One of the true innovators & chief architects of the modern style jazz Trumpet after Louis Armstrong’s “smooth phrasing” style, sheer Pizazz!- Hipster Collection Corner @ Facebook
David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed “Little Jazz”, was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tri-tone substitutions, his virtuosic solos exhibiting a departure from the smooth and lyrical style of earlier jazz trumpet innovator Louis Armstrong, and his strong impact on Dizzy Gillespie mark him as one of the most influential musicians of the swing era and a precursor of bebop. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY!
posted by Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy Howard McGhee (born: March 6, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Died:July 17, 1987 in New York City) was one of the first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for his fast fingers and very high notes. What is generally not known is the influence that he had on younger hard bop trumpeters, together with Fats Navarro.
Howard McGhee was raised in Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he played in bands led by Lionel Hampton, Andy Kirk, Count Basie and Charlie Barnet. He was in a club listening to the radio when he first heard Parker and was one of the early adopters of the new style, a fact that was disapproved by older musicians like Kid Ory. (Thelonious Monk and Howard McGhee, Minton’s Playhouse, ca. September 1947) In 1946–47, some record sessions for the new label Dial were organized at Hollywood with Charlie Parker and the Howard McGhee combo. The first was held on July 29, 1946. The musicians were Charlie Parker (as), Howard McGhee (tp), Jimmy Bunn (p), Bob Kesterson (b), and Roy Porter (d). The titles played were “Max is Making Wax”, “Lover Man”, “The Gypsy” and “Be-bop”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6EhnFlWAFg
Oran Thaddeus “Hot Lips” Page, jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader, was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 27, 1908. He was the son of Greene and Maggie (Beal) Page. Page’s mother, a schoolteacher and musician, taught him the basics of music when he was a child. By the age of twelve he could play the clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet. He joined a local youth band, led by drummer Lux Alexander, that played at local venues around Dallas. Page attended Corsicana High School and Texas College (in Tyler), and worked for a time in the oilfields.
He began his professional touring career when he joined Ma Rainey’s band in the 1920s. After leaving that group he toured with Walter Page’s Blue Devils from 1928 to 1931. During the early 1930s he toured with Bennie Moten’s band. In 1936 he joined Count Basie’s band for a short stint and subsequently played with Artie Shaw. Page formed his own big bands in the late 1930s and early 1940s, often playing in New York, Chicago, Boston, and other cities. Between 1938 and 1954 he cut several tracks, including the 1938 record “Skull Duggery” on the Bluebird label. He recorded “Pagin’ Mr. Page” in 1944 and “St. James Infirmary” in 1947. He recorded with numerous bands during his career, including those of Artie Shaw, Bennie Moten, and Eddie Condon.
posted by Robert J. Carmack -#blues2jazzguy In an era where the only thing that counts is Butts in the seat and the cling-clang of a CASH REGISTER while musicians struggle to play a solo over the YAMMERIN’ OF PSUEDO-HIPSTERS TALKING ABOUT ANY AND ALL THINGS EXCEPT THE MUSIC?? So what happens is, most musicians just “fax it in” and record mediocre at best dribble, then argue about what not to call it. Then, rarely there are Jazz musicians like Conrad Herwig whose respect for the music and, those that played it, never wavers in his quest to continue the legacy of greatness. One not only feels that in his recording sessions but, also on the bandstand whenever he appears around the world.
“CONRAD HERWIG SLICES THE GROOVE DOWN TO THE BONE” HiPSTER SANCTUARY
New York-based jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig is considered one of the world’s complete jazz musicians, atop both the performing and jazz educational fields with an abundance of composer and arranger credits, as well. To date, he has released 20 recordings as a leader in addition to contributing to nearly 200 other recording sessions with some of the most notable artists in jazz. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell, among many others.
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Michael White & Leisei Chen
A Performance Collaboration with Artists in Residence
with Mirza Todorovich photographer/videographer
Saturday January 24th 2015 at 7:30PM
6881 Mount Lassen Ave. Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Tickets available at:
Joshua Tree Health Foods
29 Palms Hwy at Sunset St. Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Our upcoming Artists-In-Residence at Harrison House in Joshua Tree
from the New Moon Tuesday 1/20 to 1/24
Creating a new piece RAYS OF ONENESS
A performance collaboration on Saturday 1/24 from 7:30pm open to public
The space is very limited, highly recommend purchase tickets in advance!
Hosted by Eva Soltes, Harrison House Music, Art & Ecology
Rays Of Oneness
Inspired by the SUN RAYS
through the kitchen window of Harrison House.
Be ONE with SUN RAYS in the morning, beaming through us
as it’s swirling rainbow colored waves tunnel
through shimmering golden lights.
Be ONE with MOON and STARS RAYS nurturing us
with their silvery glows, showering down on the silence of nights.
Bathing rays of ALL,
through our sounds of LOVE. HEALING. INSPIRATION. HOPE.
We wake up together to our vast infinite possibilities,
return to the ONENESS.
by Leisei & Michael
私達の新作 RAYS OF ONENESS を作曲する予定です