Ethel Waters With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1932)

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. [source] Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone / Fred Guy – Banjo, Guitar / Harry Carney –  Baritone Saxophone / … Continue reading Ethel Waters With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1932)

Takashi Tsunoda & Fumio Nanri – The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (1957)

Recorded : October, 1957. Takashi Tsunoda is a pioneer of a jazz banjo in Japan. Fumio Nanri – trumpet (born in 1910) Tohru Mori – trombone (born in 1913) Eiji Kitamura – clarinet (born in 1929) Muneyoshi Nishiyo – cornet (born in 1931) Kenichi Sonoda – trombone (born in 1929) Yozuru Sera – piano (born in 1932) Takashi Tsunoda – banjo (born in 1907) Shigenori … Continue reading Takashi Tsunoda & Fumio Nanri – The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (1957)

Sidney Bechet – Petite Fleur (1954)

Petite Fleur is recorded at the Olympia Concert Paris, December 8, 1954. Bechet relocated to France in 1950 after performing as a soloist at the Paris Jazz Fair. His performance at the fair resulted in a surge in his popularity in France. After that, Bechet had little problem finding well-paid work in France. In 1951, Bechet married Elisabeth Ziegler in Antibes, France. In 1953, he signed … Continue reading Sidney Bechet – Petite Fleur (1954)

Coleman Hawkins – One Hour (1929)

One Hour (If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight) is written by James P. Johnson and was published in 1926 and first recorded by Clarance Williams´ Blue Five with vocalist Eva Taylor in 1927. The instrumental version with Glenn Miller, Pee Wee Russell, Coleman Hawkins, Jack Bland, Gene Krupa, Pops Poster, Eddie Condon & Red Mckenzie is recorded in New York on November 14, 1929. Eddie Condon – Banjo Pops Poster – … Continue reading Coleman Hawkins – One Hour (1929)