Saturday, June 20, 2015

Roy Haynes & Kenny Clarke - "Transatlantic Meetings"

The first sextet is totally representative of jazz music as played in the United States at the time, a music people over here were familiar with through recorded and concerts. French pianist Henri Renaud had spent six months listening to it over there. In those days the Stan Getz quintet was into an easy flowing music, both relaxed and dynamic, that successfully mixed the smooth sounds of the saxophone and amplified guitar. On October 26, 1954, Henri gathered with two members of his own quintet : young Barney Wilen, who had arrived in Nice the year before, and Jimmy Gourley, a parisian since 1951 who had made Jimmy Raney's style familiar in France.
The other meeting, which took place in 1956, also includes a first rate pianist, Martial Solal, and a great modern drummer, Kenny Clarke. After his stay in Paris between 1949 and 1951, Kenny took part in the birth of the Modern Jazz Quartet in New York City. He left the band in 1954 and recorded a lot, for Savoy and other companies, with the likes of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley and Oscar Pettiford, to name but a few. He came back to Paris in 1956 and played with Jacques Hélian. He never really returned to his mothercountry afterwards. French musicians were extremely lucky to learn from and be backed by the father of modern drumming, a true musical giant.
Claude Carrière, from the booklet

Roy Haynes
Kenny Clarke
"Transatlantic Meetings"


1 Red Rose (Chevallier)  3:49
2 A Mountain Sunset (Chevallier)  4:32
3 Laffin' and Cryin' (Chevallier)  2:41
4 Minor Encamp [JorDu] (Jordan)  5:08
5 Subscription (Renaud)  3:02
6 Dillon* (Renaud)  3:34
7 Trianon (Solal)  4:03
8 Kenny's Special (Solal)  5:20
9 Illusion (Solal)  3:17
10 Love Me or Leave Me (Kahn, Donaldson)  7:27
11 Cinerama (Solal)  4:20
12 Vogue (Solal)  6:41
13 Buyer's Blues (Solal)  6:51


[# 1-6] Roy Haynes Sextet (Vogue LD 130)
Barney Wilen - ts
Jay Cameron - bs
Jimmy Gourley - g
Henri Renaud - p
Joe Benjamin - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded in Paris ; October 26 & 28*, 1954
[# 7-13] Kenny Clarke Sextet (Vogue LAE 12029)
Allen Eager - ts
Billy Byers - tb
Jimmy Deuchar - tp
Martial Solal - p
Benoit Quersin - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded in Paris ; September 24, 1956


deGallo said...

Thank you. Great drumming here and also the wonderful Jimmy Gourley

zero said...

Very attractive lineups. Thanks for the tasty treat.

5 cents said...

Big fan of Kenny Clarke since I heard with with KCFB BB. Always get his stuff. Thanks.

neil said...

I have the Roy Haynes tracks on Vogue's "The 1954 Paris Sessions", but the Kenny Clarke is most welcome; many thanks, mel...

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

upkerry14 said...

Looks like a tasty treat! Thanks!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

Frasco said...

Thank you very much, Melanchthon!

nogrub said...

These are great to have, nice solos
all 'round. Thank you once again Mel,

rubberduck said...

Many thanks , Mel

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice album!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Blue Eyes said...

Wow! Thank you very much, Melanchthon for this album!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

jose arboleda said...


adakun said...

Muchas gracias Mel!!

Melanchthon said...

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

musician3 said...

AMAZING............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

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