Tram!, Vol. 3: Frank Trumbauer's Legacy to American Jazz

Frankie Trumbauer

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Tram!, Vol. 3: Frank Trumbauer's Legacy to American Jazz Review

by Scott Yanow

Due to an excess of routine appearances by a vocal group called "the King's Jesters," this CD is not quite as essential to early jazz collectors as the first two in this series, but it is worth picking up. C-melody saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer finally received his due in TOM's series, which reissued not only all of his early sessions as a leader (other than the very familiar selections with cornetist Bix Beiderbecke), but his features with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra and other groups. Despite all of the vocals, Trumbauer has plenty of solo space on these cuts from 1931-32, plus five from 1934. Bing Crosby drops by for "Love Me Tonight" and "Some of These Days," a young Johnny Mercer is excellent on "Sizzling One-Step Medley," and the later tracks find trombonist-singer Jack Teagarden as Tram's co-star (including two versions of "China Boy").

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frankie Trumbauer 03:00 Amazon
2 Frankie Trumbauer 03:16 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 03:30 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 03:28 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 02:44 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 02:41 Amazon
7 Frankie Trumbauer 03:16 Amazon
8 Frankie Trumbauer 02:48 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 04:56 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 04:57 Amazon
11 Frankie Trumbauer 03:05 Amazon
12 Frankie Trumbauer 02:37 Amazon
13 Frankie Trumbauer 03:02 Amazon
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Frankie Trumbauer 02:57 Amazon
15 Frankie Trumbauer 02:53 Amazon
16 Frankie Trumbauer 02:52 Amazon
17 Frankie Trumbauer 03:14 Amazon
18 Frankie Trumbauer 03:13 Amazon
19 Frankie Trumbauer 02:53 Amazon
20 Frankie Trumbauer 02:44 Amazon
21 Frankie Trumbauer 02:55 Amazon
22 Frankie Trumbauer 02:58 Amazon
23 Frankie Trumbauer 02:45 Amazon
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