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The Indispensable 1928-1957
Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra
The Indispensable 1928-1957
Genre: Jazz
 
As both a trombonist and a vocalist, Jack Teagarden was one of the greatest pure talents in the history of jazz, a consummate and fluent improviser who could enliven any pedestrian session he played on, or stand toe to toe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra
Title: The Indispensable 1928-1957
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 5/16/1994
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Swing Jazz, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
Other Editions: The Indispensable Jack Teagarden 1928-1957
UPC: 035628961327

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As both a trombonist and a vocalist, Jack Teagarden was one of the greatest pure talents in the history of jazz, a consummate and fluent improviser who could enliven any pedestrian session he played on, or stand toe to toe with masters of the stature of Louis Armstrong or Coleman Hawkins. His trombone playing possessed extraordinary fluency, an effortless invention that communicated a warmth and wit born of a simultaneously wry and world-weary wisdom. This two-CD set touches on the range of Teagarden's musical experience throughout his career, including early work with groups that ranged from the scale of Paul Whiteman's orchestra to the novelty group the Mound City Blues Blowers and such period repertoire as "Christmas Night in Harlem." Along the way are brilliant renditions of "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "St. Louis Blues." The concluding tracks come from a 1957 session led by tenor saxophonist Budd Freeman and include a wonderful version of "I Cover the Waterfront" that is the essence of Teagarden's art. --Stuart Broomer

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