Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House

 
Jutta Hipp had a strangely brief career, dropping out of music altogether shortly after emigrating to the United States. She studied painting in Germany and played jazz during World War II. When the Soviets took over East Germany, she moved with her family to Munich. Hipp played locally and in 1952, recorded with Hans Koller. She led her own quintet in Frankfurt in 1953-1955 and recorded for several labels, including a session that was later released by Blue Note. Moving to New York in November 1955, Hipp played at the Hickory House for much of the first half of 1956, recording two trio albums for Blue Note. Although originally inspired by Lennie Tristano, she was criticized at the time for being too influenced by Horace Silver ; however, a studio album from July 1956 with Zoot Sims finds her showing a fairly original style. Unfortunately, that was her final recording, for Jutta Hipp soon dropped out of music, returned to painting, then worked as a seamstress. She lost contact with the music world to the extent that Blue Note didn't know where her royalties should be sent until 2000. Three years later, at the age of 78, Jutta Hipp passed away in the Queens apartment where she lived alone.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jutta-hipp-mn0000258387

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At the Hickory House is a thoroughly appealing collection of lightly swinging small-combo jazz that draws equally from hard bop and soul-jazz. There's a soulful lilt to Jutta Hipp's playing that keeps it engaging and enjoyable. The rhythm section of Peter Ind (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums) largely stay out of the way, letting Hipp dictate the tempo and mood of the pieces, and she has a knack for creating infectious, swinging interpretations of jazz and pop standards that are enjoyable and easy to listen to. Vol. 1 contains such staples as "Dear Old Stockholm," "Billie's Bounce," "Mad About the Boy," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "These Foolish Things," all of which are performed with verve and style, making the record a wonderful little gem.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Source :  http://www.allmusic.com/album/jutta-hipp-at-the-hickory-house-vol-1-mw0000477144


Jutta Hipp
At the Hickory House
(vol. 1 & 2)

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Introduction by Leonard Father 0:36
2 Take Me in Your Arms (Markush) 4:03
3 Dear Old Stockholm (Traditional) 4:54
4 Billie's Bounce (Parker) 4:05
5 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye) 3:48
6 Lady Bird (Dameron) 3:49
7 Mad About the Boy (Coward) 3:40
8 Ain't Misbehavin' (Brooks, Razaf, Waller) 5:05
8 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey) 3:58
9 Jeepers Creepers (Mercer, Warren) 3:51
10 The Moon Was Yellow (Leslie, Ahlert) 4:52

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Cd. 2

1 Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) 4:50
2 After Hours (Hawkins, Parrish) 4:40
3 The Squirrel (Dameron) 3:46
4 We'll Be Together Again (Fischer, Laine) 3:15
5 Horacio (Hipp) 3:20
6 I Married an Angel (Hart, Rodgers) 4:24
7 Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn, Suessdorf) 3:24
8 Star Eyes (De Paul, Raye) 4:01
9 If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro) 3:54
10 My Heart Stood Still (Hart, Rodgers) 4:21

Personnel
Jutta Hipp - p
Peter Ind - b
Ed Thigpen - dr

Recorded in performance at the "Hickory House", New York City ; April 5, 1956.
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Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House, Vol. 2 has the same infectious spirit and sense of fun as the first volume. Taken from the same date, this ten-track album features such standards as "Moonlight in Vermont," "After Hours," "If I Had You" and "My Heart Stood Still," all of which are given swinging, spirited interpretations by Hipp and her rhythm section of bassist Peter Ind and drummer Ed Thigpen. As with the first volume of At the Hickory House, Vol. 2 is another thoroughly enjoyable set of swinging soul-jazz and should appeal to fans of Horace Silver and the Three Sounds.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/jutta-hipp-at-the-hickory-house-vol-2-mw0000472374

11 comments:

Radenko said...

Bravo.

Melanchthon said...

Merci bien

Baby Breeze said...

There is something very simple and joyful about all Hipp's recordings on Blue Note. She turned out to be quite a mystery in both her career and life. I have all her BN recordings but just wanted to add my vote to these.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Melo..
:-)

bp

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estravagario said...

BRAVO!!! Marvelous... Melanchthon thank you very much for all this wonderful music!!!

Albertito Jazz said...

Muchísimas gracias por todo, Melanchthon. Thanks for all, each booklet and song!

rog said...

Love this album Mel !

CrunchyFrog said...

Much love for the great Jutta Hip... excellent.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

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