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Rex Stewart & The Ellingtonians
Rex Stewart
Rex Stewart & The Ellingtonians
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Three different bands appear on this CD, linked (and blessed) by their relationship to Duke Ellington. The first four pieces are by Rex Stewart's Big Seven, a 1940 group that features Stewart's cornet in a front line with ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rex Stewart
Title: Rex Stewart & The Ellingtonians
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218171021, 025218171014

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Three different bands appear on this CD, linked (and blessed) by their relationship to Duke Ellington. The first four pieces are by Rex Stewart's Big Seven, a 1940 group that features Stewart's cornet in a front line with the suavely mellifluous trombone of Lawrence Brown and the warmly woody tones of Barney Bigard's clarinet, all kept moving by the great Chicago drummer Dave Tough. Four quartet tracks from a later session feature Stewart with rhythm accompaniment, and they give a more developed introduction to the cornetist's many "talking" effects, as he uses half-valves and mutes to give his horn a human dimension. Two tracks feature an octet led by Jimmy Jones, a pianist and arranger with a fascination for the Duke's music, whose band here has an Ellingtonian cast to both its personnel and style. --Stuart Broomer

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Tremendous Traditional Jazz from some of the Greartest
douglasnegley | Pittsburgh, Pa. United States | 09/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great reissue from Riverside's Limited Edition Series archives, there are 3 different "groups" represented her. The first 4 tracks which comprise Side One - also released on aJapanese import import entitled "Big Jazz 1940", 'everybodys 10/10' feature Rex with Lawrence Brown, Barney Bigard, Billy Kyle, Brick Fleagle, Wellman Braud, and Dave Tough, from 1940, under the name Rex Stewart's Big Seven. Side Two is from 1946, and features Cozy Cole, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney, and Shelley Manne, among others - billed as both Rex Stewart's Big Four, and Jimmy Jones' Big Eight. This is all Traditional jazz, Swing, if you like, and very Ellingtonian in favor, other than the first four, which are pure Traditional."