Visiting scholars; Charles R. Keller, part two
Yeah those of the past. Welcome to our knowledge of jazz classics from the private collection of lenny castle. These old 78 rpm recordings are now a collector's item and here to comment on the music and play some of the records for you is Lenny guess what we're going to do tonight is to play some records by the great jazz carnitas. For those who care about the kind of jazz Tony played Pee wee Russell P. Russell really goes far back into jazz and of course he's at this moment even experimenting with them with modern jazz now you don't experiment with modern jazz like a person like Bud Freeman who went to the extent of studying with Lenny just non-O and trying to you know structure wise to understand what would make the change between the old kind of jazz which is really more basic kind of
chord structure and the more sophisticated and certainly more severe kind of that kind of. Credit Enid you'll find all the jasmine have done since the time of dizzy and bird you know and dizzy and bird entering the scene in one thousand forty six second one thousand forty six. So here you have Pee wee Russell in a form that he got very famous for mean and certainly no experimentation here. But this is a day you got to been together for ages or as how to record society in the late 30s and he had his own trombone. And of course the trumpet man is Manx Kaminski. And then he had a tenor man who named Al Gold who you don't hear much about or inserted into the record many other than these records. But in this state why you have a very defined rhythm section also includes the swing of tune on drums and James P.
Johnson on piano and we hear them leaders a trio three. So when Pee-Wee and these two and that I just name now we're going to go right on with this first one so we get it all and I'm really excited about the show. And we'll play the famous they'll be some changes made.
Again we're going to hear a standard from this same group Peewee Russell led this group. And as I say this when we're going to certainly do it because he has a beautiful soon is when it is late. It's it's that lady that baby won't you please come home.
Now this. Now this next record really is beautifully done vocal wise guys releasing it and saying it has never done much seen on record but this is so open in free and loose and coarse is just a standard blues but filtering it through his kind of drum beat right underneath him I mean he's got a pretty good beat behind him. He himself his own drums you see why you get that feeling that he's completely in charge and just sort of floating through the studio with these words and it's really nice. And it goes cities Hootie blues.
Now we're going to hear the last of this same date it was recorded by Peter Austin or his own name which as far as I know is about the only station in that period of time that was recorded by him he used he was a sideman. And of course this is a famous tune. DINAH.
Now we're going to play a side that came out of the same record date but in this case it's just a trio and his corset is playing a tune on drums. James P. Johnson on piano and Pee-Wee on clarinet and of course you can surely feel that people he isn't completely comfortable company with this kind of Trio and especially with Jimmy Johnson on piano you know on these records he plays especially Well I think of course is just these are just two sides of one record and this one is I found a new baby.
Now we're going to hear the concluding side of this debate that James P. Johnson City and Bush Pee-Wee made. And it's Everybody Loves My Baby.
Right. Now a couple years after these last record you just heard Pee wee got together with Joe Sullivan on piano and he's really saying the same drummer who you just heard it and cymbal crash by the end and they made some nice side for Commodore Records. And here's one that they made called jig walk which is no Ellington tune it's not me.
Now we're going to hear one last record by the same trio. It's a beautiful one I think especially if you like the blues. It is just called the last time I saw Chicago.
- Visiting scholars
- Charles R. Keller, part two
- Producing Organization
- Cleveland Public Schools
- Contributing Organization
- University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
- AAPB ID
- This program, the second of two parts, features an interview with Dr. Charles H. Keller, former chair, history department, Williams College.
- This series features interviews with outstanding scholars from various fields.
- Media type
Interviewee: Keller, Charles H.
Interviewer: Evans, Cecelia
Producing Organization: Cleveland Public Schools
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-2-13 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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