JOHNNY GRIFFIN

John Arnold Griffin III (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Nicknamed "the Little Giant" for his short stature and forceful playing, Griffin's career began in the early 1940s and continued until the month of his death. A pioneering figure in hard bop, Griffin recorded prolifically as a bandleader in addition to stints with pianist Thelonious Monk, drummer Art Blakey, in partnership with fellow tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and as a member of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band after he moved to Europe in the 1960s. In 1995, Griffin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music

By mid-1947, Griffin and fellow Hampton band member Joe Morris had formed a sextet made up of local musicians, including George Freeman, where he remained for the next two years. His playing can be heard on various early Rhythm and Blues recordings for Atlantic Records. By 1951 Griffin was playing baritone saxophone in an R&B septet led by former bandmate Arnett Cobb

Griffin moved to France in 1963 and to the Netherlands in 1978. His relocation was the result of several factors, including income tax problems, a failing marriage and feeling "embittered by the critical acceptance of free jazz" in the United States, as journalist Ben Ratliff would write.[4] Apart from appearing regularly under his own name at jazz clubs such as London's Ronnie Scott's, Griffin became the "first choice" sax player for visiting US musicians touring the continent during the 1960s and '70s. He briefly rejoined Monk's groups (an Octet and Nonet) in 1967.

Griffin and Davis met up again in 1970 and recorded Tough Tenors Again 'n' Again, and again with the Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1965 he recorded albums with Wes Montgomery. From 1967 to 1969, he was part of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band and in the late '70s recorded with Peter Herbolzheimer and His Big Band, which also included, among others, Nat AdderleyDerek WatkinsArt FarmerSlide HamptonJiggs WhighamHerb GellerWilton GaynairStan GetzGerry MulliganRita ReysJean "Toots" ThielemansNiels-Henning Ørsted PedersenGrady Tate, and Quincy Jones as arranger. He also recorded with the Nat Adderley Quintet in 1978, having previously recorded with Adderley in 1958.

On July 25, 2008, Johnny Griffin died of a heart attack at the age of 80 in Mauprévoir, near Availles-Limouzine, France, His last concert was in Hyères, France on July 21, 2008.

JOHNNY GRIFFIN - Vídeo

JOHNNY GRIFFIN (tenor saxophones) & Art Taylor (drums) Quartet 1971 - My Little Suede Shoes - more Rene Urtreger (piano) and Alby Cullaz (bass)

PRÓLOGO

Prezados amigos,

Vamos começar de modo simples, aqui é lugar de música boa, não importa se é esse ou aquele ritmo, melodia, harmonia o que vale é a presença do amor e qualidade. A música, independente da motivação, origem, etnia ou vertente sempre é fator multiplicador de emoçôes, de comunhão e de fraternidade. Nesse contexto resolvi dedicar um pouco de meu tempo para uma das coisas que mais me aproxima das pessoas. Sidão na Parada é onde a gente se encontra, onde posso, considerados os meus parcos conhecimentos do ambiente, considerada a qualidade que é um componente indispensável, me relacionar com os meus amigos e com todos aqueles que apreciam e são devotos da música boa. Parece claro que um pouco de influência do que mais aprecio na música fará a tônica do espaço e nada mais me representa do que o jazz, o blues e o samba, nessa ordem. As raízes africanas é a interseção e a mistura, o drive, o swing, o balanço são os componentes para ajudar de modo imprescindível a tribulação que é viver hoje. Então sem mais delongas o show começa hoje - 09/03/2016. Aproveitem e tenham a certeza que estarei sempre a disposição, com o empenho e dedicação que a MÚSICA merece para falar, comentar e viver de modo pleno e intenso esse universo. Aguardo a presença e a visita de todos, sempre. 

Com os meus respeitos, aqui é lugar de música boa !!!!

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ATRAÇÃO DO MÊS: JIMMY GIUFRE

James Peter Giuffre (April 26, 1921 – April 24, 2008) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He is notable for his development of forms of jazz which allowed for free interplay between the musicians, anticipating forms of free improvisation.

Jimmy Giuffre was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Joseph Francis Giuffre (an Italian immigrant from Termini Imerese Palermo Province, and of Sicilian Italian ancestry)[citation needed] and Everet McDaniel Giuffre. Giuffre was a graduate of Dallas Technical High School and North Texas State Teachers College (University of North Texas College of Music). He first became known as an arranger for Woody Herman's big band, for which he wrote "Four Brothers" (1947). He would continue to write creative, unusual arrangements throughout his career. He was a central figure in West Coast jazz and cool jazz.[1] He became a member of Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars in 1951 as a full-time All Star along with Shorty Rogers and Shelly ManneThe Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California became the focal point of West Coast jazz in the 1952–53 time period. It was during this time when he collaborated with Rogers on many of the successful charts written for the All Stars. The first recording released by the Lighthouse All Stars was a not so West Coast jazz chart named "Big Boy" which he and Rogers had put together.[2] It was an instant hit in Los Angeles.[citation needed] He left the band in September 1953 and became a member of Shorty Rogers and His Giants before going solo. At this point in his career, Giuffre predominantly played tenor and baritone saxophone.

His first trio consisted of Giuffre, guitarist Jim Hall and double bassist Ralph Peña (later replaced by Jim Atlas). They had a minor hit in 1957 when Giuffre's "The Train and the River" was featured on the television special The Sound of Jazz. This trio explored what Giuffre dubbed "blues-based folk jazz". This same special matched Giuffre with fellow clarinetist Pee Wee Russell for a leisurely jam session simply titled "Blues".

When Atlas left the trio, Giuffre replaced him with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. This unusual instrumentation was partly inspired by Aaron Copland. The group can be seen performing "The Train and the River" in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

In 1959, Giuffre led a trio featuring Hall and bassist Buddy Clark on a concert in Rome, Italy, sharing the bill with Gerry Mulligan's band.

In 1961, Giuffre formed a new trio with piano player Paul Bley and Steve Swallow on double bass, and also began to focus his attention largely on the clarinet. This group received little attention while active, but were later cited by some critics, fans and musicians as among the most important groups in jazz history.[3] They explored free jazz not in the loud, aggressive mode of Albert Ayler or Archie Shepp, but with a hushed, quiet focus more resembling chamber music.[4] The trio's explorations of melodyharmony and rhythm are still as striking and radical as any in jazz. Thom Jurek has written that this trio's recordings are "one of the most essential documents regarding the other side of early-'60s jazz."[5]

Giuffre, Bley and Swallow eventually explored wholly improvised music, several years ahead of the free improvisation boom in Europe. Jurek writes that Free Fall, their final record, "was such radical music, no one, literally no one, was ready for it and the group disbanded shortly thereafter on a night when they made only 35 cents apiece for a set."[6]

In the early 1970s, Giuffre formed a new trio with bassist Kiyoshi Tokunaga and drummer Randy Kaye. Giuffre added instruments including bass flute and soprano saxophone to his arsenal. A later group included Pete Levinplaying synthesizer and replaced Tokunaga with electric bassist Bob Nieske. This group recorded three albums for the Italian Soul Note label.[7]

During the 1970s, Giuffre was hired by New York University to head its jazz ensemble, and to teach private lessons in saxophone and music composition.

Into the 1990s, Giuffre continued teaching and performing. He recorded with Joe McPhee, and revived the trio with Bley and Swallow (though Swallow had switched to bass guitar, giving the group a different sound). Through the mid-1990s Giuffre taught at the New England Conservatory of Music. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease and in his last years he no longer performed. Giuffre died of pneumonia in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on April 24, 2008, two days short of his 87th birthday.

08/04/2019

JIMMY GIUFFRE (saxes e clarinete) - The Train And The River. Com Jimmy Atlas (contrabaixo) e Jim Hall (guitarra).

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Roy DeCarava foi um fotógrafo afro-americano que nasceu em 1919 e recebeu muito jovem uma aclamação da crítica por suas fotografias inicialmente pelo envolvimento e o sentido imaginativo das vidas dos músicos de jazz afro americanos  nas comunidade onde viviam e trabalhavam.

Sua carreira abrange aproximadamente seis décadas e DeCarava veio a ser muito conhecido pelo estilo e o aproveitamento do campo nas fotografias em branco e preto  que eram de um refinamento e qualidade incomparáveis. O destaque e o approach de seu objeto eram de tal forma criativos, sensivel e ao mesmo tempo muito diferente da documentação social de seus predecessores. 

DeCarava produziu cinco livros  incluindo The Sound I Saw e The Sweet Flypaper of Life, assim como catálogos de referencia para museus e também pesquisas retrospectivas para os Amigos da Fotografia e o Museu de Arte Moderna de New York. Foi responsável por pelo menos 15 exibições solo e foi o primeiro fotógrafo afro-americano a ganhar o Guggehheim Fellowship. DeCarava foi capaz de fotografar por uma ano sua comunidade e New York, expressando cedo suas impressões criativas em branco e preto através do processo de gelatina de prata.

Em 2006 foi premiado com a National Medal Of Arts do National Endowment for the Arts, a maior premiação dada a artistas pelo governo dos Estados Unidos.DeCarava encorajou outros fotógrafos  e acreditou na acessibilidade no meio. De 1955 a 1957 sob suas expensas estabeleceu e manteve em seu apartamento de arenito na 48 West 85th Street a Photographer's Gallery que mostrou o trabalho de grandes nomes da fotografia no período

DeCarava morreu em 27 de Outubro de 2009.

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