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Bemsha Swing

Композиция Bemsha Swing (изредка встречается написание Bimsha Swing) была сочинена пианистом Телониусом Монком и ударником Дензелом Бестом. Простите моё невежество, но я не знаю где пересеклись эти музыканты. Ни на одной записи великого Монка, что у меня есть, Бест не присутствует. Если верить Википедии, то впервые эта композиция появилась в 1952 году на альбоме Thelonious Monk Trio.  В 80-е годы фирма Мелодия включила этот трек в единственный изданный ей диск Монка. То была пиратская компиляция :-) Но сопроводительный текст написал Дмитрий Ухов. На моё ухо первая версия композиции звучит шуточно:

В последующих вариантах она была уже аранжирована степенно и респектабельно. В 1954 году Bemsha Swing записал Майлз Дэвис при поддержке Телониуса Монка. Монументальная вещь на 10 минут:

В 1956 году Монк на своем альбоме Brilliant Corner представил иное семи минутное видение своего творения:

Надо вспомнить, что на альбоме Майлза Дэвиса ( я забыл упомянуть, что он назывался Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants) присутствует ударник Кенни Кларк. В 1956 году он со своим секстетом, в который входили как американские так и французские музыканты, записал в Париже Bemsha Swing в аранжировке Andre Hodeir

И на последок Bemsha Swing, версия Монка 60-х годов. Выступление квартета Телониуса в клубе The Village Gate. Взято с коламбиевском пластинки Monk Misterioso


Mar. 31st, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
покопался и нашел "There is also a controversy surrounding the Thelonious Monk hit "Bemsha Swing," with Best often credited as a co-writer, and some jazz critics willing to go far enough to refer to Best as "the guy who really wrote "Bemsha Swing." Such snits about who really wrote which tune abound, with for example pianist Sadik Hakim claiming that Monk's "Rhythm-a-Ning" was lifted right off his keyboard. If the idea is to come up with the biggest and Best accomplishments, these arguments are a bit "Wee," which happens to be the name of another bebop number composed by Best. Much more obvious is the fact that Best was one of the primary instigators of the entire bop revolution, establishing a double beach head as a composer as well as drummer. Some listeners may not quite comprehend how a drummer, referred to in jokes as "a guy who hangs around with musicians", could write a tune as intricate melodically as "Move." But his musical skills were not limited to drums by any means. Best played trumpet and piano as well, and was said to have done some of his best composing on the vibraphone; "Move" is an extremely popular number for players of the latter instrument who are eager to demonstrate how rapidly they can "Move" their mallets.

The drums, in fact, were a later addition to this musician's instrumental arsenal. Best, who was both born and died in New York City, did not even begin playing drums until he was in his mid-twenties, so actually he'd not really been drumming all that long when he took on an assignment which happened to be Monk's first real recording session. This was in the mid-'40s, produced by Joe Davis, and featuring tenor saxophone giant Coleman Hawkins with his regular working group at the time: Best, Monk, and "Basie" Robinson on bass. Some reviews describe Best's drumming as "inaudible" on these sessions, but even this could have been interpreted as an important part of Monk's eccentric style. Ben Riley, one of Monk's most important drummers, developed his playing technique in order to drum quietly enough not to disturb restaurant patrons. These early Hawkins recordings are an important part of the Best discography and establish his important role as a bopper." http://www.allmusic.com/artist/denzil-best-mn0000257524
Apr. 1st, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)