sexta-feira, 13 de outubro de 2017
Kai Windind - !!!MORE!!!! (Theme From Mondo Cane)
Kai Chresten Winding (May 18, 1922 – May 6, 1983) was a Danish-born American trombonist and jazz composer. He is known for his collaborations with trombonist J. J. Johnson. Winding was born May 18, 1922 in Aarhus, Denmark. His father, Ove Winding was a naturalized U.S. citizen, thus Kai, his mother and sisters, though born abroad were already U.S. citizens. In September 1934, his mother, Jenny Winding, moved Kai and his two sisters, Ann and Alice. He graduated in 1940 from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and that same year began his career as a professional trombonist with Shorty Allen's band. Subsequently, he played with Sonny Dunham and Alvino Rey until he entered the United States Coast Guard during World War II. In 1954, at the urging of producer Ozzie Cadena, he began a long association with J. J. Johnson, recording trombone duets for Savoy Records, then Columbia. He experimented with instruments in brass ensembles. The album Jay & Kai + 6 (1956) featured a trombone octet and the trombonium. He composed and arranged many of the works he and Johnson recorded.
During the 1960s, he began an association with Verve Records and producer Creed Taylor. He released the first version of "Time Is On My Side" in 1963 before it was recorded by Irma Thomas and The Rolling Stones. His best selling recording from this period is "More," the theme from the movie Mondo Cane. Arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman, "More" featured what is probably the first appearance of the French electronic music instrument the ondioline on an American recording. Although Winding was credited with playing the ondioline, guitarist Vinnie Bell, who worked on the session, claimed that it was played by Jean-Jacques Perrey, a pioneer of electronic music. Winding experimented with ensembles again, recorded solo albums, and one album album of country music with the Anita Kerr Singers. He followed Creed Taylor to A&M/CTI and made more albums with J. J. Johnson. He was a member of the all-star jazz group Giants of Jazz in 1971.
Kai Winding & His Orchestra's version of "More" [from the film Mondo Cane] is the accepted "hit" version of this very popular piece of music (#8 on Billboard in the summer of 1963), which has been recorded by hundreds of artists (both instrumentally and with words) since the film was released in the early 60's. Jazz musician, trombone player (long member of a trio with pianist Bill Evans), orchestra leader, Kai Winding was born today in He passed in One of his best known pop hits was the Theme From Mondo Kane (More). Kai Winding & His Orchestra's version of "More" [from the film Mondo Cane] is the accepted "hit" version of this very popular piece of music (#8 on Billboard in the summer of 1963), which has been recorded by hundreds of artists (both instrumentally and with words) since the film was released in the early 60's.
KAI WINDING featuring KENNY BURRELL !!! More !!! (Theme From Mondo Cane) (1963 US 12-track deep groove mono LP on the large 't' label, including Soul Surfin', Surf Bird & Pipeline, pasted picture sleeve with deletion drill-hole. The sleeve shows a little storage around the edges & a small historic price sticker mark yet the vinyl reveals little play over the years).