Joey Calderazzo (p) James Genus (b) Adam Nussbaum (dr)

Alone together / Send for Igor / The brood / Moving swiftly on / Forgone conclusion / Don’t say anything / Beats working for a living / Duke Ellington’s sound of love.

(EFZ 1009) New York, 12 Gennaio 1994.

Fast Foot Shuffle.

Dave O’Higgins (sx-dr-keyb) 

Bebop / Chair Dance / North Station / Fast Foot Shuffle / Mad Woman / Giant Steps / Get It Yourself / On Your Marks / Ecclesbourne Stomp / South London Samba / Sludgepunp / Wake Up Call / Caravan / demons.

(Candid 79772)

9-9-2002.

Push.

Dave O’Higgins (sx-dr-keyb) 

Snowman / Samba Express / Ukuvuya / Means To An End / Erroe For Your Ways / Splatter Matter / Senora Latino / North Station / Push.

(Short Fuse 002)

15-11-2004.

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In The Zone.

Dave O’Higgins (sx-dr-keyb).

In The Zone / The Story So Far / Operation Yardbird / Theme For Hernie / Take The D-Train / You Must Believe In Spring / Fiasco / Young At Heart / Smile / Ca-Lee-So.

(Jazzizit 0847)

3-3-2008.

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Sketchbook.

Eric Alexander (st) James Pearson (p) Arnie Somogyi (b) Dave O’Higgins (dr).

Why Don’t I / Inner Glimpse / Frith Street Blues / Estate / Ow / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Sketch Book / I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of MyLife / Water Jug.

(Jazzizit 0950)

27-3-2008.chiusura

O’LEARY MARK (G).

Cork, Irlanda.

Egli ha studiato al Musicians Institute di Los Angeles. Chitarrista dalle collaborazioni prestigiose, con Paul Bley, Bill Bruford, Peter Erskine, Sunny Murray, Tomasz Stanko, Billy Hart, Steve Swallow, Pierre Favre, Han Bennink, Sunny Murray, Bill Bruford, Jack DeJohnette, Joey Baron, Bob Stenson, Matthew Shipp e molti altri. Il suo approccio alla musica e oltremodo naturale, disponibile a qualsiasi tessitura sonora, dalle improvvisazioni infuocate ai delicati bozzetti compositivi, dai tempi veloci alle assorte atmosfere notturne. Se si vuol trovare un punto di riferimento può esserlo il giovane McLaughlin.

Discografia:

Awakening.

Mark O’Leary (g) Steve Swallow (b/el) Pierre Favre (dr-perc).

Bello Corazon / Last Light / First Light / In A Moment / Aweking / Kymer / Melting / MTF / Paths / Prelude.

(Leo CD LR 460)

Fermoy, Settembre 2000.

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Levitation.

Tomasz Stanko (tp) Mark O’Leary (g) Billy Hart (dr).

Red Sand / Oblique / Mystic / Levitation / P.M. / A Theme I Used To Play / Giya / Astrakhan / Amnesiak / A Walk In The Park With / Rite / Warm / Getting There / Phase.

(Leo CDLR 445)

Fermoy, Irlanda, 20 Dicembre 2000.

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Television.

Mark O’Leary (g) Han Bennink (dr,perc)

Television / Stylus / Foraging / Counter Punkte / Black / Just Like With Rene / For Bernie / Tiger Honey / Woodcuts / People / You’re Going To Want To See This / Nothing New.

(Ayler Rec. 081)

Irlanda, Settembre 2001.

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Chamber Trio.

Mark O’Leary (g) Matthews Chipp (p) Matt Maneri (viola).

Jaunt / Simple Simon / Rest / I Am Not The Only One / Voice Crack / St.Ives / Ligeture / Kurts Park.

(Leo CDLR  425)

Brooklyn, NY, 4 Gennaio 2002.

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Self Luminous.

Mark O’Leary (g) Mat Maneri (viola) Randy Paterson (dr).

Self-Luminous / Camouflage / No Code / Concerned / Purple People / What’s You Name Againj / Sweet / Lilt / Smear / Alchemix.

(Leo CDLR 426)

Brooklyn, NY, 4 Gennaio 2002.

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Ode Albert Ayler.

Mark O’Leary (g) Stale Storlokken (org).

Prologue / Evensong / Resurrection / Sanctuary / Trisagion / Antiphon / Epilogue.

(Ayler Rec 103)

Irlanda, Maggio 2002.

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St. Fin Barre’s.

Mark O’Leary (g) Stale Storlokken (org)

Prologue / Evensong / Resurrection / Sanctuary / Trisagion / Antiphon / Epilogue.

(Leo CDLR 526).

Novembre 2002.

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Closure.

Mark O’Leary (g) Uri caine (p) Ben Perowsky (dr-perc).

No Time Soon / Animated / November Papers / / Hysteria / Broken / Prepared / Clousure / Surfacing / Caoineach / Tribal Tendencies.

(Leo CDLR 448)

Brooklyn, NY, Aprile 2003.

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On The Shore.

John Fumo (tp) Jeff Kaiser (tp) Mark O’Leary (g) Alex Cline (dr).

Staring At The Sun / Dancing With The Wind / Morning / Harvest / Evening / Point Sketch / Vesper / Voices From The Past / On The Shore.

(Cleanfeed 091)

California, 29-10-2003.

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Waiting.

Coung You (tp) Mark O’Leary (g) Tom Rainey (dr).

Waiting / Endgame / Lucky / Mr.Krapps Neurosis / Assumption / Estragon / Godot / Happy Days / Ciuntry Roads.

(Leo 475)

Brooklyn, NY, Febbraio 2004.

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Zemlya.

Mark O’Leary (g) Eyvind Kang (viola) Dylan Van Der Schyft (vc-dr).

Zemlya / Vashon / Impish / Story Of Iceland, Pt.2 / Karyobia / Sorcery / Kith And Kin / Meekong Delya Blues / Anorak.

(Leo 507)

Seattle, Febbraio 2004.

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The Synth Show.

Mark O’Leary (g) Jamie Saft (keyb) Kenny Wollesen (dr-perc).

Eva / Persona / Into The Abyss / Tuzla / Sky Kirk / Texas / Elysian Plains / Critical Mass / Oxygen / For Ingmar Bergman / Dr.Who Theme – Playing TLhe Himalayas.

(Leo 521)

Brooklyn, NY, Aprile 2005.

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Radio Free Europa.

Mark O’Leary (g) Matt Lux (b/el) John Hemdon (dr).

Reaching out / Silent will / Spraoi / Not without hope / Changing / Storm und drang / Radio free Europa / Collateral.

(Leo CD LR 490)

Chicago, Aprile 2006.

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Fabrikraum.

Mark O’Leary (g).

Fabrikrarum / Interior / Machina / Metal / Welding / Wood.

(Creative Sources 140)

2008.

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O’MALLEY TONY (P,VC)

Naked Flame.

Mel Collins (sa,st) Tony O’Malley (p,vc) Neil Hubbard (g) Pino Palladino (b) Andy Newmark (dr)

Good times / Love of mine / I can understand it / My buddy / For the children / Tell me why / Mr. Operator / Still crazy after all these years / Naked flame / Moody’s mood / I’m in trouble.

(Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House JHCD040)

Live “Ronnie Scott’s”, Londra, 2 Luglio 1994.chiusura

O’MARA PETER (G).

Sideny, Australia. 9/12/1957.

Ha studiato all’Accademy of Guitar e al New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. Ha iniziato la professione nel 1976 e nel 1981 a New York ha studiato con Dave Liebman, Jimmy Raney, Attila Zoller. Alla fine del 1981 si è trasferito a Monaco in Germania dove ha suonato con Kenny Wheeler, Uli Beckeroff, John Marshall, John Taylor, Adelhard Roidinger, Benny Bailey, Charlie Mariano e Johnny Griffin. Dal 1982 al 1990 ha diretto il suo trio “Sundial”con il bassista Wayne Darling ed il batterista Billy Elgart, con il quale ha registrato ed ha girato l’Europa. Nel 1990 ha suonato con Klaus Doldinger, nel 1991 con Wolfgang Haffner. Nel 1995 con un altro suo trio ha girato l’Australia e nel 1997 ha messo su un quintetto insieme al sassofonista Johannes Enders. Ha fatto anche parte di gruppi di jazz-rock, ha insegnato al Brukner Conservatory di Linz in Austria, alla Musikhochschule di Amburgo in Germania e al Richard Strass Conservatory di Monaco. Musicista dotato di un particolare senso melodico ed armonico, dal fraseggio fluente e misurato. Egli è in grado di creare delle atmosfere distese e liriche.

Discografia:

Avenue U.

Joe Lovano (st) Peter O’Mara (g) Roberto Di Gioia (p) Dave Holland (b) Adam Nussbaum (dr).

Uptown / Three / Capypso / Costa del Sol / Avenue U / A.N.M.C. / Inner Voice / Celebration.

(ENJA 6046)

New York, 11-12 Ottobre 1989.

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Cross Rhythms.

Peter O’Mara (g) Johannes Enders (sax) Henning Sieverts (b) Falk Willis (dr)

Tower Of Babel / Reunion / Movin’on / D N A / Roundabout / Oelo / Tone Row / Sioux Song / Spread.

(Jazz4Ever 4720)

Hiltpolstein, Germania, Setembre 1991.

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Stairway.

Tony Lakatos (st) Russell Ferrante (p-keyb) Peter O’Mara (g) Anthony Jackson (g) Tom Brechtlein (dr) Alex Acuna (perc).

Abertura / Stairway / Round & Round / Crescent / Mr.Lucky / For Emily / Weather Or Not / Change Of Mind / Continuity / Irish.

(ENJA CD 7077)

Los Angeles, 16-18 Gennaio 1992.

Symmetry.

Peter O’Mara (g) Bob Mintzer (st,ss) Marc Johnson (b) Falk Willis (dr)

Fth Dimension / The Gift / Catalyst / Seven-Up / Changes / Symmetri / Steppin’Out / Expressions / Blues Dues.

(Collage 484)

Brooklyn, NY, 24-26 Maggio 1994.

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Back Seat Driver.

Peter O’Mara (g) Johannes Enders (sax) Victor Alcantara (p) Henning Sieverts (b) Matthias Gmelin (dr)

Ismel / Song For Attila / Back Street Driver / Song For You / All And More / Black Diamond / So Be It / Basic / Sim City / Fantasy.

(ENJA 91262)

Monaco, Febbraio 1998.

With-Within-Without.

Peter O’Mara (g) Michael Hornek (p) Henning Sieverts (b)

With, Within, Without / Tree / MIDI-Evil / Forward / Family / Harem Scarem / Gorizia / Where / Second Thoughts / Circle Waves / Here’s That Rainy Day.

(Acous)

6-3-2000.

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Mirage.

Peter O’Mara (g)

Wang Tang / Dark / All The Things You Are / Mirage / For Frank / Just One Of Those Things / Nowhere Man / Another Avenue / Countdown / Terminal Departure.

(Pirouet 3002)

9-8-2004.chiusura

O’NEAL EDWARD (VC).

U.S.A.1928. – Chesterfield, Missouri. 1991.

Cantante gospel attivo nell’ambito della sua regione. Insieme al fratello Edgard ha condotto un gruppo gospel “The O’Neal Twins”, con il quale ha inciso diversi dischi per la casa produttrice Peacock.chiusura

O’NEAL JOHNNY (P).

Detroit, Michighan, 10/10/1956.

Figlio del pianista di blues e di rhythm-and-blues che ha fatto parte per molti anni dell’orchestra di Erskine Hawkins, egli da autodidatta ha iniziato a suonare il pianoforte a tredici anni coinvolto dalla musica gospel della locale chiesa battista ed ha casa suonava del blues. Nel 1978 ha lavorato a Toledo nell’Ohio dove ha registrato con Ray Brown per la Concord e poi con Milt Jackson. Ne 1980 ha suonato con Lionel Hampton. Si stabilisce ad Atlanta dove ha accompagnato molti musicisti di passaggio: Eddie”Lockjaw”Davis, Urbie Green, Scott Hamilton, Harry Edison, Nat Adderley e Clark Terry. Nel 1982 si è trasferito a New York e suona con Terry al Blue Note e nel 1983 ha fatto parte dei Jazz Messengers di Art Blakey in un tour internazionale. Ha diretto un suo trio ed ha suonato in duo con il pianista di stride Judy Carmichael. Nel 1984 ha partecipato al JVC Gran Parade du Jazz di Nizza in diversi piccoli gruppi insieme a Al Grey, George Auld, Joe Newman, Buddy Tate, Harry Edison, George Duvivier, Benny Carter, Jay Jay Johnson e Dizzy Gillespie. Lo stesso anno ha dato un concerto da solo alla Carnegie Hall. Ha diretto nel 1985 un trio con Dave Young e Terry Clarke ed ha registrato nel 1988 con il gruppo “Murphys”. In seguito è tornato a Detroit, poi si è stabilito ad Atlanta dove ha continuato a lavorare in gruppi locali e nel 1995 ha registrato da leader a Montreal.

Discografia:

Coming Out.

Johnny O’Neal (p) Ray Brown (b) Frank Severino (dr)

It could happen to you / If I should lose you / Devastation blues / They say it’s wonderful / Sometimes I’m happy / Joan’s gospel blues / Just the way you are / Just squeeze me.

(Concord Jazz CJ228)

San Francisco, CA, 1983.

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Soulful Swinging.

Johnny O’Neal (p) Dave Young (b) Terry Clarke (dr)

You’re looking at me / One by one / Too late now / Night mist blues / Close your eyes / Ain’t misbehavin’ / I’m afraid the masquerade is over.

( Parkwood PW110)

Elora, Ontario, Canada, 5 Aprile 1985.

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Live At Baker’s Keyboard Lounge.

Johnny O’Neal (p,vc) Dave Young (b) Terry Clarke (dr)

A beautiful friendship / Fe fi fo fum / Little girl blue / Funji mama / O’Neal’s nasty blues / The battle hymn of the republic / Ugetsu.

(Parkwood PW105)

Live “Baker’s Keyboard Lounge”, Detroit, Michigan, 31 Luglio 1985.

Reunion.

Johnny O’Neal (p) Clifford Murphy (b) Kermit Walker (dr) Jan Spencer (vc)

Sophia / Come Sunday / Duck soup / You go to my head / Blues for Willie / Somewhere along the way / I just called to say I love you / It happened in Monterey / Sudan blue.

(Sophia 003) Birmingham, Michigan, 1989.

Piano Jazz Party.

Johnny O’Neal (p) solo

In a mellow tone / Willow, weep for me / Medley : Chelsea bridge, Lush life / Don’t explain / Moanin’ / Here is that rainy day / Smoke gets in your eyes / How long has this been going on ? / Frankie and Johnny / Too late now / My one and only love / All the things you are / Johnny’s party blues / Old folks / When he calls me I will answer.

(Jazz Connaisseur JCCD 8910) Svizzera, 1990.

On The Montreal Scene.

Johnny O’Neal (p,vc) Russell Malone (g) Tarus Mateen (b) Wali Muhammad (dr)

Let me off uptown / Easy walker / Why try to change me now ? / Happy days are here again / Just loving you / Overjoyed / Come Sunday / While the blood is running warm / Homeboy blues.

(Justin Time JUST 35)

Montreal, Canada, 10 Ottobre 1995.

In Good Hands.

Johnny O’Neal (p) Peter Washington (b) Lewis Nash (dr)

In good hands / Born to be blue / What is there to say / Tricotism / Ghost of a chance / Mornin’ / In a mellow tone / My ship / Half breed / Alfie / Next spring.

(Jazzebel 1)

Ann Arbor, MI, 9-10 Ottobre 2001.

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O’NEILL LARRY (VC)

You Got Me Runnin’.

Larry O’Neill (vc) Houston Person (st) Stan Hope (p) Randy Johnston (g) Peter Martin Weiss (b) Cecil Brooks III (dr)

You got me running / I need you so / Hard luck blues / Woke up this morning / I want a little girl / Ain’t nobody sleepin’ in my bed / Don’t deceive me / Built for comfort / How do you speak to an angel ? / Why must I be lonely.

(Muse MCD 5426)

New York, 13 Dicembre 1990 e 5 Marzo 1991.chiusura

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