Early Days 1935-1944

Early Days 1935-1944

by George Chisholm


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Early Days 1935-1944

George Chisholm was one of Great Britain's finest trombonists of the 1935-1950 period. This definitive CD features him on sessions with clarinetist Danny Polo in 1938, two songs with pianist Gerry Moore's Chicago Brethren in 1937, a pair of titles with Lew Stone's Stonecrackers in 1941, and on his first three dates as a leader (from 1938 and 1944). The music falls between Dixieland and swing, with alternate takes helping to make each of the sessions quite complete. In addition to Polo, Chisholm's bandmates include the underrated trumpeter Tommy McQuater, Benny Winestone on clarinet and tenor, and clarinetist Andy McDevitt. The earliest selection on this CD is a real rarity, a private acetate recording of "Pardon Me, Pretty Baby" cut on the very day in 1935 that Chisholm first arrived in London. The trio consists of Chisholm, Winestone on tenor, and a 21-year old pianist named Leonard Feather! Other highlights include such songs as "Jazz Me Blues," "Honeysuckle Rose," "No Smoking," "Rosetta," and "Mood for Trumpet." Highly recommended to prebop collectors.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/1998
Label: Timeless Holland
UPC: 8711458203449
catalogNumber: 44

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Chisholm   Primary Artist,Trombone,Track Performer
Leonard Feather   Piano
Harry Hayes   Alto Saxophone
Norman Brown   Guitar
Bruce Campbell   Trombone
Jack Collier   Bass
Gerald Moore   Piano
Billy Munn   Piano
Danny Polo   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Doug Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Stanley Roderick   Trumpet
Ivor Mairants   Guitar
Charlie Short   Bass
Tiny Winters   Bass
David H. Walters   Trombone
Dave Wilkins   Trumpet
Alan Ferguson   Guitar
Erice Breeze   Trombone
Aubrey Franks   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Macaulay   Piano
Andy McDevitt   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Skidmore   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy McQuater   Trumpet,Cornet
Johnny Claes   Trumpet
Didley Barber   Drums
Jimmy Williams   Clarinet
Kenny Baker   Trumpet
Ben Edwards   Drums
Jock Cummings   Drums
Reggie Dare   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Ball   Bass
Alfie Noakes   Trumpet
Jack Penn   Piano

Technical Credits

Chris Barber   Executive Producer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
George Chisholm   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Wim Wigt   Executive Producer
Lew Stone   Director
Campbell Burnap   Liner Notes
Jack Penn   Arranger
Jack Meskill   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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