Prez-Speak

Father James Perrone sitting in with the Joanne Grauer Trio at the L.A. Press Club -- May 15, 1982 -- photo by Mark Weber ---- Father Jim played saxophones for the Tony Pastor Orchestra (on records 1948-1952) under the name Buddy James ---- I first met up with him on his gigs with Fred Katz in the early 80s

Father James Perrone sitting in with the Joanne Grauer Trio at the L.A. Press Club — May 15, 1982 — photo by Mark Weber —- Father Jim played saxophones for the Tony Pastor Orchestra (on records 1948-1952) under the name Buddy James —- I first met up with him on his gigs with Fred Katz in the early 80s

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

August 27, 2o15 Jazz @ Noon every Thursday (starts at 12:07 after the satellite news) Host MARK WEBER KUNM Albuquerque, USA 89.9 FM (Mountain Standard Time) also streaming on the web KUNM.org Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6 hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time)

PREZ-SPEAK

Lately I have been fascinated with the swing era phrase: Take a little stroll. Lester Young would finish a solo and turn around and tell his rhythm section to “take a little stroll.” Guitar chunking out a steady 4/4 undulating chords, bass walking, brushes on the drums sweeping up — just coasting smooth as ice skaters. The progenitors of this seemingly effortless classy swinging hypnotism probably Walter Page, Jo Jones, Freddie Green, of the Basie Kansas City easy summer nights . . . . . That’s all we’ll be doing on the jazz show today, just strolling.

Lou Levy, one of the supreme bop pianists on the coast, coasting with the Warne Marsh Quartet ---- Donte's, North Hollywood -- photo by Mark Weber -- January 26, 1977 ---- (Art Pepper made it a quintet this night)

Lou Levy, one of the supreme bop pianists on the coast, coasting with the Warne Marsh Quartet —- Donte’s, North Hollywood — photo by Mark Weber — January 26, 1977 —- (Art Pepper made it a quintet this night)

Carl Burnett, he of great spirit, with the Art Pepper Quartet at Donte's -- photo by Mark Weber January 1979 | Nick Ceroli zeroing in ---- February 6, 1977 at Donte's ---- photo by Mark Weber

Carl Burnett, he of great spirit, with the Art Pepper Quartet at Donte’s — photo by Mark Weber January 1979 | Nick Ceroli zeroing in —- February 6, 1977 at Donte’s —- photo by Mark Weber

Art Pepper & Warne Marsh ---- January 26, 1977 at Donte's, North Hollywood ---- today on the Thursday jazz show we'll dig into the immortal recordings these two made in 1956 ---- photo by Mark Weber

Art Pepper & Warne Marsh —- January 26, 1977 at Donte’s, North Hollywood —- today on the Thursday jazz show we’ll dig into the immortal recordings these two made in 1956 —- photo by Mark Weber

John Carter, clarinet; Bobby Bradford, cornet; Stanley Crouch, drums ---- Sunday afternoon session  at The Little Big Horn, Pasadena ---- April 24, 1977 -- photo by Mark Weber ---- I've been working with  Bobby on the idea of a 2-cd set compilation of recordings from the workshop setting of The Little Big  Horn during these years, we have some great stuff in the vaults . . . .

John Carter, clarinet; Bobby Bradford, cornet; Stanley Crouch, drums —- Sunday afternoon session at The Little Big Horn, Pasadena —- April 24, 1977 — photo by Mark Weber —- I’ve been working with Bobby on the idea of a 2-cd set compilation of recordings from the workshop setting of The Little Big Horn during these years, we have some great stuff in the vaults . . . .

Ron Eschete -- April 20, 1980 in Cucamonga, California, at Gilberto's on Rt.66 -- photo by Mark Weber (Luther Hughes, bass: Bob Dominguez, drums) -- Ron & his wife, the vocalist Carol Eschete, moved to Los Angeles in 1970 from Louisiana

Ron Eschete — April 20, 1980 in Cucamonga, California, at Gilberto’s on Rt.66 — photo by Mark Weber (Luther Hughes, bass: Bob Dominguez, drums) — Ron & his wife, the vocalist Carol Eschete, moved to Los Angeles in 1970 from Louisiana.

Harry Sweets Edison-Bob Cooper Quintet at Kinsey Auditorium, Exposition Park, Museum of Science & Industry, Los Angeles -- Live broadcast over KKGO (does anyone have a copy?) December 28, 1980 -- Harvey Newmark, bass; Bruno Carr, drums; Dolo Coker, piano ---- photo by Mark Weber

Harry Sweets Edison-Bob Cooper Quintet at Kinsey Auditorium, Exposition Park, Museum of Science & Industry, Los Angeles — Live broadcast over KKGO (does anyone have a copy?) December 28, 1980 — Harvey Newmark, bass; Bruno Carr, drums; Dolo Coker, piano —- photo by Mark Weber

James Newton with Paul Bley, of whom was visiting Los Angeles ---- Vinny Golia was driving Paul around town showing him the scene ---- Little Big Horn, Sunday afternoon, December 19, 1976 -- photo by Mark Weber

James Newton with Paul Bley, of whom was visiting Los Angeles —- Vinny Golia was driving Paul around town showing him the scene —- Little Big Horn, Sunday afternoon, December 19, 1976 — photo by Mark Weber

If you are in the Albuquerque area on September 6 (2o15) don't miss this guitarist Janet Feder at The Roost: in duet with flute master Jane Rigler, they'll be driving down from Denver ---- on a double-bill with Kris Tiner & Mike Baggetta -- photo of Janet in front of Studio 725 by Mark Weber, August 13, 2000

If you are in the Albuquerque area on September 6 (2o15) don’t miss this guitarist Janet Feder at The Roost: in duet with flute master Jane Rigler, they’ll be driving down from Denver —- on a double-bill with Kris Tiner & Mike Baggetta — photo of Janet in front of Studio 725 by Mark Weber, August 13, 2000

5 Comments

  1. Billy the Celloist

    August 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    S Crouch is the worst “drummer” i ever played “with”…

  2. Billy the Celloist

    August 27, 2015 at 4:22 am

    in the 50s when Prez and Ben and Roy and Miles and those cats started saying “Stroll, baby”, they said it to the piano player, and it meant that he should lay out; and then only the bass and drums would play behind the horn, usually for a chorus or two; then when that chordal shit would come in again, it would create a larger and more orchestral texture with tremendous effect, if the strollers knew how to build to the reentry of the keys, and the pianist knew how to deliver a big package on the downbeat. the reason i know this is ’cause i played bass with those cats, and i always loved to hear “Stroll, baby” because i welcomed the harmonic freedom it gave me and the chance to build shit behind great horn players. Sonny often let the rythym section stroll for six or seven round trips. Wilbur Ware was the best stroller i ever heard on bass, Percy was a very close runnerup.

  3. ————–playlist—————
    Thursday Jazz Show
    August 27, 2o15 ———–KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Rich Halley Quartet w/Michael Vlatkovich, Clyde Reed, Carson Halley “The Wisdom of the Rocks” –May 2o13 cd THE WISDOM OF THE ROCKS
    2. Warne Marsh w/Lou Levy “I Have a Good One for You” –Feb.1976 cd ALL MUSIC
    3. Jon Easton Trio w/Don Messina & Bill Chattin “It’s You or No One” –3may03
    4. Warne Marsh Quintet w/Ted Brown “Smog Eyes” –3oct56
    5. Bobby Shew & Jan Allan “Dialogic” –11nov81 cd DIALOGIC
    6. Giacomo Gates “Everything is Cool” –21mar15
    7. Harry Sweets Edison & Lockya “Ain’t Misbehavin'” –5may76
    8. Harvey Diamond Trio “Tenderly” –2o15? cd
    9. Art Pepper & Warne Marsh “Warnin'” (take 1) –26nov56
    10. Sheila Jordan w/ Royal Bopsters Project “Peace”(H.SIlver) —c.2o13
    11. Bobby Bradford-Mark Dresser-Glenn Ferris “For Bradford” –6sept09 cd LIVE IN L.A.
    12. Ron Eschete Trio “I’ll Close My Eyes” –May 1996
    13. Janet Feder — track 18 from cd LEAVINGS

  4. great stuff Mark….as always….love your website. hope

    Bill

  5. Lordy Mark, you have such an amazing stash of photos! Thank you for sharing them with us. More than surprised to see myself from the turn of the century leaning on my old ’86 Toyota 4-Runner (I know you like those kinds of details). Thank you also for mentioning my show coming up in Albuquerque on Sunday 9/6. I can’t wait to be back again – and what an honor to perform for The Roost series.

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