jueves, junio 08, 2017

There's no business like show business

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Sonny Rollins
There's no business like show business   (1955)
Prestige PR7020

Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d). Hackensack, N.J., December 2, 1955

jueves, mayo 25, 2017

Rosa

Rose
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Sonny Rollins
To a wild rose  (1974)
Milestone M9059

Sonny Rollins (ts) Stanley Cowell (p) Yoshiaki Masuo (g) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) David Lee (d) James Mtume (cga).  Broadcast, "Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, July 6, 1974

miércoles, mayo 24, 2017

Del tiempo del Upíri (Upíri's Blues)

In the times of the Upíri (Upíri's Blues)
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Rega Dance Orchestra
I'm a jazz vampire    (1920)
Okeh 4178

Rega Dance Orchestra: Benny Krueger (sax) and prob pers. Jules Levy, Abe Small (cnt) Harry Raderman (tb) Sid Feinsmith (cl) Nathan Glantz (as,sop) Wheeler Wadsworth, Duane Sawyer (as) Ted Violinsky, poss Sol Solinsky (vln) Larry Briers, Frank Banta or J. Russell Robinson (p) John Lucas, Harry Reser (bj) prob Joe Tarto (tu) Joe Green (d) coll pers. New York, May 1920

lunes, mayo 22, 2017

El rinoceronte de tacos altos

High heeled rhino
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Horace Henderson and his Orchestra [*]
Happy feet   (1933)
Coral 94255

Horace Henderson and his Orchestra: Russell Smith, Bobby Stark (tp) Henry "Red" Allen (tp,vcl) Claude Jones, Dicky Wells (tb) Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson (cl,as) Coleman Hawkins (ts,cl) Horace Henderson(p,arr) Bernard Addison (g) John Kirby (b) Walter Johnson (d). New York, October 3, 1933

[*] Columbia CB-701 and Decca 18254 as "Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra". Parlophone B71139 as "Horace Henderson and Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra". Entire session also on World Record Club (E)SHB42, Family (It)716, Prestige PR7645, ASV/Living Era (E)CDAJA5067 entitled "Under the Harlem moon", rest see Fletcher Henderson. Classics (F)CD587, DRG/Swing 8453, Hep (E)1028 entitled "Henry Allen & Coleman Hawkins", rest see under Henry Red Allen and Coleman Hawkins. Affinity (E)CDAFS1026-6 (6 CD set) entitled "Coleman Hawkins complete recordings", rest of this CD see Hawkins and other musicians with whom Hawkins recorded. BBC (E)ZCF685 (CD) entitled "Henry Allen 1929-1936"

sábado, mayo 20, 2017

Escena pánica

Panic scene
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)
Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Gnossienne 3   (2013)


Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Arturo O'Farrill (p) Antonio Lizana (vcl,alto sax). Recorded at Symphony Space for "Musica Nueva 6", New York May 3rd, 2013.

viernes, mayo 19, 2017

Mujer determinada

Determined woman
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Dibujado hoy / Drawn today

Música:
Eric Dolphy Quartet
Sketch of Melba   (1960)
New Jazz NJLP8252

Eric Dolphy Quartet: Eric Dolphy (fl) Ron Carter (cello) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d). New York, August 15, 1960

viernes, mayo 12, 2017

Au clair de la lune

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
The Phonautograph Recording  [*]
Au clair de la lune   (1860)

[*] Un equipo logró tener acceso a las grabaciones del fonoautógrafo de Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, que estaban guardadas en la oficina de patentes de la Académie des Sciences francesa. Escanearon el papel en relieve, con un sofisticado programa de ordenador desarrollado años antes por la Biblioteca del Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Las ondas del papel fueron traducidas por un ordenador a sonidos audibles y reconocibles. Uno de ellos, creado el 9 de abril de 1860 resultó ser una grabación de 10 segundos (de muy baja fidelidad pero reconocible), de alguien cantando la canción popular francesa "Au clair de la lune". Este "fonoautograma" es la primera grabación de sonido conocida, así como la primera grabación que es, empíricamente, reproducible. Muy anterior a la grabación de un reloj parlante de Frank Lambert y la de un concierto de Georg Friedrich Händel realizada por la Compañía Edison, que datan de dos y tres décadas después, respectivamente.
[Fuente Wikipedia]

Bonus track:
Walter Gieseking
Clair de lune
(comp.by Claude Debussy)
Live concert in 1956. Unknow date and plade of recording

lunes, mayo 08, 2017

Gauderio, su caballo y un perro

Gauderio, his horse and a dog
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta
Con mi perro   (1946)
RCA Victor

Rodolfo Biagi (piano y director) Alberto Amor (vcl) resto de la orquesta no identificado. Buenos Aires, 10 de Julio de 1946.

domingo, mayo 07, 2017

El día del dibujante

Draughstman's Day
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música: [*]
The Michael Nyman Band  (1982)
Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds
The garden is becoming a robe room
An eye for optical theory
Charisma CASCD1158

[*] from the Peter Greenaway´s film “The Draughtman’s Contract” (1982)

The Michael Nyman Band: Michael Nyman (comp, ldr, p, harpsichord) John Harle (ss,as,ts) Malcolm Bennett (cl,as) David Cunningham, Keith Thompson (ts) Andrew Findon (bar) J. Martin Rex (bass trb,euphonium) Steve Saunders (p, harpsichord) Alexander Balanescu, Elisabeth Perr (vln) Andrew Findon (b) Ian Mitchell (double b). Studio 80, London (UK), 1982

martes, mayo 02, 2017

Hornpipe

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Lucio Demare
Mañana zarpa un barco   (1968)
Disc Jockey 10030

Lucio Demare (p). Buenos Aires, 30 de Julio de 1968

jueves, abril 27, 2017

Angelus

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Bob Wilber & Kenny Davern Summit Reunion
There'll be some changes made    (1998)
Sori Summer Jazz Festival 1998

Bob Wilber & Kenny Davern Summit Reunion: Bob Wilber (ss,cl) Kenny Davern (cl) Roberto Colombo (g) Aldo Zunino (b) Stefano Bagnoli (d). Sori Summer Jazz Festival "Rassegna Jazz Golfo Paradiso". Sori (Genova, Italy) July 16, 1998.

miércoles, abril 19, 2017

Sans Souci

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
“Miguel Caló y la orquesta de las estrellas”
Sans Souci   (1964)
Odeon SDMO-55591 29990

“Miguel Caló y la orquesta de las estrellas”: Armando Pontier, Domingo Federico, Enrique Francini, Hugo Baralis y Octavio Trípodi en el piano, entre otros. Buenos Aires, 14 de Abril de 1964.

viernes, abril 14, 2017

Hora Staccato

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)
Jascha Heifetz
Hora Staccato 
[comp. by Grigoraş Dinicu and transcribed by Heifetz]

Jascha Heifetz (vln) Emanuel Bay (p). Undisclosed date and place of recording. Probably 1940´s

jueves, abril 13, 2017

Scenes from the life of Alfredo Cordisco

The ungrateful broad
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)
Alfredo Cordisco
Romance de barrio [Troilo & Manzi]   (2014)
Academia Nacional del Tango - Homenaje al maestro Cordisco

Alfredo Cordisco (bandoneón). Buenos Aires, 7 de Abril de 2014

martes, abril 11, 2017

Cuando reinaba la comedia

When comedy was King
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Mack and Mabel (original Broadway music) [*]
Mack and Mabel Overture  (1974)
MCAD 10523

[*] Mack and Mabel (Broadway musical): book by Michael Stewart; music by Jerry Herman; lyrics by Jerry Herman; musical director: Don Pippin; vocal arrangements by Don Pippin; music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; incidental and dance music by John Morris; based on an idea by Leonard Spigelgass

lunes, abril 10, 2017

Sol del mediodía

Midday Sun
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Charles Mingus
Tonight at a noon  (1957)
Atlantic SD1416

Jimmy Knepper (tb) Shafi Hadi [rn. Curtis Porter] (as) Wade Legge (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d,tamb). New York, February 13, 1957

martes, abril 04, 2017

Ermitaño

Hermit
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Eric Dolphy
Alone together   (1963)
FM 308

Eric Dolphy (b-cl) Richard Davis (b). New York, July 1, 1963

sábado, abril 01, 2017

Escualo

Shark
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Sharkey and his Sharks of Rhythm
High society   (1936)
Vocalion 3380

Sharkey and his Sharks of Rhythm: Sharkey Bonano (tp) Santo Pecora (tb) Irving Fazola (cl) Clyde Hart (p) Frank Frederico (g) Thurman Teague (b) Ben Pollack (d). New York, October 7, 1936

viernes, marzo 31, 2017

Plectrum

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Lou Mecca Quartet
Just one of those things   (1955)
Blue Note BLP5067

Lou Mecca Quartet: Jack Hitchcock (vib) Lou Mecca (g) Vinnie Burke (b) Jimmy Campbell (d). Hackensack, N.J., March 25, 1955

miércoles, marzo 29, 2017

Don Giovanni

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)*
Ernesto Ponzio y Juan Carlos Bazán
Don Juan   (1933)


Ernesto Ponzio a.k.a. "El pibe Ernesto" (violín)  Juan Carlos Bazán a.k.a. "El gordo mamadera" (clarinete) resto de la orquesta no especificado. Buenos Aires, 1933
*fragmento del film ¡Tango! película musical argentina en blanco y negro que se estrenó el 27 de Abril de 1933 dirigida por Luis Moglia Barth. Para más datos del filme click aquí.

lunes, marzo 27, 2017

Memorias del tiempo de cuando todo andaba como la mierda

Memories of the hard times
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Bing Crosby
Brother, can you spare a dime?   (1931)
Brunswick 6414

Bing Crosby (vcl) with Lennie Hayton and his Orchestra. New York, October 25, 1932.

sábado, marzo 25, 2017

Cuadros en una exposición

Pictures for an exhibition
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Maria Yudina
Pictures at an exhibition  (1967)
 1.  Promenade
 2.  Gnomus
 3.  Promenade
 4.  The old castle
 5.  Promenade
 6.  Tuileries
 7.  Bydlo
 8.  Promenade
 9.  Ballet of the unhatches chicks
10. Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle
11. Promenade
12. Limoges marché
13. Catacombae con mortius in lingua mortua
14. The hut on fowl's legs (Baba-Yaga)
15. The great Gate of Kiev
(comp. by Modest Músorgski in 1874)
Melody 33D-027 239/240

Maria Yudina (p). Moscow (URSS), 1967.

lunes, marzo 20, 2017

El amor por tres naranjas

The love for three oranges
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
March
from the satirical opera by Sergei Prokofiev "The love for three oranges"
(premiered at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, on 30 December 1921)

Orchestra, conductor, date and location unknow

miércoles, marzo 15, 2017

La carga de la brigada del gato ligero

The charge of the Cat's Brigade
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Clare Fischer
Toddler   (1962)
Pacific Jazz PJ52

Clare Fischer (p) Gary Peacock (b) Gene Stone (d). Los Angeles, April 1962

martes, marzo 14, 2017

Los fantasmas de la canción

Song Ghosts
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Giorgio Gaslini
Ghosts   (1990)
Soul Note 121 270-2

Giorgio Gaslini (p). Barigozzi Studio, Milano, Italy. July 25 and 26, 1990.

miércoles, marzo 08, 2017

El camino a Siberia

The road to Siberia
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
John Coltrane with Red Garland Trio
Russian lullaby   (1958)
Prestige LP7142

John Coltrane with Red Garland Trio: John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d). Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 7, 1958

domingo, marzo 05, 2017

El pobre hombre, la mujer desnuda y el rinoceronte enano

The poor man, the naked woman and the dwarf rhino
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música: (video)
Luca Ciarla
Bella Ciao  (2014)
Rhino Jazz(s) Festival 2014

Luca Ciarla (vln). Rhino Jazz(s) Festival. Saint Étienne, France, October 3, 2014

martes, febrero 28, 2017

Calistenia en la época de Omar Khayyam

Calisthenics in the times of Omar Khayam
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Erik Satie (composer)
Trois Gymnopédies

lunes, febrero 27, 2017

Absolución

Absolution
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)
Jacco van Santen Quintet
Quasimodo  (2015)

Jacco van Santen (as) Ellister van der Molen (flh) Bob Wijnen (p) Jan Voogd (b) Niek de Bruijn (dr). Netherlands, March 2015.

viernes, febrero 24, 2017

Preludio a un beso

Prelude for a kiss
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Prelude to a kiss   (1957)
Columbia CL1085

Lily Pons [*] on alto sax.
Oscar
[*]  In an interview (“Blinfold Test”) with Leonard Feather for Metronome in 1948, Charlie Parker refers to Hodges as Johnny “Lily Pons” Hodges. (Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-American operatic soprano and actress who had an active career from the late 1920s through the early 1970s)
El editor

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (trb) John Sanders (bass trb) Johnny Hodges (as,solo) Russell Procope (as) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Duke Ellington (p,ldr,comp) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr). New York, October 1, 1957

lunes, febrero 20, 2017

Noche en la jungla

Night in the jungle
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Herbie Mann
Jungle fantasy  (1965)
Columbia CL2388

Herbie Mann (fl) Charlie Palmieri (p) Bob Rodríguez (b) Rafael Da Vila, Carlos Díaz, Raymond Sardinis (perc). New York, June 24, 1965

viernes, febrero 17, 2017

Cheetah

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
The Cats  (full album 1957)
Minor mishap
How long has this been going on [*]
Eclypso
Solacium
Tommy´s time
New Jazz 8217

The Cats: Idrees Sulieman (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (d). Sulieman, Coltrane and Burrell out in [*]. New York, April 18, 1957

domingo, febrero 12, 2017

Sadima Muebles (Eronel)

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Thelonious Monk
Eronel  (1954)
Jazz Legacy (F)500104

Thelonious Monk (p). Paris, June 7, 1954

viernes, febrero 10, 2017

Carretilla

Hand cart
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Jack McDuff Orchestra
Come and carry me home  (1970)
Blue Note BST84348

Jack McDuff Orchestra: Martin Drover, Terry Noonan, Bud Parks (tp) John Bennett, Adrian Drover (tb) David Statham, Willie Watson (fhr) Norman Leppard, Dick Morrissey, Jack Whitford, Dave Willis (fl,saxes) Jack McDuff (org) J.J. Jackson (p,perc) Typhena Partridge (harp) Terry Smith (g)
Larry Steele (el-b) Trevor Armstrong (d). London, March 23, 1970

miércoles, febrero 08, 2017

Solos y juntos

Alone together
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música: (video)
Toshiyuki Tanaka
Alone together   (2012)

“Un caballero es un hombre que puede tocar el acordeón pero no lo hace” (Al Cohn, saxofonista americano)
“A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion, but doesn't” (Al Cohn )

Toshiyuki Tanaka (accordion). Probably Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan ca. 2012

martes, febrero 07, 2017

El que quiera pescado que se moje

If you want fish you should get wet
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans
The touch of your lips   (1975)
Fantasy F9489

Tony Bennett (vcl) Bill Evans (p). Berkeley, Ca., June 10-13, 1975

lunes, febrero 06, 2017

Just a Gigolo

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)
Irène Bordoni
Just a Gigolo   (1932)
Fleischer Studios

Irene Bordoni sings with the Bouncing Ball; plus cartoon segments from the Dave Fleischer's short (comedy and animation) film "Just a Gigolo" (1932).

domingo, febrero 05, 2017

Monocerote

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra
Unicorn   (1977)
Pablo 231O-794

Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie (tp,ldr) Oscar Brashear, Jack H. Laubach (tp) Lew McCreary (tb) James Horn (sax,fl) Ernie Watts (sax) Jerome Richardson (fl) Lalo Schifrin (keyboards,arr,comp,cond) Sonny Burke (p,el-p) Charles E. Spangler (synt) Ray Parker Jr.,Lee Ritenour, Wa Wa Watson (el-g) Wilton L. Felder (b) Edward Greene (d) Paulinho Da Costa (perc)
Hollywood, Ca., January 31 & February 1-2, 1977

sábado, febrero 04, 2017

Ketchup

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Dave Brubeck Quartet
(from the album "Red, Hot and Cool")
Lover    (1955)
(and following the rest of the album's songs)
Columbia CL699

Dave Brubeck Quartet : Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Bob Bates (b) Joe Dodge (d). Live, "Basin Street Club", New York, July 9, 1955

miércoles, febrero 01, 2017

En el antiguo Japón-Cocina francesa

In Olds Nippon-French Cuisine
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:  (video)
Bogdan Bitica et Angéline Soum
Ombrelle japonais et acordeon

martes, enero 31, 2017

Cosaco

Cossack
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins
The mad Russian   (1971)
RCA Victor LSP 4707

Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Paul Yandell (g) Stephen Schaffer (b) Larrie Londin (dr). Nashville, Tennessee. November 9, 1971

jueves, enero 26, 2017

La Famiglia

The Family
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Vittorio De Sica
Tú, solamente tú   (1939)
Columbia DQ 2903

Vittorio De Sica (vcl). Roma, Italia, 1939

miércoles, enero 25, 2017

Gatos

Cats
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Louis Prima
I'm living in a great big way   (1935)
Brunswick 7419

Louis Prima (tp,vcl) Larry Altpeter (tb) Eddie Miller (cl,ts) Frank Pinero (p) Garry McAdams (g) Jack Ryan (b) Ray Bauduc (d). New York, April 3, 1935

martes, enero 24, 2017

Captain Short

Troussers
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Frank Luther (as Bud Billings)
Barnacle Bill the Sailor (1929)
Brunswick 4371

Frank Luther (vcl) acc. by Carson Robison (g,vcl) Murray Kellner (vln). New York, May 1929

lunes, enero 23, 2017

Celtas

Celts
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Carlos Nuñez & The Chieftains
Irish Dance set

jueves, enero 19, 2017

Assicurazioni Generali (Arte en el siglo veinte)

Assicurazioni Generali (Art in the twentieth century)
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
LaSalle Quartet
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37
Composer by Arnold Schönberg in 1936.
  I. Allegro molto Energico
 II. Comodo
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
Deutsche Grammophon 2720 029

LaSalle Quartet: Walter Levin (1st violin) Henry W. Meyer (2nd violin) Peter Kamnitzer (viola) Jack Kirstein (violoncello). 1969

lunes, enero 16, 2017

Miss Catalina & Mr Birdwhistle

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
John McNeil & Tom Harrell
Chasing the Bird  (1979)
SteepleChase (Dan) SCS1128

John McNeil, Tom Harrell (tp,flhrn) Kenny Barron (p) Buster Williams (b) Billy Hart (d). New York, April 20, 1979.

domingo, enero 15, 2017

Día de perro

Dog's Day
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
The Hi-Lo's acc by The Marty Paich Dek Tette
Agogically so  (1958)
Mayforth  (1958)
Col CL1259

The Hi-Lo's acc by The Marty Paich Dek Tette: The Hi-Lo's (Clark Burroughs, Bob Morse, Gene Puerling, Bob Strasen)(vcl) acc by Frank Beach, Jack Sheldon (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (tb) Vincent DeRosa (fhr) John Kitzmiller (tu) Herb Geller (as) Bill Perkins (ts) Bud Shank (bar) Clare Fischer (p,comp,arr) Joe Mondragon (b) Mel Lewis (d) Alvin Stoller (bgo) Marry Paich (ldr). Hollywood, Ca.,  Summer 1958

sábado, enero 14, 2017

Las penas de la vereda

Sidewalk Blues
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
Sidewalk blues  (1926)
Gannet 5522

Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers: George Mitchell (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Omer Simeon (cl) Jelly Roll Morton (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj) John Lindsay (b) Andrew Hilaire (d).
Added: Barney Bigard, Darnell Howard (cl) Marty Bloom (effects) Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny St. Cyr dialogues. Chicago, September 21, 1926

viernes, enero 13, 2017

Je baise votre main, Madame

Hand kissing
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2017

Música:
Jean Sablon
Ce n'est que votre main, Madame   (1957)
La Voix De Son Maître–EGF 288

Jean Sablon (vcl)