Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

ATLANTA 2012: BUCKY PIZZARELLI, FRANK TATE, CHUCK REDD (April 21, 2012)

From the 2012 Atlanta Jazz Party, a little interlude from Bucky, Frank, and Chuck — full of feeling and swing.

THESE FOOLISH THINGS:

Bucky loves to play Django Reinhardt’s NUAGES, making those clouds become ominous, stormy.  But this time he prefaces it with ninety seconds of a piece whose title has proven elusive, even to my Song Sleuths.  I’m betting it’s Chopin or a Forties movie theme.  Any better answers?

Beautiful unhackneyed music!

May your happiness increase.

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ATLANTA 2012: THE JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND (April 21, 2012)

Very few jazz parties have their own big band — but the 2012 Atlanta Jazz Party had this one, a well-rehearsed swinging one led by the engaging trumpeter / vocalist Joe Gransden.  Here are a few highlights from their feature set last April.

DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME:

CHARADE:

WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES, with convincing testimony by Francine Reed on this still-viable sermon from Ida Cox:

LOVE FOR SALE:

Benny Carter’s VINE STREET RUMBLE:

May your happiness increase.

FACES, VOICES, PAGES

The first song is famous — and someone loved and played this sheet music:

Mildred even autographed another copy:

I couldn’t find any evidence that Mildred had ever recorded this song, but for those of you who don’t know it, here’s a sultry 2011 version by Tamar Korn with Mona’s Hot Four: Dennis Lichtman, clarinet; Gordon Webster, piano; Nick Russo, guitar; Rob Adkins, bass:

A Young-Washington-Wiley team effort, new to me:

A little online research led to Ted FioRito’s recording of this song (vocal chorus by Muzzy Marcelino) — http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9ywcs_ted-fiorito-his-orchestra-i-d-be-te_music — not the most distinguished Victor Young creation.

But now, as you go through your errands, you might be able to hear / imagine Mildred singing DELTA and Lee assure us of her essential honesty.

May your happiness increase.