Michael W. Carvin is an American jazz drummer. Born in Houston, Carvin began his musical training at the age of six with his father, one of the top drummers in Houston. By the age of twelve, Carvin began playing professionally and won what would be the first of five consecutive Texas rudimental championships. Carvin's career has included two years as a staff drummer with Motown Records, as well as studio and television work on the West Coast. Joining Freddie Hubbard's band in 1973, Carvin moved to New York City, where he gained a reputation as one of the most formidable drummers on the jazz scene. A prime example of his work with Hubbard can be seen on the Mosaic Records/Jazz Icons DVD released in fall 2011 featuring Carvin with Hubbard’s first touring group. In addition to leading his own bands, Carvin has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Jackie McLean, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody, Hampton Hawes, Ruth Brown, Johnny Hartman, Abbey Lincoln, Jimmy Smith, Hugh Masekela, Alice Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Charles Brown, Terumasa Hino, Bobby Watson, Billy Bang, many others.
Carvin has recorded on more than 250 albums. He is a drum teacher and clinician. Antiquity with Jackie McLean The Camel Between Me and You Revelation With Randy Johnston Jubilation With Pat Martino Starbright With Jackie McLean and the Cosmic Brotherhood New York Calling With Pharoah Sanders Elevation With Frank Strozier Remember Me
Jack Sheldon is an American bebop and West Coast jazz trumpeter and actor. He is a trumpet player and was the music director on The Merv Griffin Show, as well as the voice heard on several episodes of the educational music television series Schoolhouse Rock! Sheldon was born in Florida, he became known through his participation in the West Coast jazz movement of the 1950s, performing and recording with such figures as Art Pepper, Gerry Mulligan, Curtis Counce. Sheldon played the trumpet and performed on The Merv Griffin Show, he was Griffin's sidekick for many years. His voice is best known from the Schoolhouse Rock! Cartoons of the 1970s, such as "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill." He appeared in one episode of Johnny Bravo as the Sensitive Man. He sang a few songs in the episode similar to the Schoolhouse Rock! style. Sheldon returned to the Schoolhouse Rock! Series for a 2002 episode titled "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College," explaining the electoral college process, distributed on the series' DVD collection that same year.
Sheldon played trumpet for the new segment. Sheldon voiced "Louie the Lightning Bug" in a series of animated musical public service announcements aimed at children during the 1980s, promoting safety with electricity. In 2001, the "Louie the Lightning Bug" videos were updated with new voice-overs by Sheldon and new music tracks produced by Mark Harrelson, with updated musical arrangements by Ray Reach, he sang the tune "King Putt" for The World According to Goofy Parade at Disneyland, which ran for five months in 1992. A trumpet solo of his is featured throughout One from the Heart. Tom Waits' 1977 album Foreign Affairs includes Sheldon playing trumpet on several cuts, including the solo at the end of "Burma Shave." In the 1964–1965 season, Sheldon starred with Cara Williams and Frank Aletter on the CBS situation comedy, The Cara Williams Show in which Williams and Aletter played a married couple trying to keep their marriage a secret because their employer forbade husband and wife from working together.
From 1966–1967, Sheldon starred in his own 16-episode CBS sitcom, Buddy, Run, as Buddy Overstreet, a young accountant taking a steam bath who, overhearing a mobster's plot to kill a colleague goes on the run to keep from being killed. Bruce Gordon of The Untouchables played the mobster, "Mr. D", he made numerous appearances on the 1967–70 version of Dragnet. He played John Davidson and Sally Field's brother on The Girl with Something Extra. In 2004, he performed live at the end of ALF's Hit Talk Show. Sheldon appeared in an Oscar-nominated documentary film Let's Get Lost about the life of fellow jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, he made an appearance in the 1994 film Radioland Murders as the ill-fated trumpet player Ruffles Reedy, who becomes a victim of the gruesome goings-on during a 1939 radio show. Sheldon performed one of the many versions of the title song featured in Robert Altman's 1973 film The Long Goodbye, his version was intended to be released as a single, but never was. Sheldon is the subject of a documentary, Trying to Get Good: the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon.
Produced by Doug McIntyre and Penny Peyser, the film features interviews with Clint Eastwood, Billy Crystal, Merv Griffin, Chris Botti, Dave Frishberg, Johnny Mandel, Tierney Sutton, as well as never before seen concert footage of Sheldon playing and joking. Trying to Get Good won Jury Prizes at the 2008 Kansas City Film Makers Jubilee and Newport Beach Film Festival, as well as Audience Prizes at Newport Beach and the Indianapolis International Film Festival. Sheldon parodied his own performance in "I'm Just a Bill" in an episode of The Simpsons called "The Day the Violence Died," where he is an "amendment to be." He reprised his roles as the Bill and the Conductor from "Conjunction Junction" in two episodes of Family Guy. 1954 The Quartet and the Quintet 1957 Jack Sheldon and His All Star Band 1957 Jack's Groove 1961 A Jazz Profile of Ray Charles 1962 Out! 1962 Oooo, But it's Good 1964 Jack Sheldon Presents the Entertainers 1968 The Warm World of Jack Sheldon 1978 Benny Goodman Live at Carnegie Hall, Rocky Raccoon 1979 Singular 1980 Angel Wings 1980 Playin' It Straight 1983 Stand by for Jack Sheldon 1984 Blues in the Night 1986 Playing for Change - released 1997 1987 Hollywood Heroes 1992 On My Own 1992 Jack Sheldon Sings 1995 Jack is Back!
1997 Live at Don Mupo's Gold Nugget 2001 Jack Sheldon & His All-Stars 2007 It's What I Do 2010 Ho Ho Ho With Tom Waits Burma-Shave, on Foreign Affairs and Picking Up After You, Candy Apple Red, on One From the Heart With Curtis Counce The Curtis Counce Group You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce! Carl's Blues Sonority With Jimmy Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre Tangents in Jazz The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet With Stan Kenton The Stage Door Swings Kenton Live from the Las Vegas Tropicana Hair With Johnny Mandel I Want to Live With Herbie Mann Great Ideas of Western Mann With Shelly Manne My Fair Lady with the Un-original Cast With the Monkees The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees With Frank Morgan Frank Morgan With Anita O'DayCool Heat With Art Pepper The Return of Art Pepper Smack Up With A
Not to be confused with the baritone saxophonist Leo Parker. Leon Parker is composer, his 1998 album, reached the 20th position on Billboard's "Top Jazz albums" chart. It was his second album for Columbia. Parker played on pianist Jacky Terrasson's first three albums. Parker toured with guitarist Charlie Hunter, who commented that "What I always look for in drummers is that they have a perfect blend of the visceral and the intellectual Leon had that." 1994: Above & Below 1996: Belief 1998: Awakening 2001: The Simple Life 1999: Duo with Charlie Hunter With Dewey Redman & Joshua Redman Choices With Jesse Davis As We Speak Young at Art With MTB Consenting Adults With Jacky Terrasson Jacky Terrasson With Don Braden Organic With James Carter The Real Quiet Storm With Franck Amsallem and Tim Ries Is That So, Sunnyside Records 1996With Virginia Mayhew Nini Green With Jacky Terrasson Alive With Giovanni Mirabassi Terra Furiosa Out of Track With Giovanni Mirabassi and Gianluca Renzi Live At the Blue Note, Tokyo
Sherman Eugene Ferguson was an American jazz drummer. For a time he was a member of the jazz trio Heard Ranier Ferguson. Ferguson once said that when people asked him what he did, he wouldn't tell them he was a musician, he'd say he was a jazz musician, he said he was proud of it and he would wear it as a statement on his forehead if he could. He wrote liner notes and was a contributing writer, he wrote liner notes and articles for jazz magazines such as Bird and L. A. Jazz Scene. Ferguson first played professionally around 1963, working with Charles Earland, Shirley Scott, Don Patterson, Groove Holmes, he recorded with Pat Martino. Concomitantly he worked as a child tutor for the Model Cities program in Philadelphia, he was a founding member of Catalyst, a jazz fusion ensemble, in 1970, remaining with them until their breakup. He moved to Los Angeles, where he became a prolific session musician, playing on albums by Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Benny Carter among many others, he formed a trio with Tom Ranier.
He taught jazz theory at UCLA, UC-Irvine, Jackson State University. He released the album Welcome to My Vision, on his own label Jazz-a-nance in 2002. Among the tracks on the album were "Lush Life", "Lester Left Town" and Bobby Watson's "Monk He See, Monk He Do"; the band comprised Ferguson on drums, saxophonists Louis Van Taylor and Carl Randall and bassist Trevor Ware. On January 22, 2006, Ferguson died at his La Crescenta home aged 61; the death was a result of diabetes. Sherman Ferguson's Jazz Union, Welcome to My VisionWith Catalyst Catalyst Perception Unity A Tear and a Smile Heard Ranier Ferguson With George Cables Morning Song With Kenny Burrell Handcrafted Kenny Burrell Live at the Village Vanguard Kenny Burrell in New York Then Along Came Kenny With Warne Marsh Two Days in the Life of... With Pat Martino Desperado Pat Martino/Live! Consciousness Interchange With Tete Montoliu Carmina With Bud Shank California Concert with Shorty Rogers Serious Swingers with Bill Perkins Jason Ankeny, Sherman Ferguson at Allmusic Listening In: An Interview with Sherman Ferguson by Bob Rosenbaum, Los Angeles, September 1981 Sherman Ferguson's Jazz Union: Welcome to My Vision... by Jack Bowers
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Allan Harris (musician)
Allan Harris is an award-winning Jazz vocalist and songwriter from Harlem, New York. Described as having a “formidable baritone with… husky edges and deep resonant low notes”, Harris has been called a protean talent. Harris is known for both his live performances, his album “Convergence”, a collaboration with pianist Takana Miryamoto was critically praised, his album “Cross That River” was covered for its perspective on issues of ethnicity in the American western expansion. He released an album in 2016 entitled Nobody's Gonna Love You Better. Harris’ 2006 Album “Cross That River” was the subject of a 2006 story on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered, which explored Harris’ journey into the roles of African-Americans in the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century. Harris has used “Cross That River” as a teaching tool in schools in New York, North Carolina and elsewhere. Cross That River is a musical which had its debut at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009.
It received a residency grant from Chamber Music America and has been included in the Kennedy Center's Performing Arts Series. In 2014 Allan Harris appeared in the music theatre show'Cafe Society Swing' by Alex Webb in a three-week run at New York's 59E59 Theaters with a cast including vocalists Charenee Wade and Cyrille Aimée and an eight-piece band including bassist Mimi Jones, with Webb MD-ing from the piano chair, it attracted positive reviews including a'Critic's Pick' from the New York Times. The Genius of Eddie Jefferson Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians http://vimeo.com/m/49970485 https://archive.is/20130411043251/http://www.jazziz.com/reviews/2012/11/30/allan-harris/
Pete Christlieb is a jazz bebop, West Coast jazz and hard bop tenor saxophonist. Christlieb is the son of bassoonist Don Christlieb. Christlieb has worked with many musicians, such as Louie Bellson, Chet Baker, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Tom Waits, Steely Dan, Warne Marsh, Doc Severinsen, The Tonight Show Band, Bob Florence, Frank Mantooth, Gary Urwin, Phil Kelly, Bill Holman. Christlieb played the sax solos on Steely Dan's hit song "Deacon Blues" from the album Aja. Christlieb plays with his formed 11-piece group, the "Tall & Small Band". For years Pete has been involved in professional drag racing, with his cars participating in numerous races in the southwest and across the country, his team has won two national championships for the'Blown Alcohol Dragster' class. Based on left hand pinky table mounting construction, on tenor a refinished Selmer "Super Action," aka "Super Balanced Action." If bell key guard is original, it would make it a series "SBA." Christlieb plays a vintage Berg Larsen metal mouthpiece with Rico reeds.
Jazz City: A Quartet with Pete Christlieb Apogee Self Portrait Going My Way Dino's'83 Mosaic Conversations with Warne Volume 1 Conversations with Warne Volume 2 Get Happy – Don Lanphere & Pete Christlieb with New Stories The Tenor Trio – Ernie Watts/Pete Christlieb/Rickey Woodard Red Kelly's Heroes Live At Capozzoli's – Pete Christlieb/Andy Martin Quintet For Heaven's Sake Late Night Jazz – Pete Christlieb & Slyde Hyde Live at the Jazz Cave Reunion – Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb High On U – Tall & Small: The Pete Christlieb & Linda Small Eleven-Piece Band With Doc Severinsen The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen, Vol. II Once More... With Feeling! Merry Christmas From Doc Severinsen & the Tonight Show Orchestra With Louie Bellson 1974 150 MPH – Louie Bellson Big Band 1975 The Louis Bellson Explosion 1976 Live at Concord Summer Festival – Louie Bellson's 7 1977 Prime Time 1978 Sunshine Rock – Louie Bellson & The Explosion Orchestra 1978 Matterhorn: Louie Bellson Drum Explosion 1979 Louis Bellson Jam 1984 Don't Stop Now!
1996 Their Time Was the Greatest – Louie Bellson Honors 12 Super-Drummers 1997 Air Bellson – Louie Bellson's Magic 7 1998 The Art of the Chart – Louie Bellson's Big Band Explosion! With Wayne Bergeron 2002 You Call This a Living? 2007 Plays Well with OthersWith Bobby Caldwell 1996 Blue Condition 1999 Come Rain or Come ShineWith Frank Capp 1982 Juggernaut Strikes Again! 1995 In a Hefti Bag 1997 Play It Again SamWith Rosemary Clooney 1992 Girl Singer 2002 Out of This WorldWith Natalie Cole 1991 Unforgettable... with Love 1993 Take a Look 1999 Snowfall on the Sahara 2008 Still UnforgettableWith Bob Florence 1979 Live at Concerts by the Sea 1981 Westlake 1982 Soaring 1992 Jewels - compilationWith Bill Holman 1995 A View from the Side 1997 Brilliant Corners: The Music of Thelonious Monk 2007 HommageWith Quincy Jones 1971 Smackwater Jack 1974 Body Heat 1976 I Heard That!! 1995 Q's Jook Joint 1999 From Q with Love 2000 Basie and Beyond With Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds 2003 Convergence Zone 2006 My Museum – Phil Kelly & The Southwest Santa Ana Winds 2009 Ballet Of The Bouncing BeaglesWith Seth MacFarlane 2011 Music Is Better Than Words 2017 In Full SwingWith The Manhattan Transfer 1977 Pastiche 1991 The Offbeat of Avenues 1992 The Christmas AlbumWith Frank Mantooth 1987 Per-Se-Vere 1995 Sophisticated Lady 1999 MiracleWith Diane Schuur 1986 Timeless 1993 Love SongsWith Tom Scott 1973 Great Scott 1982 Desire 1983 Target 1991 Keep This Love Alive 1992 Born Again 1995 Night Creatures 1999 Smokin' SectionWith Keely Smith 2000 Swing, Swing 2001 Keely Sings Sinatra 2002 Keely Swings Basie-Style with StringsWith Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra 2000 Perspectives 2001 Living In The Moment 2006 Kindred Spirits – Bill Watrous/Pete Christlieb/Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra 2014 A Beautiful Friendship – Bill Watrous/Pete Christlieb/Carl Saunders/Gary Urwin Jazz OrchestraWith Tom Waits 1974 The Heart of Saturday Night 1975 Nighthawks at the Diner With Anthony Wilson 1997 Anthony Wilson 1999 Adult Themes 1968 Sonny's Dream, Sonny Criss 1970 Music from'The Adventurers', Ray Brown 1972 Free Again, Gene Ammons 1972 Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan 1973 Corazón, Percy Faith 1974 Dreamer, Bobby "Blue" Bland 1974 Let's Love, Peggy Lee 1975 High Energy, Freddie Hubbard 1976 Can't Hide Love, Carmen McRae 1976 Earl Klugh, Earl Klugh 1977 Aja, Steely Dan 1978 3-Way Mirror, Livingston Taylor 1978 Frankie Valli...
Is the Word, Frankie Valli 1979 Donald Byrd and 125th Street N. Y. C. Donald Byrd 1979 Palette, Alan Broadbent 1979 Street of Dreams Bill Henderson 1979 The Cat and the Hat, Ben Sidran 1980 Growing Up in Hollywood Town, Lincoln Mayorga/Amanda McBroom 1980 Night Song, Ahmad Jamal 1981 Playin' It Straight, Jack Sheldon 1982 Dawg Jazz/Dawg Grass, David Grisman 1982 It's a Fact, Jeff Lorber 1984 Then and Now, Joe Williams 1989 Sarabanda, Martin Taylor 1991 Never Let