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Friday, April 02, 2010

Harry Carney Centennial Celebration (4/5)

Harry Carney – Centennial Celebration
Boston, Massachusets, April 1, 1910 – New York, October 14, 1974

Volume four of the series goes into Johnny Hodges territory, and for the largest part, we're going to stay with Rabbit's band up to the end! The two partial dates included here are from when Hodges took time off the Ellington band to lead his own band, in the early fifties (he would be back by 1956). You hear one of the underrated Ellington trumpet greats, Harold "Shorty" Baker, on the first date, Clark Terry on the second, while Jimmy Hamilton and Lawrence Brown are on both. Call Cobbs (later with Albert Ayler) and a young Coltrane (not heard in solo) are on the first, as is early 50s Ellington drummer Louie Bellson, whom we heard on volume three of this compilation. On the second date, we get to hear the great Sonny Greer - one of the most important sidemen of Ellington's long career - as well as Ellington alter ego Billy Strayhorn on piano.


ubu said...

Get the music here, here and here

Again, all the info (covers + a discography listing) is here

ubu said...

Discography - CD4/59:32

August 5, 1954 – Johnny Hodges
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles – Norgran

Harold 'Shorty' Baker (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Harry Carney (bari), Call Cobbs (p), John Williams (b), Louis Bellson (d)
on Ballad Medley: add John Coltrane (ts)

Ballad Medley (17:59)
Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke) [Powell]
Sweet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell-Mitchell Parish) [Hodges]
Time On My Hands (Vincent Youmans-Harold Adamson-Mack Gordon) [Baker]
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Otto Harbach-Jerome Kern) [Carney]
If You Were Mine (Johnny Mercer-Matt Malneck) [Hamilton]
Poor Butterfly (Raymond Hubbell-John L. Golden) [Brown]
All Of Me (Seymore Simons-Gerald Marks) [Hodges]
Used to Be Duke (Johnny Hodges) 7:24

September 8, 1955 – Johnny Hodges
Fine Sound, New York City – Norgran

Clark Terry (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Jimmy Hamilton (ts,cl), Harry Carney (bari), Billy Strayhorn (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sonny Greer (d)

No Use Kickin' (Johnny Hodges) 10:32
Ballad Medley (15:20)
Whispering (Richard H. Coburn, Vincent Rose, John Schoenberger) [Carney]
Tenderly (Walter Gross-Jack Lawrence) [Terry]
Don't Take Your Love From Me (Henry Nemo) [Hamilton]
But Not for Me (George & Ira Gershwin) [Brown]
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen) [Woode]
Passion Flower (Billy Strayhorn- Milton Raskin) [Hodges]
Scufflin' (Cue Hodges) 8:13