Saturday, April 7, 2018

Artie Kaplan - Confessions Of A Male Chauvinist Pig (1972 us, extraordinary jazz blues art rock)

Artie Kaplan was born , brought up and officially educated in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a small businessman with a surpassing love for music Early Artie learned that the wide world was full of interests, different from what he was officially taught; that a man had to educate himself, a process in which he is still madly engaged. 

Turning to jazz, his youthful great heroes were Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. He travelled round the country playing with Territory Bands, and with every other kind of band he could get into, playing every style of music put before him, always learning, trying everything. 

He {has played in the Music Business for twelve years, assisting other artists, getting ideas but learning to keep them to himself, taking part in hundreds of hit records. He has been writing for ten years, and now he regards composition seriously, which means devoting himself to it whenever he can get a free hour or two. 

Artie venerates music, thinks almost everybody working in it has something to offer the public, and especially admires the musicians working with him.  Arnie Lawrence on alto sax and Burt Collins on trumpet, he trunks are "marvellous". Vinnie Bell to him is a wonderful guitar player, Bobby Mann is another who will be heard from more, and Chris Dedrick, young, only 24, is someone to watch.
CD Liner Notes
1. Confessions Of A Male Chauvinist Pig (Artie Kaplan, Nat Simon) - 11:06
2. Bensonhurst Blues (Artie Kaplan, Artie Kornfeld) - 3:24
3. Harmony (Artie Kaplan, Nat Simon) - 3:33
4. God Fearin' Man (Artie Kaplan) - 3:34
5. Stay, Don΄T Go (Artie Kaplan, Nat Simon) - 3:18
6. Music Is Sweet Music In My Soul (Artie Kaplan, David White Tricker, Len Barry) - 3:15
7. The American Dream (Artie Kaplan, Nat Simon) - 7:10

*Arthur Kaplan - Vocals
*Richard Davis - Guitar, Bass
*Mel Lewis - Drums
*Bert Collins - Trumpet
*Chris Dedrick - Horn
*Gordon Edwards - Bass,
*Vincent Bell - Guitar
*Paul Griffin - Piano
*Arnie Lawrence - Sax Alto
*Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Drums

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