woensdag 24 augustus 2016

Ry Cooder - Jazz (Album) live at "Soundstage "Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. November 16,1978


More than any other contemporary artists, Ry Cooder has rediscovered, and reintroduced, the rich musical traditions of America with a body of work that both celebrates those traditions and reshapes them into a sound distinctly his own. Jazz is one of Cooder's most ambitious and satisfying works - a paean to the glorious days of jazz that captures both the spirit and the genius of the pioneering jazz men of the '20s and early '30s.

Ry had ons tot 1978 al een kijkje laten nemen in de bronnen van de Amerikaanse en andere roots muziek. Bues, R&B, gospel, folk, minstrel, calypso, Tex-Mex and Hawaiinmusic ,nergens draait deze multi-instrumentalist zijn hand voor om. .Het album Jazz voegde weer een nieuw aspect toe aan Ry Cooder,s muzikale zoektocht.Jazz muziek uit de vroege jaren1920 en30 op onavolgbare door Ry geinterpeteerd.

Kort nadat dit album uitkwam gaf Ry een paar legendarische concerten met hoofdzakelijk nummers van dit album. de beelden en het geluid zijn niet super, maar Arthur vind dit toch erg mooi...

Ry Cooder
November 16, 1978
"Soundstage"
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 

                                              

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    Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now (Milton Ager and Jack Yellen)

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The Dream(Jack The Bear /Jess Pickett)

Ry about this song...,,The Dream,, is a slowdrag,whore house number,popular with the musicians of the generation before Morton.They called it ,,Spanish,,because of its tango or Habaniera beat.

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Shine ( Ford Dabney & Cecil Mack)

Ry about this song...,,Shine,, has been recorded over the years by nearly everybody,but rarely in its original form.,,Shine,, passed into the jazz tradition mostley without the introductory verse that really explains what the song ia all about.The idea here was to reconstruct it in a 52nd Street -small band -setting.
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                                          Davenport Blues

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                                          Flashes

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                                           In A Mist
Bix Biederbecke, of Davenport, Iowa, learned cornet from some of the earliest jaz records and first-hand from the first jazz players to come north from New Orleans. By the time of his death in 1931 at 29, he was a legend among his fellow musicians for his beautiful cornet music. But he was also interested in concert piano and particularly in the impressionistic style that Gershwin later became associated with. "Davenport Blues", "Flashes" and "In A Mist" are represented here in a salon-jazz context that brings out the atmosphere of Bix's strange music.(Ry Cooder)


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                                          Nobody
 The great Bert Williams was the first black artist to reach crossover stardom in Vaudeville. He would appear on stage in a broken-down tuxedo and black face, (as if to mark the passing of Coon songs and minstrelsesy), and recite his sardonic, double-edged monologues. He got star billing with Ziegfield, incredible for the times (c. 1910-1920), and his Columbia records like "Nobody" and "Samuel the Night Porter" were big sellers.(Ry Cooder)


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Maria Helena(Lorenzo Barcelata )(not on this album)
De song was een eerbetoon aan María Elena, de vrouw van de Mexicaanse President Emilio Portes Gil

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Joseph Byrd

Ry Cooder - acoustic guitar and vocals
with:
David Lindley - mandolin
Art Baron - trombone
Joe Wilder - trumpet
Phillip Bodner - reeds
Walter Kane - reeds
Harvey Pittel - reeds
Tom Collier - vibraphone
Phillip Namenworth - piano
George Duvivier - bass
Mark Stevens - drums




Gospel vocal quartet:
Bill Johnson
Jimmy Adams
Clifford Givens
Simon "Pico" Payne 



The idea behind this album was that there has always been a lot going on in the periphery of popular jazz trends. We wanted to provide a thread of alternative jazz settings to some great music that falls within the one hundred year scope of jazz in America.
R.C.



 Ryland Peter (Ry) Cooder (Los Angeles, 15 maart 1947) is een Amerikaans gitarist en producer. Aanvakelijk werkte hij als slide gitarist. Cooder heeft veel gewerkt als studiomuzikant waarbij hij aan vele film-soundtracks heeft meegewerkt.

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