Jerry Jerome

The Jerry Jerome Trio

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The talented swing tenor Jerry Jerome recorded relatively little as a leader during his long career, most notably a series of R&B-flavored sides for Apollo in 1947. This out-of-print collector's LP does not give an exact date (1944 is an estimate) and most likely comes from radio transcriptions. The personnel states that Jerome is heading a trio also including pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer Cozy Cole, but a bass is clearly present and the pianist might not be Wilson on all of the selections. However, Jerome is in top form, playing some stirring tenor solos on a variety of swing standards. In fact, this is undoubtedly the best all-around set of Jerry Jerome performances ever released. Highlights of the exciting program include "Indiana," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Exactly Like You" and "Who's Sorry Now." Well worth searching for despite the lack of information.