Father of Jazz Trombone

Father of Jazz Trombone

by Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden made the trombone sexy, and his pliant, lazy tone made the instrument swing like a trumpet. He was also a remarkable singer, with a warm, Texas drawl that gave everything he sang a marvelous intimacy. Such talents did not go unnoticed in the jazz world, and he worked with such notables as Benny Goodman,


Jack Teagarden made the trombone sexy, and his pliant, lazy tone made the instrument swing like a trumpet. He was also a remarkable singer, with a warm, Texas drawl that gave everything he sang a marvelous intimacy. Such talents did not go unnoticed in the jazz world, and he worked with such notables as Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti, Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong, among others, throughout his long career. This three- disc box spans the years 1928 to 1947, and its 72 tracks show an amazingly consistent performer, giving the whole set a cohesiveness that makes it indispensable. Included are Teagarden's near-definitive versions of "Basin Street Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "Blue River," "Jack Armstrong Blues," "St. Louis Blues" and a couple runs at "St. James Infirmary." With his offhand, nuanced singing style, Teagarden raises songs like "Aunt Hagar's Blues" to the level of vital Americana, and no one in jazz has ever gotten more out of the trombone at any level. Combined with his early-'60s gems for Verve Records (Mis'ry and the Blues and Think Well of Me), this collection provides an overview and a wonderful introduction to an American treasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
Avid Records Uk


Disc 1

  1. Makin' Friends
  2. I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee
  3. That's a Serious Thing
  4. Never Had a Reason to Believe in You
  5. Tailspin Blues
  6. After You've Gone
  7. Farewell Blues
  8. Beale Street Blues
  9. Someday Sweetheart
  10. I've Got It
  11. Plantation Moods
  12. Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn
  13. Ain'tcha Glad?
  14. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  15. Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe
  16. Texas Tea Party
  17. Your Guess Is Just as Good as Mine
  18. Stars Fell on Alabama
  19. Junk Man
  20. Davenport Blues
  21. Announcer's Blues
  22. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
  23. Ain't Misbehavin'
  24. 'S Wonderful
  25. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland

Disc 2

  1. Diane
  2. I'm Comin' Virginia
  3. Jeepers Creepers
  4. Aunt Hagar's Blues
  5. I Swung the Election
  6. Prince of Wails
  7. Jack Hits the Road
  8. Muskrat Ramble
  9. After Awhile
  10. Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
  11. Forty Seventh and State
  12. That da da Strain
  13. At the Jazz Band Ball
  14. Shine
  15. St James Infirmary
  16. The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
  17. Big Eight Blues
  18. Chicks Is Wonderful
  19. Dark Eyes
  20. St James Infirmary
  21. Blue River
  22. A Hundred Years from Today
  23. Black and Blue
  24. The Old Music Master
  25. Casanova's Lament

Disc 3

  1. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
  2. Stars Fell on Alabama
  3. 'Deed I Do
  4. Jack-Armstrong Blues
  5. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
  6. The Sheik of Araby
  7. Home
  8. Too Marvelous for Words
  9. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  10. Somebody Loves Me
  11. When Your Lover Has Gone
  12. Wherever There's Love
  13. Impromptu Ensemble No. 1
  14. The Man I Love
  15. 'S Wonderful
  16. Someone to Watch Over Me
  17. The Sheik of Araby
  18. Somebody Loves Me
  19. St. Louis Blues
  20. Blues After Hours
  21. Say It Simple
  22. A Jam Session at Victor

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Teagarden   Primary Artist,Trombone,Vocals
Bill Clifton   Piano
Eddie Condon   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Gene Krupa   Drums
Billy May   Trumpet
Specs Powell   Drums
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Charlie Spivak   Trumpet
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Joe Venuti   Violin
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Wiley   Vocals
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Lee Castle   Trumpet
Herman Chittison   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Bob Haggart   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Carl Kress   Guitar
Lou McGarity   Trombone,Vocals
Jimmy McPartland   Cornet
Johnny Mince   Clarinet
Jimmie Noone   Clarinet
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Howard Smith   Piano
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet,Vocals
Frankie Trumbauer   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
George Wettling   Drums
Heine Beau   Clarinet
George Van Eps   Guitar
Frank Froeba   Piano
Gallodoro   Alto Saxophone
Willie Rodriguez   Drums
Buddy Weed   Piano
Alvy West   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Red McKenzie   Vocals,Comb
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Jack Bland   Guitar,Vocals
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Ralph Brewster   Vocals,Group Member
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nick Caiazza   Tenor Saxophone
Happy Caldwell   Tenor Saxophone
Rod Cless   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Cusmano   Trumpet
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Art Drelinger   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Feller   Trumpet
Pops Foster   Bass
Edward Gilbert   Bass
Larry Gomar   Drums,Vibes
Walter Gross   Piano
Jose Gutierrez   Trombone
Hall   Bass
Ernie Hughes   Piano
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Johnny Mercer   Vocals
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet,C-Melody Saxophone,Vocals
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet,Vocals
Danny Polo   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Rank   Trombone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Gene Schroeder   Piano
Artie Shapiro   Bass,String Bass
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Jess Stacy   Piano
George Stafford   Drums
John Van Eps   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Wade   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Guitar,Vocals
Larry Neill   Trumpet
Roy Bargy   Piano
Art Karle   Tenor Saxophone
Morty Stuhlmaker   Bass
Arthur Beck   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Bonacio   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Conselman   Drums
John Cordaro   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dan d'Andrea   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ramona Davies   Piano
Jack Fulton   Trombone
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Charlie LaVere   Piano
Ward Lay   Bass
Matty Malneck   Violin
Art Miller   Bass,String Bass
Mike Pingatore   Guitar
Johnny Powell   Drums
Charles Strickfaden   Clarinet,Oboe,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Cliff Strickland   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Struble   Violin
Chuck Goldstein   Vocals,Group Member
Monty Kelly   Trumpet
Skip Layton   Trombone
Terry Shand   Piano
Billy Taylor   Bass
Tony Antonelli   Alto Saxophone
Pokey Carriere   Trumpet
Joe Ferrall   Trombone
Arnold Fishkind   Bass
Seymour Goldfinger   Trombone
Brick Fleagle   Guitar
Herb Quigley   Drums
Mark Bennett   Trombone
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
John Anderson   Piano
Josh Billings   Drums
John Fallstitch   Trumpet
Salvator Franzella   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Carl Garvin   Trumpet
Clint Garvin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Hub Lytle   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Ferdinando   Alto Saxophone
Mutt Hayes   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Klein   Trumpet
Truman Quigley   Trumpet
Casper Reardon   Harp
Cubby Teagarden   Drums
Charles McCamish   Trombone
Art Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Lennie Hartman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dick McPartland   Guitar
Capitol Jazzmen   Track Performer
Rollo Laylan   Drums
Don Waddilove   Trumpet
Buddy Fisk   Alto Saxophone
Claude Whiteman   Trumpet
Neil Marshall   Drums
Tom Moore   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eddie Condon   Composer
Bud Freeman   Composer,Brass Band
Benny Goodman   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Jack Teagarden   Composer,Director
Fats Waller   Composer
Paul Whiteman   Director
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Jimmy McPartland   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Joe Sullivan   Composer
Frankie Trumbauer   Composer,Director
W.C. Handy   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Red McKenzie   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Bix Beiderbecke   Composer
Dave Bowman   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Geoff Clarkson   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Sid Feller   Composer
David Franklin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Edgar Hayes   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
George Meyer   Composer
Mezz Mezzrow   Composer
Glenn Miller   Composer
Peter Norman   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Norman McPherson   Brass Band
Joseph Young   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Brick Fleagle   Composer
John DeVries   Composer
Frank Billings   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Ford Dabney   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Einar A. Swan   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
George Rubens   Composer
Ernest Seitz   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
Harry Clarkson   Composer
Jeannine Clesi   Composer
William Cooke   Composer
Edgar Dowell   Composer
Leo Friedman   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer
Erno Rapee   Composer

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