Gramophone Concert “The Birth of Jazz Standards”


[Date] Thursday, May 3 2018 13:00-16:00 (doors open at 12:15)
[Venue] Intermediatheque 3F MODULE
[Admission] Free
The number of seats is limited. We request your comprehension.
[Organization] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
[Cooperation] Mac Sugisaki

In 2012, the Satoshi Yuze Collection, a private collection of more than 10 000 jazz records, was donated to the University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT). Since 2013, the Intermediatheque regularly hosts the gramophone concert series “Jazz Summit”, in order to share with the audience the sheer quality of SP records played on first-class gramophones. As the concert series approaches its 50th edition, the Intermediatheque holds a 3-hour long special gramophone event. Using various gramophones in the UMUT collection such as the E.M.G. Mark IX, we will retrace the history of jazz on SP records, focusing on the birth and transformation of jazz standards.
This event will be broadcast live on NHK Radio 1 in the program “Gramophone Museum”.


[Curation & commentary] Kei Osawa (UMUT)
[Navigation] Hiroyuki Watanabe (Jazz drummer, actor)


Part I (13:00 – 14:00) What Is a Jazz Standard?
Themes: “When the Saints Go Marching in”, “Body and Soul”, “All the Things You Are”, “Autumn Leaves”.

Part II (14:00 – 15:00) The Great American Songbook
Composers: George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin

Part III (15:00 – 16:00) Jazzmen as Composers
Composers: W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk

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