[JPL] David Sanborn & Full Moon

Tom Reney tr at wfcr.org
Sat Aug 9 15:14:49 EDT 2008


I caught Fool Moon on their only tour at Atwood Hall, Clark University, 
Worcester, February 1973.  It was the last time I saw Gene Dinwiddie, and it 
mostly made me pine for the great Butterfield Blues Band.

Tom Reney



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Putignano" <bob8003 at yahoo.com>
To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2008 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] David Sanborn & Full Moon


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> Speaking of Wilson, Dinwiddie, plus Buzzy Feiten &
> Neil Larsen, had a band together called Full Moon, who
> only had 1 LP, but they were wonderful, one of the
> guests on that Full Moon LP was the great bass player
> Dave Holland.  I just looked on amazon.com and the CD
> version of Full Moon is quite pricey:
> http://www.amazon.com/Full-Moon/dp/B000EBGDSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1218300393&sr=1-1
> I also saw this band and there were outstanding!
> Enjoy,
> Bob
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>> Little Walter and Archie Shepp...interesting.
>> Walter's phrasing was like a
>> jazz player's. When I was 16 and still in high
>> school I went to Central Park
>> to see the Butterfield band. I climbed up on a rock
>> behind the stage about a
>> half hour before the show and found Phil Wilson and
>> Gene Dinwiddie smoking a
>> joint. They invited me to join them. I was an
>> innocent kid and felt like I
>> was communing with the gods. I think they were
>> amused. Nice guys.
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Tom Reney" <tr at wfcr.org>
>> To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 11:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [JPL] David Sanborn
>>
>>
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>> >
>> > Wilson was a wonderfully brash presence.  Dig him
>> on David Murray's Low
>> > Class Conspiracy.  And the variety of moods he
>> explores with Lester Bowie
>> > on their duo recording. Wilson and Sanborn were
>> from St. Louis, where the
>> > music scene was livened by B.A.G. (Black Arts
>> Group).  Julius Hemphill was
>> > there too, and Sanborn studied with him.  Also
>> based in St. Louis were the
>> > great bluesmen Little Milton and Albert King, and
>> Sanborn played with them
>> > before his stint with Butterfield began.
>> >
>> > I used to spend a lot of time with Archie Shepp,
>> and on a drive to NYC
>> > from Amherst about 30 years ago, I was playing a
>> compilation tape of blues
>> > harpists.
>> > I remember that Archie was particularly impressed
>> with Little Walter's
>> > blowing behind Muddy Waters on "Just to Be With
>> You," asking me to replay
>> > Walter's break numerous times, and Butterfield's
>> recordings of "Work Song"
>> > and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright."  He wasn't
>> terribly familiar with
>> > Paul's work, and I mentioned some of the cats
>> who'd been on his bands,
>> > including Wilson, whom Archie knew.  Once we got
>> to the city, we stopped
>> > at a place in the West Village for a little late
>> night recreation, and who
>> > should answer the door but Phil.  Small world.  I
>> saw Phil with the BBB
>> > many times, and still enjoy his singing and
>> Butter's fierce blowing on
>> > "Get Yourself Together" from In My Own Dream.
>> >
>> > Tom Reney
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message ----- 
>> > From: "Jae Sinnett" <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
>> > To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>> > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 10:46 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [JPL] David Sanborn
>> >
>> >
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>> > One of the more interesting stories with that
>> Butterfield period Tom was
>> > with drummer Phillip Wilson. He was doing work
>> with the Art Ensemble of
>> > Chicago and Roscoe Mitchell at the time when Paul
>> asked him to join his
>> > group. Talk about variation. Phillip...I
>> understand it...was the one that
>> > invited David Sanborn to a session with the
>> Butterfield band. He sat in
>> > and that's when that relationship began. Phillip
>> Wilson was one of the
>> > great avant garde drummers but could obviously lay
>> down the blues grooves.
>> >
>> > Jae Sinnett
>> >
>> >
>> > --- On Fri, 8/8/08, Tom Reney <tr at wfcr.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> From: Tom Reney <tr at wfcr.org>
>> >> Subject: Re: [JPL] David Sanborn
>> >> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>> >> Date: Friday, August 8, 2008, 7:22 PM
>> >> This week's sponsor:  JazzWeek Summit 2009 --
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>> >> venue to be announced in August; registration
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>> >> I remember when David Sanborn joined the
>> Butterfield Blues
>> >> Band in 1967, the
>> >> year Paul Butterfield introduced the first of his
>> bands to
>> >> include a horn
>> >> section.  The blend of Butterfield's harp, Elvin
>> >> Bishop's guitar, and
>> >> saxophonists Gene Dinwiddie and Sanborn made for
>> some of
>> >> the most innovative
>> >> and inventive music of the era.  That same year,
>> >> Butterfield's former
>> >> sideman, guitarist Michael Bloomfield, founded
>> the Electric
>> >> Flag, a
>> >> horn-driven band that also featured the late
>> Buddy Miles.
>> >> Both of these
>> >> groups found Butterfield and Bloomfield expanding
>> on the
>> >> Chicago Blues idiom
>> >> that first brought them renown into a broad mix
>> of r&b,
>> >> rock and jazz.
>> >> Sanborn worked with Butterfield until 1972, and
>> plays
>> >> impressive solos on
>> >> the recordings "The Resurrection of Pigboy
>> Crabshaw,
>> >> "Keep on Moving," and
>> >> "Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin'."
>> >> Butterfield's 1968 recording "In My
>> >> Own Dream" features some of Sanborn's most
>> >> creative playing on both alto and
>> >> soprano saxophones.
>> >>
>> >> I haven't followed Sanborn's solo career, but
>> >> I've always appreciated the
>> >> respect and humility he displays toward the great
>> masters
>> >> of the idiom in
>> >> his reluctance to call himself a jazz musician,
>> as he did
>> >> as recently as
>> >> last Saturday on NPR's Weekend Edition.
>> >> Here's a link to the feature with Scott Simon.
>> >>
>>
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93198714
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Tom Reney
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