Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jazz on Disques Vogue : The Perfect Collection (15-20)

Jazz took over Saint-Germain-des-Prés during the post-war period, and the numerous musicians jamming at the Tabou, the Club Saint-Germain and other neighborhood cabarets were soon included in the Swing and Vogue catalogues. Sidney Bechet, arriving in 1949 for the "Festival International du Jazz" at Salle Pleyel - to the great astonishment of the organizers - stole the spotlight from the younger generation of bebop musicians including Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. The same year, Bechet recorded his first success, "Les Oignons", making this New Orleans saxophonist the first star of the Vogue catalogue with more than ten thousand records sold within a few weeks ! Bechet moved to France in the beginning of the 1950s and achieved astonishing notoriety in Europe. In 1951, he married Elisabeth Ziegler in Antibes and then threw an extravagant wedding party at the Vieux-Colombier in Juan-les-Pins that would have been unimaginable in the racist America of the time. Another event indicated the saxophonist's incredible popularity. On October 19, 1955, Sidney Bechet celebrated the sale of his millionth Vogue record with a free concert at the Olympia ; the audience went wild, ripping off posters and destroying seats, well before the Hallyday madness : The police intervened, but incapable of calming the public finally had to evacuate the hall. Delaunay, now Bechet's impresario, organized most of Bechet's French and European tours, sometimes planning more than 250 dates a year. Money poured in : Charles Delaunay remarked in a 1979 interview with Jean-Roland Hippenmeyer that : "[...] any promoter who signed Bechet was pratically guaranteed to make money." At the end of the 1950s, the saxophonist's fee varied between 50.000 and 100.000 francs (of the time) depending on the type of concert (dances, concerts in Paris or in the provinces, festivals). It could go down to 25.000 francs for a radio or television program and go up to to more than 150.000 francs for European concerts. The double of Bechet's fee went collectively to the 6-members of his accompanying band. Recording principally with the sextets led by Claude Luther, André Réwéliotty and Pierre Braslavsky, all of his French records were released on Vogue. Nonetheless, although Vogue prospered in the first half of the 1950s thanks to Sidney Bechet's success, the majority of the catalogue of this period relfected the passion of the label's founders - recordings featuring a full range of jazz styles performed by American and European musicians including Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Roy Eldridge, Gerry Mulligan, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Raney, Lalo Schifrin, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, Mary Lou Williams, Oscar Pettiford with Henri Renaud, Martial Solal, Barney Wilen, but aslo André Hodeir, the Belgians René Thomas and Bobby Jaspar... Some of the musicians in this boxed set often recorded in the Vogue studios situated in the Napoleon III mansion on rue d'Hauteville in Paris that served as the company's Headquarters. Others were recorded in New York or in concert in Paris...
Anne Legrand, from the booklet (translation by Michelle Sommers)

Disques Vogue


Cd. 15

Gerry Mulligan
3e salon du jazz, Salle Pleyel juin 1954

1 Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (Cahn, Styne)  4:42
2 Five Brothers (Mulligan)  4:40
3 Laura (Mercer, Raksin)  4:28
4 Love me or leave me (Donaldson, Kahn)/Utter chaos (Mulligan)  5:55
5 Bernie's Tune (Leiber, Miller, Stoller)  4:40
6 Walking Shoes (Mulligan)  5:06
7 Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn, Suessdorf)  3:18
8 The lady is a Tramp (Rodgers, Hart)/Utter Chaos (Mulligan)  4:44


Cd. 16

Thelonious Monk
Piano Solo

1 'Round About Midnight (Monk)  5:14
2 Evidence (Monk)  3:04
3 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Kern, Harbach)  3:23
4 Well You Needn't (Monk)  3:24
5 Reflections (Monk)  5:01
6 Wee See (Monk)  2:34
7 Eronel (Monk)  2:32
8 Off Minor (Monk)  2:31
9 Hackensack (Monk)  3:01 


Cd. 17

Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes Modern Group
Bonus Album
Jimmy Jones
Featuring Roy Haynes & Joe Benjamin

1 Red Rose (Chevallier)  3:49
2 A Mountain Sunset (Chevallier)  4:31
3 Laffin' and Cryin' (Chevallier)  2:39
4 Minor Encamp [JorDu] (Jordan)  5:05
5 Subscription (Renaud)  2:59
6 Dillon (Renaud)  3:29
7 Easy to Love (Porter)  3:12
8 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers)  3:44
9 Lush Life (Strayhorn)  3:51
10 Just Squeeze Me (Ellington, Gaines)  3:49
11 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  3:54
12 Good Morning Heartache (Higginbotham, Drake, Fisher)  3:42


Cd. 18

André Hodeir
Essais par le Jazz Groupe de Paris
[Bonus album
Musique de films par André Hodeir]

1 Cross Criss  3:59
2 Paraphrase sur Saint-Tropez  4:19
3 On a standard  3:43
4 Esquisse I  2:37
5 Paradoxe II  3:28
6 On a Blues  4:02
7 Autour d'un Récif* (Part. 1)  6:07
8 Autour d'un Récif* (Part. 2)  6:12
9 Saint-Tropez**  17:59

* Jazz-ballet en deux parties sur les images de Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Two-parts jazz ballet for a Jacques-Yves Cousteau film
** Suite pour dix instruments d'après la partition du film de Paul Paviot
Suite for ten instruments based on Paul Paviot's fim score

All Compositions by André Hodeir


Cd. 19

Lalo Schifrin
Rendez-vous dansant à Copacabana

1 Moulin Rouge (Larue, Auric)  3:25
2 Les Oignons (Bechet)  2:39
3 Fascination (Marchetti)  3:40
4 Cabello Rojo ()  2:58
5 Mon Homme (Charles, Willemetz, Yvain)  3:31
6 Mambop (Schifrin)  2:54
7 Pigalle (Ulmer, Luypaerts, Koger)  2:59
8 Sérénade Méditerranéenne (Larue, Romans)  2:57


Cd. 20

Barney Wilen

1 Blue N' Boogie (Gillespie, Paparelli)  4:22
2 Nature Boy (Ahbez)  4:25
3 My Melancholy Baby (McHugh, Fields)  5:09
4 Night In Tunisia (Gillespie)  4:26
5 The Way You Look Tonight (Kern)  6:53
6 Hackensack (Monk)  5:13
7 Blue Monk (Monk)  4:22
8 Mysterioso (Monk)  4:11
9 Think of One (Monk)  5:33
10 Blue N' Boogie [alt. take] (Gillespi, Paparelli)  3:59
11 Nature Boy [alt. take] (Ahbez)  4:02
12 Hackensack [alt. take] (Monk)  5:05
13 Blue Monk [alt. take] (Monk)  5:14
14 We See (Monk)  5:37
15 Let's Call This (Monk)  6:49


Cd. 15 Gerry Mulligan - The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - 3e Salon du Jazz, Salle Pleyel Juin 1954 (LP Swing M. 30.0038)
[# 4-6]
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Gerry Mulligan - bs
Red Mitchell - b
Frank Isloa - dr
Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris ; June 1, 1954
[# 2, 3 & 8]
Same personel as above
Same location ; June 3, 1954
[# 1 & 7]
Same personnel as above
Same location ; June 7, 1954
Cd. 16
[# 1-9] Thelonious Monk - Piano Solo (LP Swing M. 33.342)
Thelonious Monk - p
Recorded in Paris ; June 7, 1954
Cd. 17 Roy Haynes & Jimmy Jones
[# 1-5] Roy Haynes Sextet (LP Swing M. 33.337)
Barney Wilen - ts
Jay Cameron - bs
Jimmy Gourley - g
Henri Renaud - p
Joe Benjamin - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded in Paris ; October 26, 1954
[# 6] (LP Swing M. 33.337 ?)
Henri Renaud - p
Joe Benjamin - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded in Paris ; October 28, 1954
[# 7-11] Jimmy Jones Trio (LP Swing M. 33.336)
Jimmy Jones - p
Joe Benjamin - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded in Paris ; October 28, 1954
Cd. 18 André Hodeir
[# 1-6] Essais par le Jazz Groupe de Paris (LP Swing M. 33.353)
Jean Liesse, Buzz Gardner - tp
Nat Peck - tb
Jean Aldegon - as
Bobby Jaspar - ts
Armand Migiani - bs
Fats Sadi - vb
Pierre Michelot - b
Jacques David - dr
André Hodeir - comp & cond.
Recorded in Paris ; December 13, 1954
[# 7-8] Tony Proteau Orchestra - Musique de films par André Hodeir (LP Swing M. 33.343)
Jo Boyer - tp
Hubert Rostaing - cl & as
Don Byas - ts
Bernard Peiffer - p
Jean Bouchety - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
André Hodeir - comp & cond.
Recorded in Paris ; 1949
[# 9] (LP Swing M. 33.343)
Christian Bellest - tp
Nick Peck - tb
Robert Guisnath - cl & as
Bobby Jaspar - ts
William Boucaya - bs
Bernard Peiffer - p
Pierre Michelot - b
Pierre Lemarchand - dr
Raymond Le Sénéchal - vb
André Hodeir - comp & cond.
Recorded in Paris ; 1953
Cd. 19 Lalo Schifrin - Rendez-vous dansant à Copacabana (LP Vogue LD. 236)
[# 1-8]
Lalo Schifrin - p
Pierre Michelot - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Jack Del Rio - bng
Recorded in Paris ; 1955
Cd. 20 Barney Wilen
[# 1-5,10-11] Tilt (LP Swing LDM. 30.058)
Barney Wilen - ts
Maurice Vander - p
Benoit Quersin - b
Al Levitt - dr
Recorded in Paris ; January 7, 1957
[# 6-9, 12-15] Barney Wilen Quartet
Barney Wilen - ts
Jackie Cnudde - p
Bibi Rovère - b
Charles Saudrais - dr
Recorded in Paris ; January 11, 1957

See also
Source : http://jazzcollector.com/jazz-vinyl/a-comprehensive-guide-to-french-vogue/


steve said...

Thanks again for all your efforts Mel!

danair said...

Fantasic set,thanks very much Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many,many thanks AGAIN, Melanchthon.

cvllos said...

Fabulous pack, Melanchthon!
Many thanks for your generosity!

Blue Eyes said...

Merci encore une fois St Melanchthon, super!

Thanks again Holy Melanchthon!

jerry g said...

Thanks Mel

migue said...

thanks!!!!!!!21 35?

Kneigh said...

Just so many thanx for all the work you put into posting this set, Melanchthon!! So very much excellent jazz to listen to!! A bit of this I already have, but most of these albums are new to me. The artist new to me here is Henri Renaud. I've just not had any exposure to him before, and his interpretations are most enjoyable!! Again, many thanx for this and all the excellent music you are so generous in giving us!!

furnguy said...

very enjoyable. thanks

stringbender said...

Wow - Thank you so much for posting this amazing set!

Wiz said...

Great post. I cannot download Disk 18 & 19 (RS messge error). Can I hope for a re-upload?
Thanks in advance.

Wiz said...

Great post. I cannot download Disk 18 & 19 (RS messge error). Can I hope for a re-upload?
Thanks in advance.

tesl424 said...

Amazing! Thanks so much. I look forward to the rest of the collection. Are the coming? Thanks, dear friend!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you for this great post, Mel!

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Prof. Yaffle said...

Mel, many thanks for 15, 16 & 20.

creation25 said...

Mel, thanks for the link update. There are 2 x Roy Haynes (no. 17), and André Hodeir (no. 18) is missing... could you please fix that?

Fred Archtop said...

Glad to see you back online. Thanks Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Benjamin Riley said...

very happy to see you back, Mel

Mike Chinaski said...


Jay said...

thanks for all teh efforts, Melanchthon. they are really appreciated.

Musrafak said...

Estupenda colección. Te lo agradezco mucho

Pablos N said...

Gracias, Melanchthon. Es fantástica la música que pones,
y por ende tu buen gusto. Gracias de nuevo.

Anonymous said...

Dear Melanchthon,

I came across your blog by chance - lucky me!
Thank you very much for sharing your profound knowledge and database!
I am learning more and more by the day and enjoying every single moment.
So you have got one more faithful follower.

All the best to you.

Melanchthon said...

Cd. 15

Cd. 16

Cd. 17

Cd. 18

Cd. 19

Cd. 20

Angel said...

Amigo Mel, siempre traes cosas buenas, cosas buenas.

Kovina Kris said...

What an impressive post. Thank you kind sir!

Jehan said...

Un grand merci !

Dr. Clysmok said...

Can't thank you enough for these; they are invaluable. I hope there's a chance you would consider a re-up of discs 7 through 14, I somehow missed them. Thanks in advance.