This LP was recorded live in the end of 1960 at the auditorium of a Brazilian newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. As zecalouro told before, Dick Farney was an outstanding singer and an awesome pianist who contributed decisively to the renovation of Brazilian popular music, incorporating jazz harmonies and style.
Dick was at the piano on all tracks, accompanied by Heraldo do Monte (guitar), Luiz Chaves (bass), Paulinho (drums) among others. Booker plays sax and sings on some tracks
Booker Pittman or Pitman (3 March 1909, Fairmount Heights, Maryland, USA - 19 October 1969, São Paulo, Brasil) was the son of Portia Pittman and a grandson of Booker T. Washington. He became an accomplished jazz clarinetist and played with greats like Louis Armstrong and Count Basie in the US and Europe in the 1920s and 30s. He is also an alto and soprano saxophonist. His stepdaughter Eliana Pittman is a Brazilian jazz singer and actress.
In 1937, Booker moved to Brazil, where he was known by the nickname "Buca", and continued his musical career there, playing at the Urca Casino. He lived in Copacabana and befriended Jorge Guinle and Pixinguinha. He also played in other countries, like Argentina.
In October 1969 he died in his home in the São Paulo quarter of Vila Nova Conceição of laryngeal cancer at the age of 60 . On behest of his wife Ofélia he was transferred to Rio de Janeiro and there laid to rest at the Cemitério São João Batista in the quarter of Botafogo.
This is: Dick Farney & Booker Pittman – Jam Session das Folhas (1961) by RGE.
Heraldo do Monte
Sax / Vocal
01 - The Man I Love
02 - Velhos Tempos
03 - I Want To Be Happy
04 - Gone With The Wind
05 - Am I Blue
06 - St. Louis Blues
07 - Sweet Georgia Brown
08 - Cheese
09 - Tiger Rag
5 Comentários originais:
Daniella Thompson on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006
Are there liner notes? And if so, do they say anything about the cheese song?
zecalouro on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006
zecalouro is honored to see you down here.
This is a nice and very hard to find LP. Maria Luiza Kfoury – from the excellent http://www.discosdobrasil.com.br – has a copy. I guess she could not find any info on linear notes, take a look at http://tinyurl.com/gyfqj, there you will find info about the Chees song, which was composed by Booker and Daniel.
Who knows if on my weekly visit to the records stores in Rio de Janeiro I can gather some info with someone? I will let all friends here and you aware about it.
Enjoy your stay.
Márcio de Souza on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006
I´ve never had suspected of this Farney/Pittman collaboration.
Muitas mãos on Thursday, 03 August, 2006
Hey, Brother Loro.
What a great surprise!
O dick farney que eu conhecia era quase inofensivo.
Thanks to show me the real guy.
the jazzman on Saturday, 30 December, 2006
Tracks 1-4 are by Farney and are a delight to hear. Thereafter Pittman and a group of Dixieland wanabees take over and I must say I was not impressed. They take a comic attitude to almost everything and I did not think it worked very well. Pittman must think he is emulating the great Sidney Bechet on soprano but does not come close.
Great for tracks 1-4 and a downer for the rest.
yvesfrancois on Wednesday, 18 July, 2007
I have the album,I love the Booker Pittman tracks (one of my favorite sopranos along Bechet, Emmett Matthews and the still active 94 years old Franz Jackson) it has an unusual guitarist and a fine trumpeter (and love Booker’s vocals as well). I find it funny that my view on this LP is the exact opposite of “jazzman” posted. I bought the LP for Pittman and was very happy about Pittman’s combo, but found the “coctail” jazz of Farney’s combo mundane for my taste (though very professional), viva la difference, I guess Yves Francois
Dudu was considered one of the best traditional jazz musicians and Pittman´s closest musician/friend.
Nowadays Dudu has a band with his sons, the Banda PAPADÚ.