Bonsoir Plan du site Connexion Votre compte. Ventura was also one of the first to introduce jazz into his repertoire — not enough to his liking, in fact — thanks to the presence of some brilliant soloists whom we can refer to later. Ray Ventura was born on April 16th in Paris. Beginning in , with other students from his school, he formed his own first groups after finishing his military service. At first, Raymond was their pianist, but later became their leader when they became the Collegiate Five.
For their first 78rpm record, the orchestra was reinforced by a few professionals including Alex Renard on trumpet and Dany Polo alto and clarinet. It also has a surprising bass-saxophone solo, credited to a certain Serge Glykson. But why was it the only record made for Columbia? For his first American adventure, Ray Ventura played bass saxophone… A second voyage took place in , this time without Ray Ventura who was retained by the Army.
Born in , Spinelly died in He appeared onstage in the biggest venues in Paris, from the Empire to the Alhambra and Pleyel, but also in London, Amsterdam or Brussels. His repertoire then was mostly jazz, played by excellent soloists of the calibre of Ray Binder tp , Eddie Foy and Russel Goudey as or violinist Georges Effrosse, but public demand resulted in an increasing number of song-sketches. Without totally abandoning the song-sketches demanded by his huge following, Ventura would devote an increasing share of his repertoire — onstage and on records — to his favourite music, i.
Ventura had to move smartly to eastern France and, after some epic adventures, he finally found himself in the unoccupied zone in Lyon.
Confronted increasingly by anti-Semitism and the Nazi propaganda machine, Ray Ventura decided to accept an offer previously made to him by the Casino de la Urca in Rio de Janeiro. The trip to Brazil was complicated: once their problems with visas and boat-tickets were resolved, most of the musicians gathered in Toulouse to travel to Madrid and thence to Cadiz, where they boarded the S. Cabo de Buena Esperanza. Henri Salvador and trumpeter Adrien Terme also joined the new band, ready for anything after their South American adventures.
After some serious rehearsing, Ray Ventura and his new crew made their comeback in Paris at the Salle Pleyel from December , , where they were given a warm welcome. The orchestra had undeniable quality but it was costly to run, and Ray had to disband the group in March But not before they recorded: ten sides had been cut in Brussels in March for Victory, a label distributed in France by Sofradi. Two months after the session, Ventura signed with Polydor, and recorded 70 titles for them between and October La Chasse aux Papillons, CD3, track Chez moi.
A la MI-abot. Le chef d'orchestre n'aime pas la musique. La musique vient par ici. Les trois mandarins. Qu'est-ce qu'on attend. Toc toc partout. Le refrain des chevaux de bois. On ira prendre notre linge sur la ligne siegfried. Pourquoi T'es tu teinte? Les grandes chansons de Mireille et Jean Nohain.
Il y a des jours. La chamberlaine. C'est ce qui fait son charme. C'est idiot mais C'est marrant. Tiens, tiens, tiens. It's a long, long way to tipperary. Tiens tiens tiens! Les Zazous de Paris. La cartomancienne. Tiens tiens tiens. Vincent scotto : le grand compositeur, vol. Avoir un bon copain. Radio france, vol. Tino Rossi. Maurice Chevalier. Georges Brassens. Jean Sablon.Ray Ventura a enregistré entre et sur les labels suivants: Columbia (2 matrices en décembre ) - Odéon (46 matrices de février à décembre ) - Polydor (3 matrices en sans Ray Ventura parti faire son service militaire) - Virginia (6 matrices en mai ) - Decca ( matrices de Décembre à janvier ) - Pathé ( matrices de mai à avril ).