And he sang the arrangement. After that, I never went to his office again. What relationship did he have with the band? He never travelled with us unless he absolutely had to.
He had a custom-made bus with a lounge room and an electric piano and a bar and all that. Other than that, he always took a plane or a limousine. And he purposefully removed himself from the band to keep it on a business level. He had tough and strict managers. There were the bad guys more than Ray.
When do you become a sideman? And his album was hugely popular. I was torn because I loved playing with Ray but I wanted to get my own career together. How would a musician become a part of it? Usually you started subbing for someone else on a couple of gigs then eventually it became your gig. I had been covering for some friends in New York and Joe Magnarelli eased out.
At that point, Lionel was old. We would go out for one, two weeks at the most. Then go back home for a month. I learned a lot from him. He gave it his full. I probably learned from Lionel the feeling of the music because he was so close to the audiences. It was very important for him that the audiences were happy. How did your first album Introducing Jim Rotondi happen?
I was one of those guys. And Eric Alexander had already recorded with him. One night, Teekens came to my gig and hired me. There are few originals in your albums. I guess I am not really convinced that my songs would be as strong as some standards would be on a record.
I think with time my compositions have gone better. Now I could release an album with all original compositions more easily. Coming up with nine tracks is a lot of work. I go through cycles. Ideas of songs come to me and then I elaborate on it. But on the other side, when a recording project comes up, I know I need three or four tunes for it. John Webber was around a lot of things we used to do. For the tenor man, who in was released from prison after serving a sentence for narcotics possession, telling a different story was more than just a matter of music.
Now sober, he studied music theory like it was scripture and practiced his horn fanatically. He went straight to it and began to play. Even his pianist on the date, Tommy Flanagan, struggled to keep up. Around the same time, year-old saxophonist Sonny Rollins felt he had hit a wall. Though he had already achieved considerable recognition, he decided to quit performing so he could perfect his tone, his fingering and his ideas.
I needed to get away from the music scene. Benny Golson. Lee Morgan. Mack the Knife. Louis Armstrong. The Kid From Red Bank. Neal Hefti. Count Basie. The Maids of Cadiz. Blue Train. John Coltrane.
Funk in a Deep Freeze. I Want to Be Happy'. Stan Getz. Birk's Works. They Say it's Spring. Blossom Dearie. Russian Lullaby. Irving Berlin. Well You Needn't. One O'Clock Jump. Track Listing - Disc 4. Line for Lyons. Gerry Mulligan. Playful Flute. Wilbur Harden. Yusef Lateef. Billie's Bounce. Red Garland. Come Fly With Me. Frank Sinatra. Haitian Fight Song. Charles Mingus. Ben Webster. Dial "S" for Sonny. Sonny Clark. I'll Close My Eyes.
Kaye Reid. Kenny Burrell. Anita O'Day. Cole Porter. Art Pepper. Farmer's Market. Art Farmer. Harold Land. Curtis Counce Group. Track Listing - Disc 5.
Whisper Not. My Baby Just Cares for Me. The veteran jazz drummer revisits his storied past with fresh ears, thanks to his modernist partners. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.
George Benson. Ramsey Lewis. George Duke. Lee Ritenour. Kenny G. Chuck Mangione. Legendary performer Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the s and '60s. Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became wildly popular in France during the s.
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