Portrait of Sam Woodyard (Podcast #20-004)

“Sometimes we would write something that seemed or was expected to be below bland, but when Sam added his thing to it, immediately it took on a new dimension, exotic, zesty, or maybe lecherous soul. Sam the Man, who began with his hand on the plan for the stand of his drums – exotic as the tabla, lecherous as the cuica, his elbow on the snare drum.” 

Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress


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The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

Hi Fi Fo Fum

Dueal Fuel


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Limbo Jazz (CD: “Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins” Impulse! IMPD-162)

Recorded 18 August 1962, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Coleman Hawkins – tenor sax; Harry Carney – baritone sax; Duke Ellington – piano; Aaron Bell – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


Great Paris ConcertTheme from “The Asphalt Jungle”  (CD: “The Great Paris Concert” Collectables 7818)

Recorded 1 February 1963, Paris

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowes – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Ernie Shepard – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


Bonga


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Stompin’ at the Savoy (CD: “The Great Paris 1963 Concert – Unissued Material” La Maison du Duke, MDD 009)

Recorded 23 February 1963, Paris

Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowes, Ray Nance – trumpet;Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy
Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Ernie
Shepard – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


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La Plus Belle Africaine (CD: “Cote D’Azur Concerts” Verve 314539033-2)
Recorded 29 July 1966, Juan-les-Pins, France

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington, Cootie Williams – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


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Virgin Jungle (CD: “The Door” Novus 3049-2-N)

Recorded 4/5 July 1988 in Paris

Steve Lacy, Steve Potts – soprano sax; Irene Aebi – violin; Bobby Few – piano; Jean-Jacques Avinel – bass; Sam Woodyard, Oliver Johnson – drums.


— Our closing music —-

0000120517It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

        

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