Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jazz in the City ....

"Jazz in the City" is Looking for A Few Good Men and Women!
Jazz in the City, a group for local jazz aficionados, which introduces you to the finest musicians performing at some of the coolest venues around the world, is seeking volunteer organizers for our gatherings in the following cities:
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Boston
  • California
  • Chicago
  • DC
  • Ghent
  • Houston
  • Kansas City
  • London
  • Miami
  • Montreal
  • Paris
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Roma
  • San Francisco
  • Sao Paolo
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Vancouver
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto
We’re looking for someone with good leadership skills who is friendly and hospitable. If you possess the following qualities, then we’d like to speak to you.
  • Must have a passion for music particularly jazz.
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Must be willing to devote at least 5 hours per week
For more details, please contact Charles Carlini at charles@jazzinthecity.org or visit us at Jazz in the City.

Daytona Blues Festival....

Daytona Blues Festival Announces Lineup and Early Bird Pricing - Ends Sept 7th!

October 9-11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:30 pm to 10:15 pm
Janiva Magness
Kenny Neal
Watermelon Slim
Noah Wotherspoon
The Vaudevillian

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 pm to 10:15 pm
Sonny Landreth
Nikki Hill
Jarekus Singleton
Eddie Cotton, Jr.
Balkun Brothers
Randy McQuay

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Victor & the WildRoots
Paul Thorn
Alexis P. Suter Band
Moreland & Arbuckle
Brian Keith Wallen

The sixth annual Daytona Blues Festival returns to historic Jackie Robinson Ball Park, downtown Daytona Beach, on October 9-11, 2015.  This year’s exciting line up combines the best rising blues stars with the greatest established talent.  With music starting at 2:30 pm Friday, and 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, this is a weekend so packed full of world class blues it can’t be missed.

The Leon Sash Trio Album

Some critics consider Leon Sash (1922 - 1979) the greatest jazz accordionist who ever lived. Blind at the age of 8 yrs., he became a legend in his own time being the first jazz accordionist to appear at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957.

He garnered national and world recognition in the jazz world during the latter 50's and 60's for creativity despite the fact that his instrument was the accordion. Recordings of his performances are very rare. While jazz accordion has never been too common, Leon Sash created a bit of a stir when he appeared at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival but had no other opportunities to record until a decade later.

read more: http://jazzaccordionmasters.blogspot.com.br

Little Mike & The Tornadoes

Little Mike & The Tornadoes - Good times and great music!

September  2015
4 & 5: Ragtime Tavern, Atlantic Beach
7: Earl’s Hideaway, Sebastian
10: Marion Street Deli and Pub, Lake City
11: The Alley, Sanford
12: Tall Paul’s Brew House, Gainesville
13: Seminole Harley-Davidson, Sanford
18: McCall’s Tavern, The Villages
19: Great Outdoors Restaurant, High Springs
20: Lake Shore Bar, Jacksonville
25 & 26: A1A Ale Works, St Augustine 

Oct 3: Headlining 7th Annual Big Bend Hospice Benefit in Memory of Pat Ramsey as“Little Mike & The Blues Disciples” with many members of Pat’s bands! 

Hod O'Brien - A Tribute to the Music of Bob Dorough

Uploaded on Dec 19, 2010
Pianist Hod O'Brien performing Bob Dorough's "Nothing Like You Has Ever Been Seen Before" with bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Kenny Washington.

David Allyn: When Love Comes

Reprinted from http://jazzwax.com

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I listened extensively to the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra over the weekend while writing. I'm always awed by the band and how sophisticated it was as early as 1944. Nearly all of the musicians who played in the Raeburn bands turned out to be exceptional. The list includes Johnny Mandel, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, Don Lamond, Pinky Savitt, Earl Swope, Serge Chaloff and on and on. As for the Raeburn arrangers, they included George Handy, Johnny Mandel, George Williams, Ed Finckel, Dizzy Gillespie, Juan Tizol, Ralph Flanagan, Ralph Burns and others. [Photo above of David Allyn at Dizzy's in New York in 2010 by Marc Myers]
Raeburn also featured David Allyn, perhaps the era's best modern jazz singer and one of my favorites. David was an influence on Jackie Paris, Chet Baker and many others who embraced a cooler, more relaxed, romantic sound. The song that stopped me over the weekend was a little-known tune called When Love Comes, which David recorded in September 1949 with the Johnny Richards Orchestra. [Photo above of Boyd Raeburn by William P. Gottlieb]
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Written by Phil Moore (above), When Love Comes is virtually unknown today. In fact only two jazz artists have ever recorded the song—David Allyn and Michael Abene in 1984 for his first solo album, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby. David recorded the song with Richards for Albert Marx's Discovery Records. Interestingly, Moore recorded for the label earlier that year with Mary Ann McCall.
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Allyn recorded four sides that day: It Never Entered My Mind, Wait Til You See Her, I Can't Be Wrong and When Love Comes. David was backed by an orchestra that included Paul Smith (p) and Harry Bluestone (vln). What makes When Love Comes so pretty are its unusual chord changes and the romantic orchestration, which marries the quirky Raeburn approach with Richards' streamlined sound and signature French horns. [Photo above of Johnny Richards by William P. Gottlieb]
David touched on the session in his autobiography, There Ain't No Such Word As Can't...

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"John and I decided on the instrumentation and concept we would use, according to budget. We used four French horns, three woodwind players, all doubling on flute; clarinet, bass clarinet; oboe and bassoon; harp; one violin and the usual four-member rhythm section.... In three days the sketches for the charts were finished and a date was set at Radio Recorders through Albert Marx, in two weeks. [Photo above of David Allyn]
"I was about out of morphine and arrived back in Hollywood in time to get an advance on the session Screen Shot 2015-08-30 at 8.13.41 PMand score. Funny thing about those few weeks, as long as I had my opiate, I managed to function well, that is, I did exactly what I had to do, as long as I didn't abuse it. But the problem, as with all addicts, is to sustain the control. There is no consistency for any length of time; therefore an 'ex' like myself must offer extra effort in the forward straight ahead approach, at an even pace.
"The recording date at 3 p.m. was beautiful."
Indeed is was.
David died in 2012. For my multipart interview with him, go here.
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JazzWax tracks:
 You'll find When Love Comes on David Allyn: Where You At 1941-63 (Hep) here and here.
JazzWax clip: Here's David Allyn singing When Love Comes in 1949 with the Johnny Richards Orchestra...
Used with permission by Marc Myers

September Concert at the Cologne Philarmonics

Photo: www.barbaradennerlein.com
The huge concert organ at Cologne Philharmonics is the next pipe organ challenge for Barbara Dennerlein to delight her audience. On September 15. she plays a solo concert on both the concert organ and her Hammond B3.

Not envisaged in the original designs, the organ's construction was only approved after the architects had already completed plans for the building. And yet with its seven towers, it blends harmoniously into the concert hall and forms a striking counterpoint to the spiral staircase opposite. Cologne's grand concert organ was built by the distinguished organ-maker Johannes Klais and continues a long line of Klais concert organs installed throughout the world: for example, in the Munich Kulturzentrum Gasteig, in the Philharmonic in Cracow, in the Symphony Hall in Kyoto and the Twin Towers Petronas Philharmonic Hall in Kuala Lumpur.

The configuration of stops has been designed to fulfill the requirements of a concert organ: It can serve both as a solo instrument and as an accompaniment or even hold its own against a full orchestra.

For Barbara this is a good opportunity to register to the fullest, because her orchestral compositions in particular demand the richness of manifold sounds and dynamic spectrum.
Furthermore, it is always thrilling when pipe organ and Hammond organ meet. The latter was originally intended as an affordable pipe organ substitute for many American parishes. This concert provides an interesting immediate comparison between the pipes and the Hammond.