Friday, April 02, 2010
Harry Carney Centennial Celebration (5/5)
Harry Carney – Centennial Celebration
Boston, Massachusets, April 1, 1910 – New York, October 14, 1974
For the fifth and final volume, we mostly stay with Johnny Hodges, starting out with some cuts from a session featuring Ray Nance, Jimmy Hamilton, Lawrence Brown, Billy Strayhorn, and the mid-50s ducal rhythm section of Jimmy Woode and Sam Woodyard. Then we go on with Hodges, Hamilton and the rhythm section but get Clark Terry, Quentin "Butter" Jackson and Ray Nance added for another pair of tunes. To end this off, there are Carney's features from a 1961 concert by a Johnny Hodges touring unit, again with Lawrence Brown and Ray Nance in the band.
In between, we get a short but sweet and intriguing rarity: an audio recording (how great would it be to have this on video!) by an Ellington all star formation including Hodges, Carney, Oscar Pettiford and... Max Roach! Yes indeed!
Happy listening - hope you'll enjoy the great music in this little series!
Harry Carney lives!