Tuxedo Junction [MCA]

Tuxedo Junction [MCA]

by Erskine Hawkins
     
 

Although the swing era ended in 1946, Erskine Hawkins was able to keep his big band together into 1953. This 1983 LP from MCA's Jazz Heritage series is inexcusably skimpy in time, with just five brief numbers apiece from Hawkins' 1950 big band and his 1960 sextet; both bands had originally recorded a dozen selections at these sessions. The music, mostly remakes of… See more details below

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Although the swing era ended in 1946, Erskine Hawkins was able to keep his big band together into 1953. This 1983 LP from MCA's Jazz Heritage series is inexcusably skimpy in time, with just five brief numbers apiece from Hawkins' 1950 big band and his 1960 sextet; both bands had originally recorded a dozen selections at these sessions. The music, mostly remakes of earlier hits, includes "After Hours," "Cherry" and two versions of "Tuxedo Junction," along with a few jumping originals. While the 1950 unit has solos from the trumpeter/leader, altoist Bobby Smith, tenorman Julian Dash and pianist Ace Harris, among others, the 1960 group finds Hawkins and Smith as the main stars. The swing music on this LP is fine, but the packaging greatly lowers the album's value.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/1992
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636106922
catalogNumber:
61069

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Performance Credits

Erskine Hawkins   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Julian Dash   Tenor Saxophone
Don Cole   Trombone
Norman Greene   Trombone
Wilbur Bascomb   Trumpet
Marcellus Green   Trumpet
Haywood Henry   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
David James   Trombone
Charles Jones   Trumpet
Leroy Kirkland   Guitar
Sam Lowe   Trumpet
Kelly Martin   Drums
Jimmy Mitchelle   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Avery Parrish   Piano
Robert Range   Trombone
Edward Sims   Trombone
Leemie Stanfield   Bass
Aaron Maxwell   Tenor Saxophone
William McLemore   Guitar
Bobby Smith   Alto Saxophone
James Morrison   Drums
Ace Harris   Piano
Edward McConney   Drums
Bill Moore   Trumpet
Jimmy Harris   Trumpet
Dicky Harris   Trombone
William Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Robert Johnson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Erskine Hawkins   Arranger
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
William Johnson   Composer
Sam Lowe   Arranger
Jay Newland   Engineer,Mastering
Avery Parrish   Arranger
John Snyder   Producer
Marty Symes   Composer
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction
Joe Lopes   Engineer,Mastering
Bobby Smith   Composer
Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra   Contributor
Buddy Feyne   Composer
D.K. Baker   Composer
William Johnson   Arranger
S. Hutchinson   Composer

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