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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

PAUL HORN-CHAMBER JAZZ SEXTET


CALLIOPE CAL 3034
SESSIONS, LIVE

© James A. Harrod, COPYRIGHT PROTECTED; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

PAUL HORN QUINTET / SUE EVANS - CHAMBER JAZZ SEXTET / KENNETH PATCHEN

Calliope CAL 3034 presented audio from two Stars of Jazz shows from 1958.  The first, from March 10, 1958, featured the Paul Horn Quintet as the instrumental group and Sue Evans as the vocalist on the program.  Sue Evans was accompanied by Pete Jolly plus Hal Gaylor on bass and Mel Lewis on drums from the Paul Horn group.  Paul Horn had appeared on Stars of Jazz previously with the Chico Hamilton Quintet on the December 24, 1956 show. The second show, from July 21, 1958, featured Allyn Ferguson’s Chamber Jazz Sextet with renowned poet, Kenneth Patchen, who read his poetry with music performed by the Chamber Jazz Sextet.  This was the fourth appearance on Stars of Jazz by Ferguson’s chamber ensemble.

Paul Horn had appeared on record as a sideman with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, the Chico Hamilton Quintet, the Fred Katz Orchestra, with Ken Nordine and the Fred Katz Group and a Fred Katz Septet.  His first album leading his own group was on the Dot label, House of Horn, Dot DLP3091.  The album was in the record stores when Horn appeared on March 10 and Bobby Troup promoted the album on the program.



Calliope Records Production Credits:
Executive Producers: Hayward Collins, Rick Donovan, Lee D. Weisel
Production and Coordination: Jim Pewter
Technical Assistance: Mike Jordan for Krishane Enterprises
Mastering: Jack Skinner for Keyser-Century Corporation
Art Direction and Photography: Jeffrey Weisel





SHOW #88
MARCH 10, 1958
The Paul Horn Quintet: Paul Horn, alto sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo; Fred Katz, cello; Calvin Jackson, piano; Harold Gaylor, bass; Mel Lewis, drums. Sue Evans, vocal; Pete Jolly, piano; Harold Gaylor, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.

Production credits for this show:
Executive Producer: Peter Robinson
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: Leo G. “Hap” Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Sal Folino, Jack Denton
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: Vince Mahoney

















The Chamber Jazz Sextet had released a previous LP on the Cadence label that introduced the jazz public to this remarkable ensemble.  Their second LP for Cadence included Kenneth Patchen reading his poetry with music that was tailored to blend with the essence of the poem being recited by Patchen. The Chamber Jazz Sextet was very active during this period, performing in Los Angeles at the Jazz Concert Hall on Crenshaw Boulevard and in San Francisco at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s CITY LIGHTS bookstore.  The March 20, 1958 issue of Down Beat noted in their JAZZNOTES column that Allyn Ferguson’s Chamber Jazz Sextet was in their third month at the Jazz Concert Hall.

The Chamber Jazz Sextet with Kenneth Patchen at the City Lights bookstore in San Francisco













The Chamber Jazz Sextet with Kenneth Patchen on Stars of Jazz (from January 13, 1958)

SHOW #107
JULY 21, 1958
The Chamber Jazz Sextet: Dent Hand, trumpet; Frank Leal, alto sax, bass clarinet; Modesto Brisano, clarinet, tenor sax; Allyn Ferguson, piano, French horn; Bob Enevoldsen, bass; Roy Roten, drums. Kenneth Patchen, spoken word.

Production credits for this show:
Executive Producer: Peter Robinson
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: John Orloff
Audio: Bob Buck
Cameramen: Sal Folino, Jack Denton, Bob Haley
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: Noble Moore


















The photos that greatly enhance this presentation have been provided courtesy of the Ray Avery Estate.  The author would like to extend a most heartfelt thanks to Cynthia Sesso, Licensing Administrator of the Ray Avery Photo Archives.  Please note that these photos remain the property of the Ray Avery Estate and are used here with permission.  Any inquiries regarding their use, commercial or otherwise, should be directed to:  Cynthia Sesso at CTSIMAGES.





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