Saturday, May 14, 2011

Adderleys. Jive Samba. Become a member.

Here's a two chord wonder. Chord changes for Nat Adderly's Jive Samba. The reason this samba is jive, is that in the first five beats of the Bb7 chords, Adderly uses the riff that was used to mark the punch lines of jokes on the Rowan And Martin Laugh-In comedy program that was on American TV around the time this tune was written.

FROM NPR MUSIC... Shortly after his arrival in New York, Golson was one of 57 jazz greats asked to pose at a mass photo shoot for anEsquire magazine feature. The famous Art Kane photo from 1958, known as "Great Day in Harlem" or simply "Harlem 1958," places Golson alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Thelonius Monk and a host of other musicians.

The historic photo and Benny Golson both got renewed attention, due to their roles in the Steven Spielberg movie The Terminal. The film's subplot includes Tom Hanks' character's autograph hunt for all who were in the photo — including Golson, who makes a brief appearance on screen... MORE from NPR..

Musicians in the photograph
  • Red Allen
  • Buster Bailey
  • Count Basie
  • Emmett Berry
  • Art Blakey
  • Lawrence Brown
  • Scoville Browne
  • Buck Clayton
  • Bill Crump
  • Vic Dickenson
  • Roy Eldridge
  • Art Farmer
  • Bud Freeman
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Tyree Glenn
  • Benny Golson
  • Sonny Greer
  • Johnny Griffin
  • Gigi Gryce
  • Coleman Hawkins
  • J.C. Heard
  • Jay C. Higginbotham
  • Milt Hinton
  • Chubby Jackson
  • Hilton Jefferson
  • Osie Johnson
  • Hank Jones
  • Jo Jones
  • Jimmy Jones
  • Taft Jordan
  • Max Kaminsky
  • Gene Krupa
  • Eddie Locke
  • Marian McPartland
  • Charles Mingus
  • Miff Mole
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Gerry Mulligan
  • Oscar Pettiford
  • Rudy Powell
  • Luckey Roberts
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Jimmy Rushing
  • Pee Wee Russell
  • Sahib Shihab
  • Horace Silver
  • Zutty Singleton
  • Stuff Smith
  • Rex Stewart
  • Maxine Sullivan
  • Joe Thomas
  • Wilbur Ware
  • Dickie Wells
  • George Wettling
  • Ernie Wilkins
  • Mary Lou Williams
  • Lester Young
“When I found out there was going to be this big meeting for a picture in Esquire,” Dizzy Gillespie recalled, “I said to myself, ‘Here’s my chance to see all these musicians without going to a funeral.’”
The subjects caught in Kane’s lens spanned the stylistic range from New Orleans to Chicago to Swing to Bebop to Modern. The oldest, Harlem stride pianist Luckey Roberts, was 71.

Seven Steps...
Recording Date
Apr 16, 1963 - May 14, 1963

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