My Little Cello (Debut, 1960) Named after the Rudolf Valentino Hollywood estate where Doris Duke later held jazz concerts, this is a great example of Pettiford’s buoyant, swinging, cheerful side-both playing and writing. Put this down.’ ‘Cause he couldn’t notate it on paper.”+ It is available on Friedlander’s own Skipstone label. Allan Botschinsky tp; Erik Nordström, ts; Louis Hjulmand, vib; Jan Johansson, p; Oscar Pettiford, b; Jørn Elniff, dr. Ellington freely improvises, Strayhorn adds atmosphere on the celeste and Pettiford punches out the heavily syncopated rhythms of the melody and his improvisation. So, here is my cello-centric playlist of the great Oscar Pettiford. Ernie Royal, Art Farmer, tp; Jimmy Cleveland, tb; Julius Watkins, David Amram Fr hrn; Gigi Gryce, as, arr. Jazz bassist who double on cello and died abruptly in 1960 while his career was in full swing. +Quotes from Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s. New Releases. The only tune on this playlist not composed by Pettiford, this is a clever, driving arrangement of a Randy Weston tune that features Pettiford’s cello, Watkins and Amram’s horns and Betty Glamann’s harp (check out the comping on Pettiford’s solo!). ‘Hey, Budd. But he was passionate about the instrument, using it often in crucial sessions under his name-if it was an Oscar Pettiford recording, the cello was often there, in a central role. Oscar Pettiford, cello; Phil Urso, tenor; Charles Mingus, bass; Julius Watkins, Fr. The album was reissued on CD on Impulse!Records as Deep Passion in 1994 combined with The Oscar Pettiford … Oscar Pettiford Oscar Pettiford Orchestra Julius Watkins, Fr. What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary... Louis Armstrong awoke one morning wanting to make... JazzTimes, in association with Ropeadope Records,... What we went to offer is a positive notion, a... What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a music magazine than by making a top-50 list? Another loose recording that kills! The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi is an album by bassist/cellist and composer Oscar Pettiford which was recorded in 1956 and first issued on the ABC-Paramount label. Published since 1970, JazzTimes—“America’s Jazz Magazine”—provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the jazz scene. Put this down. Duke Ellington, p; Billy Strayhorn, piano, celeste; Oscar Pettiford, cello; Wendell Marshall, Joe Shulman, Lloyd Trotman, bass; Jo Jones, dr. Pettiford is the first great composer and player to center a band around the cello, and write for it intelligently. “TWO LITTLE PEARLS” “SUNRISE-SUNSET” “CELLO AGAIN” [1] The album was reissued on CD on Impulse! If you’re wondering about those names, you should know that Pettiford named his son Cello (the cover of My Little Cello pictures Oscar holding his infant son). Originally entitled “Trictatism,” printing errors led to widespread confusion: I’ve seen “Trictrotism,” “Tractisisms.” Given how much time we’re spending at … Read More “10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1990s: Critics’ Picks”, What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a music magazine than by making a top-50 list? Hrn. This is a great example of the upbeat OP: a medium fast blues with a crafted arrangement that never lets the players go completely free, and always entertains. Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi Volume Two, ABC-Paramount Album Discography, Part 1: ABC-100 to 199 (1955-1957), Tommy Flanagan Plays the Music of Harold Arlen, Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It), Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall. That’s right where he was coming from; the same kind of drive, the same kind of melodic impetus that stemmed from that rhythmic security.”+