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#1 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:54 am

Hi all,

I thought I would run this by everyone. I'm in the process on finalizing a tribute radio show to jazz guitarists. It will air in 2 parts (2 hours per part) in mid March and mid April.

This is my current list of musicians that I'm trying to include in the show. If you can find obvious omissions, please let me know.

Howard Alden, Oscar Aleman, Laurindo Almeida, John Ambercrombe, Irving
Ashby, Dave Barbour, Geroge Barnes, Billy Bauer, Ed Bickert, Paul
Bollenback, Lenny Breau, Jimmy Bruno, Teddy Bunn, Kenny Burrell,
Charlie Byrd, Al Casey, Charlie Christian, Cal Collins, John Collins,
Rene Duchoissoir, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Chalun Ferret, Chris Flory,
Slim Gaillard, Barry Galbraith, Mike Gari, Chuck Garland, Freddie
Green, Grant Green, Jim Hall, Al Hendrickson, Lonnie Johnson, Barney
Kessel, Carl Kress, Eddie Lang, Mundell Lowe, Russel Malone, Carmen
Mastren, Tony Mattola, Dick McDonough, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Moore,
Mary Osborne, Remo Palmeiri, Joe Pass, Les Paul, Johnny Pisano, Bucky
Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Jimmy Raney, Django Reinhardt, Emily
Remler, Allan Reuss, Tony Rizzi, Howard Roberts, Sal Salvador, Jimmy
Shirley, Floyd Smith, Johny Smith, Martin Taylor, Rene Thomas, George
Van Eps, Frank Vignola, Chuck Wayne


Thanks for your help,

Jerry

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#2 Post by KevinSchaper » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:10 pm

Tiny Grimes!

My favorite stuff of his is on Blue Note Swingtets

next comes the stuff he did with Cats and the Fiddle..

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#3 Post by Roy » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:23 pm

George Freeman

I saw him live in Chicago, great musician and he has great stories about playing with Charlie Parker.


From AMG:
Years Active 60s-00s
Genres Jazz
Styles Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Swing, Bop
Instruments Sax (Tenor), Guitar

Brother of Von from Chicago. Also plays a bluesy-based tenor with raucous, R&B tendencies. An underappreciated master.

Worked With: LeRoy Jackson Charlie Parker Les McCann James Peacock Eddie Gladden Marion Booker Kenny Barron Ron Jefferson Ben Webster Bradley Parker-Sparrow Claude McLin Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Richard Bock Bob Cranshaw Illinois Jacquet Ron Carter
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#4 Post by julius » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:48 pm

Ron Eschete', perhaps.

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#5 Post by Roy » Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:35 pm

Eddie Condon, can't leave off Eddie Condon

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Years Active 1920's to 70's
Genres Jazz
Styles Swing, Dixieland, Big Band


A major propagandist for freewheeling Chicago jazz, an underrated rhythm guitarist, and a talented wisecracker, Eddie Condon's main importance to jazz was not so much through his own playing as in his ability to gather together large groups of all-stars and produce exciting, spontaneous, and very coherent music.

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#6 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:37 pm

Roy wrote:Eddie Condon, can't leave off Eddie Condon
Hi Roy,

Eddie is a real problem. I love his bands, but I cant' for the life of me find ANYTHING that has him featured beyond playing rhythm guitar.

If anyone knows of any featured things with Eddie, please let me know.

Thanks,

Jerry

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#7 Post by julius » Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:03 pm

The only solo that Freddie Green ever took that I know of is during the Honeysuckle Rose jam at the 1937 Carnegie Hall concert with Benny Goodman. Are there others?

I seem to remember that Condon intentionally refused to ever solo. I also seem to remember owning a CD whose liner notes are surprised to hear him solo; I'll try to go back and look it up tonight.

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#8 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:53 pm

julius wrote:The only solo that Freddie Green ever took that I know of is during the Honeysuckle Rose jam at the 1937 Carnegie Hall concert with Benny Goodman. Are there others?
Thanks for reminding me about that. I probably won't use it (too long).

The track I have for Freddie is from the Hittin' On All Six Guitar set from Proper. There is a track from 1938 with Basie folks. Has a rare solo by Freddie on guitar and vocal. Nice little swing track.

FYI,

Jerry

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#9 Post by julius » Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:32 pm

Heh, I own that box set and totally forgot Freddie was on it.

It's hard to hear Freddie on a lot of the early Basie too, unfortunately.

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#10 Post by Roy » Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:02 pm

According to this web site, he never took a solo: http://www.edsite2.fsnet.co.uk/eddiecondon.htm


Eddie Condon was not a great musician but was known to be able to keep perfect time in the rhythm section. He was was famous for never having taken a solo. But apart from this Eddie was dedicated to getting Dixieland Jazz out of the saloons and speakeasies and into the concert halls,a task he successfully achieved

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#11 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:45 am

Jerry_Jelinek wrote:The track I have for Freddie is from the Hittin' On All Six Guitar set from Proper. There is a track from 1938 with Basie folks. Has a rare solo by Freddie on guitar and vocal. Nice little swing track.
Actually in looking at the discgraphy:

Kansas City Six : Buck Clayton, tp; Lester Young, ts; Eddie Durham, el-g; Freddie Green, g-voc; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.
New York, September 8, 1938. THEM THERE EYES Commodore 512

I just realized the guitar solo may be Eddie Durham on elect guitar. I'll have to review that.

FYI,

Jerry

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#12 Post by main_stem » Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:51 am

Jerry_Jelinek wrote:
Jerry_Jelinek wrote:The track I have for Freddie is from the Hittin' On All Six Guitar set from Proper. There is a track from 1938 with Basie folks. Has a rare solo by Freddie on guitar and vocal. Nice little swing track.
Actually in looking at the discgraphy:

Kansas City Six : Buck Clayton, tp; Lester Young, ts; Eddie Durham, el-g; Freddie Green, g-voc; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.
New York, September 8, 1938. THEM THERE EYES Commodore 512

I just realized the guitar solo may be Eddie Durham on elect guitar. I'll have to review that.

FYI,

Jerry
It's definitely Eddie Durham on the electric. It presages Charlie Christian work on electric. Somehow I get the impression that Durham wasn't too happy that Christian got all the credit for the electric guitar.

From what I've read Billy Holiday was sitting in front of Freddie Green mouthing the words to him. They were a couple at the time and she has said that he was the only man she ever loved.

-Kevin
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#13 Post by lindyholic » Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:59 am

It's true, Condon almost never took a solo, though I do have one song where he has taken a solo. If you're interested in it please contact me, it's not a very long one, but it's there, the song is pretty much all solos, but it's a great song.

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www.lindyhopper.ca, Canada's Swing Site.

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#14 Post by SpuzBal » Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:07 pm

Jimmy Rosenberg and Bireli Lagrene are some good guitarists in the Reinhardt vein.
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#15 Post by funkyfreak » Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:25 pm

Roy wrote:According to this web site, he never took a solo: http://www.edsite2.fsnet.co.uk/eddiecondon.htm
He was was famous for never having taken a solo.
*cough* "We Called It Music"

-FF

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