Red Nichols

1929-1930

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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 02:42 Amazon
2 03:23 Amazon
3 03:08 Amazon
4
03:22 Amazon
5 03:26 Amazon
6 02:45 Amazon
7 03:29 Amazon
8 03:24 Amazon
9 02:55 Amazon
10 03:11 Amazon
11 03:13 Amazon
12 02:58 Amazon
13 03:05 Amazon
14 03:13 Amazon
15
feat: Gary Nichols
02:50 Amazon
16 02:52 Amazon
17 03:17 Amazon
18 03:03 Amazon
19 03:12 Amazon
20 03:06 Amazon
21
03:08 Amazon
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