Red Nichols


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1929-1930 Review

by arwulf arwulf

The fifth installment in the Classics Red Nichols chronology focuses upon records he made between September 9, 1929, and August 27, 1930. This was a particularly fruitful period for Nichols, as he was able to hire a number of excellent players who would all be leading their own bands throughout the next couple of decades: Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bud Freeman, and Gene Krupa. Other jazz aces found throughout this album are multi-instrumentalist Adrian Rollini, pianists Joe Sullivan and Rube Bloom, saxophonist Babe Russin, bassist Joe Tarto, and drummer Dave Tough. This veritable infestation of great jazz talent centered around (and partially resulted from) Nichols' high-profile gig as conductor of the pit orchestra that steered the George and Ira Gershwin show Strike Up the Band through 191 performances at New York's Times Square Theatre. Vocalists include Scrappy Lambert, Teg Brown, and the ever-amiable Jack Teagarden.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Red Nichols 02:42 Amazon
2 Red Nichols 03:23 Amazon
3 Red Nichols feat: The Captivators 03:08 Amazon
Red Nichols feat: The Captivators 03:22 Amazon
5 Red Nichols 03:26 Amazon
6 Red Nichols 02:45 Amazon
7 Red Nichols 03:29 Amazon
8 Red Nichols 03:24 Amazon
9 Red Nichols 02:55 Amazon
10 Red Nichols 03:11 Amazon
11 Red Nichols 03:13 Amazon
12 Red Nichols 02:58 Amazon
13 Red Nichols 03:05 Amazon
14 Red Nichols 03:13 Amazon
15 Red Nichols feat: Gary Nichols 02:50 Amazon
16 Red Nichols 02:52 Amazon
17 Red Nichols 03:17 Amazon
18 Red Nichols 03:03 Amazon
19 Red Nichols feat: Red Nichols & His Five Pennies 03:12 Amazon
20 Red Nichols 03:06 Amazon
Red Nichols 03:08 Amazon
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