Globetrotter enregistré à Ascona en 2006 Claude Tissendier invite Jesse Davis pour un homage à Johnny Hodges Claude Tissendier (as), Patrick Artéro (tp), François Penot (ts), Michel Camicas (tb), Jacques Schneck (p), Pierre-Yves Sorin (b), Sylvain Glévarec (dr), Jesse Davis (as)
Someday You’ll be Sorry - Mike and his Gang 1994 Our good friend and guitarist/banjoist Mike Warmsley works as a surgeon at the Mississauga Hospital in Ontario, Canada. He arranged for a coffee break performance in the staff lunch room. Together with Mike we organized a nice little session group. Allistair Lawrie, a editor of Toronto’s Globe and Mail made himself available. Al. originally from Edinbrough is a devotee of the Benny Goodman style of playing. A retired bank executive from London England who had emigrated to Canada, Terry Pitts, played trombone. In his earlier days Terry was the trombonist of the famous Sy Laurie Jazz Band from London. A visitor to Canada, Graham Scriven on drums lives in Egland and next to professional drumming hosts local jazz radio shows. Chris Daniels, originally from the Liverpool area is the bassist of our Climax Jazz Band. Mike, originally from London as well, and myself being a former Dutchman makes this a typical Canadian Band. The camera man was an acrobat. He crawled anywhere and filmed without loosing a beat from underneath, sideways, closeup end so on. Hope you enjoy this freewheeling little early morning session, not usually the place where jazz musicians are most comfortable.
When you and I were Young Maggie - Climax Jazz Band Recorded with our new Video 8 recorder during a concert in 1987 in the Oakville Town Centre Theatre in Ontario, Canada. Bob Erwig cornet, Mick Lewis clarinet, Len gosling trombone, Mike Walmsley banjo, Chris Daniels bass and Pete McCormick drums.
Stoned Hawkins 1964 The "Grand Old Man" of the Tenor Saxophone Hawkins (Born Nov. 21, 1904, in St. Joseph) has been an influential figure in Jazz from the 20s until his death in 1969. This clip is from a concert he did in England in 1964 together with Harry "Sweet" Edison on trumpet. The fine rhythm group has one of the world's best drummers, Jo Jones. Coleman is alway so comfortable on the plain twelve bar blues.A head arrangement was made and called "Stoned", a blues in Bb. And by gosh, does it ever swing!
Best things in life are free Peplowski 1994 Ken Peplowski Quintet in a 1994 concert. Their special guest is famous trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Addison. After Ken introduces the tune he kicks in the tempo and there is a slight flah of communication in which it looks like that Ken asks who will take the lead. Harry nods and instantly Ken picks up the melody line with beautiful phrasings by "Sweets". This was probably one of these totally unrehearsed and therefore spontenuous performances where there is that spirit of of a "First". And that is what jazz is all about. And by gosh, do these guys know it.! Harry at 79 and Ken at 36.
Maxine Sullivan Just one of those Things Maxine Sullivan (1911-1987) in performance singing “One of these Things”. She is accompanied by Scott Hamilton on tenor saxophone, John Bunch piano, Chris Flory guitar, Phil Flanigan bass and Chuck Riggs drums. A great singer and engaging performer, Maxine Sullivan parlayed a subtle, yet undeniable sense of swing with distinctive phrasing and excellent interpretative qualities to become a fine jazz, standards and pre-rock pop vocalist. She enjoyed success in the swing era, then repeated that success several eras later. Sullivan sang in clubs in Pittsburgh and on radio broadcasts. Her vocals and Claude Thornhill's arrangment of "Loch Lomond" in 1937 resulted in her first hit. That was followed a series of folk novelty numbers like "Cockles And Mussells," and "If I Had A Rainbow Bow." But Sullivan at least landed a nationwide radio program with then husband John Kirby. "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm" aired Sunday afternoons in 1940 and was the only coast-to-coast radio show featuring black performers on radio. Sullivan even did some acting, appearing on stage in "Swinging The Dream" and in the films "Goin' Places" and "St. Louis Blues." She toured with Benny Carter in 1941, then retired in 1942. Sullivan returned in the mid-'40s. After tours of England in 1948 and 1954, and another stage appearance in the 1953 play "Take A Giant Step," Sullivan retired once more. She became a nurse, but came back again in 1958, this time both singing and playing valve trombone and flugelhorn. She appeared at several festivals, then did sessions with The World's Greatest Jazz Band, Earl Hines, Ike Isaacs, Bob Wilber and Dick Hyman.
Maxinne Sullivan - As Long as I Live Recorded in 1986 Maxine (1911-1987) sings one of her favourite and often recorded tunes. She is accompanied by the Scott Hamilton Quintet. Scott of course is on tenor saxophone, John Bunch plays piano, Chris Flory on guitar, Phil Flanigan on bass and Chuck Riggs is on drums.
Louis Nelson and his New Orleans All Stars This was recorded in 1987 probably in Japan. We see a band from New Orleans under trombonist Louis Nelson's leadership. From the old generarion are Louis Nelson, bassist Chester Zardis and banjo player Danny Barker. The younger musicians in the band are Wendell Brunies trumpet. Sammy Rimmington clarinet, Butch Thompson piano and Stanley Stephens on drums.
Memphis Blues - Louis Nelson Louis Nelson and his New Orleans All Stars This was recorded in 1987 probably in Japan. We see a band from New Orleans under trombonist Louis Nelson's leadership. From the old generarion are Louis Nelson, bassist Chester Zardis and banjo player Danny Barker. The younger musicians in the band are Wendell Brunies trumpet. Sammy Rimmington clarinet, Butch Thompson piano and Stanley Stephens on drums.
That's a Plenty Bowden Colin/Chris Barber 1990 Colin Bowden - Drums Colin was born in Hampstead Heath, London in 1932 and lives in Suffolk. He remembers at the age of ten seeing through a village hall window a drummer performing live and feeling that he had discovered Eldorado! Some years later, after conscription service with the RAF he renovated an old drum kit which he had bought from a workmate who was cleaning out an attic. It was late 1952. Colin was collecting Spike Jones records until he heard "Oh, Didn't He Ramble?" and that 78rpm disc by Jelly Roll Morton put him firmly on the jazz trail. Over the years main influences have been Baby Dodds, Big Sid Catlett and Art Blakey along with all the others. He is generally regarded as the finest New Orleans drummer in Europe. Colin was invited to be part of the 40th Anniversary tour of Chris Barber's Jazz Band. Colin played in this band's concert as it was some 40 years before. Although I believe that Colin then wasn't a member of the band he certainly must have played with them as a substitute. In the sixties and seventies Colin was the permanent drummer of Ken Colyer's Jazzmen. We see Colin being featured on drums in that particularily interesting Baby Dodds styled approach in the tune "That's a Plenty"
Bobby Shaftoe Barber Chris 1990 In a reunion concert series to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary the Chris Barber Jazz Band plays Bobby Shaftoe, a tune they had recorded in the mid fifties for the first time. Chris had found some of the former members of the band for this set of the concert. Trumpet/cornet player Pat Halcox is still in the band, former members are Monty Sunshine clarinet, Jim Bray bass and Colin Bowden drums. When I think of my early days of playing in the Netherlands I remember using this Barber arrangement for my own group. Then when I immigrated to Canada in 1966 and joined the Climax Jazz Band in 1971 I introduced this same arrangement there as well. I left Climax some 10 years ago, but I believe the band still plays it, and I'm sure in that same Barber arrangement.
Old Rugged Cross Sunshine Monty 1990 British clarinettist Monty Sunshine plays "Old Rugged Cross" Monty played this first in the fifties when he was with the Chris Barber Jazz Band. Monty was a follower of the styles of Sidney Bechet and George Lewis. This tune was first recorded in similar setting by George Lewis. This was recorded during a concert series with the Chris Barber Jazz Band celebrating their 40th anniverary in 1990
Chimes Blues Barber Chris 1990 In 1990 Chris Barber and his Jazz Band celebrated their 40th anniversary and played a series of somewhere between 75 and 100 jubilee concerts all round Europe. Not only would Chris perform with his recent band, he would also make part of the show a feature with members of his early band. In this clip the early band with Pat Halcox and Monty Sunshine plays a version of King Oliver's 1923 band's tune "Chimes Blues". Instead of the Chimes being done by piano in the original recording Chris performed this with the three frontline horns. We with Climax Jazz Band copied that arrangement, and I remember very well how tough this part was, I guess especially for the cornet. Therefore it was amazing to see with Chris and the band in this clip that in the second time around the great Pat Halcox on cornet had a little problem as well.
Dans les Rues d’Antibes 1976 This Sidney Bechet tune has always one of my favourite songs. A year before Jim Buchmann from Portland Oregon had moved to Toronto to join our band. Jim is a master on the saxello.a straight B♭ soprano, but with a slightly curved neck and tipped bell last manufactured in the early thirties by the King Company. In this very first of more than 75 Appleyard shows we were very excited and I think it shows in our performance. ( Bob Erwig cornet, Jim Buchmann saxello, Geoff Holmes trombone, Jack Vincken banjo, Chris Daniels bass, Steve Tattersall drums.) Many of you have seen some great jazz artists performing as guests on the Peter Appleyard shows produced between 1976 and 1979. More than 75 of these 25-minute shows were recorded by producer Bill Cooke. It all started with a meeting between Bill and myself together with our trombonist Geoff Holmes. Our Climax Jazz Band would be part of the "Pilot" project with an invited guest performer. That day we would record two shows. On behalf of Bill and his Company we invited New Orleans clarinettist Joe Cornbread and Carol Leigh from Connecticut. On the day of the recording there was a lot of excitement in the air. The recording crew's first experience with a live jazz situation, our first jazz show and a totally sympathetic crowd. All the Appleyard shows were recorded in a small room called Albert's Hall on the second floor of the Brunswick House, a famous pub in Toronto's University area on Bloor Street West. Our band initially was formed in Albert's Hall in 1971 after having replied to a newspaper ad where owner Albert Nightingale asked for a dixie band. He hoped to have more success with jazz than with the wrestling dwarfs we would replace. We stayed there for about five years.
Gatemouth - Climax Jazz Band 1987 At a jazz party in the Scarborough Town Centre several of the Toronto jazz bands performed for an afternoon concert. Our Climax Jazz Band was part of this event. Len Gosling, our trombonist was on holidays and Chris Clifton was an able substitute. The organizer of the event, who was also leading his Metro Stompers, was soprano saxophonist Jim Galloway. One of the fun things of these events is to have a chance to mix up the regular routine somewhat so I invited Jim to join us. We play a tune originally from the New Orleans Wanderers. Gatemouth has always one of my favourite tunes. Here then a clip with our band and Jimmy Galloway.
China Boy - Bob Erwig session. 1987 I always look for something out of the ordinary. At this afternoon concert featuring several Toronto jazz bands I was able to organize a little jam session. Jim Galloway, the organizer of the event played his soprano saxophone, Brian Ogilvie, who played that afternoon with his quartet joined us on the tenor saxophone. Our Climax banjo player Jacques Vincken played banjo. An old friend since the early days in Canada was pianist Ron Sorley and we had a tremendously talented tubaplayer. We left drums out of this session because with piano, banjo and tuba a somewhat different rhythm feel can make a unique atmosphere which sometimes get different creative juices flowing by the frontline musicians. I haven’t seen and heard this clip for more than 15 years and I like it. My wife Ilse filmed this with our then brandnew video 8 camera.
In a 1961 film from an after hours session in a club in New York we see a hot number. After a piano chorus by Johnny Guarnieri lounge/jazz vocalist Carol Seedens starts “Just you, just me”, then a scat-vocal between her and Roy Eldridge after which comes some hot playing from Coleman Hawkins as well as from Roy. The fine rhythm group consists of guitarist Barry Galbraith(?), bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Cozy Cole.