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Friday, May 18, 2018

Trumpeters Holiday

Trumpeters Holiday
Epic LN 3252

Wingy Mannone And His Orchestra

She's Crying For Me (3 Oct. 1934): Wingy Mannone (tp); George Brunies (tb); Sidney Arodin (cl); Terry Stand (p); Unknown (g); Bonnie Pottle (b); Bob White (dm).

West Wind; Shoe Shine Boy (10 March 1936): Mannoe (tp); Brunies (tb) Matty Matlock (cl); Eddie Miller (ts); Gil Bowers (p); Carmen Mastren (g); Artie Shapiro (b); Ray Bauduc (dm).

Red Allen And His Orchestra

Believe It Beloved (23 Jan. 1935); Henry Allen (tp and vo); Pee Wee Erwin (tp); George Washington (tb); Buster Bailey (cl); Luis Russell (p); Danny Barker (g); Pops Foster (b); Paul Barbarin (dm).

Body And Soul; Rosetta (29 April 1935): Allen (tp); Dicky Wells(tb); Cecil Scott (cl); Chu Berry (ts); Horace Henderson (p and arr.); Bernard Addison (g); John Kirby (b); George Stafford (b).

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Wabash Stomp; Heckler's Hop; After You've Gone (23-28 Jan. 1937): Roy Eldridge (tp); Scoops Carey (as); Joe Eldridge (as & arr.); Dave Young (ts); Teddy Cole (p); Johnny Collins (g); Truck Parham (b); Zutty Singleton (dm).

Frankie Newton And His Cafe Society Orchestra

Jitters; Frankie's Jump; Tab's Blues (12 April 1930); Frankie Newton (tp); Tab Smith, Stanley Payne (as); Kenneth Hollan (ts); Kenneth Kersey (p); Ulysses Livingston (g); John Williams (b); Eddie Dougherty (dm).

From the back cover:

Joe "Wingy" Mannone is a New Orleans trumpet player, uptown New Orleans, that is. In personality and career, he was very much a figure of the 1930's trumpeter. He is a tasteful, melodic, Dixieland player of marked comic talent. "She's Crying For Me" is decidedly melodic, "West Wind" decidedly Dixie and "Shoe Shine Boy" decidedly comic (in dialogue and vocal). The personnel of his band is drawn from the formerly Gil Rodin Band, later Bob Crosby Band, and his personal style is a happy combination of high-jive Louis, a taste of Big, a dash of Bing.

Henry "Red" Allen comes from New Orleans, downtown. He is both more jazz player and more evolved in Swing style than Wingy, but there is an oblique kinship in their playing and singing, derived from their source – Louis – through "Red" carries the mark more definitely, as in "Body And Soul", which was his biggest record. He and most of his band personnel came from one of the first great, big bands, Fletch Henderson.

"Red" led some of the consistently jumpingest bands in the thirties and early forties, always playing exciting Swing horn – Rosetta.

"Little Jazz" Roy Eldridge, more evolved than "Red" Allen, led equally swinging, jumping bands, Roy was the next important trumpet influence after Louis. Just as, up to a certain time, all trumpet players learned to first play like Louis, those who followed learned first to play like Roy. And Roy's "After You've Gone" is derived from Louis's first big band recordings.

Roy is surely the most exciting trumpet player in the history of Jazz. His playing is indisputably hot, yet there already appears a certain coolness, in that Swing as a music of special technique and ideas anticipates the Contemporary era of Jazz. "Heckler's Hop," Roy's great record, is sheer jazz music.

Roy is commonly referred to as the "bridge". After him came Dizzy Gillespie and The Deluge of new ideas: the attitudes and formal change of Bop.

Franke Newton, who died in 1954 at the age of 48, was a modern trumpet player. Quietly underplaying excitement, always swinging, he was a most sophisticated and yet blues player, and completely, openly individual. His entrance on "Frankie's Jump" is thoughtful, humorous, melodic, very modern. His style and personnel were completely New York, and suck a style certainly existed during the Ellington-influenced era of Cafe Society Downtown, and urbanization of Kansas City jump – "Jitters." And happily, for all our talk of trumpet players, up jumps Tab Smith, swinging on alto saxophone, on all three records. – Albert Avakian

Wingy Mannone And His Orchestra
She's Crying For Me
West Wind
Shoe Shine Boy

Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra
Body And Soul
Believe It, Beloved

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra
Wabash Stomp
Heckler's Hop
After You've Gone

Frankie Newton And His Orchestra
Frankie's Jump
Tab's Blues

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