FOSTER Frank

FOSTER FRANK BENJAMIN III. (ST)

Cincinnati, Ohio. 23/9/1928.

Ha compiuto gli studi presso la Wilbeforce University, dove è stato anche il miglior solista e il principale arrangiatore dell’orchestra della scuola. Ha debuttato a Detroit con Snooky Young, poi ha suonato al Bluebird Inn con Wardell Gray e Milton Jackson, con Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris ed altri. Durante il servizio militare, nel quale è stato decorato di medaglia d’argento, si è assentato senza permesso per andare a San Francisco a suonare con Dexter Gordon. Dopo il congedo ha suonato con la grande orchestra diretta da Billy Eckstine, poi a Detroit nel gruppo di Elvin Jones, ed anche con Thelenious Monk. Nel luglio del 1953 è andato con Count Basie, con il quale è rimasto sino al 1964 contribuendo non poco al successo dello stesso, lavorando come compositore ed arrangiatore. È stato poi con Woody Herman, ha lavorato come freelance e si dedicato anche all’insegnamento. Ha suonato con Lionel Hampton nel 1967, ha fondato una big band con Duke Pearson, poi con Illinois Jacquet nel 1968, con la Ted Jones/Mel Lewis. Ha diretto vari suoi gruppi, come i “The Loud Majority” con i quali ha fatto delle tournée in Europa ed in Giappone. Ha suonato con Billy Meyers nel 1980, con John Siegel 1982. Dal 1983 ha diretto un quintetto con Frank Wess, con l’orchestra di Quincy Jones nel 1984, nel 1986 ha sostituito Thad Jones alla direzione dell’orchestra degli alunni di Basie, e alla testa della “Jarzmobile Orchestra”. Sassofonista del periodo di transizione, dalla sonorità stretta; molto legato ai boppers, in modo particolare a Sonny Stitt.

Composizioni:

Blue five jive – Blues backstage – Blues in hoss’s flat – Brotherly Shove – Captown races – Didn’t you – Discommotion – Down for the Count – Easin’It – Four five six – Misunderstood blues – Rare Butterfly – Ready Now That You Are – Shiny stockings – T.V.Time – Who Me – You got it

Discografia:

Frank Foster Quartet.54frenkfosterquartet

Frank Foster (st) Henri Renaud (p) Jean-Marie Ingrand (b) Jean-Louis Viale (dr)

My heart stood still / I’ll take romance / Escale a Victoria / The things we did last summer / Just forty bars.

(Vogue LD209)

Parigi, 4 Aprile 1954.

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Here Comes Frank Foster..54herecomes

Benny Powell (tb) Frank Foster (st) Gildo Mahones (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Little Red / How I Spent The Night / Blues For Benny / Out Of Nowhere / Gracias / The Heat’s On.

(Blue Note 5043)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 5 Maggio 1954.

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No Count.56nocount

Henry Coker, Benny Powell (tb) Frank Foster (st) Frank Wess (st-fl) Kenny Burrell (g) Eddie Jones (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Serenata / Dill Pickles / Hard Sock Dance / Dancing On The Ceiling / Alternative / Stop Gap.

(Savoy MG 12078)

New York, 5 Marzo 1956.

The Other Side Blue Note – Series 1500.

Frank Foster (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shadow Wilson (dr)

My Heart Stood Still.

(Blue Note BNJ 61008/10) Audio-Video Studio, New York, 12-3-56.

Two Frank Please / Jazz Is Bursting Out All Over.

Donald Byrd (tp) Henry Coker (tb) Frank Foster (st) Ronnell Bright (p) Eddie Jones (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

M.C. / Ka Jolie / Southside.

(Savoy Jazz SJL 2249) New York, 13-10-57.

Basie Is Our Boss.63basieisourboss

Al Aarons (tp) Frank Foster (st) Eric Dixon (st-fl) John Young (p) Buddy Catlett (b) Philip Thomas (dr)

Vested interests / I’ve got a lot of living to do / Why try to change me now? /Kelly blues / May we /Samba blues.

(Argo/Cadet LP717 12235)

Chicago, 18 e 20 Febbraio 1963.

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Fearless Frank Foster.65fearless

Virgil Jones (tp) Frank Foster (st) Al Dailey (p) Bob Cunningham (b) Alan Dawson (dr)

Disapprachment / Raunchy Rita / Janie Huk / Jitterburg Waltz / Baby Ann / Thingaroo.

(Prestige 7461)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2 Dicembre 1965.

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Soul Outing.66soul

Virgil Jones (tp) Frank Foster (st) Pat Revillot (p) Billy Butler (g) Bob Cunningham, Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (dr)

Night Song / Slow The Good Side.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 27-6-66.

Virgil Jones (tp) Frank Foster (st) Pat Revillot (p) Billy Butler (g) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (dr)

While The City Slepps / Skankarooy / Chiquito Loco.

(Prestige 7479) Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 11-7-66.

Manhattan Fever.68manhattan

Marvin Stamm (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Frank Foster (st) Richard Wiands (p) Bob Cranshaw (b-b/el) Mickey Roker (dr)

Little Miss No Mose / Manhattan Fever / Stammpede / You Gotta Be Kiddin’/ Sevnth Avenue Bill.

Stesso gruppo senza Stamm e Brown.

Loneliness.

(Blue Note 4278) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 21 Marzo 1968.

Frank Foster.

Burt Collins (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Ed Pazant (sa-fl-oboe) Frank Foster (st-cl) George Cables (p) Buster Williams (b) Mickey Roker (dr)

Slug’s Bug / Buster Brown / What’s New From The Monster Mill / Fly By Night / Hip Shakin’ / The House That Love Built.

(Blue Note 4316) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 31 Gennaio 1969.

The Loud Minority.74theloudminority

Cecil Bridgewater, Charles McGhee (tp-flic) Hannibal Marvin Peterson (tp) Frank Foster (st-sa-ss-cl) Kenny Rogers (sb-cl/b-sa) Dick Griffin (tb) Tad Dumbar (g) Harold Mabern (p) Stanley Ckarke, Gene Perla (b) Ricgard Pratt, Omar Clay, Airto Moreira, Elvin Jones (dr-perc) Dee Dee Bridgewater (vc)

The Loud Minority / Requiem For Dusty / J.P.’s Thing / E.W. / Beautiful People.

(Mainstream MDCD 718)

New York, 1974.

Giant Steps.75giantsteps

Al Porcino, Cecil Bridgewater, Sinclair Acey, Waymon Reed (tp) Thad Jones (flic) Billy Campbell, Earl McIntyre, John Mosca, Janice Robinson (tb) Jerry Dodgion, Ed Xiques (sa-fl) Gregory Herbert (st-sa-fl) Frank Foster (st-fl) Pepper Adams (sb) Walter Norris (p) George Mraz (b) Mel Lewis (dr)

Giant steps / Now that she’s away / Cecilia in love / Japan suite: I Shitsu-mon (The question) – II Tan-Kyu (The search)

(Denon YQ7522)

Tokyo, 13 e 17 Novembre 1975.

Here And Now.76hereandnow

Richard Williams (tp) Art Webb (fl) Frank Foster (st) Harold Mabern (p) Roland Prince (g) David Lee (b) Freddie Waits (dr) Azzedin “Niles” Weston (conga)

Sweet mirage / Shunga / Been here and gone / Square knights at the round table.

(Catalyst CAT7613)

New York, Giugno 1976.

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Well Water.77wellwater

Sinclair Acey, Charles Sullivan, Joe Gardener, Don McIntosh, Cecil Bridgewater (tp) Bill Lowe, Janice Robinson, Charles Stephen, Kiane Zawadi (tb) Leroy Barton, C.I.Williams (sa-fl) Frank Foster (st-ss) Bill Saxton (st-ss-fl) Doug Harris (st-fl) Bill Cody (st-f-ott) Kenny Rogers (sb) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl may (b-b/el) Elvin Jones (dr) Babafumi Akunyun (perc)

Joy Spring / Cecilia is Love / Simone / There’ll Be A Time / Someone’s Rocking My Jazz Boat / Well Water / There Card Molly.

(Piadrum 0701)

New York, 9-10 Ottobre 1977.

Shiny Stockings.Shiny Stockings.

Sinclair Acey, Virgil Jones, Joe Gardener, Don McIntosh, Chris Albert (tp) Janice Robinson, Kiane Zawadi, Charles Stephens, Bill Lowe (tb) Willie Davis (tuba) Leroy Barton (sa) Frank Foster (ss-st) Charles Williams, Bill Saxton, Bill Cody, Doug Harris (st) Kenny Rogers (sb) Ted Dumbar (g) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl Mat (b) Charlie Persip (dr) Roger Blank (perc)

Thruway Traffic / Four Five Six / Manhattan fever / Marie Jean.

(Denon 7521) Tokyo, 29-30 Novembre 1977.

Sinclair Acey, Virgil Jones, Joe Gardner, Chris Albert, Robert Rutledge (tp) Janice Robinson, Emmett MacDonald, Charles Stephens (tb) Bill Lowe (tb/b) Bill Davis (tuba) Leroy Barton, Charlese Williams (sa) Frank Foster (st-ss) Bill Saxton, Bill Cody, Doug Harris (st) Kenny Rodgers (sb) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl May (b) Charlie Persip (dr)Babafume Akunyun (perc)

Shiny Stocking / Love Scene / Tomorrow’s Blues Today / Dayspring / Hills Of North Rejoice.

(Denon DC 8545) New York, 27-28 Novembre 1978.

Bursting Out!Bursting Out!

Sinclair Acey, Virgil Jones, Joe Gardener, Don McIntosh, Chris Albert (tp) Janice Robinson, Kiane Zawadi, Charles Stephens, Bill Lowe (tb) Willie Davis (tuba) Leroy Barton (sa) Frank Foster (ss-st) Charles Williams, Bill Saxton, Bill Cody, Doug Harris (st) Kenny Rogers (sb) Ted Dumbar (g) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl Mat (b) Charlie Persip (dr) Roger Blank (perc)

New born Denon / Karmageddon.

(YX-7407ND)

New York, 30-11-77.

For All Intents And Purposes.For All Intents And Purposes.

Sinclair Acey, Virgil Jones (tp) Janice Robinson, Charles Stephens (tb) Frank Foster (st-ss) Charles I Williams (sa) William Saxon (sb) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl May (b) Willie J.Davis (tuba) Charlie Persip (dr)Babafume Akunyun (perc)

For All Intents And Purposes / Someone’s Rocking My Jazzboat / Loneliness / Square Knights Of The Round Table / Love The Girl / Cecilia Is Love.

(Leo Rec. 007)

Helsinki, Luglio 1978.

Chiquito Loco.78chiquito

Frank Foster (st) Ted Dumbar (g) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl May (b) Billy Hart (dr)

Chiquito Loco / Theme For Ernie / Joy Spring / Shiny Stocking.

(Arco ARC 120)

The N’hita Jazz Club, Heist op den Berg, Belgio, 24-2-79.

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A Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But A Trip.79abluesaint

Frank Foster (st) Ted Dumbar (g) Mickey Tucker (p) Earl May (b) Billy Hart (dr)

A blues ain’t nothing but a trip / Simone / Giant steps / Jane Huck.

(EPM FDC 5501)

Belgio, 24-2-79.

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The House That Love Built.82thehousethat

Frank Foster (st) Horace Parlan (p) Jesper Lundgrand (b) Aage Tangaard (dr)

I Remember Sonny Stitt / Yhe House That Love Built / John R And Garfield / Lightly Stroking / Dumbar’s Delight.

(Steeplechase SCS 1170)

Copenhagen, 10-9-82.

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Two For The blues.82twofortheblues

Frank Foster (st-ss) Frank Wess (st-sa-fl) Kenny Barron (p) Rufus Reid (b) Marvin Smith (dr)

Two For The Blues / Send In The Clowns / Your Beauty Is A Long Of Love / But For The Likes Of You / Heat Of Winter 6 Nancy With The Laughing Face / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / A Time For Love / Bay Street.

(Pablo 2310-905)

Weston, 11-12 Ottobre 1983.

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Frankly Speaking.84franklyspeaking

Frank Foster (st-ss) Frank Wess (st-sa.fl) Kenny Barron (p) Rufus Reid (b) Marvin Smith (dr)

An’All Such Stuff As ‘Dat / The Summer Know / When Did You Leave Heaven / Up And Coming / One Morning / Two Franks / This Is Hall I Ask / Blues Backstage.

(Concord CCD 4276)

New York, Dicembre 1984.

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Live At Feuerwache Mannheim: Frank Foster & Jurgen Seefelder.96livefeuerwache

Frank Foster, Jurgen Seefelder (st-ss) Thomas Stabenow (b) Keith Copeland (dr)

On the trail / Simone / For Heaven’s sake / Like someone in love / In a sentimental mood / Oleo.

(Bassic Sound 015)

Live “Feuerwache” Mannheim, Germania, 25-4-96.

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Leo Rising.96leorising

Frank Foster (st-ss) Stephen Scott (p) Christian McBride (b) Lewis Nach (dr)

You Are Only As Old You Look / Simone / Gray Thursday / Cidade Alto / When April Comes Again / Last Night When We Were Young.

Derrik Gardenr (tp, Frank Foster (st-ss) Stephen Scott (p) Christian McBride (b) Lewis Nach (dr)

Leo Rishing / Derricksterity.

(Arabesque AJ 0124) New York, 23-24 Agosto 1996.

We Do It Diff’rent: Frank Foster’s Loud Minority Big Band.98wedoitdifferent

Frank Greene, Derrick Gardner, Kenyatta Beasley (tp) Jeremy Pelt, Cecil Bridgewater (tp) Cecil Bridgewater, Vincent Gardner, Clark Gaton, Stafford Hunter (tb) Bill Lowe (tb/b-tuba) Bruce Williams, Joe Ford (sa) Bill Saxton, Keith Loftis (st) James Stewart (sb) Daniel Mixon (p) Earl May (b) Sylvia Cuenca (dr) Frank Foster (arr) Special guests: Jon Faddis (tp) Dennis Rowland (vc)

Stella by starlight / Shiny stockings / G’on an’ git it y’all / Wild women don’t worry / Fos’ alarm / Lover / Where or when / Cecelia is love / You go to my head / Skull-doug-ery.

(Mapleshade 09532) New York, 11-6-2002.chiusura

FOSTER GARY (AS)

Leavenworth, Kansas. 25/5/1936.

Musicista molto versatile, ha studiato al Central College a Fayette nel Missouri e si è laureato all’Università del Kansas, in musica e clarinetto. Si trasferisce in California a Los Angeles nel 1961 dove ha iniziato a lavora nell’industria del cinema. Nel 1962 si unisce a Clare Fisher con il quale ha avuto altre collaborazioni nel corso degli anni. Ha anche suonato con Jimmy Rowles, con Louie Bellson nel 1968, con Warne Marsh, con Mike Barone nel 1969. In questi anni ha avuto una collaborazione feconda con il chitarrista Dennis Budimir, ha suonato con Toshiko Akiyoshi e Lew Tabackin nel 1973, con Laurindo Almeida, con Ed Shaughnessy nel 1974, con Benny Goodman nel 1976, ha registrato con Cal Tjader nel 1984. Ha fondato il gruppo dei “Nova Music Studios”, orchestra formata da insegnanti di musica suoi colleghi. Si è anche esibito come clarinettista classico con l’orchestra di Pasadena. Solista delicato, dal ritmo elegante e dal grande virtuosismo nel suonare varie ance.

Discografia:

Sub-consciously.Gary Foster Sub-consciously.

Gary Foster (sa,cl,fl) Dave Koonse (g/el) Clare Fischer (p) Frank de la Rosa (b) Vic Mio (b) John Terry (dr)

All of me / I’ll close my eyes / Wistful samba / What is this thing called love ? / Elegy / In memoriam   

Los Angeles, 1967.

Gary Foster (sa,fl,st) Dave Koonse (g/el) Dennis Budimir (g) Ray Neapolitan (b)

Ornithardy / Pensativa / Peri’s scope / Liz Ann

(Revelation 5) 1968.

Grand Cru Classe.Gary Foster Grand Cru Classe.

Gary Foster (sa) Dave Koonse (g) Alf Klausen (b) John “Terry” Tirabasso (dr)

A tune for a lyric / Morning star / Samba de Elencia / Everything I love.

(Revelation 19) Alhambra, Ca., 12 Gennaio 1969.

The Duke / You stepped out of a dream.

(Revelation 19)

Los Angeles, 9 Marzo 1969.

Imagination.Gary Foster Imagination.

Gary Foster (sa,ss) Alan Broadbent (p,p/el) Jim Hughart (b) Larry Bunker (dr)

Warning: Success may be hazardous to your health / What’s new ? / Dixie’s dilemma / Lyric for Kandinsky / Just friends / And miles to go / Imagination / You’d be so nice to come home to / Only trust your heart.

(RCA RVJ-6017)

Hollywood, CA, 10 e 14 Settembre 1977.

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A Beautiful Friendship.Gary Foster A Beautiful Friendship.

Gary Foster (sa,ss) Mitsuaki Kanno (p) Koji Toyama (b) Michio Noguchi (dr)

A beautiful friendship / Elusive dream / In your own sweet way / Teef / I’m getting sentimental over you / It’s you or no one.

(Insights RDC-12)

Tokyo, 6-7 Febbraio 1979.

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Kansas City Connections.Gary Foster Kansas City Connections.

Gary Foster (sa,fl) Paul Smith (p) Steve Cardenas (g) Bob Branstetter (b) Tommy Ruskin (dr)

Saturday 10 A.M./ Don’t ask why / Dream dancing / Steppin’ out

Gary Foster (sa,fl) Russ Long (p) Steve Cardenas (g) Gerald Spaits (b) Tommy Ruskin (dr)

Bud’s ending / Gee baby, ain’t I good to you ? / I thought about you / Chi Chi.

(Revelation REV48)

Kansas City, Missouri, 24 Novembre 1985.

Make Your Own Fun.Gary Foster Make Your Own Fun.

Gary Foster (sa-fl) Jimmy Rowles (p-vc) John Heard (b) Joe La Barbera (dr)

Alone Together / The Peacocks / Warneing / Nica’s Dream / What A Life / I Concentrate On You / Some Other Spring / Teef / I’ll Close My Eyes / Easy Living / Sweet Lips.

(Concord Jazz CCD 4459)

Hollywood, Gennaio 1991.

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Perfect Circularity.Gary Foster Perfect Circularity.

Gary Foster (sa) Putter Smith (b)

Teef / The Peacocks / Dream Stepper / Tonggeret / Bach Siciliano / For Us / Jam For Your Bead / You Must Believe In Spring / Oleo / I Remember You / In Praise Of Malcom X / Blue Hodge / Relaxin’At Camarillo.

(Ajl 77001)

Hollywood, 2-3 Maggio 2006.chiusura

FOSTER GEORGE (DR)

New York. 14/7/1915.

Ha debuttato a sedici anni con Beverly Peer, nel 1936 ha suonato con Fess Willimas e nel 1937 con Lil Armstrong. Ha lavorato nel 1940 con Ovie Alston e durante il servizio militare ha suonato nella Banda della 369a National Guard Regimental. Tornato alla vita civile, ha lavorato a New York come free lance, ha suonato con Wilbur De Paris nel 1954 e con Jonah Jones dal 1958 al 1961. chiusura

FOSTER HERMAN (P)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 26/4/1928.

Ha cominciato a suonare all’inizio degli anni’50 nel gruppo di Eric Dixon. Ha avuto il felice incontro con Lou Donaldson, con il quale ha collaborato dal 1953 al 1966 ed anche in seguito nel 1982. Ha accompagnato in sala di incisione Donald Byrd e con Ray Barreto. Ha suonato Harvie Swartz, con Jay Leonhardt, con Seldon Powell e con Lord Westbrook. Ha lavorato molto nei migliori club di New York, e soprattutto in quelli di Harlem. E’ stato un improvvisatore originale dal grande slancio.

Discografia:

Have You Heard ?.Herman Foster Have You Heard

Herman Foster (p) Earl May (b) Frankie Dunlop (dr)

Volare / Angel eyes / Strange / When I fall in love / Lover man / Herman’s blues.

(Epic LA16010)

New York, 19 Settembre 1960.

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The Explosive Piano Of Herman Foster.herman foster The Explosive Piano Of Herman Foster

Herman Foster (p) Earl May (b) Frankie Dunlop (dr)

Yesterdays / Like Someone In Love / Carol / Dancing In The Dark / Goodbye / Dream / Hermn’s Blues / Volare / Lover Man / When Fall In Love / Strange / Angel Eyes.

(Collectables 7415)

New York, 19-9-60 e 9-5-61.

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Ready And Willing.herman foster Ready And Willing.

Herman Foster (p) Herman Wright (b) Brumo Carr (dr)

The Night We Called It A Day / You’ve Changed / Popcorn / Our Day Will Come / My Ship / Blue-ese / How About You / Someday My Prince Will Come / Namely You / Ready And Willing.

(Argo LP 727)

New York, 3-10-63.

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The One And Only.herman foster The One And Only.

Herman Foster (p) Jeff Fuller (b) Victor Jones (dr)

Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / The Shadow In Your Smile / Smoke In Your Eyes / Over The Raimbow / It’s Only A Papermoon / Monsterbeach Blues / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To.

(Timeless CD SJP 201)

New York, 27-2-84.chiusura

FOSTER LEROY “BABY FACE”. (G-DR)

Mobile, Alabama. 1920. – Chicago, Illinois. 1961.

E’ cresciuto musicalmente a Chicago, dove ha avuto il primo ingaggio importante nel 1945 con Muddy Waters. Nel 1952 ha messo su un suo trio, con il quale ha anche inciso qualche disco. Non ha mai raggiunto la celebrità, anzi la sua morte è passata completamente inosservata. chiusura

FOSTER POPS, GEORGE MURPHY. (B)

McCall, Luisiana. 19/5/1892. – San Francisco, California. 30/10/1969.

Si è dedicato allo studio del basso e del violoncello sotto la guida del padre e della sorella. Ha iniziato a suonare da professionista nel 1906 in un trio di archi. Ha suonato poi con Jack Carey e nelle migliori orchestre dixieland di New Orleans, come l’Eagle Band, la Magnolia Band, Freddy Keppard, Kid Ory, la Tuxedo Orchestra, Armand Piron, King Oliver. Nel 1917 è andato con Fate Marable sui battelli del Mississipi. Nel 1921 e con Charlie Creath a St. Louis, Dewey Johnson, la Ed Allen’s Whyspering Orchestra. Nel 1923 di nuovo con Kid Ory in California. Nel 1929 a New York con Louis Russell sino al 1940 quando l’orchestra era passata sotto la direazione di Louis Armstrong. Ha suonato con Teddy Wilson, Happy Caldwell. Ha abbandonato per un pò di tempo la musica per lavorare nella metropolitana. Nel 1948 è venuto al Festival di Nizza con Mezz Mezzrow, ha suonato con Jimmy Archey, con Bob Wilder, con Willie The Lion Smith nel 1953, con Papa Celestin, con Sammy Price nel 1955, Earl Hines, con Eddie Smith nel 1963 e con Elmer Snowden. E’ stato il punto di riferimento di tutti i bassisti di jazz tradizionale. La sua caratteristica era quella di far ribattere le corde sul legno del basso, gesto tecnico ripreso dai bassisti free. Senz’altro il miglior bassista degli anni’30. Ha scritto”The Autobiography of a New Orleans Jazzman”. chiusura

FOSTER RONNIE (ORG-SINT)

Buffalo, New York. 12/5/1950.

Musicista di soul, funk e jazz. Ha collaborato con molti musicisti tra i quali George Benson, Chet Atkins, Grant Green, Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Roberta Flack, Earl Klugh, Harvey Mason, Jimmy Smith ed il grande Stevie Wonder. Ha collaborato anche con David Samborn nel 1986.

Discografia:

The Two-Headed.Ronnie Foster The Two-Headed.

George Devens (vib-cabasa-shaker-cowbell) Ronnie Foster (org) Gene Bertoncini (g) Eugene Bianco (arpa) George Duvivier (b) Gordon Edwards (b/el) Jimmy Johnson (dr) Arthur Jenkins (conga) Wade Marcus (arr)

Drowing In The Sea Of Love / Let’s Knock My Love / Mystic Brew.

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 20-1-72.

Chunky / The Two-Headed Freap / Summer Song / Kenyuky Fried Chicken.

(Blue Note 4382) Engewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 21-1-72.

Sweet Revival.Ronnie Foster Sweet Revival.

Ronnie Foster (org) Ernie Hayes (p/el) David Spinozza, John Tropea (g) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (b/el) Bernard Purdie (dr) Horace Ott (arr-dir) ed altri.

Sweet Revival / Lisa’s Love / Backstabber / It’s Just Gotta Be This Way / Alone Again (Naturally) / Where Is The Love / Me And Mrs.Jones / Some Neck / Superwoman / Enot.

(Blue Note 098-G)

New York, 14-15 Dicembre 1972.

Ronnie Foster Live At Montreux.Ronnie Foster Live At Montreux.

Ronnie Foster (org) Gregory Miller (g) Marvin Chappel (dr)

East Of Ginger Trees / Chunky / Boogie Juice / Sameness.

(Blue Note BST 84457)

Festival del Jazz di Montreux, 5-7-73.

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On The Avenue.Ronnie Foster On The Avenue.

John E.Gatchell, Dean Robert (tp-flic) Gerald Ray Chamberlain (tb) Joel L.Kaye (sb) Ronnie Foster (org-clav-syn-vc) Phil Upchurch (g-b/el) Martin Chapell (dr) Armando (perc)

Serenade To A Rock / On The Avenue / Whta Happened To The Sunshine / Golden Lady / To See A Smile / Big Farm Boy Goes Latin City / First Light.

(Blue Note 261-G)

New York, 30-4 e 1-5-74.

Cheshire Cat.Ronnie Foster Cheshire Cat.

Ronnie Foster (org-key-vc-arr) Joe Beck (g) William Allen (b/el) Dennis Davis (dr) Mtume (conga-perc) George Benson (vc)

Like A Child / Funky Motion.

New York, 21-3-75.

Stesso gruppo più Gary King (b/el)

Heartless.

New York, 24-3-75.

Ronnie Foster (org-key-vc-arr) George benson (g) William Allen, Gary King (b/el) Dennis Davis (dr) Mtume (conga-perc)

Chesire Cat / Fly Away.

Joe Beck (g) sottofondo vocale di Benson e King.

Tuesday Heartbreak.

(Blue Note 425-G) New York, 25-3-75.

Love Satellite.Ronnie Foster Love Satellite.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-vc) Alphonso Johnson (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (perc-timb-cowbell) Paulinho da Costa (tamb)

Why don’t you look inside.

Ronnie Foster (p/el-synt) Jerry Peters (p) Byron Miller (b) Harvey Mason (dr)

Soft heart.

Ronnie Foster (p/el-synt) Steveland Morris (Stevie Wonder) (dr) Paulinho da Costa (perc)

Happy song / Shooting star.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-vc-backing/vc) Roy Ayers (vib) Alphonso Johnson (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (timb-cowbell) Paulinho da Costa (castanets) Jerry Peters (backing/vc)

Midnight plane.

Ronnie Foster (synt-p-vc-backing/vc) Harvey Mason (dr) Jerry Peters (backing/vc)

I want to bring my love home.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-vc-backing/vc) Alphonso Johnson (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Paulinho da Costa (perc) Jerry Peters (backing/vc)

Easier said than done.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-perc) Harvey Mason (dr-syndrums) Paulinho da Costa (perc) Jerry Peters (cowbell)

Nassau day.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-backing/vc) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (timb-perc)

Love satellite.

(Columbia JC 35373) Hollywood, CA, 1978.

Delight.Ronnie Foster Delight.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-synt) Robert “Pops” Popwell (b) Freddie White, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (dr)

Argentina.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-vc) Nathan Watts (b) Freddie White (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (dr-perc) Phyllis Hyman, Khabir Shani, Jim Gilstrap, Jerry Peters (background/vc)

You’re the one.

Ronnie Foster (p-keyb) Nathan Watts (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (perc-bongo)

We as love.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-synt-vc) Steve (Stevie Wonder) & Morris (dr) George Benson, Khabir Shani, Jim Gilstrap, Jerry Peters (background/vc)

Let me in your life.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-synt) Nathan Watts (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (perc-timb)

Treet.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-vc) Robert “Pops” Popwell (b) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (dr) Phyllis Hyman, Khabir Shani, Jim Gilstrap (background/vc)

When will I write you a song?.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-synt) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (perc-conga)

Delight.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-vc) Nathan Watts (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (dr-timb) George Benson, Jerry Peters (vc)

I’ve got your love.

(Columbia JC36019) 1979.

The Racer.Ronnie Foster The Racer.

Ronnie Foster (keyb-dr-vc) Phil Upchurch, Mike O’Neill (g) Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Johnathan Moffet, Harvey Mason (dr) Paulinho da Costa (perc)

Europe / The racer / Linne’s theme / Squirt / Night life / Festival do Brasil / Love will last / Ipanema walk.

(ProJazz CDJ634 CD) Los Angeles, CA, 1986.

chiusura

FOSTER STEPHEN COLLINS. (COMP)

Allegheny-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 4/7/1926. – New York. 13/1/1964.

Compositore americano di origine irlandese, autodidatta presto si è trasferito a Cincinnati dove ha iniziato a comporre canzoni. Ha risentito più di altri compositori contemporanei dell’influenza della musica negra.

Composizioni:

Oh!Susannah – My old Kentucky Home – Camptown races – Old folks at home (Swanee River) chiusura

FOSTER WILLIE, WILLIAM J. (BJ-VIOL-G)

McCall, Louisiana. 23/12/1888. – Louisiana. agosto 1969.

Fratello del più famoso Pop Foster, ha suonato dal 1910 nel quartiere di Storyville. Ha suonato a New Orleans tra gli altri con King Oliver e Louis Armstrong. Ha fatto parte inoltre dei gruppi di Sidney Desvigne e di quello di Fate Marable sui battelli di linea sul Mississippi. In seguito nel 1924 ha suonato e registrato con i “Fate Marable’s Society Syncopators”. Ha suonato con King Oliver a New York nel 1927. chiusura

FOSTER WILLIE “LITTLE”. (VC-ARM-P)

Clarksdale, Mississippi. 5/4/1922.

Ha iniziato a suonare da ragazzo sotto la guida del padre. Ha imparato a suonare l’armonica, che suona spesso lungo i marciapiedi di Maxwell Street a Chicago. Ha lavora spesso con Baby Face Leroy, con Snooky Pryor, con Lazy Bill Lucas e con Floyd James. Ha inciso con Little Brother Montgomery. Come molti suoi colleghi è rimasto inattivo per qualche anno, dal 1950 al 1970m e nel 1971 è ricomparso a Chicago con Willie Johnson e con Hayes Ware. Purtroppo una grave malattia alle corde vocali gli ha fatto progressivamente perdere la voce, cosa che gli ha procurato anche dei disturbi psichici. E’ stato il bluesmen che meglio ha rappresentato il perfetto connubio tra il blues rurale del Delta ed il moderno blues urbano. chiusura

FOUCHE EARL (AS-CL)

New Orleans, Louisiana. 5/2/1903.

Ha iniziato a suonare sotto la guida dello zio John Joseph ottimo maestro di basso della città. Nel 1925 è entrato nell’orchestra dei fratelli Isahia e Sam Morgan una delle più famose bande di New Orleans. Nel 1932 ha suonato con Steve Lewis e Johnny St. Cyr, è entrato poi nella Tuxedo Orchestra di Bebé Ridgley, una delle poche bande attive durante la depressione. Nel 1937 si è trasferito a San Antonio nel Texas per suonare con un gruppo molto popolare nella zona, quello di Don Albert. Dal 1946 risiede a Santa Barbara in California dove ha diretto dei sui gruppi. Importante musicista e insegnante di New Orleans, uno dei suoi alunni è stato Andrew Morgan che ha avuto da lui lezioni di sax tenore. chiusura

FOUNTAIN.

Casa editrice ed etichetta fondata nel 1971 da Ron Jewson e Norman Stevens, per ristampare annate di jazz dagli LP. Il tecnico incaricato dell’operazione John R.T.Davies, che ha restaurato e trasferito anche materiale dai 78°. Poco tempo dopo la società è stata assorbita dalla Retrieval e Davis è diventato uno dei proprietari.chiusura

FOUNTAIN CLARENCE (VC)

Tyler, Alabama. 24/11/1929.

Leader di uno dei gruppi storici del gospel i “Five Blind Boys Of Alabama”. E’ stato il miglior ambasciatore delle atmosfere della chiesa afroamericana. E ‘stato il protagonista del musical “Gospel At Colonus”. Showman non vedente di straordinaria eleganza, cantante dal timbro baritonale dalla grande sensibilità ed emotività. chiusura

FOUNTAIN PETE (CL-LEAD)

New Orlenas, Louisiana. 3/7/1930.

Per quaranta anni questo clarinettista è stato fra i musicisti più conosciuti degli Stati Uniti con quasi 50 album pubblicati è commercialmente quello che più si è realizzato. E’ stato avviato agli studi della musica sin da bambino, ha suonato nel 1942 il clarinetto nella banda della scuola. Nel 1948 è arrivato il primo impegno importante con la Junior Dixieland Jazz Band ed in seguito nel 1949 con la New Orleans International City Dixielanders diretta da Phil Zito. Ha suonato con i Basin Street Six gruppo molto attivo nei locali di Bourbon Street ed in seguito sempre con loro in quelli di Chicago. Ha lavorato con i Dukes Of Dixieland, con Al Hirt, con Sharkey Bonano, con Tony Almerico. E’ andato in California nell’orchestra di Lawrence Welk di cui è stato coleader ed ha raggiunto la celebrità. Ha partecipato a molte trasmissioni televisive. Negli anni’50 ha messo su un’altra orchestra con la quale ha lavorato a Los Angeles e con la quale ha registrato moltissimi dischi. Negli anni’60 è ritornato a lavorare nella sua città. Clarinettista dalle ottime doti tecniche, non accompagnate dalla giusta carica di jazz e della creatività propria di questa musica. Egli soffia ferocemente nel clarinetto dimentico molte volte di suonare uno strumento dolcissimo.

Discografia:

Pete Fountain And His Three Coins.

Pete Fountain (cl-st) Roy Zimmerman (p) Phil Darois (b) Johnny Edwards (dr)

Cherry / Song of the wanderer / Home, cradle of happiness / Struttin’ with some barbecue.

(Southland SLP215) New Orleans, 9-12-54.

High Society.High Society.

Pete Fountain (cl-lead) 

High Society / Farewell Blues / Darktown Strutter’s Ball / Ballin’The Jack / Muskrat Ramble / Twelfth Street rag / Tin Roof Blues / Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey.

(RCARecords 66070)

10-12 Giugno 1956.

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Pete Fountain’s Dixieland All Stars.

Al Hirt (tp) Abe Lincoln (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Eddie Miller (st) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Ray Bauduc (dr)

Farewell blues / March of the bobcats / Jazz me blues / At the jazz band ball.

(Southland SLP215) Los Angeles, 1-10-56.

New Orleans All Stars.

Al Hirt (tp) Abe Lincoln (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Eddie Miller (st) Stan Wrightsman (p) George Van Eps (g) Morty Corb (b) Ray Bauduc (dr)

Sunset in paradise / Bayou blues / St. James infirmary.

(Xtra E 1120) Los Angeles, 1956.

Pete Fountain Acc By Lawrence Welk Orchestra.

Pete Fountain (cl) “Big” Tiny Little, Norman Bailey, Rocky Rockwell, Clarence Willard, George Thow, Charlie Parlato (tp) Ken Trimble, Barney Liddell, Bob Havens, Pete Lofthouse (tb) Jack Dumont, Bill Page, Dick Dale, Ore Amadeo, Russ Klein (reeds) Buddy Merrill (g) Buddy Hayes (b) John Klein (dr)

Tiger rag / If I had you / La vie en rose / That old feeling / When my baby smiles at me / Summertime / On the Alamo / I’m looking over a four leaf clover / Hindustan / My blue heaven / I want a little girl / Dancing in the dark.

(Coral CRL57200) Los Angeles, 1957.

New Orleans: Pete Fountain And His Band.

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Basin Street blues / Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? / When the saints go marching in /’Way down yonder in New Orleans.

Los Angeles, 16-2-59.

Just a closer walk with thee / Sweethearts on parade / Cotton fields / When it’s sleepy time down south.

Los Angeles, 17-2-59.

Lazy river / While we danced at the Mardi Gras / Ol’ man river / Tin roof blues.

(Coral CRL57282) Los Angeles, 24-2-59.

The Blues: Pete Fountain With Charles “Bud” Dant’s Orchestra.The Blues

Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Art Depew, Jackie Coon (tp) Moe Schneider, Bill Schaefer, Harold Diner, Pete Lofthouse (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Matty Matlock, Wilbur Schwartz (sa) Eddie Miller, Babe Russin (st) Chuck Gentry (sb) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

St. Louis blues / Blue Fountain / Wang Wang blues.

Los Angeles, 1959.

Stesso organico con Shorty Sherock (tp) Jack Dumont (sax) Russ Cheever (sax) Bill Ulyate (sax) per Jackie Coon, Wilbur Schwartz, Matty Matlock, Chuck Gentry.

Columbus stockade blues / My inspiration / Lonesome road / Wabash blues / Bayou blues.

Los Angeles, 1959.

Stesso organico con Ray Linn (tp) John Best (tp) Chuck Gentry (sb) per Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Bill Ulyate.

Memphis blues / Aunt Hagar’s blues / Beale Street blues / Five point blues.

(Coral CRL57284) Los Angeles, 1959.

Day: Pete Fountain And His Jazz Group.Day

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Merle Koch (p) Don Bagley (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Shine / I got rhythm / Ja-da / China boy / Avalon / Tiger rag / Don’t be that way / Poor butterfly / Someday sweetheart / ‘S wonderful.

(Coral CRL57313)

Los Angeles, 29-10-59.

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The New Orleans Scene.

Pete Fountain (cl) Merle Koch (p) Don Bagley (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Gin mill blues / Mack the knife / Deep river / My melancholy baby / I’ve found a new baby / Creole love gumbo / You brought a new kind of love / Londonderry air (Danny boy) / Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen / After you’ve gone / Little Rock getaway / Blue Lou.

(Coral CRL57419) Los Angeles, ott. 1959.

Pete Fountain’s New Orleans,

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

While We Danced At The Mardi Gras / Closer Walk A / When The Saints Go Marching In / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South / Ol’Man River / Cotton Fields / Sweethearts On Parade / Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans / Basin Street Blues / Lazy River / Way Down Yonder in New Orleans / Tin Roof Blues.

(MCA Records 505) 1959.

Pete Fountain Salutes The Great Clarinetists.Salutes The Great Clarinetists

Pete Fountain (cl) Wilbur Schwartz (sa) Eddie Miller, Plas Johnson, Babe Russin (st) Chuck Gentry (sb) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) Charles Bud Dant (dir)

Sometimes I’m happy / Me and my shadow / Let’s dance.

Los Angeles,1960.

Conrad Gozzo, Art Depew, John Best, George Thow o Jackie Coon (tp) Moe Schneider, Bill Schaefer, Joe Howard o Marshall Cram (tb) Pete Lofthouse (tb/b) Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Petite fleur / When my baby smiles at me / Begin the beguine / Amapola (Pretty little poppy)

Los Angeles, 11-4-60.

Stesso gruppo con anche: Wilbur Schwartz (sa) Eddie Miller (st) Plas Johnson (st) Babe Russin (st) Chuck Gentry (sb)

Woodchopper’s ball / Frenesi / March of the bobcats / Green eyes / My inspiration.

(Coral CRL57333) Los Angeles, 1960.

Mr New Orleans Jazz Meets Mr Honky Tonk.Mr New Orleans Jazz Meets Mr Honky Tonk

Pete Fountain (cl) Merle Koch (p) Elmer Schmidt, Lou Singer (vib-xyl) Lowell Miller (b) Paul Edwards (dr) più: “Big” Tiny Little (p) Allen Reuss (bj) Buddy Hayes (tuba) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr-wash)

That’s a plenty / After you’ve gone / Alexander’s ragtime band / Ain’t misbehavin’ / Jazz me blues / Oh, lady be good / Limehouse blues / Honeysuckle rose / The darktown strutters’ ball / Georgia on my mind / Sweet Sue, just you / American patrol.

(Coral CRL57334) Inizio 1960.

Pete Fountain Presents Jack Sperling.Presents Jack Sperling

Big Band con anche Conrad Gozzo (tp) Pete Fountain (cl) Bill Usselton (st) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) Charles Bud Dant (dir) Don Bagley (arr)

Fascinating rhythm / Wire brush stomp / Scott free / Los chiapanecas / Quiet please / Creole gumbo / Big noise from Winnetka / Golden wedding (La cinquantaine) / Big crash from China / Cute / Sing, sing, sing (with a swing) / Hawaiian war chant.

(Coral CRL57341)

Fine 1960.

Pete Fountain On Tour.On Tour.

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Hindustan / New Orleans / Mississippi mud / San Antonio Rose / Manhattan / Isle of Capri / Swanee river rag / Indiana / I lost my sugar in Salt Lake City / Sentimental journey / Moonlight in Vermont / Chicago.

(Coral CRL57357)

Los Angeles, inizio 1961.

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Pete Fountain’s French Quarter, New Orleans.French Quarter, NewOrleans

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Summertime / Dixie / Dear old southland / Oh, didn’t he ramble / Bye bye, blackbird / Lazy bones / Soneday sweetheart / Dixie / Shrimp boats / That da da strain / Theme from the French Quarter / Birth of the blues.

(Coral CRL57359)

Los Angeles, inizio 1961.

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New Orleans At Midnight.

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

I want to be happy / Makin’ whoopee / Milenberg joys.

(Coral CRL57429) Los Angeles, 20-3-61.

Pete Fountain Plays The Sweetest French Melodies.

Pete Fountain (cl) con Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra.

La vie en rose / Two loves I have / Toute de suite.

Los Angeles, 20-3-61.

I love Paris / Autumn leaves / April in Paris.

(Coral CRL57378) Los Angeles, 21-3-61.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) altri non identificati.

Shine / Swing low, sweet chariot / Get happy.

Los Angeles, 21-3-61.

I wish I could shimmy like my /Sister Kate / Song of the wanderer / When you’re smiling / Hallelujah / Blue skies.

(Coral CRL57401) Los Angeles, 22-3-61.

Pete Fountain (cl) con Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra.

C’est magnifique / Comme ci, comme ca / C’est si bon.

Los Angeles, 22-3-61.

Frere Jazz / Song from the Moulin Rouge / My man.

(Coral CRL57378) Los Angeles, 23-3-61.

New Oleans Scene.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Dave West (p) Paul Guma (g) Lowell Miller (b) Paul Edwards (dr)

Blues on Bourbon Street / Mighty like the blues / Lonesome road.

New Orleans, 1961.

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Bobby Gibbons (g) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

St. James infirmary / March through the streets / Lazy river / St. Louis blues.

(Coral CRL37389) Los Angeles, 30-6-61.

Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet.Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet.

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Bobby Gibbons (g) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) The Jubilee Singers (vc)

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen / Let me walk closer to thee / Swing low, sweet clarinet.

Los Angeles, 7-9-61.

Stesso gruppo senza The Jubilee Singers.

Sing you sinners / I talk to the king / Swing low, sweet clarinet.

Los Angeles, 8-9-61.

Pete Fountain (cl) con Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra.

Down by the riverside / Joshua fit the battle of Jericho / Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / If I go to the promised land.

Los Angeles, 8-9-61.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Stan Wrightsman (p) Bobby Gibbons (g) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) The Jubilee Singers (vc)

Dis ol’ train / Yes indeed.

(Coral CRL57394) Los Angeles, 9-9-61.

Music From Dixie.Music From Dixie.

Charlie Teagarden (tp) Moe Schneider (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Eddie Miller (st) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Bye bye Bill Bailey / High society / Struttin’ with some barbecue / Dixieland jubilee.

Los Angeles, 9-11-61.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

Darkness on the Delta / Chloe (Song of the swamp)

LosAngeles, 9-11-61.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Nick Fatool (dr) Blue clarinet / Bourbon Street parade.

Los Angeles, 15-3-62.

Battle hymn of the republic / Ballin’ the Jack.

(Coral CRL57429) Los Angeles, 16-3-62.

Let The Good Times Roll.Let The Good Times Roll.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Stan Wrightsman (p) Bob Bain (g) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) The Jubilee Singers (vc)

Georgia on my mind / Down home / Corrine Corrina.

Los Angeles, 19-3-62.

Let the good times roll / Eh la bas / Talkin’ ‘bout you.

Los Angeles, 20-3-62.

Stesso gruppo con Bobby Gibbons per Bob Bain, senza The Jubilee Singers.

Rockin’ chair / Creole love call / And the angels sing.

Los Angeles, 21-3-62.

Stesso gruppo con anche The Jubilee Singers (vc)

Angel eyes / Soft winds / It’s all right.

Los Angeles, 22-3-62.

Jazz me blues.

Los Angeles, 6-4-62.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Ray Sherman (p) Bobby Gibbons (g) Morty Corb (b) Nick Fatool (dr)

Brahm’s lullaby / Born to lose.

Los Angeles, 6-9-62.

Just one of those things.

(Coral CRL57429) Los Angeles, 7-9-62.

Plenty Of Pete.Plenty Of Pete.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) John Propst (p) Bobby Gibbons (g) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

Moonglow / Midnight boogie / After you’ve gone / Medley: Star dust – Is it true what they say about dixie? – When the saints go marching in – Dixie / Just one of those things / Stranger on the shore / Jazz me blues / Blue skies / Don’t be that way / Don’t be that way / On the sunny side of the street.

(Coral CRL57429)

Los Angeles, 28-11-62.

South Rampart Street Parade.South Rampart Street Parade

Jackie Coon (tp) Moe Schneider, Lew McCreary, Bill Schaefer, Dick Nash o Dick Noel, George Roberts (tb) Phil Stephens (tuba) Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Bobby Gibbons (bj) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling, Nick Fatool, Paul Barbarin (perc)

Walking through New Orleans / Over the waves / South Rampart Street parade / The darktown strutters’ ball / Marching ‘round the mountain / Farewell blues / Put on your old grey bonnet.

Los Angeles, 23-3-63.

Stesso gruppo con John Propst (p) Jack Sperling (perc-d)

Careless love / Midnight Pete.

Jackie Coon (tp) Moe Schneider, Lew McCreary, Bill Schaefer, Dick Nash o Dick Noel, George Roberts (tb) Phil Stephens (tuba) Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Bobby Gibbons (bj) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling, Nick Fatool, Paul Barbarin (perc)

The second line / Washington and Lee swing / Sugar bowl parade / Basin Street blues.

(Coral CRL 57440) Los Angeles, 25-3-63.

Pete ountain with Charles Bud Dant’s Ochestra.

Jackie Coon (tp) Moe Schneider, Lew McCreary, Bill Schaefer, Dick Nash o Dick Noel, George Roberts (tb) Phil Stephens (tuba) Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Bobby Gibbons (bj) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling, Nick Fatool, Paul Barbarin (perc) più sezione di archi.

Gravy waltz.

Los Angeles, 13-5-63.

China nights (Shina no yoru) / Theme from “Woman of the world”.

(Coral Q72468) Los Angeles, 1-8-63.

Pete Fountain New Orleans All Stars.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Earl Vuiovich (p) Paul Guma (bj-g) Oliver Felix (b) Paul Edwards (dr)

The preacher / Black and blue / Medley: Fascination – Basin Street blues – Tin roof blues – ‘Way down yonder in New Orleans – Just a little while to stay here.

Stesso gruppo con Nick Fatool per Edwards.

Oh, lady be good / That’s a plenty / March to Peruna / The Sheik of Araby.

(Coral CRL57453) “French Inn Quarter”, New Orleans, 11 e 16-2-64.

Licorice Stick: Pete Fountain With Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra.Licorice Stick

Pete Fountain (cl) con Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra, con anche se4zione diarchi ed organo, più The Jordanaires (vc)

Young maiden’s prayer / The honey wind blows / Licorice stick / Estrellita.

Nashville, 16-4-64.

Hello Dolly / Fountain blue / Clarinet strip / I love you so much / Tippin’ in.

Los Angeles, 5-6-64.

Maria Elena / Amazon / Humbug / Show me a city like New Orleans.

(Coral CRL57460) Los Angeles, 6-6-64.

Mr. Stick Man.Mr. Stick Man

Pete Fountain (cl) con Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra, con anche se4zione diarchi ed organo, più The Jordanaires (vc) con anche basso elettrico non identificato.

Jambalaya / Goodbye.

Los Angeles, 15-10-64.

Stesso organico con anche altri non identificati (b/el-bongo-tb-org)

Whiffenpoof song / On the street where you live / Mr Stick man.

Los Angeles, 17-10-64.

Gotta travel on / Another world / The sound of music.

Los Angeles, 14-11-64.

Whipped cream / For Pete’s sake / Danke schoen / The grass hopper / Lonely little tune.

LosAngeles, 3-2-65.

Clarinet marmalade.

(Coral MCA2-4095) LosAngeles, 20-5-65.

Standing Room Only.Standing Room Only

Charlie Teagarden (tp) Bob Havens (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Eddie Miller (st) Nick Fatool (dr) altri non identificati.

Muskrat ramble / Memories of you / Christopher Columbus / I gotta right to sing the blues / Struttin’ / Medley: Oh, didn’t he ramble – St. Louis blues Comin’ round the mountain / Tiger rag / Embraceable you / When my sugar walks down the street / You are my sunshine.

“French Quarter Inn”, New Orleans, 1965.

Pete Fountain (cl) con Charles Bud Dant’s Orchestra, con anche Harold Bradley, Grady Martin (g)

Mood indigo / Washboard blues / You’re nobody / Sorrento blues / Miss Lucy / Dippermouth blues / Rhapsody in blue thema / Your cheatin’ heart / Bluesette / Fa sol la blues / Blue Danube blues / Loveless love.

(Coral CRL57486) Nashville, fine 1965 – inizio 1966.

Pete Fountain (cl) con la big band con anche Harold Bradley (b/el) e un gruppo vocale non identificato, con Charles Bud Dant (arr-dir) più sezione di archi.

Stand by me / I’m Henry VIII I am / I know a place.

Pete Fountain (cl) Grady Martin (g-conga) sezione di archi ed altri non identificati, gruppo voclae, Charles Bud Dant (arr-dir)

The shadow of your smile / Theme from the yearling / Cast your fate to the wind.

Nashville, autunno, 1966.

A taste of honey / The “In” crowd / It’s been a long long time / Lucky Pierre / Fountain in the rain / King of the road.

(Coral CRL57486) Nashville, Tenn., 8-11 Novembre 1966.

Music To Return To.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

Eyes of love / Thoroughly modern Millie / This is my song / Casino Royale / Luzianne / Tiger rag / Something stupid / Music to watch girls by / Jimmy / Bourbon Street parade.

(Coral CRL57496) 1966-67.

Pete Fountain Plays Bert Kaempfert.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

A swingin’ safari / Talk / Lady / Strangers in the night / Love / Love for love / Spanish eyes / Have a ball / Wiederseh’n.

(Coral CRL57499) 30-1-67.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin.Got You Under My Skin.

Pete Fountain (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Morty Corb (b) Jack Sperling (dr) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Al Hendrickson (g) Boots Randolph (ts)

My blue heaven / Hanky panky / Strangers in the night / The old French Quarter / Mame / Yesterday / I’ve got you under my skin / Call me / Born free / The more I see you / Louie Louie / Meditation.

(Coral CRL57488)

Las Vegas & Nashville, 1967.

Were The Days.

Pete Fountain (cl) con grande orchestra.

Dear world / Wichita lineman / Those were the days / Cycles / California summer / On the south side of Chicago / Les bicyclettes de Belsize / Puddin’ / Folsom prison blues / My special angel / American boys / Ol’ creole.

(Coral MCA2-4095) 16-7-68.

In New Orleans.

Mike Serpas (tp) Jim Duggan, Jack Delaney (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Eddie Miller (st) Earl Vuiovich (p) Oliver Felix (b) Charlie Lodice (dr)

Jazz me blues / Stranger on the shore / Little girl / When your lover has gone / Struttin’ with some barbecue / Georgia on my mind / Diane / Margie / Indiana.

(First American FA7706) “Studio in the Country”, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1977.

Pete Fountain & Friends.

Pete Fountain (cl) Frank Flynn (amplified mar) Bola Bain (g) Ray Leatherwood (b) Jack Sperling (dr)

When you’re smiling / Love walked in / Just friends / Shine / Maria Elena / Honeysuckle rose / Scatterbrain / Rain / The one I love belongs to somebody else / Oh, lady be good .

(Capitol SN16224) Hollywood, CA, 1981.

Pete Fountain At Piper’s Opera House.

John Thomas (corn) Eddie Miller (st) Bob Havens (tb) Pete Fountain (cl) Merle Koch (p) Bunky Jones (b) Nick Fatool (dr)

Dialogue intro / Jazz me blues / Just a closer walk with thee / St. James infirmary / Shine / Sophisticated lady / Lover / Wolverine blues / Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans ? / My blue heaven / South Rampart Street parade.

(Jazzology JCD-217) “Piper’s Opera House”, Virginia City, Nevada, 26-6-83.

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans.

Pete Fountain (cl-lead) Merle Koch (p) Bunky Jones (b) V.J. Bourgeois (dr)

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? / Lazy river / Ain’t she sweet? / Blues for Ziggy / Alice blue gown / Basin Street blues / Honeysuckle rose / When the saints go marching in.

(GHB BCD300 CD) “Michele’s Silver Stope”, Virginia City, Nevada, 22-7-83.

Live At The Ryman.

Pete Fountain (cl) Godfrey Hirsch (vib) Merle Koch (p) Lowell Miller (b) Paul Edwards (dr)

‘Way down yonder in New Orleans / Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? / Avalon / Lazy river / Little Rock getaway / Kansas City stomps / Frankie and Johnny / Stardust-Dixie medley / St. Louis woman.

(Sacramento Jazz SJS33) Live “Ryman Auditorium”, Nashville, Tenn., 1988.

Swingin’ Blues.Swingin’Blues.

Jimmy Weber (tp) Tom Gekler, Mike Genevay (tb) Pete Fountain (cl-arr) Bob Molinelli (p) Oliver Felix (b) Charlie Lodice (dr)

Walking the floor over you / Honky tonk / Georgia on my mind / Lazy river / Just a closer walk with thee / Alice blue gown / Basin Street blues / Runnin’ wild / Deep purple / Tin roof blues / Amazing grace / Jazz me blues / Muskrat ramble / Marie / It had to be you.

(Ranwood RDS1002) Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1990.

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

Disco 1: Do You Know Wath It Means To Miss New Orleans / When The Saints Go Marching In / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Sweethearts On Parade / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South / Tim Roof Blues / Aunt Hagar’s Blues / Beale Strett Blues / Wabash Blues / St.Louis Blues / Wang Wang Blues / I’ve Found A New Baby / Ja Da / Tiger Rag / Someda y Sweetheart / Birth Of The Blues / Dear Old Southland / Da Da Strain / At The Jazz band Ball / Jazz me Blues.

Disco 2: St.James Infirmary / panama / Of All The Wrongs You’ve Done To me / Milemberg Joys / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like Mi Sister Kate / Strutti’n With Some Barbecue / Bourbon Street Parade / Ballin’The Jack / Rockin’Chair / South Rampart Street Parade / Farewell Blues / careless Love / Basin Street Blues / Black And Blue / That’s A Plenty / Sheik Of Araby / Dipper Mouth Blues / Washboard Blues / Muskrat Ramble / I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues.

(GRP Records 658) 1991.

Pete’s Beat.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

When You’re Smiling / Oh,Lady Be Good / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Someday Sweetheart / Avalon / Honeysuckle Rose / Rosetta / Shine / One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else) / You Can Depend On Me / Do You Know What I Means To Miss New Orleans / Deep Purple.

(CEMA Special 56649) 1992.

Cheek To Cheek.Cheek To Cheek.

Garry L. Miller, Chris McDonald, Chris Dunn, Tom Lundberg (tb) Ernie Collins (tb/b) Pete Fountain (cl) Owen Bradley (p) Jim Ferguson (b) Bob Hurman (dr)

Cheek to cheek / Ranwood Smoke rings / Sweet and lovely / Unforgettable / Paradise / ‘Deed I do / Rose room / Nobody’s darlin’.

Stesso gruppo con Barry Green per Lundberg.

Girl of my dreams / You must have been a beautiful baby / I let a song go out of my heart / I can’t believe that you’re in love with me.

(Ranwood) “Bradley’sBarn”, Mt. Juliet,TN, Maggio 1993.

I’ve Got Rhythm. I’ve Got Rhythm.

Gary L. Miller (tb) Ernie Collins (tb/b) Pete Fountain (cl) Owen Bradley (p) Jim Ferguson (b) Buddy Harman (dr) ed altri.

I Got Rhythm / Those Were The Days / You Are My Sunshine / Ahrimp Boats / Me And My Shadow / Blue Skies / Chicago / Mack The Knife / In The Mood / My Blue Heaven / When You’re Smiling / Makin’Woopee.

(Ranwood Records 1009) 1993.

Country.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

I Love You So Much It Hurst / Maria Elena / Born To Lose / Your Cheatin’Heart / Gren Gren Grass o Home / Help Me Make It Through The Night / San Antonio Rose / Rose Garden / Crazy / I can’t Stop Loving You / Walking The Floor Over You / Sunday In The Country.

(Ranwood Records 5347) 25-2-94.

A Touch Of Class.A Touch Of Class.

Pete Fountain (cl)

La vie en rose / Autumn Leaves / I Love Paris / Two Loves Have I / Comme ci, Comme ca / April in Paris / Tour De Suite / C’est si bon / C’est maglifique / Miss Lucy / My Man / Mood Indigo / The Song From Moulin Rouge / Your Cheatin’Heart / Fa so la blues / You’re Nobody Loves You / Frere Jazz / Rhapsody in blue.

(Ranwood Records 5808) 1995.

Dixieland King.

Pete Fountain (cl) altri non identificati.

High Society / That’s A Plenty / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Up A Lazy River / Mahogany Hall Stomp / I’m Going Home / Margie / Farewell Blues.

(Tradition 1068) 1998.

Dixieland Classics.Dixieland Classics

Pete Fountain (cl)

Way Don’t Yonder In new Orleans / Alice Blue Gown / Up A Lazy River / Muskrati Ramble / Amazing Grace / San Antonio Rose / Cheek To Cheek / It Had To be You / basin Street Blues / You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / I Can’t Believe You’re Still In Love With Me / Deep Purple / Georgia / Walking The Floor Over You / Honky Tonk.

(Ranwood Records 8275) 1999.

New Orleans Jazz.

Pete Fountain (cl) Al Hirt (tp) Eddie Miller (cl) Abe Lincoln (tb) Stan Wrigtsman (p) Morty Corb (b) ed altri.

Farewell Blues / Jazz me Blues / March of The Bobcats / At The Jazz Band Ball / Cherry / Song Of The Wanderer / Home / Struttin’With Some Barbecue / After You’ve Gone / Over The Waves / While We Danced At The Mardi Gras / Breeze / Toot Toot Tootsie / Goodbye / Careless Love / It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie / Floatin’Down To Cotton Town.

(GHB Records 115) 2003.chiusura

FOUR BEATS.

Termine che applicato alla musica sta ad indicare una battuta a quattro movimenti, quello che comunemente viene chiamato: quattro quarti.chiusura

FOUR BLACKBIRDS.

Gruppo vocale attivo a Los Angeles. Nel 1937 si sono esibiti insieme ad un altro gruppo vocale i Five Jones Boys, creando una vera big band vocale. chiusura

FOUR BROTHERS.

Titolo di un brano composto ed arrangiato da Jimmy Giuffre per Woody Herman ed eseguito per la prima volta ad Hollywood il 27 dicembre 1947. E’ anche il soprannome dato ai suoi solisti che per la prima volta lo hanno eseguito nell’orchestra di Woody Herman. Essi sono Sam Marowitz, Herbie Stewart, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Serge Shaloff. Ha costituito per l’epoca una vera innovazione, un impasto sonoro nuovo. La vera origine di questo speciale sound dei quattro sax tenori è stata del gruppo di Tommy De Carlo, tra i quali c’erano appunto Getz, Steward e Giuffre ed il cui arrangiatore era Gene Roland che quindi è il vero artefice di questa novità ed il creatore di questo particolare sound. Naturalmente lo stesso brano è stato eseguito nel corso degli anni da Herman con solisti diversi cercando sempre di conservare il sound originale.

Discografia:

Together Again.

Zoot Sims, Al Cohn (st) Herb Stewart (sa) Serge Chaloff (sb) Elliott Lawrence (p) Burgher Jones (b) Don Lamond (dr) Manny Alban, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Giuffre (arr)

For And One More/ So Blue/ The Swinging Door/ Four In Hand/ A Quick One/ Four Brothers/ Ten Years Later/ The Pretty One/ Aged In Wood/ Here We Go Again.

(BMG RCA Victor)chiusura

FOUR BUDDIE (THE)

Gruppo vocale attivo a Baltimore. Molto in voga nella metà degli anni ’50 con il loro canto molto melodico, con il repertorio ricco di ballad. Il leader del gruppo è stato Leon Harry Harrison, nel corso degli anni si sono alternati: William Tomy Carter, Vernon”Bert”Palmer, John”Gregorio”Carroll. Palemr e Carroll sono stati sostituiti nel 1953 da Alvin Bowen e Maurice Hicks, anno nel quale il gruppo si è sciolto.

Discografia:

The Four Buddies.

Harry Van Walls (p) Rene Hall (g) Carl Wilson (b) Leon Harry Harrison (st-vc-lead) Gregory Carroll (st-vc) Bert Palmer (vc/bar) Tommy Smith (vc/b)

Just To See You Smile Again / I Will Wait / Why At A Time Like This / Don’t Leave Me Now.

(Savoy) New York, 12-10-50.

Earres Prince (p) Rene Hall (g) Ted Sinolair (b) Herbie Cowans (dr) Leon Harry Harrison (st-vc-lead) Gregory Carroll (vc/ten) Bert Palmer (vc/bar) Tommy Smith (vc/b)

Sweet Slumber / My Summer’s Gone / Moonlight In Your Eyes / It Could Have Been Me.

(Savoy) New York, 13-1-51.

Earres Prince (p) Ewerett Barksdale (g) Abie Baker (b) Jimmy Crawford (dr) ,Leon Harry Harrison (st-vc-lead) Gregory Carroll (vc/ten) Bert Palmer (vc/bar) Tommy Smith (vc/b)

Close To You / Window Eyes / I’m Yours / I Love You Yes I Do.

(Savoy 823) New York, 23-5-51.

The Four Buddies.

Howard Hodges (p) Wally Richardson (g) Prince Babbs (b) Bobby Donaldson (dr) Leon Harry Harrison (st-vc-lead) Gregory Carroll (vc/ten) Bert Palmer (vc/bar) Tommy Smith (vc/b)

Sweet Tooth For My Baby / Heart And Soul / Sin / Simply Say Goodbye.

(Savoy) New York, 23-8-51.

Leon Harry Harrison (st-vc-lead) Gregory Carroll (vc/ten) Bert Palmer (vc/bar) Tommy Smith (vc/b) ed altri.

Story Blues / Nothin’Shakin’Baby / You’re Part Of Me / What’s The Mather With Me.

(Savoy) New York, 10-4-52.

The Four Buddies With Hal Singer’s Orchestra.

Hal Singer (st) Kenny Owens (p) Jimmy Cannady (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Bobby Donaldson (dr) Tommy Smith (b/vc) gruppo vocale.

You Left Me Alone / Ooh Ow / Got Everything But You / My Mother’s Eyes.

(Savoy 888) New York, 3-3-53.chiusura

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