BRYANT Clora, trompette

 

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Clora Bryant, only Female with Charlie Parker

Message par Patlotch le Lun 2 Sep 2013

[Importé de http://jazzitude.forumactif.com/t4316p30-la-femme-est-l-avenir-du-jazz#42729 16 août 2013]



Ladies Behind the Beat > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73QfXfDqXcw

Namm 2003 > http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/clora-bryant

À 83 ans, elle chante encore le blues Ain't No Use [je ne suis pas usée] > http://www.tunesbaby.com/yt/?x=cH2T-g_gUXY Comme Dizzy un certain sens du show. On la voit danser sur ce court extrait > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQnKtuW3pU

Si vous avez eu la chance de la rencontrer avant, vous l'aurez reconnue



Elle participe donc à l'orchestre qui ouvre ce sujet sur les femmes instrumentistes de jazz



“Nobody ever told me, ‘You can’t play the trumpet, you’re a girl.’ Not when I got started in high school and not when I came out to L.A. My father told me, ‘It’s going to be a challenge, but if you’re going to do it, I’m behind you all the way.’ And he was."


Elle accompagne Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, le chanteur Bill Williams... Elle ne semble pas avoir beaucoup enregistré. De sa prestation avec Charlie Parker, rien sauf erreur. Mais quelle trompettiste ! Une suprême élégance mélodique, un son doux et plein, proche de Roy Eldridge et Dizzy en moins brillant moins véloce, une drive infaillible... [Parler de swing est interdit sur ce forum].



« They were trying to get Charlie [Parker] to play at the club next door, the Lighthouse, but no one could get him to sit in. Then he came over to where I was playing, borrowed a new Selmer tenor from somebody, and said, ‘Well, what do you want to play Clora?’ And I said, ‘Now’s the Time.’ So I set the tempo like [she beats off a fast tempo] and everybody got really swinging.

“When we finished it, the piano player played the old Basie lick on the end. So Charlie said, ‘Hey, how about some ‘Tickle Toes’? I said, ‘Yeah, ‘Tickle Toes!?’ And Charlie counted it off like [beats off a much faster tempo], and he was flying. So when I started playing, I tried to double up the tempo like he was doing. And when we finished, he grabbed me by the arm and dragged me in the back. ‘Clora,’ he said. ‘You know I love you and I love the way you play. But don’t try to double up like that when you can’t do it!’ And then he gave me a big fat hug.

“But I never tried it anymore. That was my lesson right there. Stick to what you can do. And know what you can do.”»




On trouve un LP



Clora Bryant (tp & vcl), Roger Fleming (p), Ben Tucker (b), Bruz Freeman (d). On some tracks also Walter Benton (ts), Norme Faye (tp). Mode 106 LP, 1957

Tea For Two > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ArS653gU30
This Can't Be Love / Makin' Whoopee / S'Posin' > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4l7GKWGqLg



L'eau à la bouche...



Clora Bryant apparaît dans la compilation "Girl in the Band", le film déjà évoqué qui mêle extraits d'époque et interviewd récentes. On y retrouve aussi Melba Liston, Marian McPartland... Document exceptionnel de richesses et d'émotion.
> http://blip.tv/grittv/got-docs-girls-in-the-band-1161715