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A Hundred Years from Today
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
One of the most important issues of the '90s, this set of recordings, features the King of the Texas Blues Trombone in his final effort, recorded at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival a mere three and a half months before his... more »
One of the most important issues of the '90s, this set of recordings, features the King of the Texas Blues Trombone in his final effort, recorded at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival a mere three and a half months before his untimly death at age 58. He is heard in the loving company of his mother and sister Norma, both of whom lend their hands to the keyboard and provide the listener with more than one highlight during the afternoon set, and brother Charlie, who leads both sets with sterling trumpet performances. Also in abundance are two legends from Teagarden's past: Pee Wee Russell, who first met Jack when he joined Peck Kelly's Bad Boys in Houston, 1924 and Joe Sullivan, who emigrated to New York from Chicago about the same time Jack arrived from the South. Together they made some of the greatest jazz records of the 1920s. In their own inimitable manner, Jack and Charlie introduce every performance with personal anecdotes and nostalgic recollections that you will enjoy almost as musch as hearing their music. Joining the group for one full-of-surprises set is modern jazz's great baritone sax star, Gerry Mulligan, who performed with his own group at the festival that year, but who wasn't about to pass up an opportunity to appear with the masters of an earlier era.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Teagarden croons and plays on this joyful live set, which would be his last recording, Mama Teagarden is featured doing some great ragtime piano, and Teagarden's voice and playing are joy tohear, this CD proves Teagarden went out on top."
Tree_man | Colorado mountains | 08/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is great album of a live performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1963. It features Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, and Gerry Mulligan. And Jack's mother makes an appearance, playing good ragtime piano.Overall, it's a wonderful collection of songs with that special magic of being live. The only detraction is the long introductions to each song by Jack. Historical value can be placed on these, and they're interesting the first couple of times through, but overall they detract from the album for me."