McRAE Carmen

MCRAE CARMEN, MERCEDES, CLARKE, CARMEN. (VC)

New York, 8/4/1920. – Beverly Hills, California. 10/11/1994.

Cantante di origini giamaicane, ha iniziato a studiare il pianoforte ed in seguito si è dedicata al canto. Ha debuttato come cantante al Minton’s Playhouse. Nel 1944 ha sposato il famoso batterista Kenny Clarke, è entrata nell’orchestra di Benny Carter e poi ha fatto parte delle orchestre di Count Basie e di quella di Mercer Ellington dal 1946 al 1949. Ha registrato i suoi primi primi dischi con Mercer Ellington con il nome di Carmen Clarke. Dopo un periodo di inattività con l’aiuto del fisarmonicista Mat Mathews nel 1953 è tornata a cantare. Ha inciso con lo stesso Mathews, poi ha fatto parte del gruppo di Tony Scott e ha riconquistato il favore e l’interesse di un pubblico che accorreva sempre più numeroso alle sue performance. Ha inciso anche con Dave Brubeck, in duo con Betty Carter, ha fatto molte tournée in tutto il mondo ed ha inciso molti dischi. E’ stata molto amica di Billie Holiday, che è stata anche la sua fonte di ispirazione. Voce che come la Vaughan proviene dall’ambiente del bop. Ha subito come altre contemporanee la grandezza della stessa ed alla morte di Sarah le ha dedicato un meraviglioso disco. Cantante dal tono caldo, dalla comunicativa schietta ed immediata, dal timbro drammatico che dà tensione all’interpretazione. Abile nel tracciare linee armoniche semplici e moderne, in possesso di una dizione perfetta insieme ad un profondo senso del ritmo ed una fluida improvvisazione, negli ultimi tempi la sua voce dava un messaggio di grande maturità e potenza.

Discografia:

Carmen McRae (vc) Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parkwer (sa) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (dr)

Yardbird Suite / Yardbird Suite.

(Mosaic CD 129) Onix, New York, 10-7-48.

Carmen McRae (vc) Mat Matthews (fis) Herbie Man (fl-st) Mundell Lowe (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Keny Clarke (dr)

Wanting You / A Foggy Day.

Carmen McRae (vc) Larry Elgart (sa) and His Orchestra.

Autumn Nocturne / Oh My Darling / In Love In Vain.

Carmen McRae (vc) Sy Oliver Orchestra.

Go Slow / Charlie Is My Darling / Are You Happy.

1953.

London’s Girl Friends.London’s Girl Friends.

Carmen McRae (vc) Mat Mathews (fisa) Herbie Mann (fl-st) Mundell Loweg) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clark (dr)

Tip Toe Gently/ If I’m Lucky (I’ll Be The One) / Easy To Love / Old Devil Moon.

(Bethlehem, BCP 6006) New York, 6-10-54.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

Keep Me In Mind / Ooh What’cha Doin’To me / They All Loughed / If I’m Lucky (I’ll be The One)

New York, 8-10-54.

Carmen McRae.

Tony Scott (cl) Dick Katz (p) Skip Fawcet (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Carmen McRae (vc)

You Made Me Care / You Made Me Care (alt.take) / The Last Time For Love / The Last Time For Love (alt.take) / Too Much In Love To Care / Too Much In Love To Care (alt.take)

(Charly CD CDGR 129) New York, Dicembre 1954.

Carmen McRae (vc) Tony Scott (p) Skip Fawcett (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

Misery.

Dicembre 1954.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra, Dave Lambert Singers (vc)

Get Set / Whatever Lola Wants / Am I To One To Blame / B You Don’t Have To Tell Me.

New York, 21-2-55.

Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis Jr. (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

A Fine Romance / I Got For You.

New York, 2-5-55.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Dick Katz, Billy Strayhorn (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Just One For Things / Sometimes I’m Happy / Something To Live For / Love His Here To Stay / I Can’t Get Started / This Will Make You Laugh / Supper Time.

New York, 14-6-55.

Carmen McRae (vc) Herbie Man (fl) Dick Katz (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Matt Matthews (fis) Kenny Clarke (dr)

My One And Only Love / Yardbird Suite / Give Me The Simple Life / I’ll Remember April / You Took Advantage On Me.

New York, 16-6-55.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

Tonight He’s Out To Break Another Heart / Come On Come In / The Next Time It Happens / Come Down To Earth Mr.Smith.

New York, 3-11-55.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra, con anche Al Klink (st) Joe Wilder (tp) Dan Perri (g) Andy Akers (p)

My Future Just Passed / If You’d Stay The Way I Dream About You / Speak Low / But Beautiful / I Guess I’ll Dress Up For The Blues.

New York, 16-12-55.

Ralph Burns Sessions – 1955-1958.Ralph Burns Sessions – 1955-1958.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis (dir) Ralph Burns (arr-cond) Orchestra, con anche Al Klink (st) Joe Wilder (tp) Dan Perry (g) Andy Akers (p)

Yesterdays / Midnight Sun / Last Night When We Were Young / Good Morning Heartache.

New York, 29-12-55.

I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Change With You / We’ll be Together Again / I’m A Dreamer Aren’t We All / Star Eyes.

New York, 30-12-55.

Carmen McRae (vc) Tadd Dameron Orchestra.

Blue Moon / I Was Dong All Right / I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket / Nowhere.

New York, 28-3-56.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jimmy Mundy Orchestra.

My Foolish Heart / Lush Life / Until The Real Things Comes Along / Laughing Boy.

New York, 29-3-56.

Summer Is Gone / Lilacs In The Rain / All This Could Lead To Love / Even If It Breacks My Heart.

New York, 30-3-56.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

You Don’t Know Me / Never Loved Him Anyhow / Skyliner / If You Should Leave Me .

New York, 4-5-56.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

The Party’s Over / Namely You .

New York, 4-9-56.

Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis Jr. (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

Tea For Two / Cheek To Cheek / The Things We Did Last Summer / Baby It’s Cold Outside / They Didn’t Believe Me / There’s A Small Hotel.

New York, 18-2-57.

People Will Say We’re IN Love / Happy To Make Your Acquaintance / Two Sleepy People / Who Cares / You’re The Top.

New York, 19-2-57.

Carmen McvRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

It’s Like Getting A Donkey To Gallop / How Many Stars Have To Shine / As I Love You / So Nice To be Wrong.

New York, 5-3-57.

After Glow.

Carmen McvRae (vc-p) Ronell Bright (p) Ike Isaacs (b) Specs Wright (dr)

East Of The Sun / Guess Who I Saw Today / My Funny Valentine / Dream Of Life / Perdido / Exactly Like You / I Can’t Escape From You / It’s The Little Things That Mean So Much.

New York, 6-3-57.

The Moon Looks Down And Laughs / Just Squeeze Me / I’ll Never Felt This Way Before / All My Life.

New York, 7-3-57.

After Glow.After Glow.

Carmen McvRae (vc-p) Ray Bryant (p) Ike Isaacs (b) Specs Wright (dr)

I’m Through With Love / Nice Work If You Can Get It / East Of The Sun / All My Life / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / Dream Life.

(Decca DL 8583)

New York, 18-4-57.

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Mad About The Man.Mad About The Man

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra, con anche Charlie Shavers (tp) Ray Bryant (p) Ike Isaacs (b) Specs Wright (dr).

Zingeuner / I’ll See You Again / Sameday I’ll Find You / I’ll Follow My Secret Heart.

New York, 18-6-57.

If Love Were All / Mad About The Boy / World Wealy / A Room With A View.

New York, 19-6-57.

I Can’t Do Anything At All / Never Again / Poor Little Rich Girl / Who Does Love Get In The Way.

(Decca DL 8662) New York, 20-6-57.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Ray Bryant, Junior Mance (p) Ike Isaac (b) Jimmy Cobb, Specs Wright (dr)

I’ll Remember April / Body And Soul / Skyliner / Midnight Sun / Love Is Here To Stay / Perdido.

Newport, Rhode Island, 4-7-57.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack PleisOrchestra.

Rich Man Poor Man / Coax Me / Passing Fancy.

New York, 13-9-57.

Carmen McRae (vc)

My Funny Valentine / Exactly Like You.

New York, 2-12-57.

Carmen McRae (vc) Fred Katz Orchestra, Buddy Collette (sa-fl) George Smith (cl) Justin Gorodn (cl/b) Warren Webb (oboe) Joseph Gibbons (g) Ike Isaac (b) Joe Marino (p) Specs Wright (dr)

You’re Mine / I Remember Clifford / A Shoulder To Cry On / Weak For The Man.

Los Angeles, 5-12-57.

Timex Jazz Special.

Carmen McRae (vc) Ray Bryant (p) Ike Isaac (b) Specs Wright (dr)

A Foggy Day / They All Laughed.

Blue Note, Chicago.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleisd Orchestra, Charlie Shavers (tp) Ray Bryant (p) Ike Isaac (b) Specs Wright (dr)

Invitation / Free And Easy / Moon Ray / Lo And Behold.

New York, 5-3-58.

Carmen For Cool Ones.Carmen For Cool Ones.

Carmen McRae (vc) Ray Linn, Pete Candoli (tp) Milt Bernhardt, Bob Enevoldsen (tb) Vince DeRosa (fh) Tommy Johnson (tuba) Calvin Jackson (p) Billy Bean (g) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (dr)

All The Things You Are / A Shoulder To Cry On / Any Old Time / Weak For / What’s New / I Get A Kick Out Of You / Without A World Of Warning / If I Were A Bell / You Are Mine / The Night We Called It A Day / I Remember Clifford.

(Decca) Los Angeles, 21-4-58.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis (orchestra)

Love Me / I’ll Love You / I’ll Love The Ground You Walk On.

New York, 18-7-58.

Ralph Burns Sessions – 1955-1958.

Carmen McRae (vc) Ralph Burns (arr-dir) Irvin Marky Markovitz (tp) Ben Webster (st) Dick Berg, Donald Corrado, Fred Kclin, Anthony Miranda (fh) Mundell Lowe (g) Don Abney (p) Aaron Bell (b) Teddy Sommer (dr)

Mister Meadowlark / Skylark / Bye Bye Blackbird / Flamingo / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square / When The Shallows Come Back To Capistrano.

New York, 4-8-58.

Ralph Burns Sessions – 1955-1958.

Carmen McRae (vc) Ralph Burns (arr-dir) Irvin Marky Markovitz (tp) Al Cohn, Ben Webster (st) Mundel Lowe (g) Don Abney (p) Aaron Bell (b) Nick Stabulas (dr) Ray Charles (vc)

His Eyes Is On The Sparrow / The Eagle And Me / When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob.

New York, 6-8-58.

Ralph Burns Sessions – 1955-1958.

Carmen McRae (vc) Ralph Burns (arr-dir) Irvin Marky Markovitz (tp) Al Cohn, Ben Webster (st) Barry Galbraith (g) Don Abney (p) Aaron Bell (b) Don Lamond (dr)

Bob White / Baltimore Oriole / Chicken Today And Feathers Tomorrow.

New York, 8-8-58.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

My Man’s Gone Now / Summertime.

New York, 29-10-58.

Book Of Ballads.

Carmen McRae (vc) Luther Henderson, Frank Hunter (dir-arr) Orchestra, Don Abney (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Charles Smith (dr)

Isn’t It Romantic / Willingly (Melodie Perdue) / Please Be Kind / Two Faces In The Dark / The Thrill Is Gone.

New York, 1-12-58.

If Love Is Good To me / By Myself / Something I Dreamed Last Night / Do You Know Why / He Was Too Good To Me / How Long has Ben Going On / When I Fall In Love / Angel Eyes / My Romance.

(Kapp CD MVCZ 44) New York, 2-12-58.

Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis Jr. (vc)

I Loves You Porgy / Buenas Noches My Amor.

Los Angeles, 8-12-58.

Carmen McRae (vc) Frank Hunter (dir-arr) e Orchestra, Don Abney (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Charles Smith (dr)

My Love Can Do No Wrong / Which Way Is Love / Play For Keeps.

New York, 5-1-59.

When You’re Away.When You’re Away.

Carmen McRae (vc) Luther Henerson (dir-arr) Orchestra.

I’ll Be Seeing You / When You’re Away / The More I See You (Inedito) / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.

New York, 3-9-59.

You Stepped Out Of A Dream / When Your Lover As Gone / I Concentrate On You / No Love No Nothin’

(MCA CD MVCM 289) New York, 4-3-59.

Carmen McRae (vc) Don Abney (p)

If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight / I Only Have Eyes For You / I’m Glad There Is You / Ain’t Misbehavin’.

New York, 10-3-59.

Carmen McRae (vc) Andre Previn (p) Art Farmer (tp) Art Pepper (sa) Gerry Mulligan (sb) Buddy Clark (b) Shelly manne (dr)

Coffee Time.

Los Angeles, 25-3-59.

The More I See You / Don’t Cry Joe / Show Me The Way / Talk To me.

New York, 29-6-59.

Something To Swing About.Something To Swing About.

Carmen McRae (vc) Hernie Wilkins (dir-arr) Art Farmer, Lennie Johnson, Jimmy Maxwell, Al Stewart, Richard Willimas (tp) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise (tb) Vinnie Dean, Phil Woods (sa) Budd Johnson, Zoot Sims (st) Sol Schlinger (sb) Dick Katz (p) Tommy Williams (b) Floyd Williams (dr)

I See Your Face Before Me / A Sleepin’Be / Comes Love / Three Little Words.

New York, 10-11-59.

It’s Love / How Little We Know / You Leave me Breathless / Love Is A Simple Thing.

New York, 11-11-59.

Love Is A Somple Thing / I Couldn’t Care Less / Falling In Love With Love / That’s For Me / Along Together.

New York, 12-11-59.

What As She Got / Only When You’re Lonely / Big Town.

8-2-60.

Strange Meadowlark.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dave Brubeck (p) Paul Desmond (sa) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

Weep No More / Briar Bush / Paradiddle Joe / Strange Meadow Lark.

(Fontana EP TFE 17384) New York, 9-9-60.

Carmen McRae (vc) Belford Hendrickson’s Orchestra.

Wonderful One / Hard To Get / It’s So Much Fun I Might Say / Oh! Look At me Now / Envy / The Very Though Of You.

New York, 14 e 15-9-60.

Boys Meet Girl.Boys Meet Girl.

Carmen McRae (vc) Sammy Davis Jr (vc) altri da identificare.

A Fine Romance / Baby It’s Old Outside / Cheek To Cheek / Happy To make Your Acquaintance / I Go For You / People Will Say We’re In Love / Tea For Two / The Things We Did Last Summer / There’s A Small Hotel / They Didn’t believe Me / Two Sleepy People / Who cares / You’re The Top.

1960.

Isn’t Romantic / Comes Love.

Ed Sullivan Show, New York, 29-1-61.

In London.In London.

Carmen McRae (vc) Don Abney (p) Kenny Napper (b) Phil Seamen (dr)

I Could Write A Book / Body And Soul / Thou Swell / ‘Round Midnight / A Foggy Day / Don’t Ever Leave me / Moonlight In Vermont / Day In Day Out / Lover Man / Star Dust / They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

(Ember CD CJSCD 5605)

Famingo Jazz Club, Londra, Maggio 1961.

Carmen McRae (vc) altri non identificati.

Heart Of My heart.

New York, Maggio 1961.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

There’ll Be No Tomorrow.

New York, 21-6-61.

Carmen McRae (vc) altri non identificati.

Rags To Riches / The Kid’s A Dreamer / The Wheel Of Fortune.

New York, 27-6-61.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmon’s Orchestra, con Nat Adderley (tp) Eddie “Lockjaw”Davis (st) Norman Simmon (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Walter Perkins (dr)

Trav’lin Light ( I Cried For You / Them There Eyes / God Bless The Child / Yesterdays / What A Little Moonlight Can Do / Miss Brown To You / My Man / Strange Fruit / Some Other Spring / The Christmas Song.

New York, 29-6-61.

Lover Man.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmon’s Orchestra.

I’m Gonna Lock My heart / If The Moon Turns Green / Lover Man.

(Columbia CD CK 65115) New York, 26-7–61.

It’s A Raggy Waltz.It’s A Raggy Waltz.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

Take Five / Easy As You Go / When I Was Young / IN Your Own Sweet Way / Too oung For Growing Old / Ode To A Cowboy / There’ll Be No Tomorrow / Melanchta / It’s A Raggy Waltz / Oh So Blue / Lord Lord / Travelin’ Blues.

Basin Street East, New York, 6-9-61.

Louis Armstrong (vc-tp) Carmen McRae (vc) Paul Desmond (sa) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

I Didn’t Know / Until You Told Me / You Swing Baby / One Moment Worth Years.

New York, 13-9-61.

Louis Armstrong (vc-tp) Carmen McRae (vc) Trummy Young (tb) Paul Desmond (sa) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

Good Reviews / Good Reviews (alt.take)

New York, 19-9-61.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

Take The Five / It’s A Raggy Waltz.

New York, 15-12-61.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (dr)

In The Lurch / In The Lurch (inedito) My One Bad Habit / Easy As You Go / Summer Song .

New York, 19-12-61.

Carmen McRae (vc) Buddy Bregman And His Orchestra.

So Long / ‘Round Midnight.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jack Pleis Orchestra.

How Does The Wine Taste / Nightlife.

New York, 16-2-62.

Jazz Casual.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Walter Perkins (dr)

I’m Gonna Lock My Heart / Trouble Is A Man / If You Never Fall In Love With You / ‘Round Midnight / Love For Sale / Exactly Like You.

(Kock Jazz CD 8560) New York, 15-3-62.

Carmen McRae (vc) Buddy Bregman And His Orchestra.

Moanin’Low / Give A Little Get A Little / Just In Time / Hello Young Lovers / Cock-Eyed Optimist / Ridin’ On The Moon (inedito)

New York, 22-6-62.

Something Wonderful.Something Wonderful.

Carmen McRae (vc) Buddy Bregman And His Orchestra.

Blow Gabriel Blow / All Throught Be Night / Anything Goes / Come Rain Or Come Shine / Something Wonderful / A Wonderful Guy / If This Isn’t Love / Look To The Raimbow / That Great Come And Get It Day / Long Before I Knew You / Don’t Cry / Warm Oll Over / I Like Everybody / Gwetting To Know You / There Never Was A Baby Like My Baby.

(Columbia CS 8743) New York, 11-7-62.

Carmen McRae (vc) altri non identificati.

Jealous Eyes (inedito) / What Kind Of Fool Am I (inedito) / Baby baby.

New York, 5-11-62.

Song Time.Song Time.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Stu Martin (dr)

I’m Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key) / Thou Swell / Fly Me To The Moon / Miss Brown To You / Make Someone Happy / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Just A Gigolo / Just In Time / Guess Who I Saw Today / He Loves Me / Sounds Of Silence / Macarthur Parc / Stardust / Day By Day / I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Go) / The Right To Love / Alfie / Walking Happy / Let There Be Love / If You Never Fall In Love With Me.

(Hindsight HCD 602) “Navy Swings”Broadcasts, San Francisco, 5-3-63.

In Person San Francisco.In Person San Francisco.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Stu Martin (dr)

Sunday / What Kind Of Fool Am I / A Foggy Day / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Let There Be Love / This Is All I Ask / Thou Swell / It Never Entered My Mind / Make Someone Happy.

(Mainstream)

Sugar Hill, San Francisco, 27-9 e 13-10-62 & 2 e 21-9-63.

Bittersweet.Bittersweet.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Victor Sproles (b) Curtis Boyd (dr)

When Sunny Gets Blue / How Did He Look / Guess I’ll Hang My ears Out To Cry / The Meaning Of The Blues / If You Could Love Me / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / Second Change / If You Could See Me Now / Here’s That Rainy Day / I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life / Ghost Of Yesterday / I’m Lost / Come Sunday / Cutie Pants / When Suny Gets Blue.

(Focus FS 334) New York, 20-5-64.

Second To None.Second To None.

Carmen McRae (vc) Don Sebensky & His Orchestra : John Bello (tp) Ray Alonge, Dick Berg, Jim Buffington (fh) John Messer, Charles Small, Chaunchey Wells (tb) Tony Studd (tb/b) Phil Bodner, Shelly Gold (fl-cl-oboe) Norman Simmons (p) Eugene Bianco (arpa) Barry Galbraith (g) Richard Davis, Victor Sproles (b) Archie Freedman (dr) George Devens, Phil Kraus (perc) Adriana Broone, Fred Buldrini, Peter Buonconsiglio, Max Cahn, Norman Carr, Bernard Eichen, Walter Legawiec, Carmel Malin, Joe Malin, Marvin Morganstern, David Nadien, Raoul Polikian, Max Pollikoff, Tosha Samaroff, Jack Zayde (viol) Al Brown, Harold Furmansky, David Markowitz, Emanuel Vardi (viola) Maurice Brown, Alla Goldberg, Cahrles mcCracken, Geroge Ricci (cello)

In Love In Vain / Where Did It Go (Manha de Carnival) / The Music That Make me Dance / Because You’re Mine / Too Good / Once Upon A Summertime / The Night Has A Thousend Eyes / Cloudy Morning / Blame It On My Youth / Winter In May / My Reverie / And In Love Him / Alfie.

(Mainstream SRCS 9393) New York, 4-8 e 26-9-64.

The Ultimate Carmen McRae.The Ultimate Carmen McRae.

Carmen McRae (vc) Burt Collins, Mel Davis, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Nothingham (tp) Wayne Andre, Bill Watrous (tb) Ray Alonge, Dick Berg, Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin (fh) Don Butterfield (tuba) Paul Faulise, Tony Studd (tb/b) Phil Bodner, Leon Cohen, Charlie Mariano, Stanley ”Champ” Webb (ance) Norman Simmons (p) Margaret Ross (arpa) Barry Galbraith (g) Aaron Davis, Richard Davis (b) Mel Lewis, Ed Shaughnessy (dr) Doug Allan, Phil Kraus (perc) Bernard Richen, Arbnold Eidus, Leo Kruczek, Charles Libove, David Nadien, George Ockner, Gene Orloff, George Polikian,m Aarond Rosand, Tosha Samaroff, Michael Spivakowsky, Jack Zayde (viol) Charles McCraken, George Ricci, Harvwey Shapiro, A.Sophos (cello)

Who Can I Turn To / Gentleman Friend / It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream / Love Is A Night Time Thing / Limenhouse Blues / Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries / He Loves Me / Sweet Georgia Brown / Don’t Ever Leave Me / Haven’s We Met / I’m Foolin’Myself / Fools And Lovers / Smirnof Mule / I Can’t Explain / Go And Buy Yourself A Dream.

(Mainstream) New York, 2-3 Febbraio 1965.

Carmen McRae (vc) Don Sebensky (dir-arr) e sua orchestra.

Alfie / Modesty (Modesty Blaise Theme)

1965.

Live And Vailing.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons Trio.

You Better Go Now / Love For Sale / If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight / Miss Brown To You / Perdido / Too Close To Confort / Midnight Sun / Travi’lin Light / Love Is Here To Stay.

(Mainstream 32ED 5011) San Francisco, Novembre 1965.

Live And Doin It.Live & Doin It.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Stu Martin (dr)

Nowhere / Trouble Is A Man / The Lady Is A Tramp / My Ship / I Only Have Eyes For You / Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / A Sleepin’Be / The Meaning Of The Blues / Guess Who I saw Today.

(Mainstream)

San Francisco, Novembre 1965.

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Woman Talk (Alive/In Concert).Woman Talk

Carmen McRae (vc) Ray Beckstein (fl) Norman Simmons (p) Joe Puma (g) Paul Breslin (b) Frank Severino (dr) Jose Mangual (perc)

Sometimes I’m Happy / Don’t Explain / Woman Talk / Kick Off Your Shoes / The Shadow Of Your Smile / The Sweetest Sounds / Where Would You Be Whitout Me / Feeling Good / Run Run Run / No More / Look At That Face / I Wish I Were In Love Again / Quiet Night / You Better Go Now / Love For Sale / If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight / Miss Brown To You / Perdido / Too Cloose For Comfort / Midnight Sun / Travelin’Light / Love Is Here To Stay.

(Mainstream MDCD 706) The Village Gate, New York, 3-21 Novembre 1965.

Carmen McRae (vc)

The Shadow Of Your Smile / I Only Have Eyes For You.

USAF Radio Transcription. 1965-1966.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Victor Sproles (b) Stu Martin (dr)

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / Bye Byer Blackbird / Solitude / I’m Gona Laugh You Right Out Of My Life / Long Before I Knew You / Just In Time / ‘Round Midnight / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t God.

San Francisco, 1966.

Carmen McRae (vc) Johny Keating (dir-arr) And His Orchestra.

This Year / Hotel.

Los Angeles, 11-11-66.

For Once In My Life.For Once In My Life.

Carmen McRae (vc) Johny Keating (dir-arr) And His Orchestra.

Flyng / I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times / Until It’s Time For You To Go / It’s Not Going That Way / For Once In My Life / Don’t Walk / Come Live With Me / Worlds Of Time / The Look Of Love / Got To get You Into My Life / Our Song.

(Atlantic AMCY 1064) Londra, 10-12 Aprile 1967.

Life For Life.

Carmen McRae (vc) Herbie Man (fl)

Life For Life / A Cottage For Sale.

(Atlantic 2451) New York, 1-10-67.

Portrait Of Carmen.Portrait Of Carmen.

Carmen McRae (vc) John Audino, James Salko, Jimmy Zito (tp) Francis Howard, Dick Nash, George Roberts (tb) Richard Perissi, Harry Sigismonti (fh) Gene Cipriano, Dominick Fera, Justin Gordon, John Lowe, Ted Nash (ance) Norman Simmons (p) Ann Mason (arpa) Tommy Tedesco (g) Ray Brown (b) Victor Feldman, Jack Sperling (dr) Dale Anderson (perc) Benny Carter, Gene DiNovi (arr-dir)

I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco / I Haven’t Got Anything Better Do Do / My Very Own Person / Boy Do I Have A Surprise For You / I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco.

(Atlantic) Los Angeles, 27-11-67.

Carmen McRae (vc) Lew McCreary, George Roberts (tb) David Duke, William Hinshaw, Harry Sigismonti (fh) Gene Cipriano, Harry Klee (fl) Norman Simmons (p) Dennis Budimir, Howard Roberts (g) Ray brown (b) Earl Palmer (dr) Victor Feldman, Lou Singer (dr) Shorty Rogers (dir-arr)

Elusive Butterfly / When You get Around To Me / Ask My Woman.

Los Angeles, 28-11-67.

Carmen McRae (vc) Bobby Bryant, Conmte Candoli, Freddie Hill, Al Porcino (tp) Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Frank Rosolino, rnie Tack (tb) Buddy Collette, Bill Green, Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier (ance) John Collins (g) Norman Simmons (p) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Mane (dr) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir)

Wonder Why / Day By Day / Walking Happy / Loads Of Love.

(Atlantic SD 8165) Los Angeles, 29-11-67.

The Sound Of Silence.The Sound Of Silence.

Carmen McRae (vc) Gene Cipriano (sax) Vince De Rosa (fh) Norman Simmons (p) Francois Vaz (g) Joe Confort (b) John Collins (dr) Larry Bunker (perc) Lou Raderman (cm) Jimmy Jones (dir-arr)

I Got It Bad And That Ain’t God / Star Dust / The Folks Who Live On The Hill / Watch What Happens.

(Atlantic AMCY 1227) Los Angeles, 26-6-68.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marion Childers, Jack Sheldon (tp) Lew McCreary, Dick Nash (tb) James Horn (ance) Michael Deasy, Tommy Tedesco, Francois Vaz (g) Herman Clebanoff, Sam Freed, David Frisina, Anatol Kaminsky, Nat Kaproff, Bernard Kundell (viol) Robert Helfer (cello) Norman Simmons (p) Max Benett (b) James Gordon (dr) Emil Radocchia (perc) Shorty Rogers (arr-dir)

The Sound Of Silence / Gloomy Sunday / Can You Tell / Don’t Go Away.

Los Angeles, 27-6-68.

Carmen McRae (vc) Jimmy Zito, Jack Sheldon (tp) Lew McCreary, Dick Nash (tb) John Lowe (ance) Michael Deasy, Al Hendrickson, Francois Vaz (g) Herman Clebanoff, Sam Freed, David Frisina, Anatol Kaminsky, Nat Kaproff, Bernard Kundell (viol) Robert Helfer (cello) Norman Simmons (p) Bob West (b) Paul Hunphrey (dr) Larry Bunker (perc) Shorty Rogers (arr-dir)

Poor Butterfly / I Sold My heart To The Junkman / McArthur Park / My Heart Reminds Me.

Los Angeles, 28-6-68.

Live At Century Plaza – (Prima Parte).Live At Century Plaza

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Frank Severino (dr)

Openings / Miss Otis Regrets / Never Let Me Go / I Wasn’t Dreamin’Last Night / Never Will I Marry / Yesterday / Elusive Butterfly / Away Away Away / No More Blues (inedito) / No More Blue (inedito) / On A Clear Day / The Right To Love / If You Never Fall In Love With Me / For Once In My Life.

Honk Kong Bar, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 27-12-68.

Live At Century Plaza – (Seconda Parte)

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Frank Severino (dr)

Come Live With Me / Did I Really Leave / Won’t Someone Please Belong To Me / Glad To Be Unhappy / Can You Tell / My Ship / And Spread To All (inedito) / No More / That Reminds Me / Satin Doll / Why Shouldn’t I / I Thought About You / Midnight Sun / The Sound Of Silence / Never Let Me Go (inedito)

Honk Kong, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 27-12-68.

Live At Century Plaza – ( Ultima Parte)

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Frank Severino (dr)

Away Away Away / Got To Get You Into My Life / Trouble Is A Man / And Spread To All / Until It’s Time For You To Go / No More Blues / The Right To Love / Poor Butterfly / If You Never Fall In Love With Me / The Folks Who Live On The Hill.

Honk Kong, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 27-12-68.

Live At Century Plaza – (Prima Parte)

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Frank Severino (dr)

Elusive Butterfly (inedito) / For Once In My Life (inedito) / Won’t Someone Please Belong To Me (inedito) / Alfie (inedito) / No More Blues (inedito) / Did I Ever Really Love (inedito) / Walking Happy (inedito) / Watch What Happens (inedito) / On A Clear Day (inedito) / I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco (inedito)

Honk Kong, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 28-12-68.

Live At Century Plaza – (Seconda Parte)

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Frank Severino (dr)

Never Let Me Go (inedito) / The Right To Love (inedito) / No More Blues (inedito) / And Spread To Hall (inedito) / Did I Really Leave (inedito) / The Sound Of Silence (inedito) / Miss Otis Regrets (inedito) / Satin Doll (inedito) / Alfie (inedito) / Elusive Butterfli (inedito) / Elusive Butterfly (inedito) / Reaching For The Moon (inedito) September In Teh Rain (inedito)

Honk Kong, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 28-12-68.

Live At Century Plaza – ( Ultima Parte)

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Frank Severino (dr)

Sweet Punkin / The Right To Love (inedito) / Won’t Someone Please Belong To Me (inedito) / Hotel (inedito) / No More Blues (inedito) / Never Let Me Go (inedito) / Did I Really Leave (inedito) / And Spread To All (inedito) / McArthur Park (inedito) / No More Blues (inedito) / Until It’s Time For You To Go (inedito) / And Spread To All (inedito) / For Once In My Life (inedito)

Honk Kong, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 28-12-68.

Carmen McRae (vc) Richard Tee (p) Eric Gale (g) Chuck Rainey (b) Maurice Mark (dr) Montego Joe, Warren Smith (perc)

Smiling Faces / The Time To Love Is Anytime.

New York, 8-9-69.

Carmen McRae (vc) Richard Tee (p) Eric Gale (g) Chuck Rainey (b) Jimmy Johnson, Maurice Mark (dr) Warren Smith (perc)

I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know / Just A Dream Ago.

New York, 15-9-69.

Just A Little Lovin’.Just A Little Lovin’.

Carmen McRae (vc) Gene Orloff (dir) Joe Newman (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Joseph De Angelis, Anthony Miranda, Brooks Tillotson (fh) Kally Kane, George Marge, Romeo Penque (woodw) Arif Martin (dir-arr) King Curtis (sa-st) George Dorsey (sa) Pepper Adams (sb) Mike Utley (p/el-org) Jim Dickinson (g-keyb) Charlie Freeman (g) Tommy McClure (g) Sammy Creason (dr-perc) The Sweet Inspirations (vc)

Just A Little Lovin’ / Breakfast In bed / I Thought I Kenw You Well / I Want You / I Love The Life I Live / Watcha’ Gona Do / More Today Than Yesterday / Here There And Everywhere / Goodbye Joe / Where Did Our Summer Go / Something.

(Atlantic) Miami Florida, 16-2-70.

November Girl.November Girl.

Carmen McRae (vc) Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Ake Persson, Erik Van Lier (tb) Francy Boland (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Keny Clarke (dr) Tony Coe, Derek Humble, Billy Mitchell, Ronnie Scott (st) Sahib Shihab (sb)

Novembre Girl / ‘Tis Autumn / A Handful Of Soul / Dear Death / I Don’t Want Nothin’ From Nobody / You’re Getting To be A Habit With Me / My Kinda World / This Could Be The Start Of Something Big / Just Give Me Time.

(Black Lion BLP 30172) New York, 3-11-70.

Carmen McRae (vc) Nat Pierce (p) Joe Pass (g) Ray Brown (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

I Wish I Knew.

Monterey Jazz Festival, California, 17-9-71.

Carmen.

Carmen McRae (vc) Benny Carter, Quincy Jones (arr-dir) Cat Anderson, John Audino, Buddy Childers, Harry ”Sweet” Edison, Gene Coe, Ray Triscari (tb) George Bahanon, Nick Di Maio, Joe Howard, Grover Mitchell (tb) William Hinshaw, Alan Robinson, Harry Sigismonti, Bob Watt (fh) Buddy Collette, Bob Cooper, Bill Green, Bill Hood, Marshall Royal, Bud Shank (reeds) John Collins, Barney Kessel (g) Bob Corwin, Jimmy Jones, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Rowles (p) Ray Brown, Dick McQuary (b) John E.Arnold, Larry Bunker (vib-perc) Louie Bellson (dr)

I’ll Never Pass This Way Again / Mr.Love / All That I Can Do Is Think Of You / All The Time / When It’s Time To Tell / The Happy Ones / Bobby / Tender Loving Words / When Twilight Comes / A Tribute To Benny Carter.

(Temponic) Hollywood, CA, Novembre 1971 e Marzo 1972.

The Great American Songbook: Live At Donte’s.The Great American Songbook

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Jimmy Rowles (p) Joe Pass (g) Chuck Domanico (b) Chuck Flores (dr)

And That Reminds Me / Body And Soul / At Long Last Love / I’ll Remember April / If The Moon Turnes Green / Day By Day / Satin Doll / Easy Living / The Days Of Wine And Roses / It’s Impossible / Sunday / A Song For You / I Cried For You / There’s No Such Thing As Love / September In The Rain / East Of The Sun / Glad To be Unhappy / I Get A Kick Out Of You / But Not For Me / I Only Have Eyes For You / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life / Three Little Words / They Long To Be Close To You / Behind The Face / The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk / Star Dust (inedito) / It’s You For Me (inedito) / Mr.Ungly / It’s Like Reaching For The Moon / I Thought About You.

(Atlantic) Donte’s Club, Los Angeles, 6-11-71.

It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling.It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dick Shreve (p) Joe Pass (g) Larry Bunker (vib-perc) Frank Severino (dr)

It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling / I Fall In Love Too Easily / Hey John / Where Are The Words / Nive Work If You Can Get It / Straighten Up And Fly Right / Inside In Silent Tear / Imagination / The Right To Love / All The Things You Are.

Los Angeles, Febbraio-Marzo 1973.

Carmen McRae (vc) Zoot Sims (st) Tom Garvin (p) Bucky Pizarelli (g) Paul West (b) Jimmy Madison (dr)

You Are My Sunshine / You And I / You’re Mine You / Exactly Like You / The Good Life / Masquerade / How Could I Settle For Less/ There’ll Come A Time .

New York, Marzo 1973.

I’m Music.I’m Music.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dennis Budimir (g) John Gianelli (b) Dave Grusin (p/el-synt-arr) Emil Richards (vib-perc) Spider Webb (dr) Erno Neufeld, Gerald Vinci (viol) Edgar Lustgarten (cello)

A Letter From Anna-Lee / Like A Lover.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dennis Budimir (g) John Gianelli (b) Roger Kelloway (p-arr) Frank Collett (org-synt) Emil Richards (vib-perc) John Guerin (dr) The Morgan Ames Singers (vc)

I Ain’t Here / You Know Who You Are.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dennis Budimir (g) John Gianelli (b) Frank Collett (p-p/el-synt) Emil Richards (vib-perc) John Guerin (dr) Erno Neufeld, Gerald Vinci (viol) Allan Harshman (cello) Edgard Lustgarden (cello) The Morgan Ames Singers (vc) Roger Kelloway, Byron Olson (arr)

Truoble With Hello Is Goodbye/ Faraway Forever/ I Have The Feeling I’ve Been Here Before/ Who Gave You Permission/ I Never Lied To You/ I Am Music.

(Blue Note BST 84475) Los Angeles, Aprile 1975.

And Her Trio Live, Live In Belgrade.

Carmen McRae (vc) Thomas Rainer (p) Harvey Newmark (b) Donald O’Bailey (dr)

Time After Time / The Folks Who Live On The Hill / Star Eyes / A Song For You /nThem There Eyes / The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye / A Foggy Day / You Are The Sunchine Of My Life / Lost In A Masquerade / ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness (If I Do) / Satin Doll / Mood Indigo.

(Jazz Door CD JD 1280) Belgrado, Jugoslavia, 11-11-75.

At Ratso’s – Vol.1.At Ratso’s Vol.1.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marshall Otwell (key) Ed Bennett (b/el) Joey Baron (dr)

Music / You And I / Elusive Butterfly / Lost Up In Loving You / Hey John / All By Myself / A Letter For Ana Lee / Satin Doll / Mood Indigo / I Didn’t Konw About You / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Them There Eyes / Dindi / I Am Music / You Know Who You Are / Just A Little Lovin’ / Paint Your Pretty Picture With A Song Haven’t We Met / MY Old Flame / Sunday / I Have The I’ve Been Here Before / The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk / ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness / Like A Lover / Guess Who I Saw Today / For Once In My Life.

(Hitchckok Media CD 0808) Ratso’s Chicago, 17-18 Aprile 1976.

Can’t Hide Love.Can’t Hide Love.

Carmen McRae (vc) Al Aarons, Buddy Childers, Bobby Shew, Harry Klee (tp) George Bahanon, Lew McCreary, Keny Shroyer (tb) Dennis Budimir (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Artie Kane (p) Marshall Owens (p/el) Gerarld Vinci (dr) Thad Jones, Johnny Mandell (arr)

The Man I Love / Would On Believe / A Child Is Born.

Los Angeles, 3-5-76.

Carmen McRea (vc) Victor Felder (st-sa) Joe Sample (p-p/el) Marshall Owens (p/el) Dennis Budimir, Larry Carlton (g) Chuck Bergofer (b) Harvey Mason (dr) Victor Feldman (perc) David Frisina (dr) Dale Oehler (arr)

All By Myself.

Los Angeles, 4-5-76.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dave Grusin (p/el) Ian Underwood (synt) Dennis Budimir (g) Larry Carlton (g) Chuck Bergofer (b) Harvey Mason (dr) Gerald Vinci (dr)

Only Women Bleed / Lost Up In Loving You.

Los Angeles, 10-5-76.

Carmen McRae (vc) Oscar Brashcar, Blue Mitchell, Bobby Shew, Snooky Young (tp) George Bohanon, Grover Mitchell, Maurice Spears, Ernie Tack (tb) Pete Christlieb (fl-st) Don Menza (ss-st) Jerome Richarson (ss-sa) Ernie Watts (st) Jack Nimitz (sb) Joe Semple (p) Chuck Berghofer (b) Harvey Mason (dr) Larry Bunker (perc) Thad Jones, Gerald Wilson (arr)

Can’t Hide Love / I Wish You Well / You’re Everything.

(Blue Note 645 G) Los Angeles, 12-5-76.

At The Great American Music Hall.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Marshall Otwell (p) Ed bennett (b) Joey Baron (dr)

Them There Eyes / Paint Your Pretty Picture With A Song / On Green Dolphin Street / A Song For You / On A Clear Day / Miss Otis Regrets / Too Close To Confort / Old Folks / Time After Time / I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco / Don’t Misunderstan / The End Of A Beautiful Friendship / Star Eyes / Dindi / Never Let Me Go / ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness (If I Do) / Only Women Bled / No More Blues / The Folks Who Live On The Hill / Going Out Music (Closing)

(Blue Note LA 709H2) San Francisco, 15-17 Giugno 1976.

Blue Note Live At Roxy.Blue Note Live At Roxy.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Marshall Otwell (p)

Music / Paint Your Pretty Picture With A Song.

Stesso gruppo senza Gillespie.

Them There Eyes / ‘Tain’t Nobody Biz-Ness / You’re Everything.

(Blue Note LA 663 JR)

The Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, 28-6-76.

Carmen McRae Live-Ronnie Scott’s Presents.Live-Ronnie Scott’s Presents.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marshall Otwell (p) John Gianelli (b) Joey Baron (dr)

Introdution by Ronnie Scott / If You Could See Me Now / Sometimes I’m Happy / I’m Gonna Lock My heart And Throw Away The Key / / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / Poor Butterfly / Evergreen / Sunday / Weaver Of Dreams / Get Out Of Town / With One More Look At You / Miss Brown.

(PYE Records NSPL 18543 LP)

Londra, 8-9 Luglio 1977.

Blue Note Meets The L.A.Philarmonic.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marshall Otwell (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Joey Baron (dr) Bill Holman (arr) Los Angeles Philarmonic Orchestra.

Star Eyes / The Man I Love / Sunday / With One More Look At You.

(Blue Note LA 870-H)

The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, 13-8-77.

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I’m Coming Home Again.

Carmen McRae (vc) Freddie Hubbard, Virgil Jones, Lew Soloff (tp-flic) Tom Alone, Janice Robinson (tb) Hubert Laws (fl) Grover Washington Jr. (ss) Hank Crawford (sa) Al Foster (st) Cornell Dupree (g) John Blake, Valerie Collymore, Akua Dixon, Gayle Dixon, Winterton Garvey, Jeny Koo, Garfield Moore, Johnson Ning, Nina Simon, Tom Suarez, Edith Wint, Bernard Zeller (archi) George Dalto (p) Mario Sprouse (p/el) Buster Williams (b) Chris Parker (dr) Crusher Benett (perc) Terri Gonzales, Curtis King, Darryl Tookes (arr-dir)

I’m Coming Home Again / Burst In With The Down / I need You In My Life / Come In From Ther Rain / I Won’t Last A Day Without You / Won’tcha Stay With Me / Mr.Magic / Everything Mast Change / Sweet Alibis / I’m Afraid The Masquerade Os Over / I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love / Alt Mr.Magic / New York State Mind.

(Hallmark CD 31226) New York, Novembre-Dicembre 1978.

Jazz Gala ’79.Jazz Gala ’79.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Claude Bolling (p) Guy Pedersen (b) Maurice Bouchon (dr) Joe Williams (vc) Thad Jones, Claude Bolling & His Orchestra.

Body And Soul / ‘Tis Autumn / Bye Bye Blackbird / The End Of A Beautiful Friendship / Them There Eyes.

(American AM 01/5/16)

Theater du Casino, Cannes, Francia, 22-1-79.

Black Magic Live.Black Magic Live.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marshall Otwell (p) Jay Anderson (b) Marc Pulice (dr)

Black Magic / Last Winter / New York State Mind / Underneath The Apple Tree / Thou Swell / Send In The Clowns / I Just Can’t Wait Too See You / How Long Has This Been Going On / If I Were A Bell / My Foolish Heart / Secret Love /

(JHR 73558)

Cannes, 22-1-79.

Memorial Hall St.Louis.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Marshall Otwell (p) Ed Bennett (b) Frank Severino (dr)

If I Were A Bell / Yesterday / On Green Dolphin Street / The Night Has Thousand Eyes / I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over / Autumn Nocturne / More Than You Know / The End Of A Beautiful Friendship.

(registrazione privata) Memorian Hall, Kansas City, 25-3-79.

Carmen McRae (vc) Norman Simmons (p) Ray Brown (b)

Satin Doll.

The Manne Hole, Los Angeles, Fine 1979.

Two For The Road.Two For The Road.

Carmen McRae (vc) George Shearing (p-vc)

I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / You’re All I Need / Gentleman Friend / More Than You Know / Cloude Morning / Too Late Now Y If I Should Lose You / Ghost Of Yesterday /What Is There To Say / Two For The Road.

(Concord Jazz CJ 126)

Soundmixers, New York, Giugno 1980.

Ballad Essentials.

Carmen McRae (vc) George Shearing (p)

A Ghost Of A Change / More That You Know / Too Late Now / If I Should Lose You.

New York, 1980.

Carmen McRae Live At Bubba’s.Live At Bubba’s.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marshall Otwell (p) Jay Anderson (b) Mark Pulice (dr)

That Old Black Magic / Superwoman / I Concentrate On You / New York State Mind / Underneath The Apple Tree / Thou Swell / Send In The Clowns / I Just Can’t Wait To See You / Hiow Long Has This Been Going On / If I Were A Bell / My Foolish Heart / Secret Love.

(Kingdown Jazz CD Gate 7001)

Bubba’s Ft.Lauderdale, Florida, 17-1-81.

For Lady Day.For Lady Day.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Zoot Sims (st) Marshall Otwell (p) John Collins (g) John Leftwich (b) Donald Bailey (dr)

Miss Brown To You / Good Morning Heartache / I’m Gona Lock My Heart / Fine And Mellow / Them There Eyes / Lover Man / I Cried For You / God Bless The Child / I’m Pullin’Through / Don’t Explain / What A Little Moonlight Can Do / Laughing At Life / You Ain’t Gonna Brother Me No More / Easy Living / Yesterdays / My Old Flame / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Billie’s Blues / Trav’lin Light / If You Were Mine / It’s Like Reaching For The Moon / I’m Painting The Town Red / You’ve Changed / Mean To Me.

(BMG CD BVCJ 37048) Blue Note Club, New York, 31-12-81.

Heath Have.Heath Have.

Carmen McRae (vc) Al Bent, Mike Heathman (bt) Mark Levine (p) Cal Tjader (vb) Bob Fisher (b)

All In Love Is Fair / Besame Mucho / Don’t Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / The Visit.

Stesso gruppo con Marshall Otwell per Levine.

Heath Have / Evil Wais / Love / Upside Down (Flor de Lis) / Speak Low / Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing.

(Concord CCD 4189) San Francisco, Gennaio 1982.

Immortal Concert.Immortal Concert.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Marshall Otwell (p) John Leftwich (b) Donald Bailey (dr)

Nice Work If You Can Get It / Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me / Everything A Good Man Needs / Body And Soul / Them There Eyes / My Funy Valentine / No More Blues / Everything Happens To Me / Upside Down / Take Five / Besame Mucho / New York State Mind / Don’t Misunderstand / Ain’t Misbehavin’.

(Giants Of Jazz CD 53 323)Montreaux Jazz Festival, Svizzera, 22-7-82.

Ballad Essentials.

Carmen McRae (vc) Marshall Otwell (p) Cal Tjader (vib) Rob Fisher (b) Vince Lateano (dr) Poncho Sanchez, Ramon Banda (perc)

The Visit / Besame Mucho.

San Francisco, 1982.

You’re Lookin’At Me.You’re Lookin’At Me.

Carmen McRae (vc) John Collins (g) Marshall Otwell (p) John Leftwich (b) Donald Bailey (dr)

I’m An Errand Girl For Rhythm / Beautiful Moons Ago / The Frim Fram Sauce/ Come In Out Of The Rain / How Does It Feel / If I Had You / I Can’t See For Lookin’/ Sweet Lorraine / You’re Lookin’At Me / Just You Just Me.

(Concord CCD 4235)

San Francisco, Novembre 1983.

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Live In Tokyo.Live In Tokyo._

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Pat Coil (p) Bob Bowman (b) Mark Pulice (dr)

That Old Black Magic / I Get Along Without You Very Wen / I Concentrate On You / Love Came On Stealthy Fingers / Getting Some Fun Out Og Life / Thou Swell / My Old Flame / Yestardays / Listen Here / If I Were A Bell / But Not For Me / What A Little Moonlight Can Do / That Old Devil Called Love / As Long As I Live / Upside Down / Dindi / No More Blues / Beautiful Moon Ago / I’m An Errand Girl For Rhythm / Evergreen / With One More Look At You.

(Asborn)

Han-I-Hoken Hall, Tokyo, 15-4-86.

Any Old Time.Any Old Time.

Carmen McRae (vc) Eric Gunnison (p) Scott Colley (b) Mark Pulice (dr) Clifford Jordan (st) John Collins (g)

Tulip On Turnip / Old Devil Moon / Have You Met Miss Jones / Love Me Tender / I Hear Music / This Is Always / Body And Soul / Prelude To A Kiss / Mean To Me / Any Old Time / It Could Happen To You / I’m Glad There Is You / Billie’s Blues.

(Denon 33CY 1216)

New York, 23-6-86.

Carmen McRae (vc)

With One More Look At You (inedito)

The Tonight Show (Hosted By Bill Cosby) Burbank, California, 23-9-86.

The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets.Betty Carter Duets.

Carmen McRae, Betty Carter (vc) Eric Gunnison (p) Jim Hughart (b) Wynard Harper (dr)

What’s New / I Hear Music / Stolen Moments / Love Dance / Old Devil Moon / But Beautiful / Am I Blue / Glad To Be Unhappy / Where Or When / Sometimes I’m Happy / Isn’t It Romantic / Sophisticated Lady / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

(Great Am.Music Hall Rec.GAMH 2706)

The Great Music Hall, San Francisco, 30-31 Gennaio e 1 Febbraio 1987.

Carmen McRae (vc)

Body And Soul.

Grammy Awards Ceremony, 1987.

Carmen McRae (vc) Dizzy Gillespie (tp)

The End Of A Beautiful Friendship.

8-6-87.

Ballad Essentials.Ballad Essentials.

Carmen McRae (vc) Red Holoway (st) Jack McDuff (org) Phil Upchurch (g) John Clayton (b) Paul Humphrey (dr)

(What Can I Say) After I Say I’m Sorry / Fine And Mellow / These Foolish Things / Black And Blue / One More Chance / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / My Handy Man Ain’t Handy No Kore / What Is This Thing Called Love /

(Concord CCD 4877)

Birdland West, Long Beach, California, Dicembre 1987.

Great American Music Hall – First Set.Great American Music Hall

Carmen McRae (vc) Charlie Rouse (st) Larry Willis (p) George Mraz (b) Al Foster (dr)

Listen To Monk / Listen To Monk / Listen To Monk / Looking Back / Man That Was A Dream / Still We Dream / Get It Straight (Live) / Get It Straight / ‘Round Midnight / Suddenly / Monkery’s The Blues / You Know Who / Suddenly (Live) / Little Butterfly / How I Wish / How I Wish / Dear Ruby / It’s Over Now.

(EMI)

San Francisco, 28-1-88.

Carmen Sings Monk.Carmen Sings Monk.

Carmen McRae (vc) Charlie Rouse (st) Larry Willis (p) George Mraz (b) Al Foster (dr)

Get it Straight (Live) / Suddemly.

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 30-1 e 1-2-88.

Carmen McRae (vc) Clifford Jordan (st-ss) Eric Gunnison (p) George Mraz (b) Al Foster (dr)

Dear Ruby / It’s Over Now / Monkery’s The Blues / You Know Who / Little Butterfly / Listen To Monk / How I Wish / Man That Was A Dream / ‘Round Midnight / Still We Dream / looking Back / Suddenly / Get It Straight.

(Novus 3086) Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Aprile 1988.

Carmen McRae (vc) Harry Connick Jr. (vc-p)

Please Don’t Talk About When I’m Gone.

New York, 4-5 Maggio e 28-29 Giugno 1988.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Clifford Jordan (st) Scott Colley (b)

(What Xan I Say) After I Say I’m Sorry / Street Of Dream / Man That Was A Dream / For All We Know / Getting Some Fun Out Of Life / Old Devil Moon / Listen To Monk / Inside A Silent Tear / Upside Down / But Not For Me / Get It Straight / You Know Who / It’s Like Reacing For The Moon / I Only Have Eyes For You / Rhythm-A-òNing / The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk.

Montreal, Quebec, 3-7-88.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Clifford Jordan (st) Eric Gunnison (p) Scott Colley (b) Mark Pulice (dr)

Waltz For Debby / Gingerbread Boy / Street Of Dreams / Inside A Silent Tear / Old Devil Moon / For All We Know / Getting Some Fun Out Of Life / Ruby My Dear / Listen Monk / Listen Monk.

Palacio de Deportes, San Sebastian, Spagna, 19-7-88.

Carmen McRae (vc) Freddie Hubbard ( (tp) Jon Crosse (ance) David Witham (p) Mel Graves (b) Clare Fischer (keyb) Paul Kreibich (dr) Luis Conte (perc)

Mary Had A Little Lamb / London Bridge Is Falling Down / Baa Baa Black Shepp / Three Little Mice / I Love Little Kitty / Hickory Dickory Dock.

California, 1988-1999.

Dream Of Life.Dream Of Life.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) John Clayton Jr. (dir-arr) Rob Bruynwen, John Eardly, Andy Hader, Roy Hargrove (tp) Henning Berg, Roy Denvall, Dave Horler, bernt Laukamp (tb) Oliver Peters, Harald Rosenstein, Heiber Wilberny (sa) Rolf Romer (st) Paul Penker (sb)  Eric Gunison (p) Milan Lulic (g) Scott Colley (b) John Von Ohlen (dr)

I’m Walked Bud / Sunday / For All We Know / I Have The Feeling I’ve Been Here Before / Didn’t Know What Time It Was / A Song For You / Miss brown To You / Dream Of Life / (What Can I Say)After I Say I’m Sorry / If The Moon Turns Green / Weaver Of Dreams.

(Warner Bros CD 46340) Colonia, Germania, 21-24 Giugno 1989.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Dizzy Gillespie (tp)

The End Of A Beautiful Friendship.

23mo Montreux Jazz Festival, Svizzera, 20-7-89.

New York State Of Mind.New York State Of Mind.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Eric Gunnison (p) Scott Colley (b) Mark Pulice (dr)

Never Let Me Go / Blame It On My Youth / Yesterdays / My Funny Valentine / Time After Time / My Foolish Heart / Satin Doll / Just In Time / It Never Entered My Mind / New York State Of Mind / Star Eyes / The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk / Rhythm-A-Ning / I never Felt This Way Before / Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / Yardbird Suite / Rhythm-A-Ning.

(Victor CD VIJ 122) Bird, Yokohama, Giappone, 19-11-89.

Last Live In Tokyo.

Carmen McRae (vc-p) Eric Gunnison (p) Scott Colley (b) Mark Pulice (dr)

I Hear Music / Am I Blue / On Green Dolphin Street / This Is Always / I Concentrate On You / My Old Flame / Getting Some Fun Out Of Life / Guess Who Saw Today / I’m Gonna Lock My Heart / Love Dance / No More Blues / I’m In The Mood For Love.

Goody Club, Harajuku, Tokyo, Giappone, 19-12-89.

Live At Umbria Jazz.Live At Umbria Jazz.

Carmen McRae (vc) Eric Fats Gunnison (p) Mark Simon (b) Mark Pulice (dr)

Suddenly / I’m Glad There Is You / I Only Have Eyes For You / The Maquerade Is Over / Yesterdays / ‘Round Midnight / How I Wish / Listen To Monk / I Never Felt This Way Before / New York State Of Mind.

(Egea EUJ 1003)

Perugia, 10-7-90.

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Sarah: Dedicated To You.Sarah Dedicated To You.

Carmen McRae (vc) Shirley Horn (p) Charles Ables (b) Steve Williams (dr)

I’ve Got The World On A String / Misty / I’ll Be Seeing You / Wave / Embraceable You.

New York, 12-10-90.

Send In The Clowns / The Best Is Yet To Come / It’s Magic / Dedicated To You.

New York, 13-10-90.

Wonder Why / Balck Coffee / Tenderly / The Lamp Is Low / Sarah / Sarah / If You Could See Me Now / The Christmas Song.

New York, 14-10-90.

Poor Butterfly / I Wills Say Goodbye.

(Bluebird CD 82876-52441-2) New York, 5-11-90.

chiusura

 

MCRAE DAVE, DAVID SCOTT. (KEYB)

Auckland, Nuova Zelanda. 2/4/1940.

Ha studiato alla New South Wales Conservatorium Of Music, e ha iniziato a suonare in Australia. Nell’aprile del 1970 ha fatto un tour con l’orchestra di Buddy Rich e nel 1971 si è trasferito a Londra, dove ha suonato con musicisti di passaggio come Clarke Terry e con Gil Evans. Dal 1971 al 1973 ha fatto parte del gruppo “Nucleus”guidato da Ian Carr. In seguito ha suonato e registrato con gruppi di jazz-rock. Nel 1976 ha formato un suo gruppo, il “Pacific”diretto insieme a sua moglie la cantante Joy Yates. Nel 1984 è tornato in Australia, dove è stato attivo soprattutto a Sidney, dove ha suonato con Bernie McGann. chiusura

 

MCRAE FAT, CAT. (KAZOO-VC)

Cantante e suonatore di kazoo, ma soprattutto produttore. Personaggio molto conosciuto per essere il maggior artefice ed organizzatore del Festival Jazz di Manassas. Ci è giunta la notizia del suo decesso avvenuto il 30/1/1990.chiusura

MCRAE TEDDY, THEODORE, “MR.BEAR”. (ST)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 22/1/1908. – New York. 4/3/1999.

Nato in una famiglia dove quasi tutti suonavano uno strumento, ha iniziato a suonare nell’orchestrina di famiglia. A diciotto anni ha debuttato con June Clarke e nel 1927 ha già un suo gruppo. In seguito ha lavorato con Chick Webb, nel 1932 con Elmer Snowden, con Benny Morton nel 1934, nel 1935 con Louis Armstrong, con Teddy Wilson nel 1936, poi è torna con Webb e quindi ha lavorato con Ella Fitzgerald alla morte di Webb. Ha suonato con Cab Calloway, con Jimmy Lunceford, ha arrangiato per Artie Shaw, ha suonato con Lionel Hampton, è stato il direttore musicale di Louis Armstrong nel 1943. In seguito si è dedicato più all’arrangiamento ed alla direzione di orchestre da studio. E’stato anche direttore della casa discografica Raecox.chiusura

 

MCSHANN JAY, JAMES COLUMBUS, “HOOTIE”. (P-LEAD)

Muskogee, Oklahoma. 12/1/1909. – Kansas City, Kansas. 7/12/2006.

Ha avuto l’ingiustizia di essere citato dai vari critici sempre come il direttore d’orchestra che ha ospitato Charlie Parker al suo esordio, e non da grande pianista quale egli è stato. Musicista autodidatta, ha fatto il suo debutto con gruppi locali quelli di Al Dennis, Eddy Hill e nel 1931 ha suonato con Don Byas. Ha deciso di studiare e ha frequentato il Tuskogee Institute di Tulsa in Oklahoma e poi in Arkansas. Ha lavorato a Kansas City con Buster Smith e con Dee Stewart, vi resta e ha costituito dei suoi gruppi con i quali ha lavorato in diversi Stati e nei diversi club della città. Ha avuto un trio insieme a Gene Ramey e Gus Johnson e su questo trio nel 1939 ha costruito la sua grande orchestra, che è diventata una delle più rappresentative dello stile Kansas. Orchestra nella quale figuravano ottimi musicisti, tra i quali un Charlie Parker diciassettenne. Ha lavorato molto alla radio e nel 1942 ha suonato al Savoy Ballroom di New York, al tempo uno dei locali più prestigiosi della città. Ormai si è creata una ottima reputazione, il sound della sua orchestra richiama molto da vicino quello di Basie. Nelle sue fila si sono avvicendati anche cantanti di fama, come Walter Brown, Jimmy Witerspoon e Al Hibbler. Dopo il servizio militare ha ricostituito l’orchestra e lavora tra New York e la California. Nel 1950 è tornato a suonare a Kansas City con un suo sestetto. E’ arrivato per la prima volta in Europa nel 1969 e poi nel 1974 al seguito del ”The Musical Life Of Bird” di George Wein. In seguito si è dedicato solo alla attività di pianista ed in tale veste lo troviamo con Eddie Vinson nel 1969 e poi con Joe Thomas nel 1982. Pianista molto virtuoso e vivace, specie nella mano destra e musicista dotato di un grande talento musicale, oltre ad essere un ottimo cantante del classico blues. Soprannominato”Tootie”per le sue memorabili bevute. Purtroppo negli ultimi anni non sono stati molto buoni né per la salute e né per la parte economica.

Discografia:

Buddy Anderson, Orville Minor (tp) Bud Gold (tb) Charlie Parker, John Jackson (sa) Bob Mabane (st) Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Jumpin’At The Woodside / I Got Rhythm.

Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita, Kansas, 9-8-40.

Jay McShann (p) Buddy Anderson, Orville Minor (tp) Bob Gould (tb-viol) Charlie Parker (sa) William Scott (st) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

I Found A new Baby / Body And Soul.

Kansas City, 30-11-40.

Early Bird.

Bernard”Buddy” Anderson, Orville Minor (tp) Bob Gould (tb-viol) Charlie Parker (sa) Bob Mabane (st) Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Moten Swing / Coquette / Lady Be Good / Wichita Blues/ Honeysuckle Rose / Cherokee / I Say Forward, I’ll March / Lonely Boy Blues / Vine Street Boogie / Jump The Blues / Bottle It / Sweet Georgia Brown / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

(RCA FXM 1 7334) Wichita, Kansas, 30-11 e 2-12-40.

Orville Minor, Harold Bruce, Bernard Anderson (tp) Joe Baird (tb) Charlie Parker (sa) Bob Mabane, Harry Ferguson, John Jackson (st) Kay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Dexter Blues / Swingmatism/ Hootie Blues.

Jay McShann (p) Gene Raney (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Vine Street Boogie.

Stesso gruppo più Walter Brown (vc)

Confessin’The Blues.

(Decca 8559) Dallas, 30-4-41.

Jay McShann (p) Leonard Enois (g) Gene Raney (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

So You Won’t Jump.

Jay McShann (p) Gene Raney (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Red River Blues/ Hootie’s Ignorant Oil.

Chicago, 18-11-41.

Orville Minor (tp) Charlie Parker (sa) Jay McShann (p) Gene Raney (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

One Woman’s Man / ‘Fore Day Rider / So You Won’t Jump / New Confessin’The Blues / Red River Blues / Baby Heart Blues / Cryin’Won’t Make Me Stay / Hoootie’s Ignorant Oil.

Chicago, 18-11-41.

Charlie Parker (sa) Jay McShann (p) altri non identificati.

Cherokee.

Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, New York, inizio, 1942.

And His Orchestra.

Bob Merrill, Bernard Anderson, Orville Minor (tp) Joe Taswell Baird, Lawrence Frog Anderson (tb) Bob Mabane, Freddy Culluver (st) Charlie Parker, John Jackson (sa) James Coe (sb) Jay McShann (p) Leonard Enois (g) Gene Ramey (b) Harold West (dr)

St.Louis Mood / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good / I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles / Hootie Blues / Swingmatism / Love Don’t Get You Nothing But The Blues.

Savoy Ballroom, New York, 13-2-42.

And His Orchestra.

Bob Merrill, Bernard Anderson, Orville Minor (tp) Joe Baird, Lawrence Frog Anderson (tb) Bob Mabane, Freddy Culluver (st) Charlie Parker, John Jackson (sa) James Coe (sb) Jay McShann (p) Leonard Enois (g) Gene Ramey (b) Harold West (dr)

Sepian Bounce / The Jumpin’ Blues / Lonely Boy Blues / Get Me Your Mind.

New York, 2-7-42.

And His Orchestra.

Willie Cook, Jesse Jones, Bob Merrill, Dave Mitchell (tp) Alfonso Fook, Rudy Morrisson, Alonzo Pettiford (tb) John Jackson (sa) Rudolph Dennis (sa-sb) Leon Goodson, Paul Quinichette (st) Rae Brodley (sb) Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Dan Graves (dr)

Say Forward I’ll March / Wrong Neighborthood / Hometown BLues.

(Decca DL 5503) New York, 1-12-43.

Willie Cook, William Hickman, Jesse Jones, Bob Merrill, Dave Mitchell (tp) Joe Taswwell Baird, Alfonso Fook, Rudy Morrisson (tb) John Jackson (sa) Rudolph Dennis (sa-sb) Paul Quinichette, John ”Flop” Dungee (st) Jay McShann (p) Les Paul (g) Gene Ramey (b) James Skinner (dr)

Jump The Blues.

(Decca DL 5503) New York, fine 1943.

Early Bird.

Dave Mitchell, Jesse Jones, Willie Cook (tp) Alonzo Pettiford, Alfonso Fook, Rudy Morrison (tb) John Jackson, Rudolph Dennis (sa) Paul Quinichette, benny Golson (st) Rae Brodely (sb) Jay McShann (p) Gene Raney (b) Dan Graves (dr)

You Say Forward I’ll March / Lonely Boy / Vine Street Boogie / Jump The Blues / One O’Clock Jump (theme) / Bottle It / Sweet Georgia Brown / Wrap Your Troubles In Dream / One O’Clock Jump (theme)

Stesso organico, Bob Merrill (vc)

Wrong Neighborhood.

Stesso organico, Walter Brown per Merrill.

Hometown Blues.

(Spotlite 120) New York, 1-12-43.

Bob Merrill, William Hickman, Jesse Jones (tp) Nathaniel Clayron, Al Morgan (tb) Jhon Jackson (sa) Rudolph Dennis (sa-sb) Paul Quinichette, John Sparrow (st) Bradbury Taylor (sb) Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) James Skinner (dr) Walter Brown (vc)

Say Forward I’ll March / Lonely Boy Blues / Vine Street Boogie / Jump The Blues / One O’Clock Jump.

Plantation Club, Los Angeles, 20-3-44.

Bottle It / Sweet Georgia Brown / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / One O’Clock Jump.

Plantation Club, Los Angeles, 27-3-44.

Kansas City Stompers.

Oliver Todd (tp) Tommy Douglas (sa) Clairborne Graves (st) Jay McShann (p) Efferge Ware (g) Walter Page (b) Baby Lovett (dr)

On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

Stesso gruppo con Julia Lee (vc)

Moten Swing.

(Capitol 10039) Kansas City, 1-11-44.

Major Evans (tp) E.Gregor (sa) Jay McShann (p) Jesse Price (dr) Crown Prince Watrford, Jimmy Whiterspoon (vc) sax tenore e batterista non identificati.

Crown Prince Boogie / Shipyard Woman Blues.

Chicago, estate, 1945.

Cleophus Curtis (tp) E.Gregor (sa) Jay McShann (p) Percy Gabriel (b) Jesse Price (dr) Crown Prince Waterford (vc) sax tenore non identificato.

Hootie Boogie / Garfield Avenue Blues.

Chicago, 1945.

Clarence Thornton (tp) Theodore Smalls (sa) Seeward Evans (st) Jay McShann (p) Percy Gabriel (b) Jese Price (dr) Jimmy Whiterspoon (vc) trombone non identificato.

Ernestine / Bucktown Boogie (take 1) / Buscktown Boogie (take 2) / Roll On Katy / Voodoo Woman Blues (take 1) / Voodoo Woman Blues (take 2)

Los Angeles, 3-9-46.

And His Sextet.

Clarence Thornton (tp) Theodore Smalls (sa) Seeward Evans (st) Jay McShann (p) Percy Gabriel (b) Jesse Price (dr) Jimmy Witherspoon (vc)

I Want A Little Girl / Jimtown Boogie / Have You Ever Loved A Woman / Gone With The Blues.

(Mercury 8026) Chicago, 13-11-46.

Jay McShann (p) Tiny Webb (g) Percy Gabriel (b) Jesse Price (dr) Jimmy Whiterspoon (vc)

Barfly Blues / Please Stop Playng Those Blues Boy / All My Guts Are Gone / Strange Woman Blues.

Los Angeles, 7-5-47.

Forest Powell (tp) Frank Sleets (sa) Charlie Thomas (st) Jay McShann (p) Louis Speiginer (g) Benny Booker (b) Pete McShann (dr) Jimmy Whiterspoon (vc)

Money’s Getting Cheaper / Skidrow Blues / Skidrow Blues (Studio Blues) / How Long How Long Blues / ‘Tain’s Nobody’s Business If I Do.

Los Angeles, 15-11-47.

Tain’d Nobody’s Business If I Do / McShann Bounce / Backwater Blues / Frog-i-More (take 1) / Frog-i-More (take 2) / In The Evening (take 1) / In The Eveing (take 2) / Jumpin’ With Louis.

Los Angeles, 20-11-47.

And His Quartet.

Jay McShann (p) Louis Speigner (g) Benny Booker (b) Pete McShann (dr)

McShann Bounce.

(Supreme 1540) Los Angeles, 20-11-47.

James Ross, Art Farmer (tp) Frank Sleets (sa) Pete Peterson (st) Milburn Newman (sb) Jay McShann (p) Addison Farmer (b) Robert Brady (dr) Lois Booker (vc)

No Name Boogie / Thinking About My Baby.

Los Angeles, inizio, 1948.

Frank Sleets (sa) Milburn Newman (sb) Jay McAhann (p) Tiny Webb (g) Ralph Hamilton (b) Jese Sailes (dr) Jimmy Whiterspoon (vc)

Spoon Calls Hootie / Destruction Blues.

Los Angeles, 10-6-48.

The Band That Jumps The Blues.

Vernon Smith (tp) Frank Sleets (sa) Buddy Floyd (st) Jay McShann (p) Tiny Webb (g) Ralph Hamilton (b) Jesse Sailes (dr) Maxine Reed, Clarence Samuels (vc)

Mr Boogie / Afraid Of Darkness / Hot Biscuits / Slow Drag Blues / Buttermilk / Twelve O’Clock Whistle / Suffering Man Blues.

Los Angeles, 14-7-48.

And His Band.

James Ross, Art Farmer (tp) Frank Sleets (sa) Pete Peterson (st) Milburn Newman (sb) Jay McShann (p) Addison Farmer (b) Robert Brady (dr)

No Name Boogie.

(Down Beat 150) Los Angeles, 1948.

And His Band.

Vernon Smith (tp) Don Hill (sa) Maxwell Davis (st) Jay McShann (p) Tiny Webb (g) Ralph Hamilton (b) Jesse Sailes (dr)

Soft Winds / Geronimo / Mellodog (Mellow Drag Blues)

(Swing Time 205) Los Angeles, estate 1949.

Jay McSahnn (p) Crown Prince Waterford (vc) altri non identificati.

Eatin’Watermelon.

Los Angeles, 1949.

And His Orchestra.

Orville Minor (tp) Clifford Jetkins (sa) Ben Webster, Fats Dennis (st) Jay McShann (p) Gene Griddins (g) Lloyd Anderson (b) Cooky Jackson (dr)

Nasty Attitude / Reach (take 1) / You Didn’t Tell Me / Reach (take 2) / Got You Begging (take 1) / Got You Begging (take 2)

(Capitol 606) Kansas City, 27-10-51.

Blues Mood In The Shade Of Kansas City.

Ray Copeland (tp) J.C.Higginbotham (tb) Hilton Jefferson (sa) Al Sears (st) Seldon Powell (st) Jay McShann (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Gene Ramey (b) Maousey Alexander (dr) Jimmy Witherspoon (vc)

Piney Brown Blues/ Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound/ Oo-Wee Then The Lights Go Out/ Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You/ Froggy Botton/ Until The Real Thing Come Along.

(RCA Francese FXM 1 7216) New York, 4-5 Dicembre 1957.

Roll Em’.Roll Em’.

Jay McShann (p-vc) T-Bopne Walker (g) Roland Lobligelois (b) Paul Gunther (dr)

Hands Off / Hootie’s Ignorant Oil / Confessin’The Blues / Roll’em / Kansas City / Our Kinda Blues / Rollin’With Roland / Stompin’In KC / After Hours / Hootie Blues / ‘Fore Day Rider / Shorty George / Jive And Five / Thain’t Nobody’s Bussiness If I Do.

(Black & Blue 022) Parigi, 28-3-69.

Jay McShann (p)

Friday Strut / Oh Lady Be Good / Jay’s Boogie Woogie / Memories Of You.

New York, 27-6-69.

Jay McShann, Mitl Buckner (p) Roland Lobligelois (b) Paul Hunther (dr)

Funky K.C. / Please Mr.Shann / Honeysuckle Rose.

Barcellona, Spagna, 16-11-70.

The Big Apple Bash.The Big Apple Bash.

Doc Cheatham (tp) Dicky Wells (tb) Earl Warren (sa) Herbie Mann (cl-fl-st) Jay McShann (p-vc) John Scofield (g) Eddie Gomez, Milt Hinton, Jack Six (b) Connie Kay, Joe Morello (dr) Sammy Figueroa (perc) Janis Siegel (vc)

Crazy Legs And Fridey Strut / Georgia On My Mind / Dickie’s Dream / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water / Blue feeling / Jumpin’The Blues.

(Wounded Brid Rec.8804)

3-10 Agosto 1971.

Going To Kansas City. Going To Kansas City.

Buddy Tate (st) Julian Dash (st-cl) Jay McShann (p-vc) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Doggin’Around / Hootie’s Ignorant Oil / Blue And Sentimental / Hootie’s In Hutchinson / Say Forward I’ll March / Four Day Rider / Moten Swing / You Can Depend On me / Under In The Moonlight Starlight Blue / Slow Drag / Tenderly.

New York, 6-3-72.

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The Man From Muskogee.The Man From Muskogee.

Jay McShann (p-vc) Claude Williams (viol-g) Don Thompson (b) Paul Gunther (dr)

After You’ve Gone / Four Day Rider / Yardbird Suite / I’ll Catch The Sun / Things Ain’t What They Used To be / Smooth Sailing / Mary Ann / These Foolish Things / Hootie Blues / Nancy Blues / Jumping At The Woodside.

(Sackville SKD2-3005)

Montreal, 24-6-72.

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Kansas City Memories.Kansas City Memories.

Jay McShann (p-vc) Milt Buckner (p) Roland Lobligelois (b) Paul Gunther (dr)

Vine Street Boogie / Cherry Red / Milt Jay Bird / Yardbird Waltz.

Bordeaux, Francia, 18-7-73.

Arnette Cobb (st) Jay McShann (p) Milt Buckner (org) Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Al Casey (g)

My Chile / Hot Biscuit / ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bussiness It I Do / Doo Wah Doo / Funky K.C. / Please Mister McShann / Honeysuckle Rose.

Parigi, 31-7-73.

Vine Street Boogie.Vine Street Boogie.

Jay McShamm (p-vc)

My Chile / Hootie Blues / Satin Doll / I’m Beginning To See The Light / Vine Street Boogie / Confessin’The Blues / Yardbird Waltz / Hootie’s Ignorant Oil.

(Black Lion BLCD 760187)

Montreux, 3-7-74.

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Crazy Legs & Friday Strut.Crazy Legs & Friday Strut.

Jay McShann (p) Buddy Tate (st)

My Melancholy Baby / Say It Isn’t So / Shakey George / It Must Be True / Ellington Medley: I Got It Bad And That Aun’t Good – In A Sentimental Mood – Sophysticated Lady / Crazy Legs And Friday Stru / If I Could Be With You One Hour Today / Rock A Baye Basie.

(Sackville st 3011)

Toronto, 1-7-76.

Kansas City On My Mind.Kansas City On My Mind.

Candy Johnson (st) Jay McShann (p-vc) Claude Williams (g-vc) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Waering The Ring / Rock A Bye Basie / Broadway / Moten’s Swing / Goin’To Chicago / How Long Blues / Eweryday I Have The Blues / Evenin’/ Shorty George / Jive At Five / Just You Just Me / ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do.

(Black And Blue 33.108)

Tolosa, 28-3-77.

The Last Of The Blue Devils.The Last Of The Blue Devils.

Joe Newman (tp) Paul Quinichette, Buddy Tate (st) Jay McShann (p-vc) John Scofield (g) Milt Hinton (b) Jackie Williams (dr)

Confessin’The Blues / ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do / Hootie Blues / Blue Devil Jump / My Chile / Jumpin’At Woodside / Just For You / Hot Biscuits / ‘Fore Day Rider / Kansas City.

(Atlantic SD 8800)

New York, 29-30 Giugno 1977.

After Hours.After Hours.

Ole Lindgreen (tb) Steen Vig (st) Jay Mc Shann (p-vc) Thomas Muller (g) Ole Mosgard (b) Thorkild Moller (dr)

After Hours / Kansas City Blues / How Long Blues / The Staggers / Vognporten Boogie / Ace In The Hole / Yardbird Waltz / Man From Muskogee / Diblin’ And Dablin’ / Fore Day Rider / Tain’t Nobody’s Business / Doo-Wah-Doo / Hot Biscuits / Cherry Red / Jumpin’ With McShann / After Hours.

(Storyville Records 8279)

1977.

A Tribute To Fats Waller.A Tribute To Fats Waller.

Jay Mc Shann (piano solo)

Honeysuckle Rose / Keepin’Out Of Mischief Now / Then I’ll Be Tired Of You / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / All My Life / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down A Write Myself A Letter / I Ain’t Got Nobody / Squeeze Me / lulu’s Back In Town.

(Sackville 3019)

Toronto, 20-21 Giugno 1978.

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Kansas City Hustle.Kansas City Hustle.

Jay Mc Shann (piano solo)

Round About Midnight / Almost Lost My Mind / Kansas City Hustle / Willow Weep For Me / Blue Turbolence / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / Rocking Chair / My Sweet Mama.

(Sackville 3021)

Toronto, 20-21 Giugno 1978.

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Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players (Original Session).Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players chi

Jay McShann (p) Ralph Sutton (p) Milt Hinton (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Little Rock Getaway / Am I Blue / All Of Me / Honky Tonk Train Blues / Rosetta / St. Louis Blues / Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone / Girl Of My Dreams / I Got Rhythm / Dog Ass Blues / Hootie’s Ignorant Oil / Truckin’ / After You’ve Gone / I Ain’t Got Nobody / Variations On A Weeping Willow.

(Chiaroscuro Records 206)

New York, 15-16 Dicembre 1979.

Tuxedo Junction.Tuxedo Junction.

Jay McShann (p) Don Thompson (b)

Tuxedo Junction / One Siled Love / Robbins Nest / Froggy Bottom / Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Barelhouse Bolero.

(Sackville 3025) Toronto, 24-8-80.

Jay McShann (p-vc) Al Casey (g) Kenny Baldock (b) Robin Jones (dr)

Deed I Do / One O’Clack Jump / Going To Kansas City / One Sweet Blues / Rosetta / How Deep Is The Ocean / Anything / Hello Little Girl / Honky Tonk Train Blues / Oh Lady Be Good.

Londra, Aprile 1982.

Swingmatism.Swingmatism.

Jay McShann (p) Don Thompson (b) Archie Alleyne (dr)

Swingmatism / Am I Blue / The Shadow Of Your Smile / Lullaby Of Birdland / Just A Sittin’And A Rockin’ / All Too Soon / The Jeep Is Jumpin’ / Evenin’ / The Mooche / A Night In Tunisia.

(Sackville 2-3046 CD)

Toronto, 20-22 Ottobre 1982.

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Best Of Friends.Best Of Friends.

Jay McShann (p) Al Casey (g) Kenny Baldock (b) Robin Jones (dr)

‘Deed I Do / One O’Clock Jump / Going To Kansas City / One Sweet Blues / Rosetta / How Deep Is The Ocean / Anything / Hello Little Girl / Honky Tonk Train / Lady Be Good / Casey’s Shuffle / The Stroll / A Mess Of Trouble / Noodlin’ / Al’s Theme.

(JSP CD 224 CD)

1982.

Just A Lucky So And So.Just A Lucky So And So.

Jay McShann (p-vc) Jim Galloway (sb) Don Thompson (b) Terry Clarke (dr)

When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Georgia On My Mind / Basin Street Blues / Red Sails In The Sunset / On A Clear Day You Can See Forever / Lazy River / Once Upon A Time / Just A Lucky So And So.

(Sackville SKCD2 3035)

1983.

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Air Mail Special.Air Mail Special.

Jay McShann (p) Neil Swainson (b) Terry Clarke (dr)

Air Mail Special / Drop Me Off In Harlem / Blue And Sentimental / Swingin’ The Blues / Rose Room / That Lucky Old Sun / Blue Lou / Tenderly / Jumpin’The Blues / Rockin’In Rhythm.

(Sackville 3040)

Agosto 1985.

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Paris All-Star Blues.Paris All-Star Blues.

Clark Terry (flic-vc) Terence Blanchard, Carmell Jones, Tony Russo (tp) Al Grey, Jimmy Wilkins, Marc Steckar (tb) Benny Carter, Phil Woods (sa) James Moody (st-vc) Jimmy heath, Hal Singer (st) Sahib Shihab (sb) Jay McShann (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Mel Lewis (dr) Ernie Andrew (vc)

The Jumpin’Blues / Moten Swing / I’mmJust A Licky So And So / Lonely Boy Blues / Parker’s Mood / Say Forward I’ll March / Tender Touch Swingin’The Blues / Confessin’The Blues / Have You Ever Had The Blues / Sebastian / Vine Street Boogie / Hootie Blues.

(Limelight 820 833) Parigi, 13-6-89.

At Cafè Des Copains.At Cafè Des Copains.

Jay McShann (p)

Exactly Like You / Autumn In New York / The Bells Are Ringing / Body And Soul / Caravan / But Beautiful / Indiana / Night Train / On The Trail / Once In A While / Watch What Happens / Sweet Sue / I Cover The Waterfront / But Not For Me.

(Sackville Records 2024)

1983 – 1990.

Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players.Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players.

Jay McShann (p) Ralph Sutton (p) Milt Hinton (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Honey / Old Fashioned Love / ‘Fore Day Rider / On The Sunny Side Of The Street/ Sweet Georgia Brown / Do Wah / Indiana / ‘Deed I Do / Crazy Rhythm / Cherry / Pretty Baby / I’ve Found A New Baby / Jazz Speak.

(Chiaroscuro Records 306)

Marzo 1990.

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My Baby With The Black Dress On.My Baby With The Black Dress On.

Jay McShann (p-vc)

New Hootie Blues / Evenin’ / But Not For Hootie / Stardust / Georgia In My Mind / My Chile / I Just Picked It Out Of The Sky / Body And Soul / All Of Me / Cherry Red / Vine Street Boogie / Yardbird Waltz / Hands Off / I’ll See You In My Dream / Jazzspeak.

(Chiaroscuro 345) 15 e 20 Dicembre 1991.

Clark Terry (tp-vc) Al Grey (tb) Jay McShann (p-vc) Milt Hinton (b) Ben Riley (dr)

Hey Hootie / The Jumpin’Blues / I Want A Little Girl.

Oslo, Norvegia, 8-8-92.

Some Blues.Some Blues.

Jay McShann (p-vc) con Clark Terry (tp-flic-vc) Al Grey (tb) Major Holley, Milt Hinton, Bill Crow (b) Bobby Durham, Ben Riley (dr)

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And White Myself A Letter / Gee Baby / Rompin’At Rudy’s / Sweet Lorraine / Dadding / Preaching Blues / Ho House Blues / Smoke Getz In Your Eyes / Don’t You Love Your Daddy /

(Chiaroscuro CR 320)

Englewood, NJ. Oslo, 1990-1992.

The Missouri Connection.The Missouri Connection.

Jay McShann (p-vc) John Hicks (p)

The Missouri Connection / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / I’m Just A Licky So And So / Jumpin’The Blues / Sweet Loraine / Reflections / What Am I Here For / Fiddlin’Around / All Of Me / In A Sentimental Mood / There Will Never Be Another You.

(Reservoir RSR CD 124 CD) Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 14-9-92.

Al Grey (tb) Jay McShann (p) Bill Crow (b)

Ho House Blues / Smoke Getz In Your Eyes / Don’t You Love Youe Daddy No More / intervista.

New York, 16-9-92.

Piano Playhouse.Piano Playhouse.

Art Farmer, Forest Powell, James Ross, Vernon Smith (tp) Frank Slett, Don Hill (sa) Peter Peterson, Buddy Floyd (st) Milbour Newman (sb) Jay McShann (p) Mitchell Weeb (g) Benny Booker (b) Addison Farmer (dr)

McShann Bounce Pt.1 / Mister Hootie / Mellow Dog / Drunk, Broke And Hungry / Geronimo / Back Train Blues / McShann’s Bounce, Pt.2 / Hot Biscuit / Soft Winds / Ain’t Nobody’s Bussiness / Slow Drag Blues / Mr.Hooty / Someone To Watch Over Me / You Turned Your Back On Me / McShann’s Blunce Pt.2 (alt.take) / 12 O’Clock Whistle / Buttermilk / Sloppy Drunk / Hard Working Man’s Blues / How Long / No Mane Boogie / Thinking About My Baby.

(Night Train 25-7-96.

Hootie’s Jumpin’Blues.Hootie’s Jumpin’Blues.

Jay McShann (p) Martin Ballou (b) Sax Gordon Beadle (st) Marty Richards (dr) Duke Robillard (g) Bob Tildesley (p) Dave Babcock (sb)

Hootie Blues / Vine Street Boogie / ‘Fore Day Rider / Hands Off / Profoundly Blue / Doo Wah Doo / I Want A Little Girl / Jumpin’ The Blues / Confessin’ The Blues / Hootie Ignorant Oil / Hootie’s Blues For Big Miller / (Bonus Track) Interview & Solo Piano.

(Stony Plain Records 1237)

9 e 12 Agosto 1996.

Hootie.Hootie.

Jay McShann (p-vc) Keter Betts (b) Jackie Williams (dr)

Cruisin’The Blues / Moonlight In Vermont / You’re Driving Me Crazy – Moten Swing / My Chile / Forward March.

Phil Woods (sa) Jay McShann (p-vc) Keter Betts (b) Jackie Williams (dr)

Kewpie Doll / Yardbird Suite / Clisong.

Plip Phillips (st) Jay McShann (p-vc) Keter Betts (b) Jackie Williams (dr)

Filippin’The Blues / All Of Me / As Time Goes By / Sweet Georgia Brown.

Davis Newman (st) Jay McShann (p-vc) Keter Betts (b) Jackie Williams (dr)

Crazy Legs And Friday Srut / Moanin’Blues.

(Chiaroscuro CR 357) Piroscafo Norway, Mar dei Caraibi, 26-30 Ottobre 1997.

Still Jumpin’The Blues.Still Jumpin’The Blues.

Jay McShann (p) Duke Robillard (g) Maria Muldaur (vc) Marty Richards (dr) John Packer (b) Doug James (st) ed altri.

Goin To Chicago / Moten Swing / Sunny Side Of The Street / Ain’t Nobody’s Business / Come On Over To My House / Trouble In Mind / Say Forward, I’ll March / Backwater Blues / She’s Got It / Hootie’s K.C. Christmas Prayer / Bonus Track (after 2 min.) Interview with Jay McShann.

(Stony Plain 1254)

Gennaio 1999.

What A Wonderful World.What A Wonderful World.

Jay McShann (p) Gerald Spait (b) Todd Strait (dr) Ahmad Alaadeen (st) Sonny Kenner (g)

Piney Brown Blues / Cherry Red / Just For You / Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You / Crazy Legs And Friday Strut / Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound / Land Of Dreams / Lonely Boy Blues / Hot Biscuits / Blue Monday.

(Groove Note 1005) Maggio 1999.

Jay McShann (p)

I Found A New Baby / Body And Soul / Moten Soul / Coquette / Lady Be Good / Blues / Honeysuckle Rose / Cherokee / You Say Forward, I’ll March / Lonely Boy Blues / Vine Street Boogie / Jump The Blues / One O’Clock Jump / Bottle It / Sweet Georgia Brown / Wrap Your Troubles In Fream / One O’Clock Jump.

(Spotlite 220) 11-12-2001.chiusura

MCTELL WILLIE, BLIND. (G-VC)

Thomson, Georgia. 5/5/1898. – Milledgeville, Georgia. 19/8/1959.

Cantante famoso nel blues folcloristico, personaggio bizzarro e poliedrico. Ha lavorato per le strade di Atlanta. Egli è stato uno dei grandi solitari della musica nera del Sud-Est. Abilissimo con la sua chitarra a dodici corde, con essa accompagna il suo canto naturale e calmo. Cantante dalla voce chiara ed espressiva.

Discografia:

Travelin’Blues.

Atlanta, 30-10-29.

Last Session.

Blind Willie McTell (vc-g)

Kill It Kid / Broke Down Engine Blues.

Atlanta, 1949.

Baby It Must Be Love / The Dyin’Crapshooter’s Blues / Don’t Forget It / Kill It Kid / That Will Never Happen No More / Goodbye Blues / Salty Dog / Early Life / Beedle Um Bum / A Married Man’s A Fool / A To Z Blues / Wabash Cannonball / Pal Of Mine.

(Prestige OBC 517) Atlanta, Settembre 1956.chiusura

MCVEA JACK, JOHN VIVIAN. (TS-CL)

Los Angeles, California. 5/11/1914. – Los Angeles, California. 27/12/2000.

Dopo aver debuttato nell’orchestra del padre, che è stato anche il suo maestro, ha lavorato con Walter Dootsie Williams, poi nel 1933 con Charlie Echols, con Lorenzo Flennoy, nel 1935 con Claude Kennedy, con Eddie Thuram, con Cee Pee Johnson, nel 1936 con Edie Barefield, con Lionel Hampton nel 1940, con il quale ha fatto anche diverse incisioni. Nel 1943 ha suonato con Snub Mosley, nella JATP di Norman Granz, con Count Basie nel 1945. Nel 1946 ha inciso “Open The Door Richard” che ha ottenuto un grande successo, che gli ha consentito di tenere in piedi un’orchestra con la quale ha fatto molte tournée. Ha suonato con Benny Carter nel 1955 e con Lee Blackwell. In seguito ha lavora con un suo trio a Disneyland. Negli anni’60 si è vota completamente al R&B.chiusura

MEASHAM DAVID (DIR-VIOL)

Nottingham, Inghilterra. 1/12/1937. – Perth, Inghilterra. 6/2/2005.

Guidato dai genitori, il padre cantante di opere liriche e la madre pianista, ha iniziato a studiare il violino a sette anni ed ha frequentato la Mundella Grammar School di Nottingham e Guidhalm School and Drama di Londra. Ha iniziato a lavorare come èromo violino della BBC Symphony Orchestra, dal 1963 al 1967 è stato codirettore della City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra e direttore della London Sinphony Orchestra che nel 1972 ha inciso una composizione di Ornette Coleman Skies of America”. E’ stato protagonista di uno dei maggiori successi del dopoguerra nel 1952 con “I Don’t Know” e nel 1953 con “I’m mad”. Durante una tournée europea ha deciso di restare a Parigi, dove ha registrato diversi album. Nel 1971 è andato in Australia e dal 1974 al 1981 ha diretto la West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Ha anche collaborato con J. Rogers nel 1971 e K. Taylor nel 1975. E’ stato direttore musicale alla Fenice di Venezia, della Stetson University in Florida ed è stato protagonista in eventi notevoli in altee parti del mondo. chiusura

MECCA LOU (G)

U.S.A.1927. – New Jersey. 2003.

Ha esordito discograficamente con il gruppo di Gil Melle nel 1954, e un anno dopo ha registrato il suo primo disco da leader. La sua attività principale però è la chiroterapia, nella quale si è laureato nel 1967, alla quale alterna sporadicamente delle esibizioni nei club del New Jersey. Ha anche registrato con Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Teddy Charles, Eddie Costa, Al Cohn, Chris Connors. Ha lavorato negli spettacoli di Broadway,

Discografia:

Lou Mecca Quartet.

Jack Hitchkock (vib) Lou Mecca (g) Vinnie Burke (b) Jimmy Campbell (dr)

All The Things You Are / Bernie’s Tune / Just One Of Those Things / Stan’s Invention / The Song Is You / You Go To My Head.

(Blue Note 5067)

Hackensack, New Jerseyt, 25-3-55.

Bridging The Gap.

Lou Mecca (g)

Stompin At The Savoy / Nuages / Black Orpheus / Body And Souil / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Whats New / Yesterdays / Angel Eyes Green Dolphin Street / Tenderly / Wave / Moonlight In Vermont / Days Of Wine And Roses.

(Pony Canion Rec.1063) 1999. chiusura

MECHALI FRANÇOIS. (B)

Algiers, Algeria. 21/5/1950.

Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Versailles ed ha seguito, attraverso l’ascolto dei dischi, in particolare Scott LaFaro e Gary Peacock. Ha partecipato alla fondazione del gruppo “Cohelmec”nel novembre del 1968, ha suonato con Sahib Shihab, con Mico Nissim e ha sostituito Beb Guerin nel gruppo di Anthony Braxton. Nel 1973 è venuto in Italia con Robin Kenyatta e nella metà degli anni ’70 ha suonato in trio con altri due bassisti, Jean-François Jenny-Clarker e Beb Guerin. Ha duettato con Andrè Juane e Gerard Marais, ha fatto parte del quartetto del flautista Michel Edelin ed ha registrato e ha fatto tournée con Joe McPhee. Insieme a Andrè Juane ha sunato nel gruppo del batterista Peter Gritz, nel quartetto di Yoch’ko Deffer e Siegfried Kessler. Nel trio di Jacques Bonnardel e nell’Orchestra de Nove, diretta dal vibrafonista Alex Grillo. Ha guidato un gruppo insieme a Jean-Fraçois Canape. Nella sua carriera frelance ha collaborato con Dave Burrell, Jerome Cooper, Oliver Johnson, Clifford Jarvis, Stephane Grappelli, Michel Petrucciani, Enrico Rava, Stu Martin, Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Byard Lancaster, Mike Zwerin ed altri. Ha guidato altri suoi gruppi ed in seguito si è impegnato nella musica classica.

Discografia:

Cut Up.

Gerard Marais (g,synt) Francois Mechali (b) Bertrand Gauthier (dr,perc)

Decocher / Trait d’union / Chant de basse / Memphis prodigue / Sans titre en bleu / El pato.

(Vogue LDA20364)

Parigi, Maggio 1978.

Le Grenadier Voltigeur.

Kenny Wheeler (tr) Radu Malfatti (tb) Andre Jaume (cl/b,st) Francois Mechali (b) Gunter Baby Sommer (dr,perc)

Offrande 1re partie – Decocher / Offrande 2ieme parti / Arca / Duo / Ensemble 1 / Kenny Wheeler solo / Ensemble 2.

(Nato 70)

Dunois, Francia, 14-15 Marzo 1983.

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MECHALL JEAN-LOUIS (DR-VIB)

Casablanca, Marocco. 15/5/1948.

Ha iniziato suonando la chitarra ed in seguito studia la batteria con Jacques Thollot. Nel 1968 insieme al fratello Francois, al sassofonista Jean Cohen e Dominique Elbaz ha fondato il ”Cohelmec Ensemble”. Con questa gruppo ha suonato in diverse città della Francia ed ha partecipato a diversi Festival.chiusura

MEDALLION.

Etichetta discografica emessa nel 1919 dalla baldwin Piano Company di Cincinnati. Il suo catalogo è interamente derivato dalla etichetta Emerson e include i primi dischi di jazz del gruppo “Louisiana Five”d di Eubie Blake. La produzione è cessata tra la fine del 1921 è l’inizio del 1922.chiusura

MEDESKI JOHN ( KEYB)

Luisville, Kentucky. 28/6/1965.

Cresciuto a Fotr Lauderdale in Florida, ha studiato musica classica dall’età di cinque anni e giù a dieci è un professionista. Nel 1978 ha iniziato ad interessarsi del pianoforte jazz e della improvvisazione. Anche continuando a lavorare nella Classica ha iniziato ad avere rapporti con gruppi di jazz, dei quali il primo è stato quello di Jaco Pastorius e durante questo periodo ha iniziato a suonare il pianoforte elettrico. Nel 1983 si è trasferito a Boston, dove continua a studiare musica classica al New England Conservatory of Music e studia anche con Dave Holland, George Russell e Joe Maneri. Subito dopo essere arrivato a Boston ha iniziato a suonare l’organo Hammond B-3, con il quale ha accompagnato la cantante Jellybelly ed la pianoforte ha fatto parte del gruppo di Bob Moses. Ha fatto una tournée in Israele, poi con Christopher Hollyday, con Billy Higgins e Alan Dawson, con la “Jazz Composers Alliance”, con Ken Schaphorst, la Either/Orchestra, il Mandala Octet. Dopo la laurea nel 1988 ha guidato un duo al Village Gate di New York, ha fatto un tour con John Zorn, con i Masada, ha diretto insieme a David Fiuczynski il gruppo fusion “Lunar Crush”, ha suonato con Andrè Jaune. Nel 1991 ha formato un trio con Billy Martin e Chris Wood, ha alternato il pianoforte, all’organo e al keyboard. Nel 1996 è andato in tour con il gruppo rock H.O.R.D.E., nel 1997 ha preso parte al “Next Wave Fest” di New York. Tastierista ed organista di organo Hammond B-3, con il suo trio è perfettamente in linea con il sound preferito dalle nuove generazioni. Nel filonedell’acid jazz ha alternato momenti caldi nei quali i vari elementi come la creatività, l’improvvisazione e ritmo sono ben dosati e, l’azione scorre fluida e momenti di noiosa ripetività.

Discografia:

Notes From The Underground.John Medeski Notes From The Underground.

Steve Bernstein (tp) Curtis Hasselbring (tb) Bill Lowe (tb-tuba) Thomas Chapin (sa-fl) Doug Yates (cl/b) John Medeski (p) Chris Wood (b) Billt Martin (dr-perc)

Hermeto’s daydream / The saint / La garonne / Orbits / Uncle Chubb / Rebirth / Otis / United / Caravan / La Querencia.

(Hap Jones 2921)

New York, 15-16 Dicembre 1991.

It’s A Jungle In Here.John Medeski It's A Jungle In Here.

Steven Bernstein (tr,flic) Josh Roseman (tb) Jay Rodriguez (st,sa) David Binney (sa) John Medeski (org,p/el) Marc Ribot (g) Chris Wood (b) Billy Martin (dr,perc)

Beeah / Where’s Sly ? / Shuck it up / Sand / Worms / Medley: Bemsha swing, Lively up yourself / Moti mo / It’s a jungle in here / Syeeda’s song flute / Wiggly’s way.

(Gramavision R2-79495)

New York, 2-4 Agosto 1993.

Lunar Crush.John Medeski Lunar Crush.

John Medeski (keyb) David Fiuczynzki (g) Fima Ephron (b/el) Gene Lake (dr) Joyo Mayer (cimb-dr) Michel Johnson, Gloria Tropp (vc)

Vog / Pacifica / Gloria Ascending / Pineaple / Quest / Freelamce Brown / Slow Blues For Fuzy’s mama / Lillies That Fester / 122 St.Marks / Fima’s Sunrise.

(Gramavision Rc.R2-79498)

New York, 5-7 Gennaio 1994.

Friday Afternoon In The Universe.John Medeski Friday Afternoon In The Universe.

John Medeski (org,p,clav,wurlitzer) Chris Wood (b,fl,arm) Billy Martin (dr,perc)

The lover / Paper bass / House mop / Last chance to dance trance / Baby clams / We’re so happy / Shack / Tea / Chinoiserie / Between two limbs / Sequal / Friday afternoon in the universe / Billy’s tool box / Chube Sue / Khob khun krub.

(Grammavision GCD79503)

New York, 24-26 Luglio 1994.

Wood.

John Medeski (keyb) Billy Martin (perc-dr) Chriss Wood (b-dr)

Sugar Craft / Just Like I Pictured It / Start – Stop / Nocturne / Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho / Whatever Happended To Gus / Latin Shuffle / Everyday People / Coconut Boogaloo / Church Of Logic / No Ke Ano Ahiahi / Hypnotized.

(LP Blue Note) New York, 11-8-98.

Combustication.John Medeski Combustication.

John Medeski (tast) Chris Wood (b) Billy Martin (dr-perc)

Just Like I Picture It / Start Stop / Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho / Whatever Happened To Gus / Latin Shuffle Everyday People / Coconut Boongaloo / Church Of Logic / Hypnotized.

Stesso gruppo con DJ Logic (giradischi)

Sugar Craft / Nocturne / No Ke Ano Ahiahi.

(Blue Note 93011) New York, 1998.

Tonic.John Medeski Tonic.

John Medeski (p) Chris Wood (b) Billy Martin (dr-perc)

Incovation / Afrique / Seven Dead Lies / Your Lady / Rise Up / Buster Rdies Again / Thaw / Hey Joe.

(Blue Note 7243 5 25271)

New York, Marzo 1999.

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In His Own Sweet Way.

John Medeski (p-tast) Chris Wood (b) Billy Martin (dr)

Tokyo Traffic.

(Avant Avan 005)

Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Guest John Medeski.John Medeski Marian McPartland’s Piano

John Medeski (p) Marian McPartland (p) Gary Mazzaroppi (b)

Conversation / Ba-Lue Boliver Ba-Lues Are / Conversation / Out Of This World / Conversation / Bensha Swing / Conversation / Threnody / Conversation / Caravan / Conversation / Otis / Conversation / Free Piece / Conversation / Bubble House.

(Jazz Alliance 12047)

New York, 7-7-2003.

Together Again: Live At The Egg.John Medeski Together Again

John Medeski (p) Lee Shaw (p) Rich Syracuse (b) Jeff Siege Siegel (dr).

Lizards / Praire Child / Holiday / Solo Piano Piece / Wher’s Sky / Tears / Blues 11 / Wiggly’s Way.

(ARC)

Albany e New York, 5 Aprile 2009.
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MEHEGAN JOHNNY, FRANCIS. (P)

Hartford, Connecticut. 6/6/1920. – New Canaan, Connecticut. 3/4/1984.

Ha iniziato a studiare da solo sia il violino che il pianoforte e nel 1938 ha frequentato la Julius Hart School of Music ed ha studiato teoria e composizione. Nel 1941 a New York ha suonato da solo in diversi locali notturni ed a partire dal 1944 ha iniziato ad insegnare jazz. Nel 1945 ha registrato con un suo gruppo costituito da Billy Moore, Al Hall e Jimmy Crawfrod. Ha collaborato con Teddy Wilson, ha fatto l’assistente alla Metropolitan Music School, ha diretto il dipartimento di jazz per diversi anni (1946-1956-1958) e nello stesso periodo ha insegnato alla Julliard School. Ha continuato ad esibirsi nei locali, in duo con Kenny Clarke, in trio con Eddie Costa e Vinnie Burke. Ha suonato con Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, ma la sua vera vocazione è l’insegnamento e soprattutto la composizione. Diventa critico musicale per diversi periodici importanti. Durante un suo soggiorno in sud Africa ha denunciato le condizioni di disagio in cui versano gli artisti di quel paese. Ha pubblicato l’ottimo trattato”Jazz Improvisation” nel 1959. Ha insegnato anche alla University of Bridgeport, nel Connecticut, dal 1968 al 1977 e alla Yale University dal 1974 al 1983.

Discografia:

Johnny Mehegan Quartet.

Johnny Mehegan (p) Billy Moore (g) Al Hall (b) Jimmy Crawford (dr)

Sweet Georgia Brown / Easy To Love / April In Paris / Lullaby In Rhythm.

(Savoy 8096) New York, 27-3-45.

From Barrelhouse To Bop-A History Of Jazz Piano.

Johnny Mehegan (p) Charles Mingus (b)

Untitle Blues/ King Porter Stomp/ Maple Leaf Rag/ Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie/ Rosetta/ Ain’t Misbehavin’/ Tea For Two/ Don’t Blame Me/ Sweet Lorraine/ This Can’t Be Love/ Debbie D.

(Progressive PR 1)

New York, dicembre 1952.

The John Mehegan Trio/Quartet.

John Mehegan (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Vinnie Burke (b) Joe Morello (dr)

Taking A Chance On Love / Sirod / Uncus / Stella By Starlight.

(Savoy MG 15054) New York, 10-6-54.

John Mehegan (p) Charles Mingus (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Blues Too Much / Thou Swell / The Boy Next Door / Cherokee.

(Savoy MG 15054) New York, 30-1-55.

Reflections.

John Mehegan (p) Kenny Clarke (dr)

The Song Is You / Lullaby Of Birdland / Everytime We Say Goodbye / My Heart Stood Still / Nice Work If You Can Get It.

(Savoy MG 12028)

New York, 6 Settembre 1955.

Montage.

John Mehegan (p)

Crazy Rhythm / At Long Last Love / I’ll Take Romance / Blue Skies / ‘Round About Midnight / Little White Lines / Night And Day.

(Savoy 12029) New York, 20-9-55.

A Pair Of Pianos.

Eddie Costa, John Mehegan (p) Vinnie Burke (b)

I’ll Remember April / Easy Living / Laura / Mambo Inn / Intermission Blues / Cheek To Cheek / All Of You / Blues For A Set.

(Savoy MG 12049)

New York, 15 Novembre 1955.

How I Play Jazz Piano.

John Mehegan (p)

Makin’ Whoopee / Better Luck Next Time / Get Out Of Town / Deep Purple / It Could Happen To You / Porgy / Wait Till You See Her / Al Thru The Night / Ruby.

(Savoy MH 12076) New York, 11-4-56.

Casual Affair with The John Mehegan Quartet.

Kenny Dorham (tp) John Mehegan (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Ernie Furtado (dr)

With A Song In My Heart / Baubles Bangles And Beads / Once Again In Love / Can’t We Be Friends / Evelin / Young And Foolish / Blues De Sad.

(TJ Records LP 1)

New York, Maggio-Giugno 1959.

Act Of Piano.

John Mehegan (p)

I Got Rhythm Pt.1 / I Got Rhythm Pt.2.

(Epic BA-17007) New York, 1960.

I Just Love Jazz Piano.

John Mehegan (p) Charles Mingus (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Cherokee / Blues Too Much / Thou Swell.

(Savoy MG 12100) chiusura

 

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