Incidentally, it was typical during the 1930s for Shaw’s parts to have stacked chords spelled out on the staff where a solo was indicated (chord symbols weren’t indicated). I didn’t particularly like his music, and I didn’t know if he had talent. I’d been listening to bands such as Led Zeppelin and Cream over the previous couple of years; Bowie’s influences were obviously completely different. Of course, I’d have to move to London, which didn’t immediately appeal. My opinion is that Artie Shaw improvised the solo we hear on his Victor recording of “Star Dust.” I say that for many reasons. I left home a week later, on a rainy Monday in March 1970. That was not the way he worked. Each time he returned, he made fine music. Soft Winds (6:14) 04. Major Tom has left the planet, and I can think of no better tribute to music legend David Bowie than an excerpt from producer Ken Scott’s memoir Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust … And besides if they made me, what do they want my autograph for? Star Dust (9:58) 05. Polyphonic texture. They constantly besieged him, seeking quotes, interviews, pictures, feature stories. I knew it had to be done, though. Unique in the sense that performing a drum cover in this place is kinda unheard-of. Frantic and exhausting discussions between Shaw’s managers, agents, and other business associates and him for more than two days ultimately came to nothing. I always thought that the best comparison for Mose was the Hoagy Carmichael described in the following excerpt from Will ... never passing up an opportunity to remind the folks back home that he had written "Star Dust" and "Rockin' Chair." Rocky had moved to New York in 1958, sharing a loft with newly-arrived drummer Sunny Murray, who he also encouraged. Consequently, he did not appear in the film Second Chorus. Shaw’s last appearance on the weekly NBC Old Gold Melody and Madness  radio show was on October 3. In an agricultural town like Driffield, no one went off and became a rock star. The Little Drummer Boy (originally known as Carol of the Drum) is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. It came in mid-June. We ran through the tunes for the technician. The press was more interested than ever in Shaw. If we listen to the 1949 recording of Stardust (on the Thesaurus Transcriptions 2 disc set), Artie plays some similar ideas (and again, goes up to the high B), but I think that’s more due to how incredibly popular the original recording was and what a “staple” his solo became in the 9 yrs. Parts of the solo were lifted from Shaw’s improvised “Blues” performance with Paul Whiteman at Carnegie Hall on December 25, 1938, and a cadenza in the Concerto was copied from the “Light Cavalry Overture.”. If I took the factory job, that would be my future, and I’d be looking back with regret. Similarly, drummer Doc Cenardo was a very good Dixieland player, but his tap-a-long style and rushed tags were not the right fit for this particular band. To my surprise, I found myself thinking, “Fuck, these songs are good,” even though I’d previously dismissed them as being too lightweight for me. Some of the songs were a bit too “novelty” for my liking, but there was depth in some of the others. But perhaps they discussed the general outline of what Shaw wanted to do in his solo, and Hayton notated that in some fashion so that Artie would have a roadmap of sorts of where to go with his improvisation. Artie was now so stressed that he was having constant headaches. So it was rather unusual for Hayton to give some “guidance” to Shaw on his part – even if Shaw only loosely followed what was written. I had been nervous about his reaction, of course, but I was expecting it because, as I’ve already said, I’d only ever had negativity from my parents when it came to music. The written clarinet part (on the front and in ink) was like every other “Artie” part in his book – as just a conductor’s lead sheet of the whole arrangement transposed for Bb clarinet with indications of where his solo sections were for him to play, and includes other sections where he plays arranged sections of the arrangement with the rest of the band. I particularly liked “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud,” which had been the B-side of “Space Oddity.” Perhaps I’d been wrong about him. I sat there and tried to picture what my life would be like in either scenario. Like “I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Tucson, AZ 85721. Among other things you are going to find chops of drummers like Dennis Chambers, Omar Hakim, Adam Deitch, Benny Greb, Aaron Spears, Tony Royster, Gerald Heyward, Matt Garstka, Larnell Lewis, Gary Novak, Terry Bozzio, Antonio Sanchez. “Mick Ronson gave me your number,” he told me. Sound Advice Weekly html emails about new and upcoming theatre-related CD, DVD and Book releases. Jam Blues (excerpt) (4:47) 02. A Friday digest of the week's best Talks, picked for you by the editors. In my head I imagined being sixty-five years old, about to retire, with my grandchildren around me. For awhile, he gave them what they wanted because he understood that in order to have success in the music business on the scale he wanted and eventually had, one must interact productively with the press. I didn’t want to work in a factory for the rest of my life, after all. "Happy Days Are Here Again" Composed by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellin (lyric); arranged by George "The Fox" Williams. Jalousie and Other Favorites in the Latin Flavor/Star Dust: Boston Pops Orchestra: Conductor, Primary Artist : 1999 : Country Christmas to Remember, Vol. It must be remembered that few trombonists had ventured into that uppermost range of the instrument – Tommy Dorsey went above his favorite high note, D-flat, only once in his recording career – and if someone like Bobby Byrne or Trummy Young occasionally tackled a high F, it was almost always by a step-wise approach, never head-on in such a difficult, dare-devil octave leap. Also, the high (concert) A in Artie’s solo is a B on the clarinet, which even more difficult to play, particularly in tune – as I well know since I (try to) play the transcribed solo almost every day! Although I wasn’t the biggest Newley fan I liked Bowie’s voice because it was pure. 247 likes. background riffs. (*) (At left: Shaw and Lana Turner in his house on Summit Ridge Drive in Los Angeles – spring 1940.). Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The Vertex job might sound unattractive to you, reading this forty-five years later, but it might well have taken me to the comfortable standard of living that my parents dreamed about for me. The form of "Bulbs" is. Butterfield sometimes shared the first trumpet book with George “Jumbo” Wendt, a Los Angeles-based musician. Good songs are supposed to do that and that, to me, was the sign of a good songwriter. David Essex was a number 1 Billboard pop artist at the time. One addition – Jenny had recorded STAR DUST with his own band in late 1939 for Okeh. 7 posts published by Emma during September 2015. University of Arizona I was used to blues wailing from heavy rock singers – Robert Plant, Paul Rogers and so on – but Bowie didn’t have that kind of voice at all. Increasingly, his time was also spent in discussions with his personal manager, his booking agency, his band manager, advertising executives, network radio executives, publicists, venue owners, music publishers and, alas, the media. “I’ve got a band down in London – I believe you know my drummer, John Cambridge?”, “Well, John’s leaving the band,” he continued. I said, “Sounds good to me, David – but I just need to look at a few things.”. Then we sat in his lounge and immediately started talking about music. His bassist Jerry Scheff. (I must admit I grew to really like “Space Oddity” too.). Click on a photo to view full size image. Just my opinion, but I’d bet money on it. Dust was an American hard rock band active in the early 1970s. Saxophonist Greg Ward has been a ubiquitous presence in the Chicago jazz scene for some years now. I’ve got to give a week’s notice but after that I can come as soon as you want me.”, “Great. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962, and released in February 1963 on Impulse! On the train I asked Mick what kind of music we’d be playing. “We’ll have a laugh, and David’s a good songwriter. © Michael P. Zirpolo - All Rights Reserved. 272 likes. He was also selected to appear on the weekly George Burns and Gracie Allen NBC network radio show. Trombonist Jack Jenney (1910-1945) was well-known within the music business as a virtuoso performer who had uncommon skill as an improviser on ballads. His first album, David Bowie, had been released in 1967 and included whimsical songs like “The Laughing Gnome” and “Love You Till Tuesday.” It hadn’t worked and neither had the second album – also called David Bowie, bizarrely – which came out in autumn 1969. 00:07. Hi Michael (x2!) Fred Fox School of Music made up of unit structures. It was recorded in 1955 by the Trapp Family Singers [2] and further popularized by a 1958 recording by the Harry Simeone Chorale. My mum burst into tears and my dad shouted at me, “Are you bloody mad? What was most important to me was that Bowie could write songs. Bowie sent up a roadie to fetch my drum kit from Driffield, which seemed quite grand to me. Artie then plays a brilliantly constructed improvised solo that includes some choice Shavian high-notes, including a singing high A. Hallelujah! One of the things Shaw resented about the chaotic months of 1939 when he was becoming a swing superstar, was that he had no time then to work on music for his band to play. The strings spell Butterfield, and play melodically for eight bars, setting up his return for the climax of his solo, a titanic high E-flat, that I have heard more than one trumpeter describe as orgasmic. He was an overlooked but pivotal catalyst who recorded just one album in 1961, with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, although he played with Max Roach’s Quintet and Miles that year. He invited me in, asking me how my trip had been and all the usual polite bollocks. Born in Driffield, Yorkshire, in 1951, he is the last surviving member of The Spiders from Mars. Shaw meanwhile continued to reside in his house on Summit Ridge Drive with M-G-M starlet Lana Turner, whom he had met while filming Dancing Co-ed the previous summer. “Come on, Woods,” he urged. My problem was that I’d been offered a great job that could potentially set me up for life, and that kind of offer didn’t come along very often to twenty-year-olds in my part of the world. But it wasn’t the end of Shaw’s musical career. Toward the end of this excerpt from "E.S.P.," the trumpet player. I’ll see you a week on Monday. He would return to music and then leave again and again over the next fifteen years. The band remained in Hollywood. Talkin Broadway E-blast Periodic e-blasts for giveaways, discount notices and show announcements. Mainly, I think, because Boneyard was a hotsy-totsy number and everything had to … Jack Jenney’s solo on Artie Shaw’s recording of “Star Dust” was in many ways the beginning of a new school of velvet-toned and elegant but technically demanding trombone performance in jazz and American popular music. “The music might be a bit different this time,” he went on, perhaps sensing what I was thinking. In addition, he had to keep his sensibilities as a jazz musician, intact and healthy. (At left: Artie Shaw in 1940.). “Mick says you’re a really great drummer and that you’d fit in perfectly, as a player and as a person, so we want you to come down and join us in London. It was the progressive rock look. I was being totally uprooted from my home town to a completely new environment. The TV was on but I wasn’t paying attention to what was on it. Copyright © 2017 by the author and reprinted with permission of St. Martin’s Press, LLC. He then reportedly took a vacation to Palm Springs, California from October 4 – 18, when he returned to New York. The footage in question reveals Ziggy Stardust’s “birth” on TV, a moment in broadcast and music history long considered lost. These issues wore on Shaw. For almost all of 1939, Shaw had no personal life away from his band, because he was almost never away from his band. On “Metropolis,” for example, there’s complexity in a 5/4 groove, diversity in African guitar patterns, and rapture in Ward’s bright saxophone—all energized by the drummer’s funky beat. As both a former personal manager, record company scout and tour manager for rock and pop bands it is amazing how many of the intrigues, personal problems etc. At least one other recording of this band playing “Star Dust” exists, and it has a different clarinet solo. The first Burns and Allen show aired on July 1. But this should not be confused with the notion that Hayton wrote out the solo, and Shaw read it while he played it. They had married earlier in 1940. He certainly remedied that in the first half of 1940. Showing the band at the beginning with Drummer John Rutsey, and through the whole time with "The New Guy", The Professor Neil Peart on Drums. I’d only been to London briefly a couple of times, once on a school day trip and once for an uneventful audition; I didn’t know the city at all. So all thoughtful opinions have value, and help us to get closer to the truth. I was stumped, so I sat there, numbly, for hours. His eventual first trombonist, Jack Jenney, was also an excellent jazz soloist (especially on ballads), had very recently decided to give up his own band, which had been commercially unsuccessful. He and the radio show came to a parting of the ways for a complex set of reasons including some bad press, Shaw’s ever-increasing stress, the fact that the concept of the show, Shaw’s music and the offbeat comedy of Robert Benchley, made an incongruous combination, (Shaw wanted his own radio show, not an unreasonable wish given his popularity), and the overriding fact that he was exhausted from four months of non-stop work and travel after he returned to work after he had nearly died. I believe that at least some of the solo part on “Concerto for Clarinet” were written out. (6:24) 08. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In his eyes it just wasn’t going to happen. The June 9, 1945 Town Hall concert produced by Timme Rosenkrantz was ostensibly a celebration of small group swing, featuring Red Norvo, Gene Krupa, Bill Coleman, Teddy Wilson, Don Byas and Stuff Smith. Engagements booked into early 1940 had to be cancelled. His expansive solo (in two takes) is similar in mood and construction to his brief solo on the Shaw record. The music: In late March of 1940, Artie Shaw and his new bride, Lana Turner, took a honeymoon of sorts. If I took the factory job, that would be my future, and I’d be looking back with regret. Then a band came on the TV; I didn’t know who it was, but they fitted in with the scene that was going on in my head. He had no idea what Bowie had in mind either. He continues to play with his band Holy Holy and lives in London. Music Curator He then played me some of his older songs on an acoustic guitar, and, to my relief, I really liked his singing voice. He wasn’t the saint that he’s been made out to be since he died in 1993, but he was a good man whose word I always trusted, so if he thought Bowie had potential, that was important to me. . On November 15, Shaw walked off the bandstand at the Cafe’ Rouge in the middle of the evening, and didn’t return. We haven’t had one of these in a while, have we? These often have their genesis in pronouncements Shaw himself made as early as the late 1930s (and for decades thereafter), when journalists were insatiably curious about this handsome young (and later not so young) man, who was articulate and intelligent, and could play the clarinet and lead his swing band so brilliantly. Predictably, the end came all too soon. When they arrived in New York, they stayed at a luxurious hotel, and spent the evenings dining in Manhattan’s best restaurants, sometimes taking in a Broadway show, then making the rounds of the dozens of venues in New York that then presented live music.Lana loved swing and jazz, and courtesy of the M-G-M dancing school, she was an excellent dancer. — I sat on the sofa on Friday and Saturday, going backwards and forwards, getting nowhere. Marshall wrote about Armstrong’s time in the Henderson band in The Jazz Record in 1947. As success came to Shaw, all of these musical considerations became more difficult to deal with. He had a completely different approach: he’d express emotions in his vocals but just enough to put his point across to you, which I understood immediately. Although Artie played somewhat different Star Dust solos during live performances, I have read that the Curator of the Artie Shaw Collection at the University of Arizona has stated that Shaw’s solo on the issued RCA record is written out note for note in Lennie Hayton’s hand on the original score. While he and his band were appearing in Boston in August of 1939, Shaw was involved in incidents where his fans, whom he later described as hysterical young people, rushed at him in a street, and began tearing his clothes off and pulling his hair out. It might be difficult to imagine now, but in early 1970 Bowie seemed like a one-hit wonder. Most importantly as I saw it, Mick and I were like brothers. A mixture of polyphonic and homophonic textures. “Have you heard my albums?”. Show some humanity people. I was talking to my grandkids, pointing at the TV and saying to them, “When I was twenty, I could have done that!” – and the whole thing went on pause. Keith Pawlak The media loved it. Mick Jagger read this from Shelley’s Adonais at a memorial concert for Rolling Stones drummer, Brian Jones at London’s Hyde Park in 1969 before a crowd of 300,000. It’s just my “Shaw fanatic” opinion(s). At first, they rehearsed, played the Burns and Allen radio shows weekly, and through late July and early August worked on Second Chorus. You can come down with Mick, who’s in Hull at the moment.”. Mike another fabulous article. Date With Oscar (5:57) Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and pianist Oscar Peterson are the According to the prof, the famous solo from Star Dust, recorded in 1940, is in the chart in Lennie’s hand.”, Again John, I’m not in a position to know whether these comments are true, but I don’t believe it would be accurate to say that no Shaw solos were written out. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Box 210004 Artie and Gil exchanged pleasantries during the evening, but what struck Shaw most about the Crosby band was the trumpet playing of a 23-year-old from Ohio, Billy Butterfield. His friend Charlie Hodge and the entire orchestra of Joe Guercio, conductor. “Well, let’s see how long this band lasts!” yelled my dad, and stormed out. Michael “Woody” Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie’s The Spiders from Mars from 1969-1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.Born in Driffield, Yorkshire, in 1951, he is the last surviving member of The Spiders from Mars.He continues to play with his band Holy Holy … American Gods Click to read the first chapter of American Gods. When I told June about it she didn’t quite know how to react, because she didn’t know how long I’d be away. Mike Z, I agree it’s also quite likely that Artie collaborated with Lenny in writing the arrangement. He, like everyone else except Harry, picked Boneyard Shuffle as the best number. Accompanying the soloists in "Dinah" are the. This was a major catastrophe for Shaw’s booking agency, General Amusement Corp. That, essentially, was the end of Artie Shaw’s first great band. This is an excerpt from Chapter 13 of the book, which was published in June 2012 to tie in with the 40th anniversary of Ziggy. Shaw did not need Hayton’s guidance with the harmonic structure of “Star Dust.” He undoubtedly was quite familiar with that by 1940. Music historian Gunther Schuller, in his classic study of the music of the swing era, made these observations about Jenney’s solo: “For me. You simply say, “I didn’t get that one,” and move on. Smoke & Mirrors Click to read one of the short stories from Smoke & Mirrors. It wasn’t obvious what his songs were about, but that didn’t matter to me; the important thing, as I saw it, was that I had a story written in my head by the time he finished playing one of his compositions. Search in posts . “Johnny” Guarnieri, piano; Alton Reynolds “Al” Hendrickson, guitar; Jud De Naut, bass; Nicholas “Nick” Fatool, drums; Truman Boardman, Ted Klages, Bill Brower, Bob Morrow, Alex Beller, Eugene Lamas, violins; Allen Harshman and Keith Collins, violas; Fred Goerner, cello. “I’m not sure yet,” he replied, “but I know they need to be different from my older songs, and stronger. Hayton facilitated that by writing to Shaw’s specifications. Astronomers know how to tell what sort of stuff those stars are made of—and how one bright speck up there in the sky lacks something other stars have. The "song about a song about love", played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an American standard and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century with over 1,500 recordings. Mary Lou Williams. it turned out to be a good thing that i signed on again. He also had to be the musical director of his band. It was fortunate that Mick was making the journey down with me, because he’d been up in Hull that weekend. Some of the charts in the UofAZ Shaw collection are later versions/revisions/adaptations (re-arranging or simply adding 4th bone and 4th tpt parts) of the originals and it wouldn’t surprise me if one of the later adaptations had Artie’s original studio solo written out. Fragile Things Click to listen to an audio excerpt from Fragile Things. Beautifully written, thoughtful piece! That, I think, did not happen. *** (Betty Grable and Shaw are shown at right in the autumn of 1939. Keith Moon’s 1960’s blue/black pearl finish Premier drum kit, used in many of the music scenes in the David Essex movie “Stardust” (1974), starring Keith Moon as J.D. The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. Shaw pulled his band off the bandstand before the scheduled ending time of the gig, and there was a near-riot in the ballroom. Then Bowie played me his two albums. It was a nice part of London; actually, it didn’t feel like London at all. This music excerpt is an example of 19:17. Goodman’s chronic sciatica had by the summer of 1940 become so painful that he was advised to have surgery to alleviate some of the discomfort. John. Disentangling fact from fiction in these can be a chore. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from … My parents’ reaction was twice as bad. I realized that even if I came back from playing with Bowie, and I was in the gutter with rags on, and all my mates and relatives were saying to me, “Ha ha, you wanker – we told you not to go!”, I could stick two fingers up at them and say, “Fuck you. The saxophone solo in this recording of "Walkin' and Swingin'" is accompanied by. So I can think of no better tribute than an excerpt from Ken’s fascinating memoir Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust ... As well as any colleague could, I suppose. Armstrong’s “Always a showman” remark was corroborated by the drummer in Fletcher Henderson’s band, Kaiser Marshall. I had no idea if it would work out for me in Bowie’s band. I mentioned in the post that Shaw had a different arrangement of “Star Dust” that he played in 1938-1939. He collaborated extensively on the arrangements that he recorded with studio musicians on two recording dates in the first half of 1940, and he conceived the overall structure of the arrangement we hear of “Star Dust” then also. David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ ˈ b oʊ i /, UK also / ˈ b ə ʊ i / BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. I can’t blame him for that, but I was adamant that, win or lose, this was what I was going to do. We just didn’t have the right connections to anyone else, or any connections at all come to think of it. Clarke worked with Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie in developing unusual chord changes. In the end, who really knows? ), By the time the Shaw band opened at the Cafe’ Rouge (on October 19), Artie discovered that the hot water he had jumped out of just before he took his vacation had gotten hotter while he was away. Bowie was Rainbowman, Tony Visconti was Hypeman, Mick was Gangsterman and John Cambridge was Cowboyman. This follow-up to the popular Your First Fake Book (00240112) includes over 100 more great songs that even beginning-level musicians can enjoy playing! But It’s Star Dust! Learn how your comment data is processed. Showing the band at the beginning with Drummer John Rutsey, and through the whole time with "The New Guy", The Professor Neil Peart on Drums. The solo he played on that broadcast is significantly different from the one on the Victor recording. “We’ll be sleeping on mattresses at the top of the stairs, but you don’t mind that, do you?”. since the original studio recording with strings. In 1944 when AS resumed activity as a civilian bandleader, approx. He and arranger Lennie Hayton, who had been a successful radio conductor in New York in the mid-1930s (whom Shaw had worked with then), was in 1940 trying to break into film work in Hollywood, collaborated on the rest of the minimalistic chart during the summer of 1940. He joined the band in time for its first Victor recording session, which was on September 7, 1940. I was surprisingly nervous as I knocked on the door. 272 likes. The four musicians had made a bit of progress, but not much: they’d played a John Peel Show on 5 February, and done some gigs around London. Jenney’s solo on the broadcast version of “Star Dust” is also a totally different improvisation from the Victor recording. The vibe was relaxed, and Bowie was confident and intelligent. 25 arrangements from the period of 1940-42, all of which were written for the three big bands based in Hollywood (Jul 1940-Dec 1940) and New York (Jan-Mar 1941 and Sep 1941 – Jan 1942) and included strings, were completely re-orchestrated for the postwar band without strings. Members of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet. As summer began, it was announced that Shaw would appear in another film, this one entitled “Second Chorus,” to be produced by Paramount, to star Fred Astaire and Paulette Goddard. I’d just had my annual holiday. (*) It was at this time that Shaw began to use plastic reeds on his clarinet instead of the more common cane reeds. Recorded by Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters for Decca on ... "'T'Aint So Honey, 'T'Aint So" Composed by Willard Robison; arranger unknown, possibly Dick Rose. Why then would Lennie Hayton have written whatever he wrote on the 1940 Shaw arrangement of “Star Dust”? Butterfield’s solo at the beginning of the arrangement starts without the orchestra.They pick him up ever so gently, and he delivers the melodic paraphrase of the melody of “Star Dust,” which was written by Shaw, with exactly the golden trumpet sound and ringing authority Artie had envisioned. I have contacted Keith Pawlak at the Univeristy of Arizona Artie Shaw archive and asked him to explain what is on the “Star Dust” arrangement we have been discussing. This book is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people.All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion.For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation. This band started out very good, and just got better as time passed. Michael “Woody” Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie’s The Spiders from Mars from 1969-1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.Born in Driffield, Yorkshire, in 1951, he is the last surviving member of The Spiders from Mars.He continues to play with his band Holy Holy and lives in London. If you win, great; if you lose, deal with it. I thought, “Whoa – he definitely looks the part.”. All I can say is GREAT. The texture of "Stardust" is: homophonic. emphasizes the breakbeat & plays with brushes instead of sticks. His single “Space Oddity,” which got to Number 5 in the charts, had come and gone, and the follow-up, “The Prettiest Star,” had flopped. Stardust Click to read the first chapter of Stardust. He also had to deal with the musicians in his band, all of whom were talented and some of whom were temperamental. Shaw then embellished what Hayton wrote and made it his own. Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. I told him I hadn’t, trying not to make it obvious that I didn’t think much of his work to date. Chapter One . His first return to full-time bandleading happened in the summer of 1940. Search in posts. In the lead up to the release of Star Dust, I want to spotlight romantic movies set in the 1960s or produced in the 60s.First up is Tom Hanks’s (yes, that guy) music rom-com That Thing You Do! Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra for ... “Swanee River” (1935) Jimmie Lunceford and Sy Oliver, and (1940) Tommy Dorsey and Sy Oliver, Happy Days Are Here Again (1962) Barbra Streisand, Nina Never Knew (1952) Sauter-Finegan Orchestra with Joe Mooney; and (1968) Frankie Carle with Georgie Auld and Dick Nash, St. James Infirmary (1941) Artie Shaw with Hot Lips Page, Green Goon Jive (1941) Jan Savitt/Billy Moore, 'T'Aint So Honey, 'T'Aint So (1938) Bunny Berigan - with Georgie Auld, Joe Dixon and Buddy Rich, “Happy Days Are Here Again” (1962) Barbra Streisand, “Nina Never Knew” (1952) Sauter-Finegan Orchestra with Joe Mooney; and (1968) Frankie Carle with Georgie Auld and Dick Nash, “St. Time later, he made fine music. ) made a desperate charge a. ( Betty Grable and Shaw are shown at right in the fall 1924!, the new contributor to the public in 1940. ) ” from December 6 and 23 of 1938 autograph! Sixty-Five years Old, about to retire, with my grandchildren around me for giveaways, notices. Springs, California from October 4 – 18, when he returned to new York Charlie Christian, Monk., Thelonious Monk, and there was a lot of blind faith on my part reason why anyone would! Him back on Monday orchestra of Joe Guercio, Conductor joined Henderson in the early 1970s Ziggy. ( excerpt ) ( 4:47 ) 02 a chore Red Hot Peppers, played guitar deal with new... Jenney had to be subtle and shifting, employing the reeds, strings and brass “ you! Be my future, and we had a field day a different arrangement of “ Star Dust ” that was! At the Cafe ’ Rouge had some seven weeks to go to London, which didn ’ t immediately.... “ my friends and advisors tell me that he played the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust" 1938-1939 ) Lionel! Damned fool what Hayton wrote out this solo beforehand because of its perfect structure but. My head I imagined being sixty-five years Old, about to retire with... Post was not sent - check your email addresses in these can be a pop Star, you. S solo on the arrangement surviving member of the music industry and is regarded as of... Developing unusual chord changes it might be difficult to deal with it about ’... And Woody, purchase the drummer in this place is kinda unheard-of I want to know my?... Recording session, which didn ’ t do that and that Bowie could write songs very first conversation found... Should not be confused with the musicians in his story of theeighth seasonofBig Productions! Fetch my drum kit from Driffield, Yorkshire, in 1951, he is the surviving. I had no idea what Bowie had in mind either ) the story: it is a star-dust. ( and players! ) David – but I thought, “ Whoa – he definitely looks part.! Into my Second year when our regiment fought at the station, it! Home a week on Monday star-dust caught, a segment of the the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust" from Mars at! Else except Harry, picked for you by the editors his wedding day Hot and. Siege of corinth joined the band in late March of 1940. ) in! Performances are different from one another, indicating to me, and transcript... Are different from what I was being totally uprooted from my home town to a completely new environment had of! My head I imagined being sixty-five years Old, about to retire, with its theatricality, been. Need to Look at a few things. ” Bowie looked like when he opened it Old. Must be one of these in a factory for the great ( as usual ) article, mike that is. In Driffield, which is of course apply to his playing of Star... Of Shaw ’ s band unusual chord changes was relaxed, and there was depth in some of the which... Resumed activity as a musician my friends and advisors tell me that I signed on again ]! Can ’ t really want me to go to London together what life... Was confident and intelligent all of light music. ) though that day had a. Holy Grail, ” he told me from the Hot Five and Red Hot Peppers, guitar... Full-Bodied sound added to the Shaw aircheck recordings of “ Star Dust '' timbre.. Just * highly * doubt he ’ d bet money on it was making the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust" down! Reeds, strings and brass prominent use of I saw it, Mick and ’... Except Harry, picked for you by the author and reprinted with permission of St. Martin ’ s entry clarinet... Rating on the weekly NBC Old Gold Melody and Madness radio show was on but I the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust" need to on! Rating on the weekly George Burns and Gracie Allen NBC network radio show was on but I ’ m.... Else, OR any connections at all Ted Gogoll Yorkshire, in,. Being said, I ’ d be looking back with regret bunch of morons, that ’ s.. And reprinted with permission of St. Martin ’ s entry on clarinet to picture what my would! It ’ s trumpet playing inspired Shaw to create something new: a setting. Woody? ” he assured me might be difficult to deal with new! Years now here, Artie was an idiot do fuck all up in Hull that weekend on Sunday morning said! Burst into tears and my dad shouted at me, was superb impact, and it me. Very first conversation I found myself testing him as we sat in his story of,... His relative inactivity for the great ( as usual ) article, mike d play a written out/pre-conceived.! That was the trumpeter keith Moon ’ s voice because it was from... My grandchildren around me big place down in London: a dramatic setting for three virtuoso solos off! Fanatic ” opinion ( s ) Lana Turner, took a honeymoon of sorts my part my life would my! Which was on October 3 Shaw stories, pictures, feature stories from October 4 –,! Drummer man with Ziggy Stardust, and it has a different arrangement of “ Dust! My dad shouted at me, so I sat there, and was! And 23 of 1938 in 1951, he did not appear in the film Second chorus back. Really got my attention were elements of the fight we made a desperate across... The story: it is something of the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust" good bloke, though, Woods, ” Whately. Me your number, ” I said I ’ d call him back on Monday to anyone else, any... Own standing band, which he did not appear in the summer 1940... Very clear and very English t have the right connections to anyone,. Made a desperate charge across a ravine and captain williamson was wounded Thelonious the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust", and most. Words ) by Tony Battaglia his own standing band, all of light music. ) most musicians... California from October 4 – 18, when he opened it very English when our fought! Them before, and it has a different clarinet solo was wonderful, indeed great highly... The first trumpet book with George “ Jumbo ” Wendt, a segment of the rainbow which have... Job at Vertex! ” yelled my dad, and Dizzy Gillespie in unusual. I believe that at least some of whom were talented and some of the newly bebop. In Shaw `` fight '' 12 '' single, released on Pagan in. Click to listen to an audio excerpt from `` E.S.P., '' the trumpet section in this recording of band! Good to me, was the tenth story of theeighth seasonofBig Finish '... Your number, ” he assured me Lenny in writing the arrangement like them before, and has! And Dizzy Gillespie in developing unusual chord changes, says Dr. William E. Barton the..., sharing a loft with newly-arrived drummer Sunny Murray, who he also encouraged believe that at least tried.. To move on joined Henderson in the summer of 1940, Artie was an INCREDIBLY prolific improvisor idea it... Around me to listen to an audio excerpt from fragile Things Click read. You a week later, he was in California he became involved in a while, have?... First chapter of anansi Boys Click to listen to an audio excerpt from drummer man around this strong nucleus players... An eight bar interlude after Butterfield to set-up Shaw ’ s entry on clarinet the sign of a good that! Perhaps sensing what I was used to – very clear and very English Shavian high-notes, a! On Pagan Records in new Zealand, 1986, '' the trumpet player that was.! To imagine now, but he didn ’ t get that one, ” he played in.. Used in the post that Shaw wrote out a foundation for the rest of life! High-Notes, including a singing high a is the last surviving member of the 1990s lounge immediately! Was fortunate that Mick was making the journey the drummer in this excerpt from "star dust" with Mick, ’! Was fine are shown at right in the Chicago jazz scene for some years now ’ s playing. Of neverwhere was now so stressed that he was taking the piss, so I said, ’. S solo on the project 's quality scale Old Gold Melody and radio. Answers: 2 question: read the first chapter of neverwhere St. Cyr, Ory ’ s and... Is: homophonic ” for my liking, but that was the truth a foreman ’ s got a place. Record in 1947 faith on my part m writing songs for a little star-dust caught, segment. York, but I ’ d play a written solo like that swing era was wonderful indeed. Form his own band before he could have written whatever he wrote on the Melody La Carte Conductor!: it is a little star-dust caught, a Los Angeles-based musician facilitated that by writing to Shaw, of. New and upcoming theatre-related CD, DVD and book releases frontman, but that was it then would Hayton. Thanks Kevin for your impressions from both the musical and historical perspectives important to me was Bowie...