O’BRIEN Hod

O’BRIEN HOD, WALTER HOWARD (P).

Chicago, Illinois. 19/1/1936.

E’ cresciuto a Salisbury nel Connecticut, e all’età di sei anni ha iniziato a studiare il pianoforte con la madre, insegnante. Ha debuttato professionalmente nel 1950. Ha frequentato per breve tempo l’Oberlin College nel 1954 e la Manhattan School of Music. Ha diretto un suo trio all’Avaloch un club di Lennox nel Massachussetts dal 1956 al 1957. Ha registrato a New York con Art Farmer, con Donald Byrd e con Idrees Sulieman. E’ balzato alla notorietà tra il 1957 ed il 1958 periodo nel quale ha suonato nel gruppo di Oscar Pettiford. In seguito ha suonato con Wilbur Ware, Elvin Jones e alla fine del 1958 con J.R.Monterose. Nel 1959 si è esibito al “Cork’n’Bib” e alla “Jazz Gallery”, ha lavorato con Teddy Kotick, con Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Charlie Rouse e Lee Konitz. All’inizio degli anni ’60 ha lasciato la musica per studiare matematica alla Columbia University e in seguito ha conseguito una laurea in psicologia. Ha ripreso l’attività nel 1970 nel quintetto di Roswell Rudd, ha messo su un gruppo con Sheila Jordan, poi con Bob Mover, ha suonato con Cameron Brown. Nella sua attività freelance ha collaborato con Allen Eager, Chet Baker, Warne Marsh, Joe Puma, Ted Brown, Danny D’Imperio. Nel 1980 ha accompagnato la cantante Stephanie Nakasian, ha registrato con i “Jazz Messengers” di Art Blakey nel 1982. Pianista interessante e raffinato ancorato agli stilemi dell’hard bop, chiaramente la sua principale fonte di ispirazione è stata Bud Powell. Benchè dotato di idee e qualità individuali, per ragioni incomprensibili, è rimasto nell’ombra, fungendo soprattutto da comprimario o accompagnatore.

Discografia:

Bits & Pieces.Bits & Pieces.

Hod O’Brien (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Jimmy Wormworth (dr).

Bits & Pieces Bits And Pieces / Jennifer / Storybook Dreams / Through The Smoke / Ray’s Idea / Lovely One In The Window – Heaven’s Doors Are Open Wide / HI-Fly / Toby’s Song.

(Uptown 27.08)

New York, 24-25 Marzo 1982.

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Shining Hour.P 0103

Hod O’Brien (p) Joe Puma (g) Red Mitchell (b)

My Shining Hour / Lovely / Mood Indigo / Remember / For All We Know / Love Nest / Little Joe’s Waltz.

(Reservoir)

1 Giugno 1984.

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Opalescence.Opalescence.

Tom Harrell (tp-flic) Pepper Adams (sb) Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr) Stephanie Nakasian (vc).

Opalessence / Touchstone / Nits And Pieces / Joy Road / The Blues Walk / A Handful Of Dust.

(Criss Cross 1012)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 2-1-85.

Autumn Leaves.Autumn Leaves.

Hod O’Brien (p) Harry Emmery (b) John Engels (dr)

Oleo / Autumn leaves / Minority / But beautiful / Pent-up house / Solar / Here’s that rainy day / My romance / Laverne walk

(Blue Jack BJJR015)

Utrecht, Olanda, 10 Dicembre 1986.

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Yardbird Suite.Yardbird Suite.

Jon Eardley (tp,flic) Hod O’Brien (p) Hans Mantel (b) Bram Wijlland (dr)

Will you still be mine ? / Crazy rhythm / What’s new / Yardbird suite / Out of nowhere / Blue ‘n’ boogie

(Blue Jack BJJRO24)

Utrecht, Olanda, 11 Maggio 1990.

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Ridin’ High.Ridin' High.

Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr).

Riddin’High / Portrait Of Stephanie / Joop’s Lope / Up In Quincy’s Room / There’s No You / You & The Night & The Music / Nathalie / Summer Night / Willow Weep For Me / Yardbird Suite.

(Reservoir RSR CD 116)

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 15 Agosto 1990.

Hod & Cole.Hod & Cole.

Marc Kirk (sa) Hod O’Brien (p) Tony Purrone (g) Steve Gilmore (b) Jeff Brillinger (dr).

Cole Burner / It’s Bad For Me / Remember When / Rosalie / I Love You, Samantha / Get Out To Town / A Teardrop / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Dream Dancing / Have You Got Any Dreams For Sale / In The Still Of The Night.

(Jazz Mania 6005)

New York, 1992.

Hod Meets Barry.Hod Meet Barry.

Hod O’Brien (p) Barry Harris (p) Clarence Seay (b) Ron Free (dr) Stephanie Nakasian (vc)

Star Eyes / Moose the Mouche / It Could Happen to You / 7-3-6-5 / How High the Moon, Ornithorogy / Round Midnight / Yardbird Suite.

(Sol-SV-002)

Charlottesville, VA, 5 Novembre 1995.

So That’s Now It Is.So That' How It Is.

Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr).

Exodus / Meet Benny Bailey / So That’s Now It Is / Ultramarine / Cheek To Cheek / Where Or When / Will You Still Be Mine / Little Ronnie’s Here / Ask Me Now / Forecast.

(Reservoir 155)

3 Settembre 1997.

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Have Piano Will Swing.Have Piano Will Swing.

Hod O’Brien (p) Tom Warrington (b) Paul Kreibich (dr).

Passing Through / Dancing In The Dark / Lazy Bird / While My Lady Sleeps / Ecaroh / Red’s Groove / Some Other Spring / Hod House / I’m All Smile / By Myself / Last Night When We Were Young / Soon.

(Fresh Sound 50030)

17-18 Dicembre 1999.

Fine and Dandy.Fine and Dandy

Hod O’Brien (p) Tom Warrington (p) Paul Kreibich (dr)

Evening in Paris / Drop me off in Harlem / The Red Door / The Great Lie / The Squirrel / Fine Together / Philly Twist / Theme for Ernie / Have you Met Miss Jones? / Old Devil Moon / I Waited for You / Fine and Dandy.

(Fresh Sound)

Hollywood, 19-20 Dicembre 2000.

Live At Blues Alley – First Set.Jazz Blues Alley

Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr).

Nothing Like You Has Ever Been Seen Before / Frog’s Legs / Thespian / It’s Love / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Tangerine / Bye Bye Blackbird / Just In Time.

(Reservoir RSR CD 180)

Washington D.C., 6-7 Luglio 2004.

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Live At Blues Alley – Second Set.Jazz Blues Alley Second Set.

Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr).

Pent-up-House / Snibor / How About You / Little Niles / Love Letters / In A Sentimental Mood / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me – Take The A Train.

(Reservoir RSR CD 182)

Washington D.C., 6-7 Luglio 2004.

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Live At Blues Alley – Third Set.Jazz Blues Alley Third Set.

Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr).

Double Talk / It Could Happen To You / Our Delight / The Squirrel / If You Could See Me Now / Dameronia / On A Misty Night / Easy Living.

(Reservoir)

Washington D.C., 6-7 Luglio 2004.

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Fanfare.Fanfare.

Hod O’Brien (p) Yasuhito Mori (b) Anders Kjellberg (dr)

With A Song In My Heart / Bossa for Sassa / It’s You Or No one / Pastel / Fanfare for the Unknown Jazz Musician / Silver’s Serenade / Heavy Duty / Veronica’s Kingdom Song / Close Your Eyes / Laura / Good Guy, Bad Guy.

2004.

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I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You.

Hod O’Brien (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr)

I Remember You / If I Should Lose You / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Too Late Now / C Jam Blues / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Lover Come Back To You / On A Misty Night / In Walked Bud / April In Paris.

(Imports)

2006.

Solo For Chet.Solo For Chet.

Hod O’Brien (p)

There’ll Never Be Another You / This Is Always / Let’s Get Lost / My Funny Valentine / Stella By Starlight / Look For The Silver Lining / But Not For Me / Funk In Deep Freeze / My Foolish Heart / Line For Lyons / I Remember You.

(Philology)

15-18 Giugno 2009.chiusura

O’BRIEN PETER PROFESSOR (P)

Discografia:

Jazz Piano Of A Celtic Soul.professor-peter-obrien-jazz-piano-of-a-celtic-soul

Professor Peter O’Brien (p)

The professor stomps / Hymn to freedom / Prelude no. 9 in E / Ain’t misbehavin’ / I’ve found a new baby  / Davenport blues / Bohemia rag / Nocturne in B flat  / Alligator crawl / Brother, can you spare a dime ? / When Irish eyes are smiling / Macushla / Liza / Fats Waller medley: My fate is in your hands, When someone thinks you’re wonderful, I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter / Hymn to freedom / After you’ve gone / Rondo a la turca / A little jig (epilogue).

( Arbors Jazz ARCD19295)

Dublino, 28 Gennaio, 14 e 19 Febbraio 2003.chiusura

O’BRYANT JIMMY, JIMMIE. (CL).

Arkansas. 1896. – Chicago, Illinois. 25/6/1928.

Musicista leggendario, ha fatto parte della compagnia di vaudeville di Tennessee Ten dal 1920 al 1921. Nel 1923 ha fatto parte del gruppo di Jelly Roll Morton e quello di W.C.Handy a Chicago. Ha registrato per la Paramount. Ha suonato con Tommy Ladnier, ha suonato ed inciso con i “Blues Serenaders” di Lovie Austin, nel 1924 per un breve periodo ha suonato con King Oliver, dal 1925 al 1926 è stato nella “Washboard Band”. Nel 1927 ha fatto parte della “Paul Stuart’s Wee Hours Serenaders” a Terra Haute nell’Indiana. Tornato a Chicago ha accompagnato blues singers come Ida Cox e Ma Rainey. Classico clarinettista della musica del sud degli albori del jazz.

Discografia:

O’Bryant’s Washboard Band.

Jimmy O’Bryant (cl) Jimmy Blythe (p) Jasper Taylor (wbd) Ruth Coleman (vc)

Washboard blues / Brand new charleston / Skoodlum blues / Midnight strutters / Georgia breakdown / Blue-eyed Sally / Three J blues / Steppin’ on the gas /

Chicago, Febbraio-Maggio 1925.

Jimmy O’Bryant (cl) Jimmy Blythe (p) Jasper Taylor (wbd) Ruth Coleman (vc) Bob Shoffner (corn)

Hot-hot-hottentot / Alabamy bound / Clarinet getaway / Back alley rub / The joys / Everybody pile / Charleston fever / Switch it Miss Mitchell

(Biograph) Chicago, Giugno-Luglio 1925.chiusura

O’COLLELL BILL (P)

Discografia:

Searching.bill-oconnell-searching

Bill O’Connell (p) Mike Willens (b) Jeff Papez (dr)

Back and forth / Esprit / Emria / White hight / Four A.M. / Immunity waltz.

(Inner City IC1035)

New York, Ottobre 1978.

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Love For Sale.bill-oconnell-love-for-sale

Dave Valentin (fl) Alex Foster (ss) Bill O’Connell (p) Lincoln Goines (b) Joey Baron, Robbie Ameen (dr) Giovanni Manenquito Hidalgo (perc)

Ping pong / Have you met Miss Jones ?  / Love dance / Well you needn’t  / Slow motion / Casaba / Love for sale / Old folks / Sweet love / Like someone in love.

(Jazz City D28Y-0205)

New York, Dicembre 1987.

Signature.bill-oconnell-signature

Howard Alston, Grover Washington Jr. (ss) Bill O’Connell (p,keyb) Charles Fambrough (b) Ricky Sebastian (dr) Pablo Batista (perc)

Main Street / Tell me again / Dina / St. Croix / Alfalfa sez / Angels at play / Jazz eyes / Hit or miss / Cyclone / Sammy’s song.

(Bluemoon TOCN-5129)

New York, 6-15 Gennaio 1993.

Voices.bill-oconnell-voices

Bill O’Connell (p,synt) Jay Rowe (synt) Charles Fambrough (b) Ricky Sebastian (dr) Bashiri Johnson (perc) Milton Cardona (perc)

In time / Good enough / Chega de saudade / Costa verde / Side step / Sand stones / Sophie Rose / Lost voices / Yellowtail.

(CTI 1011-2)

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 15-22 Marzo 1993.

Black Sand.bill-oconnell-black-sand

Randy Brecker (tr) Dave Valentin (fl) Joe Ford (ss,sa) Bill O’Connell (p) Andy Gonzalez (b) Charles Fambrough (b) Steve Berrios (dr) Milton Cardona (congas,vc) Sergio Cardona (perc) Carole Robinson (vc)

Latin jazz / Black sand / Blue Brazil / Obakoso / Alhamba / Kidz / Fire dance / Gentle rumba / Son of a montuno / Trepidation / Iguana / It’s all right with me.

(Random Chance 4)

Orangeberg, NY, 15-16 Gennaio, 5 e 11 Febbraio 2001.

Latin Jazz Fantasy.bill-oconnell-latin-jazz-fantasy

Randy Brecker (tr) Barry Donelian (tr,flic) Dave Valentin (fl) Mike Migliore (sa) Bob Malach (st) Roger Rosenberg (sb) Bill O’Connell (p) Richard Sortomme, Sara Schwartz, Suzanne Ornstein, Robin Bushmun, Robert Chausow, Barry Finclair (vl) Arthur Fiacco, Stephanie Cummins (cello) David Fink, Charles Fambrough, Lincoln Goines (b) Steve Berrios (dr,perc) Kim Plainfield (dr) Myra Casales, Milton Cardona (perc) 

Barcelona / Fast Eddie / After the dust settled / Latin jazz fantasy / Maybe tomorrow / Pogo sticks /    Laurie / Wind it up / 6 for Claude / El yunque.

(Random Chance 18) Paramus, N.J. September-Ottobre 2003.chiusura

O’COLLELL BILL (DR)

Discografia:

Basie Straight Ahead.bill-oconnell-basie-straight-ahead

Bradley Shermock, Terry Connell, Dale Kerner, Dave Ruth (tp)rMark Corey, Scotty Fisher, Fritz Hocking (tb) Bill Curran (tb/b) Howard Scott Weiss, John Schmitt (sa,fl) Kurt Kreimier (st,fl) Paul Kober (st,pic,fl) Jim Christopher (sb) Eric Scott (p) Joe Bonadonna (b) Bill O’Connell (dr) Jim Short (cond,dir)

Fun time / Ya gotta try / The queen bee / Switch in time / That warm feeling / Magic flea / Hay burner /  Basie straight ahead / Lonely street / Wind machine.

(Blue Birdland 8591)

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 30 Agosto, 1 Settembre 1992.

Jazz Alive.bill-oconnell-jazz-alive

Chuck Kininmonth, Rex Richardson, Terry Connell, Ingred Brame (tr) David Gross, Edwin Williams, Dan Snyderman, Bill Curran (tb) Dave Creighton, John Schmitt, Michael Finnerty, Paul Kober, Ken Bender (sax) Eric Scott (p,synt) Andy Meacham (g) Joe Banadonna (b) Bill O’Connell (dr) Mike Marotta (congaa,bongos) Sherrilynn Riley (vc) William S. Koch (cond)

Get up and go / Take one  / Nicole / Zihuatanejo / Sweet home Chicago / God bless the child / All of me / Time after time / I get the blues when it rains / Piece o’ cake / Groovin’ easy / The heat’s on.

(Sea Breeze CDSB-2056)

Hoffman Estates, Ill., 21 e 28 Novembre, 11 Dicembre 1993.

Unfinished Business.bill-oconnell-unfinished-business

Steve O’Brien, Rex Richardson, Kirk Garrison, Jim Peterson, Jared Brame (tr) Mark Corey, Edwin Williams, Rich Lapka, Craig Kaucher (tb) Dave Creighton, Jim Johnson, Mark Tuttle, Mike Knauf, Kenny Bender (sax) Eric Scott (p) John Elmquist (b) Bill O’Connell (d)r Sherrilynn Riley (vc) William S. Koch (cond)

Just one of those things / Ornithology / Robbin’s nest / Unfinished business / Thad had / No more / Bill E. Bowie / Everyday / Romance without finance / All the things you are / Time waits for no one / Golden horns  / Eva’s tune / Milestones.

(Sea Breeze CDSB-2063)

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Settembre 1994.chiusura

O’CONNELL HELEN (VC).

Lima, Ohio. 23/5/1920. – San Diego, California. 9/9/1993.

Ha debuttato con Tommy Dorsey nel 1938, nella cui orchestra ha fatto spesso coppia con il cantante Bob Eberly, anche su una serie di buoni dischi. Ha raggiunto il successo con l’orchestra di Jimmy Dorsey. E’ stata una cantante swing con una certa sensibilità jazzistica, dalla voce sensuale. Nel 1940 ha vinto il referendum del Down Beat per le voci femminili. Nel 1943 si è sposata e si è ritirata a vita privata. Nel 1953 è riapparsa in uno show della BBC con l’orchestra di Dave Garroway ed ha fatto una tournée con quella di Tex Benecke. Avrebbe continuato a cantare se non fosse stata obbligata a smettere da una grave malattia.

Discografia:

Sings Great Songs In High Style.helen-oconnell-sings-great-songs-in-high-style

John Best (tr) Murray McEachern (tb,sa) Jimmy Rowles (p) Helen O’Connell (vc) Irv Orton (dir)

Green eyes / My old flame / I cried for you / Ten cents a dance / Get out of town / I’m getting sentimental over you / You turned the tables on me / Amapola / I see your face before me / Ain’t misbehavin’ / I’ll never smile again / Blue and broken hearted / Far away places / You took advantage of me.

(Audiophile AP74)

New York, 1950.

Helen O’Connell Vol 2, 1953.helen-oconnell-vol-2-1953

Helen O’Connell (vc) Page Cavanaugh (p) Dave Porrazzo (g) Jack Smalley (b)

Don’t take your love from me / That old feeling / Oh ! you crazy moon / ‘S wonderful / Stars fell on Alabama / Penthouse serenade / Too marvelous for words / All the things you are / I’ve got the world on a string / As time goes by / Ain’t misbehavin’ / Blue moon / Someone to watch over me / Let’s get away from it all.

(Hindsight HSR228)

New York, 1953.

Green Eyes.helen-oconnell-green-eyes

Helen O’Connell (vc) Marion Evans Orchestra.

Star Eyes / Not Mine / Tangerine / Green Eyes / Yours / WhenThe Sun Comes Out / All Of Me / Jim / Amapola / Time Was / Embraceable You / Brazil.

(RCA 98352)

Anni ’50.

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The Girl Singers Sing 22 Original Recordings.helen-oconnell-the-girl-singers-sing-22-original-recordings

Helen O’Connell (vc)

All of me / I remember you / I’ve got a pocketful of dreams / Just you, just me / I see your face before me / Don’t worry ‘bout me / The nearness of you / Can’t we talk it over ?

(Hindsight HCD414)

1952-1957.

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Helen O’Connell With Little Red Blount Quartet.

Helen O’Connell (vc)

Taking a chance on love / Tangerine / Autumn leaves / Moon river / Just in time / Not mine.

(Hindsight HCD251) New York, 1961.

Helen O’Connell With The Murray McEachern Septet.

Helen O’Connell (vc)

The sweetest sounds / Fly me to the moon / A beautiful friendship / When the sun comes out / Witchcraft.

(Hindsight HCD251) New York, 1963.chiusura

O’CONNOR MARK (G).

Discografia:

Markology.mark-oconnor-markology

Mark O’Connor, Tony Rice, Don Crary (g) David Grisman, Sam Bush (mand) Bill Amatneek (b)

Dixie breakdown / Markology / Kit’s waltz / Fluid drive / Blackberry blossom / Pickin’ in the wind / Banks of the Ohio / Berserkeley / On top of the world.

(Rounder 0090)

Berkeley, CA, Maggio-Agosto 1978.

False Dawn.mark-oconnor-false-dawn

Mark O’Connor (g,mand,vl,perc)

Opus 11 : Flight home / Opus 14 : False dawn / Opus 15 : Floating bridge of dreams Rose among thorns / Opus 12 : Point of crossing / Opus 13 : Conversation with a friend Thanks and goodbye / Opus 18 : An empty hall-Into the walls of Mandoness.

(Rounder 0165) 

Alpharetta, GA, Dicembre 1981, Gennaio 1982.

Mirage.mark-oconnor-mirage

Tito Carrillo (tr,flic) Mark O’Connor (st) Ben Lewis, Mark Maegdlin (p) Larry Kohut, Jonathan Paul, Dan DeLorenzo, Noel Kupersmith (b) Tom Hipskind, Mike Schlick, Joe Adamik (dr)

The beast / Blue soliloquy / Three up one down / With a song in my heart / Blues for Ethan / It’s easy to remember / Mirage / Para Tom / Pillows / Little melonae.

(Blu Jazz 3309)

Chicago, IL, 2001.

In Full Swing.mark-oconnor-in-full-swing

Wynton Marsalis (tr) Frank Vignola (g) Mark O’Connor (vl) John Burr (b) Jane Monheit (vc)

In full swing / Honeysuckle rose / Tiger rag / Misty / Stephane and Django / Fascinating rhythm / 3 for all / As time goes by / Limehouse blues / One beautiful evening.

(Odyssey 87880)

New York, 26-30 Agosto 2002.chiusura

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