Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

by Jerry Jerome
     
 

During the swing era, Jerry Jerome emerged as an excellent tenor saxophonist influenced a bit by Lester Young; he played with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. He spent decades as a studio musician and then in the mid-1990s re-emerged withSee more details below

Overview

During the swing era, Jerry Jerome emerged as an excellent tenor saxophonist influenced a bit by Lester Young; he played with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. He spent decades as a studio musician and then in the mid-1990s re-emerged with his playing (which is a little reminiscent of Flip Phillips) still very much in its prime, even though he was now in his 80s. This double CD is a perfect introduction to Jerome's long-overlooked talents. The first disc has selections dating from 1939 up to the mid-'60s, many of which were previously unissued. Jerome is heard jamming "Tea for Two" with Charlie Christian, playing Dixieland and swing (including one number on clarinet) with studio players, and faring well at jam sessions. Jerome also has several spoken interludes where he talks about the past; among the other musicians featured are pianists Teddy Wilson and Johnny Guarnieri, trumpeters Yank Lawson and Charlie Shavers and Tyree Glenn on vibes and trombone. The second disc (which was recorded in 1996) was Jerome's first full-length jazz recording session as a leader in four decades. Teamed with trumpeter Randy Sandke, trombonist George Masso (in top form) and a four-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Dick Hyman, Jerome sounds wonderful on eight standards and his "Something Old, Something New." The music is in the vein of a 1930s/'40s Count Basie small group, and the tenorman (who is showcased as the only horn on "East of the Sun") sounds as if he were 43 at the time rather than 83. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/1997
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941916829
catalogNumber:
19168

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. General Introduction/Introduction to Tea for Two
  2. Tea for Two
  3. Introduction to "Music Room" Show
  4. Dear Old Southladn
  5. One O'Clock Jump
  6. Introduction to Jerry Jerome Trio
  7. Barney's Bounce
  8. Teddy's Blues
  9. Jerry's Blues
  10. Introduction to Jerry Jerome & His All-Stars
  11. Jammin' with Jerry
  12. Walkin' with Jerry
  13. Rose of Washington Heights
  14. Introduction to Jerry Jerome & His Orchestra
  15. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
  16. Arsenic and Old Face
  17. Miller Light Beer
  18. Ballentine Ale
  19. Winston Cigarettes Montage
  20. Introduction to After Hours Jam in Early 1950s
  21. I Never Knew (That Roses Grew)
  22. Introduction to Another After Hours Jam in the Early 1950s
  23. C Jam Blues
  24. Introduction to Jerry Jerome Promotional Recording Jingles and Jazz
  25. Tin Roof Blues
  26. Royal Garden Blues
  27. Undecided
  28. The Preacher
  29. Closing Remarks

Disc 2

  1. Something Old, Something New
  2. Am I Blue?
  3. Sometimes I'm Happy
  4. It's the Talk of the Town
  5. Undecided
  6. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  7. Moten Swing
  8. It's Only a Paper Moon
  9. Jumpin' at the Woodside

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Jerome   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Conductor,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Bill Clifton   Piano
Will Bradley   Trombone,Soloist
Charlie Christian   Guitar
Bobby Hackett   Track Performer
Dick Hyman   Piano
Yank Lawson   Trumpet,Soloist
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Specs Powell   Drums
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Dick Cary   Piano
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Track Performer
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Bob Haggart   Bass
George Masso   Trombone
George Wettling   Drums
Mel Davis   Trumpet
Johnny Messner   Trombone
Johnny Smith   Guitar
Mousie Alexander   Drums
Red Allen   Track Performer
Joe Ascione   Drums
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Phil Kraus   Vibes
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Johnny Potoker   Piano
Arthur Rollini   Saxophone
Randy Sandke   Trumpet
Hymie Schertzer   Saxophone
Bill Stegmeyer   Clarinet
Dave Tough   Drums
Sid Weiss   Bass
Joe Grim   Baritone
George Roumanis   Bass
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Tommy Abruzzo   Bass
Paul Rickey   Saxophone
Wolfie Tannenbaum   Saxophone
Drifting Johnny Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Charlie Christian   Contributor
Bobby Hackett   Contributor
Teddy Wilson   Contributor
Charlie Shavers   Contributor
Dick Cary   Contributor
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Red Allen   Contributor
Bob Greenfield   Cover Photo
Dave Tough   Contributor
Gary Baldassari   Engineer
Lloyd Rauch   Discographical Assistant
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Elmer Layton   Composer
Johnny Guamieri   Contributor
Ross Firestone   Liner Notes
Sid Robin   Composer

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