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Jack Teagarden
Big T
A Hundred Years from Today

Centenary Issue
LIVING ERA CD AJS 2005 2 CD’s

 

 

 


CD1
  1. A Hundred Years from Today
  2. She’s a Great Girl
  3. Makin’ Friends
  4. I’m Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee
  5. That’s a Serious Thing
  6. Knockin’ a Jug
  7. My Kinda love
  8. Dinah
  9. The Sheik of Araby
  10. Basin St. Blues
  11. Beale St. Blues
  12. You Rascal You
  13. Chances Are
  14. After You’ve Gone
  15. I’ve Got "It"
  16. Somebody Stole Gabriel’s Horn
  17. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  18. Ain’t Cha Glad?
  19. Dr Heckle and Mr. Jibe
  20. Texas Tea Party
  21. Christmas Night in Harlem
  22. Junk Man
  23. Davenport Blues
  24. Swung the Election

CD2
  1. S’Wonderful
  2. Serenade to a Shylock
  3. The Blues
  4. Octoroon
  5. Muddy River Blues
  6. Swingin’ on the Teagarden Gate
  7. Jack Hits the Road
  8. Muscat Ramble
  9. Shine
  10. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  11. Stars Fell On Alabama
  12. If I could Be With You One Hour Tonight
  13. Somebody Loves Me
  14. St Louis Blues
  15. A Jam Session at Victor
  16. Say It Simple So I Can Understand
  17. St James Infirmary
  18. Rockin’ Chair
  19. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
  20. Lover
  21. High Society
  22. Meet Me Where They Play the Blues.

Jack Teagarden was a monster of the jazz world in every way, he was known as Big T, but he was a monster of the jazz trombone and a superb jazz vocalist. There are 46 tracks here and on each one he demonstrates his absolute mastery of the trombone. What’s more, he inspires musicians I have never heard of before to turn in world class performances. Track 17 to 19, have him paired with Louis Armstrong who regularly outplayed everybody he came across, but Jack was more than equal to the challenge and draws Armstrong’s praise for his efforts.

Living Era should be congratulated on this release and it should be in every serious jazz enthusiast’s collection. I do not intend to say more as I have waxed eloquently on Mr T before on previous reviews of his work, this collection is the best yet! Buy It!

Don Mather

 

 



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