Rexatious: His Greatest Recordings 1926-1941 by Rex Stewart | 743625520026 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Rexatious: His Greatest Recordings 1926-1941

Rexatious: His Greatest Recordings 1926-1941

by Rex Stewart
     
 
Living Era presents a sensibly constructed three-part tribute to cornetist, bandleader, and author Rex Stewart. The chronology begins with two examples of his early work with Fletcher Henderson (1926-1928) and two with McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1930-1931). Part two focuses upon Stewart's

Overview

Living Era presents a sensibly constructed three-part tribute to cornetist, bandleader, and author Rex Stewart. The chronology begins with two examples of his early work with Fletcher Henderson (1926-1928) and two with McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1930-1931). Part two focuses upon Stewart's formative accomplishments as a bandleader, including selections from his Orchestra (1934, 1940, and 1941); his 52nd Street Stompers (1936-1937); his Feetwarmers (a 1939 Parisian jam band with Barney Bigard and Django Reinhardt); and Rex Stewart's Big Seven, a wild bunch working for the Hot Record Society in 1940. Almost every unit Stewart ever led was partly or entirely composed of his comrades from the Duke Ellington organization, often with Ellington himself sitting in. This high-protein compilation finishes with five superb selections recorded in 1935, 1936, and 1940 by "Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra." Rex Stewart was a master cornetist who specialized in gnomic outbursts and quizzical convolutions. Nowhere is his style better illustrated than on the closing track, "Boy Meets Horn." A faithful and accurate portrait of a great improviser, Living Era's Rexatious ranks with the best titles in this label's entire catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625520026
catalogNumber:
5200

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rex Stewart   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
McKinney's Cotton Pickers   Track Performer
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Django Reinhardt   Guitar
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Todd Rhodes   Piano
Don Redman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Wellman Braud   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Hayes Alvis   Bass
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Drums
Ceele Burke   Guitar
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Pete Clark   Alto Saxophone
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
Duke Ellington   Piano
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Fred Guy   Guitar
Clarence Holiday   Banjo
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Jenkins   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Bingie Madison   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Rudy Powell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Piano
Joe "Fox" Smith   Trumpet
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Dave Tough   Drums
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Dave Wilborn   Banjo
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Charlie Green   Trombone
Cuba Austin   Drums
Prince Robinson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
George Stevenson   Trombone
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Charlie Allen   Trumpet
Billy Taylor   Bass,String Bass
Brick Fleagle   Guitar
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Fred Avendorf   Drums
Rex Stewart's Feetwarmers   Track Performer
Jack Maisel   Drums

Technical Credits

Gus Kahn   Composer
Ralph Escudero   Brass Band
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Billy Taylor   Composer,Brass Band
Bryon Gray   Composer

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