Dave, Jon and Annie

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This week in The Wall Street Journal,
I interviewed Max Weinberg for my „House Call“ column in the Mansion section (go here). Since 1974, Max has been Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band drummer. Max talked about how he helped his family through a rough financial patch when he was in his teens and what he did during his Springsteen audition that won him the job. [Photo above of Max Weinberg courtesy of Max Weinberg]

Here’s Max with the Boss in 2013 in London…

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Manfredo Fest.
Last week, following my post on Brazilian keyboardist Manfredo Fest, Ellie Becker sent along the following:

Marc, thanks for the Manfredo Fest post. Your post made me think of Geraldo Flach, a superb pianist from Porto Alegre, Brazil, introduced to me by friends who live there. A more sophisticated improvisor, to my ear. Enjoy this clip…

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Annie Ross.
In the third and final itallment of my post on the late singer Annie Ross, here are my favorite recordings of her with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross:

Here’s One O’clock Jump from Sing a Song of Basie in 1957…

Here’s Lil Darlin‘ from Sing Along With Basie. (1958)…

Here’s Four on The Swingers! (1959), with a tenor saxophone solo by Zoot Sims and piano solo by Russ Freeman…

Here’s Cloudburst from The Hottest New Group in Jazz (1959)…

Here’s Horace Silver’s Doodlin‘ on Playboy’s Penthouse in 1960…

Here’s What Am I Here For? from Sings Ellington (1960)…

Here’s Randy Weston’s Hi-Fly from High Flying (1961), with the Ike Isaacs Trio

Here’s Walkin‘ (1962) from an album for Columbia that was never completed…

And here’s A Night in Tunisia from the same unfinished album and the last recording by Ross with Lambert and Hendricks (1962), with Pony Poindexter on alto saxophone and Ron Carter on bass…

Bonus1: Here’s Lambert, Hendricks and Yolande Bavan, who replaced Ross, singing on Ralph J. Gleason’s Jazz Casual in February 1963…

Bonus2: Here’s D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary Audition at RCA, with a vocal group Dave Lambert assembled in 1965 with hopes of landing an RCA recording contract…

For more on Audition at RCA, go here.

       

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