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Pre-1950s, Belgian jazz lovers had been starved of jazz music when it was banned from public life, going underground during the German occupation of WWII. However, jazz would soon go through a radical change when US jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk developed a new style called bebop or modern jazz. However, the little country produced a number of highly talented musicians who played lead roles on the international jazz scene. Let’s Get Swinging: Modern Jazz in Belgium 1950-1970’ retraces their steps and presents some of their finest works. Includes extensive liner notes and plenty of photos from public and private archives.
Let's Get Swinging: Modern Jazz in Belgium 1950-1970' retraces their steps and presents some of their finest works, including guitarist Philip Catherine, saxophonist Jack Sels, t Jacques Pelzer and vibraphone player, percussionist and vocalist 'Fats' Sadi Lallemand. Includes unlimited streaming of Various Artists - Let's Get Swinging : Modern Jazz In Belgium 1950 - 1970 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 2 days.
Various Artists - Let's Get Swinging (Disc 1), 2017. 02. Subtroyan Influence. 10. Let's Get Swinging. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50.
By the end of the 1940s, the nervous energy and tension of bebop was replaced with a tendency towards calm and smoothness, with the sounds of cool jazz, which favoured long, linear melodic lines. It emerged in New York City, as a result of the mixture of the styles of predominantly white swing jazz musicians and predominantly black bebop musicians, and it dominated jazz in the first half of the 1950s
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But J Jazz avoids the clangers and is composed entirely of the good stuff. Compiled by British collectors Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, the album spans cosmic jazz, abstraction and on-fire dancefloor fusion by artists whose names are generally only known to niche listeners. A running thread through the tracks is the ramped-up drive of the drummers and the bassists (which compensates for the longueurs of soloists whose enthusiasm occasionally runs away with them).
The history of jazz in Belgium starts with the Dinant instrument maker Adolphe Sax, whose saxophone became part of military bands in New Orleans around 1900 and would develop into the jazz instrument par excellence. From then on the early history of jazz in Belgium virtually runs parallel to developments in the country of the birth of jazz, from the minstrel shows in the late 19th century until the first Belgian jazz album in 1927 and beyond. There were also successful white jazz bands, such as "The Georgians" with Charles Remue - now considered a pioneer of jazz in Belgium. From 1920 on he led his "The Bing Boys. So many different jazz styles and trends exist that the student of jazz does not get a clear view on this fragmented musical landscape.
Album cover design and jazz photography on Polish jazz records. Notes and pictures from the Birka Jazz Archive. The best known Polish jazz unit from the 1950s is Melomani. It was formed already in the 1940s and the lineup fluctuated during the 1950s. The leader was Jerzy "Dudus" Matuszkiewicz, and the group included the hippest cats of the day. Many of the members were students of the Lodz Film School, one of the leading European film movements and commonly referred to as the Polish School.
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|A1||–Jack Sels||African Dance
Drum – Oliver JacksonGuitar – Philip CatherineOrgan – Lou Bennett Tenor Saxophone – Jack SelsWritten-By – L. Bellson*
|A2||–Jon Eardley||Subtroyan Influence
Alto Saxophone – Marcel Denis*Bass – George Wellens*Drum – Freddy Rottier*Flute, Baritone Saxophone – Johnny DoverPiano – Jan TheelenTrumpet – Jon EardleyWritten-By – Jacky S.*
|A3||–René Thomas - Bobby Jaspar Quintet||Bernie’s Taste
Bass – Maurizio MajoranaDrum – Franco MondiniFlute – Bobby JasparGuitar – René ThomasPiano – Amedeo TommasiWritten-By – C. Porter*
|A4||–Jacques Pelzer And His Young Stars||Don’t Smile
Alto Saxophone – Jacques PelzerBaritone Saxophone – Jean-Pierre GeblerBass – Benoit QuersinDrum – Vivi MardensPiano – Joel VandroogenbroeckTrumpet – Milou StruvayWritten-By – B. Quersin*, J. Pelzer*
|A5||–Philip Catherine & Robert Pernet||Grelots
Bass – Freddy Deronde*Drum – Robert PernetGuitar – Philip CatherinePiano – Adriano PateriWritten-By – P. Catherine*
|B1||–Francy Boland||Dark Eyes
Bass – Jimmy WoodeDrum – Kenny ClarkePercussion – Fats SadiPiano – Francy BolandWritten-By – F. Boland*
|B2||–Saxorama & Jack Sels||Minor 5
Alto Saxophone – Emile Chantrain, Frans L'ÉgliseBaritone Saxophone – Guy DosscheBass – Pit Barbarin*Drum – Al JonesGuitar – Philip CatherinePiano – Jean FanisTenor Saxophone – Benny Couroyer, Jack Sels, Pres Creado*Written-By – F. Boland*
|B3||–Herman Sandy Quartet*||Digging Chick
Bass – Jean WarlandDrum – Freddy Rottier*Piano – Jean FanisTrumpet – Herman SandyWritten-By – Herman Sandy
|B4||–Fats Sadi Quartet||Ensadinado
Bass – Jimmy WoodeDrum – Kenny ClarkePiano – Francy BolandVibraphone – Fats SadiWritten-By – F. Boland*
|B5||–Bobby Jaspar Quintet||Clarinescapade
Bass – Nabil TotahClarinet – Bobby JasparDrum – Elvin JonesPiano – Tommy FlanaganWritten-By – B. Jaspar*
Alto Saxophone – Franz L'Église*Arranged By – Freddy SunderBass – Clement De MaeyerFlute – Johnny Scott*Guitar – Freddy SunderPercussion – Armand Van de WallePiano – Jean Evans
|C2||–Lucky Thompson & Jack Sels Sextet||Minor Works
Bass – Benoit QuersinDrum – Rudy FrankelPiano – Jean FanisTenor Saxophone – Jack Sels, Lucky ThompsonTrumpet – Ado BroodboomVibraphone – Sadi*Written-By – J. Sels*
|C3||–Francy Boland Trio||Night Lady
Bass – Jimmy WoodeDrum – Kenny ClarkePiano – Francy BolandWritten-By – F. Boland*
Bass – Pierre MichelotDrum – Jean-Louis VialePiano – Maurice VanderTenor Saxophone – Serge 'Bib' Monville*, Bobby JasparTrombone – Nat PeckTrumpet – Roger Guerin*Written-By – F. Boland*
|C5||–Jacques Pelzer Sextet*||There’ll Never Be Another You
Alto Saxophone – Jacques PelzerBass – Paul DuboisDrum – Rudy FrankelGuitar – René ThomasPiano – Jean FanisTrumpet – Herman SandyWritten-By – H. Warren*
|D1||–René Goldstein And His Group||Witch Of Salem
Bass – René Goldstein*Drum – Joe Demuynck*Flute – Alex Scorier, François HoningsVibraphone – Johnny RenardWritten-By – R. Goldstein*
|D2||–The Clouds||Hall's Blues
Bass – Clem de Meyer*Drum – Armand Van de WalleGuitar – Freddy SunderWritten-By – F. Sunder*, N. Gomez*
|D3||–René Thomas Et Son Modern Group*||Get Happy
Bass – Benoit QuersinDrum – José BourguignonGuitar – René ThomasPiano – Roland RonchaudTenor Saxophone – Bib MonvilleWritten-By – H. Arlen*, T. Koehler*
|D4||–Jacques Pelzer Quartet||Work Song
Alto Saxophone – Jacques PelzerBass – Benoit QuersinDrum – Franco MondiniPiano – Maurizio LamaTrombone – Dino PianaWritten-By – N. Adderley*
|D5||–The St. Tropez Jazz Octett||Let’s Get Swinging
Bass – Georges WellensDrum – Freddy Rottier*Piano – Marc MoulinTenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Johnny DoverTenor Saxophone, Flute – Alex ScorierTrombone – Pol Delannoit, Roger DesmetTrumpet – Herman Sandy, Nick Fissette
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- Artwork [Cover Art] – Luc Hoenraet
- Compiled By, Liner Notes – Lander Lenaerts
- Producer – Stefaan 'sdban' Vandenberghe*
NotesPre-1950s, Belgian jazz lovers had been starved of jazz music when it was banned from public life, going underground during the German occupation of WWII. However, jazz would soon go through a radical change when US jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk developed a new style called bebop or modern jazz. The big bands disappeared in favour of the small groups, the rhythms became more complex and improvisation was the new keyword. In Belgium, the epicentre of jazz shifted from Brussels to the industrial city of Liège in the east of the country. Inspired by the new sounds of Bird and Diz, a group of youngsters including Bobby Jaspar, René Thomas, Jacques Pelzer, ‘Fats’ Sadi Lallemand, Jack Sels and Francy Boland, joined each other in jam sessions and formed modern jazz combos.
But the complexities of modern jazz made larger audiences turn their backs on this new form of jazz and with very few working opportunities for the modern jazzmen in Belgium, most moved abroad to persue a career.
Even though the most talented Belgian jazz musicians lived abroad during the golden era of modern jazz, Belgium was not a complete jazz wasteland. Clubs like La Rose Noire and the Blue Note were the go-to places for touring musicians seeking an after-work jam session.
Due to the absence of its main players during the heydays of modern jazz, Belgium will not be remembered for a unique jazz sound or an extensive discography. However, the little country produced a number of highly talented musicians who played lead roles on the international jazz scene. ‘Let’s Get Swinging: Modern Jazz in Belgium 1950-1970’ retraces their steps and presents some of their finest works.
Let’s Get Swinging: Modern Jazz in Belgium 1950-1970 will be available on 7th April on Deluxe Edition 2CD and Gatefold 2LP on 180gr vinyl through Jazztime Europe and SDBAN Records. Includes extensive liner notes and plenty of photos from public and private archives.
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