Archive for Rheinfelden

More Wild Bill Davis in Rheinfelden (1986) (part 6: finale)

Posted in clips, Jimmy Tyler, Wild Bill Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by crownpropeller

flyerwbd(from the collection of Thomas Schicker)

Those that have waited patiently can now finally rejoice, because here is the sixth (and final part) of the 120 minute private video from a concert Wild Bill Davis gave at the Hotel Schützen in Rheinfelden, Switzerland in 1986.  The other members of Davis’ quartet were saxophonist Jimmy Tyler, the legendary Dickie Thompson on guitar and drummer Clyde Lucas.

Again: If someone who was involved in the making of this video reads this, I would like to hear from you so I can give proper credit.

So here is the Wild Bill Davis Quartet playing “Heaven” by Duke Ellington, “Bottom’s Up” – and a Basie-style “April In Paris” coda.

Enjoy!

P.S.: If You want to see the whole concert, go to my archive pages for Wild Bill Davis.

More Wild Bill Davis in Rheinfelden (1986) (part 5)

Posted in clips, Jimmy Tyler, Wild Bill Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2013 by crownpropeller

A few days ago I was contacted by Thomas Schicker, who had been at the Wild Bill Davis concert 1986 in Rheinfelden, of which I have already shown four parts on this blog. Thomas, who is a jazzfan and collector, was so nice as to send me the flyer for this concert, which as you can see took place in the afternoon:

flyerwbd(from the collection of Thomas Schicker)

Thomas also still has the advertisement for this concert which appeared in a local newspaper. And he was so nice as to allow me to publish it here as well:

magazinewbd(from the collection of Thomas Schicker)

So here is part 5 (actually the next to last part) of the 120 minute private video of a concert Wild Bill Davis gave at the Hotel Schützen in Rheinfelden, Switzerland in 1986. The flyer and the add above make clear that it was definitely on April, 13. The other members of Davis’ quartet were saxophonist Jimmy Tyler, the legendary Dickie Thompson on guitar and drummer Clyde Lucas.

I still do not know who filmed this footage. The VHS cassette this is from is in the Otto Flückiger collection, but Otto cannot have filmed it himself, because he can be seen standing to the left of Wild Bill Davis from time to time (for example around 12:00). If someone who was involved in the making of this video reads this, I would like to hear from you so I can give proper credit.

So here is the Wild Bill Davis Quartet playing

- “This Is All I Ask” (Gordon Jenkins)

- “Street Of Dreams” (Lewis/Young)

- “Jitterbug Waltz” (Fats Waller)

Until the sixth and last part comes up here:

Enjoy!

More Wild Bill Davis in Rheinfelden (1986) (part 4)

Posted in clips, Jimmy Tyler, Wild Bill Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2013 by crownpropeller

Not much has been happening on this blog here for quite a while, I know. I have been through a period of very bad luck starting when I broke my nose and elbow while stumbling over a piece of wire after a DJ gig. Right after that the bad news from people very near and dear to me did not stop coming in.

So I am only now finding my way back to matters jazz and blues again.  I thought I’d start softly with part 4 of the 120 minute private video of a concert Wild Bill Davis gave at the Hotel Schützen in Rheinfelden, Switzerland on (probably) April 13 1986. The other members of Davis’ quartet were saxophonist Jimmy Tyler, the legendary Dickie Thompson on guitar and drummer Clyde Lucas.

I still do not know who filmed this footage. If someone who was involved in the making of this video reads this, I would like to hear from you so I can give proper credit.

So here you get – after some talking – the Wild Bill Davis Quartet playing

- “Honeysuckle Rose” which featrures Dickie Thompson

- Neil Hefti’s “Cute”

- “Satin Doll”

There will be still more to come from this concert – if nobody objects.

Until then:Enjoy!

More Wild Bill Davis in Rheinfelden (1986) (part 3)

Posted in clips, Jimmy Tyler, Wild Bill Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by crownpropeller

My last weeks have been very unjazzy, so that is why not much happened on this here blog. And the stress will not let up for a while ..

But here for your entertainment comes part 3of  the 120 minute private video of a concert Wild Bill Davis gave at the Hotel Schützen in Rheinfelden, Switzerland on (probably) April 13 1986. The other members of Davis’ quartet were saxophonist Jimmy Tyler, the legendary Dickie Thompson on guitar and drummer Clyde Lucas.

I still do not know who filmed this footage. If someone who was involved in the making of this video reads this, I would like to hear from you so I can give proper credit.

So here you get – after some talking – the Wild Bill Davis Quartet playing Nat Adderley’s Jive Samba followed by Wild Bill Davis’ Stolen Sweets.

There will be more to come from this concert – if nobody objects.

Until then:Enjoy!

More Wild Bill Davis in Rheinfelden (1986) (part 2)

Posted in clips, Jimmy Tyler, Wild Bill Davis with tags , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by crownpropeller

As promised in this post, I am putting up more footage from the 120 minute private video of a concert Wild Bill Davis gave at the Hotel Schützen in Rheinfelden, Switzerland on (probably) April 13 1986. The other members of Davis’ quartet were saxophonist Jimmy Tyler, the legendary Dickie Thompson on guitar and drummer Clyde Lucas.

I still do not know who filmed this footage. If someone who was involved in the making of this video reads this, I would like to hear from you so I can give proper credit.

So here you get the Wild Bill Davis Quartet playing Stardust followed by Ray Bryant’s Cubano Chant. Then a little  April in Paris coda à la mode de Basie concludes this (the first?) set.

There will be more from this concert – if nobody objects.

Until then:Enjoy!

Wild Bill Davis in Rheinfelden (1986)

Posted in clips, Wild Bill Davis with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by crownpropeller

While digitizing more of Otto Flückiger’s old VHS cassettes, I found a more than 120 minutes long private video of a concert Wild Bill Davis gave at the Hotel Schützen in Rheinfelden, Switzerland. The date seems to be April 13 1986. The other members of Davis’ quartet were saxophonist Jimmy Tyler, the legendary Dickie Thompson on guitar and drummer Clyde Lucas. At first I thought that Otto himself filmed this. But this is untrue, as Otto can be seen standing next to the stage for a while at some point. For a private video I would say that the quality is surprisingly good, especially in regard to the sound.

It sure would be great to present the whole concert here but I think it would not be right without having the permission of the person who filmed it. So I am presenting you the start of the concert, in hope that someone will step forward and give me the go ahead for the rest.

So here you get the Wild Bill Davis Quartet playing All The Things You Are followed by Indian Summer (thanks to Fernando and Jeff for the title of the second tune!).

Enjoy!

John Gordons’ Trombone Inc. feat. Al Grey

Posted in clips, documents with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by crownpropeller

So it goes! Right after finishing this blog post about trombonist John Gordon, I discovered that there is a clip showing more of Gordon in Otto’s archives. This one was filmed in autumn 1988 and shows Gordon with the group Trombone Incorporated, which he co-led with trombonist Fred Joiner from Philadelphia. The band’s concept was to add a “name” trombonist to get more people to listen. Among the “third” trombonists were people like Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Lou Blackburn.

Lafayette Harris, the band’s pianist in 1988, was so nice as to send me pictures of the first Trombones Incorporated LP, No Tricks, No Gimmicks (Beam International LP T1881), where the personnel consisted of Fred Joiner, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb) Kenny Barron (p) Leon Dorsey (b) Jimmy Ford (d) and Sam Turner (perc).

For their european concerts in autumn 1988, the third trombonist was the legendary Al Grey. Otto caught this band at the small Q4 jazz club in Rheinfelden – the exact date is unfortunately not known to me (I might find it out though).

So (after a short untitled introduction) you get the Trombones Incorporated playing John Gordon’s composition Landscape which to my knowledge has never been issued commercially.

According to Lafayette Harris jr. (check his website here) the band members on this gig were Fred Joiner, John Gordon, Al Grey (tb) Lafayette Harris jr. (p) Tyrone Brown (b) and Jimmy Ford (dr).

Lafayette also send me an invitation to a memory event in honor of John Gordon some days after his passing on November 27, 2003.

In my opinion it’s really a pity that John Gordon is not better known.

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