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(8-Track Cartridge) made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late '50s, he had already been a very vital trumpeter for two decades. Jones started out playing on a Mississippi riverboat in the s. He freelanced in the Midwest including with Horace Hendersonwas briefly with Jimmie Luncefordhad an early stint with Stuff Smithand then spent time with Lil Armstrong's short-lived orchestra and the declining McKinney's Cotton Pickers.
Jones became famous for his playing with Stuff Smith's Onyx club bandrecording many exciting solos. He gigged with Benny Carter and Fletcher Henderson and became a star soloist with Cab Callowaystaying with the singer even after his big band became a combo.
Jones played Dixieland with Earl Hinestoured Europe in including a brilliant recording session with Sidney Bechetand then led his quartet at the EmbersPut On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance!
(8-Track Cartridge) upon his very successful formula. His shuffle version of "On the Street Where You Live" was the first of many hits and he recorded a long series of popular albums for Capitol duringswitching to Decca for a few more quartet albums in Jonah Jones recorded a fine date with Earl Hines for Chiaroscuro and still played on an occasional basis I Will Warm Your Heart (Je Te Réchaufferai) - Sacha (25) - Dance To The Violin, Vol.II the s and early '90s; he died April 30,at the age of Starting in the early 's he began to build his career with various bands including Ben Meroff's Chicago-based orchestra where he first met guitarist Eddie Condon.
For most of the 's he was in Milwaukee, billed as "Trumpet King" Davison, and despite a lip injury in he was hit in the mouth, appropriately for Milwaukee, by a flying beer mug had arrived in New York by There he worked in Nick's saloon and with an Original Dixieland Jazz Band re-creation for the Katherine Dunham show which culminated in his recording 12 sides for the Commodore label a week before his 38th birthday in He recorded some brilliant Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance!
(8-Track Cartridge) with George Brunis indicating he had finally found his own style. In he joined Eddie Condon's house Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance! (8-Track Cartridge), and those long nights and hard musical pace at Condon's club made him a commanding front man, a tough and reliable lead cornetist that Condon could count on; above all an original. Along with gold-standard Condon recordings and quartet dates of his ownby Davison was a soloist.
Despite his regular reunions with Condon he began a new lifetime pattern of bandleading and touring, appearing between and with over bands and recording over 20 new albums. He was still globetrotting in and after a short illness in played in the jazz festivals and toured England in He died on November 14th at the age of Louisiana midifile.
After taking up the trumpet and playing in brass bands, Baker moved to London, in the late '30s, to become a professional musician. During the next few years he established himself as an outstanding technician capable of playing in any jazz or dance band. He remained with Heath until Make It On Time - David Lindley And El Rayo-X - Win This Record!, and was featured on many recording sessions and countless concerts.
In the early '50s he was regularly on the radio, leading his own band, the Baker's Dozen, on a weekly late-night show which lasted throughout the decade.
In the '60s he led his own groups and recorded film soundtracks, all the while building his reputation as one of the best trumpet players in the world even though he played only rarely outside the UK.
At the end of the decade he was featured in Benny Goodman's British band. Baker's career continued throughout the '70s, with appearances as co-leader of the Best of British Jazz touring package, and with Ted Heath recreations and the bands led by Don Lusher and other former colleagues.
In the early '80s, Baker turned down an invitation to take over leadership of the Harry James band after the latter's death. Inhe took part in a major recording undertaking which set out to recreate the classic recordings of Louis Armstrong using modern recording techniques.
Baker took the Armstrong role, comfortably confounding the date on his birth certificate with his masterful playing. A fiery soloist with a remarkable technical capacity which he never uses simply for effect, Baker is one of the UK's greatest contributions to the international jazz scene.
Billy Butterfield b. As a child Butterfield was taught by cornetist Frank Simons, but as a teenager he began to study medicine. He continued playing music to such good effect that he was soon working regularly with the bands of Austin Wylie and Andy Anderson and eventually quit his medical studies. Although adept on several instruments he concentrated on trumpet, later adding fluegelhorn, and in was hired by the Bob Crosby band. Butterfield's gorgeous, fat-toned sound was particularly suited to ballads and his recording of Bob Haggart's What's New?
In he joined Artie Shaw, then worked with Benny Goodman and Les Brown, but soon entered the more reliable area of studio work. After the war Butterfield indulged himself with every sideman's dream and formed his own big band, in collaboration with former Crosby colleague Bill Stegmeyer. For all his good intentions, however, the band proved to be a financial disaster.
For a while he returned to studio work but then began freelancing, working with old comrades such as Eddie Condon, recording with Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet obbligato to Satchmo's vocal on the recording of Blueberry Hill and leading small groups. Much admired by fellow musicians, and eventually attracting the kind of attention from fans he had always deserved, Butterfield enjoyed a late flowering Fresh Fever From The Skies - Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent his career even though suffering from emphysema.
Stardust Deep Purple midifile. Ziggy Elman b. As a child Elman learned to play various brass and reed instruments, and his first professional engagement was on trombone, although his main instrument later became the trumpet. In he joined Benny Goodman and formed part of one of the best three-man trumpet sections of the swing era.
With Harry James and Chris Griffin, Elman shared lead and solo duties and his dynamic, biting playing was a great Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance! (8-Track Cartridge) to the band. After James left to lead his own band, Elman comfortably coped with his role as featured soloist, playing showstoppers such as Who'll Buy My Bublitchki and And The Angels Sing, which he composed himself.
In the late '40s, as name big bands were folding all around him, Elman tried leading his own big band and met with Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance! (8-Track Cartridge) measure of success especially with a re-recording of And The Angels Sing. In the early '50s he worked in film studios in Los Angeles but ill-health and personal problems kept him from achieving much success. Randy Brooks b. A child prodigy, Brooks was playing trumpet in Salvation Army bands when he was only 10 years of age.
In the '40s he formed his own band and had record successes with Tenderly and Harlem Nocturne. In his band accompanied Ella Fitzgerald on two tracks recorded for Decca. Brooks, who married Ina Ray Hutton in One Love - Саша Ksandra* - По кайфу музыка divorced insuffered a stroke in which cut A Walk In The Black Forest - Joel Ruminer - Black White and Outa Sight! his career.
He died in a fire at his home in March The Man With The Horn midifile. Rex Stewart William Stewart, Jr. His famous "talking" style, and half-valve effects were exploited brillantly by countless Ellington pieces containing perfect passages tailored to showcase Stewart's sound. He played in a forceful, gripping manner that reflected the influence of Louis Armstrong, Bubber Miley and Bix Beiderbecke, whose solos he once reproduced on record.
Stewart played on Potomac riverboats before moving to Philadelphia. He went to New York in Stewart worked with Elmer Snowden inthen joined Fletcher Henderson a year later. But he felt his talents were not at the necessary level, and departed Henderson's Il Merlo - Gino Paoli - Ha Tutte Le Carte In Regola, joining his brother Horace's band at Wilberforce College.
Stewart returned in He remained five years and contributed many memorable solos. There was also a brief period in McKinney's Cotton Pickers ina Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance! (8-Track Cartridge) heading his own band, and another short stay with Luis Russell before Stewart joined the Ellington Orchestra in After leaving, Stewart led various combos, and performed throughout Europe and Australia on an extensive Jazz at the Philharmonic tour from He lectured at the Paris Conservatory in Stewart settled in New Jersey to run a farm in the early '50s.
He was semi-retired, but found new success in the media. He worked in local radio and television, while leading a band part time in Boston. Stewart led the Fletcher Henderson reunion band in andand recorded with them. He played at Eddie Condon's club in andthen moved to the West Coast. Stewart again worked as a disc jockey and became a critic. Ray Anthony played two years with Glenn Miller and ten with Jimmy Dorsey before forming his own band. He probably has as much fame, if not more, as the writer of the theme for Dragnet, the novelty tune "The Bunny Hop," and the hit single "Dancing in the Dark.
One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time some would say the bestGillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any "wrong" note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.
All Music Guide. Along with Clark Terry, Farmer helped to popularize the flugelhorn among brass players. His lyricism gave his bop-oriented style its own personality. Farmer studied piano, violin and tuba before settling on trumpet. Farmer, who made many recordings in the latter half of the s including with Quincy Jones and George Russell and on some jam-session dates for Prestige co-led the Jazztet with Benny Golson and then had a group with Jim Hall Since the s Farmer visited the U.
Al Hirt A virtuoso on the trumpet, Al Hirt was often "overqualified" for the Dixieland and pop music that he performed. He studied classical trumpet at the Cincinnati Conservatory and was influenced by the playing of Harry James. He freelanced in swing bands including both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and Ray McKinley before returning to New Orleans in the late '40s and becoming involved in the Dixieland movement. He teamed up Da Grassroots - Passage Through Time clarinetist Pete Fountain on an occasional basis from on, and became famous by the end of the decade.
An outstanding technician with a wide range, along with a propensity for playing far too many notes, Hirt had some instrumental pop hits in the s. He also recorded swing and country music, but mostly stuck to Dixieland in his live performances. He remained a household name throughout his career, although one often feels that he could have done so much more with his talent.
Hirt's early Audiofidelity recordings and collaborations with Fountain are the most rewarding of his long career; he died at his home in New Orleans on April 27, Biography by by Scott Yanow. Pictures, biography and discography of New Orlean's trumpet virtuoso by Carol. Doc Severinsen, best known to late night television audiences as the Tonight Show's flamboyant Grammy Award-winning musical director, has established a multi-dimensional career beyond his late night repertoire, including symphonic jazz and big band concert appearances, recordings, and commercials plus designing and manufacturing trumpets.
Although Severinsen's signature has been his superb trumpet playing, quick witted banter and original style of clothes on the Tonight Show, he is one of today's pre-eminent instrumentalists. Severinsen also plays sizzling jazz with his jazz group, Facets, and big band tunes with the famous former Tonight Show Band, now known as Doc Severinsen and His Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance!
(8-Track Cartridge) Band. This summer, he's added a new dimension to Fools Like Me - Anne Murray - Anne Murray gifted repertory. Art Modell, owner of the Browns, thought their old Fight Song needed dusting off. Originally composed in the 's, the mascot tune had become out of step with the 90's.
So, art turned to Doc. With a spiffy new arrangement, Doc has given the forty year old melody a new lease on life - an upbeat, very modern, jazzy rhythm. Doc's big band tour of eleven cities up and down the Mississippi was completely sold out.
Joe Wilder b. After studying music in his home town, Wilder joined the trumpet section of the Les Hite band in his late teens. In the 50s he mostly worked in theatre bands but spent Un Chagrin - Maud Lübeck - La Fabrique months with Count Basie, and by the end of the decade had embarked upon a long stint as a staff musician in US radio and television studios. During this period, which extended into the early 70s, he found time to play with Benny Goodman on Hurry Up John - Various - Gutbucket tour of the Soviet Union.
Later in the 70s and throughout the 80s he continued to play in studio orchestras, making occasional recordings, including a fine set with Benny Carter. In the 90s he returned as a leader and recorded two albums for Evening Star.
A top-rank lead trumpeter, Wilder's technical command has ensured his successful career in the studios but that, in turn, has necessarily overshadowed his jazz playing. Willow Weep For Me midifile. Ray Copeland. Born Jul 17, in Norfolk, VA. Died May 18, in Sunderland, MA An accomplished composer and instructor, Ray Copeland was a solid trumpeter from the '40s until the '80s in swing, bebop, hard bop and even with stage bands.
He gave many workshops and jazz history courses, and his playing demonstrated a confident, engaging tone and crackling energy, as well as effective range and timbre. Copeland studied classical trumpet and played with various rock and pop groups as a teenager in Brooklyn.
He was featured in the film "Kiss Her Goodbye. Copeland was one of Ella Fitzgerald's accompanists in He rejoined Weston inand toured Africa on State Department-sponsored events in and Morocco Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance!
(8-Track Cartridge) He toured Europe with Thelonious Monk in Copeland played at the Newport Jazz Festival and continued performing periodically into the '80s. Copeland didn't issue any dates as a leader, but can be heard on various reissues by Monk, Weston, Blakey and Anderson. Biography by Ron Wynn. The Nearness of You midifile. Real name : Francis Joseph Spanier. Born Nov 9, in Chicago, IL. Died Feb 12, in Sausalito, CA Muggsy Spanier was a predictable but forceful cornetist Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Lets Dance!
(8-Track Cartridge) rarely strayed far from the melody. Perfectly at home in Dixieland ensembles, Spanier was also an emotional soloist equally influenced by King Oliver and Louis Armstrong who was an expert at using the plunger mute.
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