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Carnegie Hall Concert, December 24, 1949

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:02 am
by Marv Friedenn
During the last Tristano marathon I heard two songs from this Christmas concert. The one song, "You Go To My Head" I have on a cd entitled Lennie Tristano: trio, Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (Giants of Jazz). I forget the name of the second song, but it contains an incredible solo by Lee Konitz that I just can't get out of my head. Does anyone know the name of the song and whether it's available anywhere? And whether any more songs from this amazing concert were recorded? It's my favorite Christmas album. I like it better even than Elvis Presley.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:56 pm
by Adam
It's 'Sax of a Kind' - a line credited to both Konitz and Marsh. The original studio recording is on Capitol.

When I have a chance I'll look up what cd it is on. The whole recording of concert I believe is on the cd, there are only those 2 tracks from LT and the crew.
The rest of the concert features the likes of Bud Powell trio, Miles Davis, Sonnny Stitt, Kai Winging, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughn, Bird etc

I'll come back with a bit more info if I can find it.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:08 pm
by Marv Friedenn
Adam, thanks loads. While you're looking it up, I'll Google the info and see what happens. Marv

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:14 pm
by Marv Friedenn
Hi Adam,

Sonotheque de la Maison de la Jazz lists JCD 016 as the third CD of the Parker collection. But I can't tell whether Sonotheque is a museum/library or a merchant. Maybe you can. I emailed them for more info at <> Marv

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:13 pm
by Marv Friedenn
I'm stranded on an Amazon wish list. I wish I werent there. If anyone knows the whereabouts of xmas eve 1949 at Carnegie hall, blow me a kiss. Make 1949 a great kissmas eve for me!

Intuition CD

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:56 am
by Dr.Jellyfish
Hi, you can find all the tracks in the 4 cd box "Intuition", except for Progression, that's hard to find (in many recordings it's a wrong title for Tautology. You can find it on Lee Konitz – Subconscious-Lee (Fantasy OJC 186, OJCCD 186 2), only on the cd version.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:22 pm
by Marv Friedenn
Yes, Dr. Jellyfish, I found it. The box set has both "You Go To My Head" and "Sax Of A Kind." But I want the whole fucking evening! I want to hear where everyone was (Miles, Bird, Getz, Lennie etc) when American culture popped its cherry at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve in '49 before it crashed.


Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:42 pm
by Marv Friedenn
Eunmi Shim says the Carnegie Hall concert took place on Christmas day, the 25th of December, 1949, not on Christmas eve. That makes sense. Imagine having spent Christmas eve with kith and kin (I can hear the radiator popping), then having happily trudged through the snow to Carnegie Hall on Christmas day to enjoy a concert like that! What a great city!

the whole fucking evening ...

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:51 pm
by Dr.Jellyfish
Hi Marv! If it could be useful for you:
you could find the whole Carnegie Hall concert on:
"Charlie Parker & Stars of Modern Jazz at Carnegie Hall", hard to find CD ... B000008BXY

Performed variously by
Charlie Parker, Serge Chaloff, Warne Marsh, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, saxophones;
Bud Powell Trio;
Miles Davis, Red Rodney, trumpet;
Kai Winding, Benny Green, trombones;
Stan Getz-Kai Winding Quintet;
Stan Getz Quartet;
Sarah Vaughan, vocals;
Jimmy Jones, piano;
Lennie Tristano-Lee Konitz Sextet;
Charlie Parker Quintet


01 Symphony Sid's opening remarks
02 All God's children got rhythm
03 More remarks from Symphony Sid
04 Move
05 Hot house
06 Ornithology (incomplete)
07 Always
08 Sweet Miss
09 Long Island sound
10 Once in a while
11 Mean to me
12 You go to my head
13 Sax of a kind
14 Ornithology
15 Cheryl
16 Ko Ko
17 Bird of paradise
18 Now's the time

The Stars Of Modern Jazz
Miles Davis (tp -1/4) Bennie Green (tb -1/4) Sonny Stitt (as -1/4) Serge Chaloff (bars -1/4) Bud Powell (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d)
01 Symphony Sid's Remarks
02 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
04 Move
05 Hot House
06 Ornithology (inc.)

Al Haig Quintet
Kai Winding (tb -1,2) Stan Getz (ts) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
07 Always
08 Sweet Miss
09 Long Island Sound

Sarah Vaughan et al.
10 Once in a while
11 Mean to me

Lennie Tristano Sextet:
Lennie Tristano (p), Lee Konitz (as), Warne Marsh (ts), Bill Bauer (g), Joe Schulman (b), Jeff Morton (dr)
12 You Go To My Head
13 Sax Of A Kind

Charlie Parker Quintet
Red Rodney (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
14 Ornithology S.C.A.M. JPG 1
15 Cheryl
16 Ko-ko
17 Bird Of Paradise
18 Now's The Time

I think it could be easier to find the tracks in different recordings...

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:02 pm
by Marv Friedenn
Dr. Jellyfish,

When I find that CD, I'm burning a copy for you so that we can spend Christmas together!

Thanks, Marv