Chubby Jackson

Chubby Jackson Big Band - New York City 1949 (UPCD 27.75/27.76)

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Chubby Jackson Big Band - New York City 1949

Chubby Jackson

Uptown

026198277529

UTR 141677

UPCD 27.75/27.76

JAZZ

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Chubby Jackson Big Band - New York City 1949

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MORE JAZZ TREASURES UNEARTHED BY THE UPTOWN LABEL

Bob Sunenblick's Uptown label continues with its research work to unearth obscure but always gratifying musical moments. Now it’s the turn of Chubby Jackson’s amazing 1949 big band. Chubby was never a best-seller, and a double CD set of this band won’t probably make anyone rich, but it will nevertheless give great amounts of pleasure to many jazz fans.

The orchestra was obviously inspired by the Woody Herman herds in which many of the main performers on these sessions had played, including of course its leader Chubby Jackson (1918-2003). The first large formation conducted by Chubby Jackson for records was with a sixteen-man unit including Al Porcino, Tiny Kahn (who would tragically died in 1953 of a heart attack at the age of 39), and Joe Harris (with arrangements by Al Cohn), which waxed four titles on February 24, 1949 (also included here). A couple of 1949 broadcasts of this orchestra live at the Royal Roost, in New York, exist, and they open this collection. It also includes a rare 1949 studio rehearsal presenting Chubby in the company of such stars as Al Cohn, Stan Getz, and Gerry Mulligan. Further rare recordings are featured on the second CD, which presents a series of 1947 small group sides waxed in Stockholm, a 1957 interview of Chubby by Don Manning, and an until now unlisted in discographies trio version of “My Ideal” showcasing Jackson in the company of Lennie Tristano and Billy Bauer.

Sound quality is obviously not hi-fi, but is always decent and the performances are spirited and never cease to amaze with their freshness. A 43-page booklet, in the Uptown tradition, presents detailed information about the dates and musicians, also including rare images and memorabilia.

COLECTIVE PERSONNEL:

CHUBBY JACKSON BIG BAND:

NORMAN FAYE, AL PORCINO, CHARLIE WALP, trumpet
MARIO DAONE, ROB SWOPE, trombone
FRANK SOCOLOW, alto sax:
RAY TURNER. AL YOUNG, tenor sax
MARTY FLAX, baritone sax
GENE DINOVI, piano, arranger
TEDDY CHARLES, vibraphone
RED MITCHELL, piano, bass
TOM "RED" KELLY, CURLY RUSSELL, bass
CHUBBY JACKSON, bass, vocals
TUNY KAHN, drums, arranger, vocals
JOE HARRIS, bongo, congas
PAULA CASTLE. vocals

GENE ROLAND'S BOPPERS:

DAN BAXTER, DAN BLUE, JERRY LLOYD, DALE PIERCE, trumpet
GENE ROLAND, trumpet, valve trombone
AL COHN, STAN GETZ, ZOOT SIMS, tenor sax
GERY MULLIGANM baritone sax
GENE DINOVI, piano
TOM "RED" KELLY, bass
TINY KAHN, drums

PAULA CASTLE with JOE ROLAND QUINTET:

RAY TURNER, tenor sax
JOE ROLAND, vibraphone
JOE PUMA, guitar
RED MITCHELL, piano
PAUL SZIGLAI, bass
PAULA CASTLE, vocals

CHUBBY JACKSON'S FIFTH - DIMENSIONAL JAZZ GROUP:

CONTE CANDOLI, trumpet
FRANK SOCOLOW, tenor sax, vocals
TERRY GIBBS, vibraphone, vocals
LOU LEVY, piano
CHUBBY JACKSON, bass, vocals
DENZIL BEST, drums.

CD 1:

01. JUMPIN' WITH SYMPHONY SID
02. TINY'S BLUES
03. FATHER KNICKERBOPPER
04. TENDERLY NALTE
05. LEMON DROP
06. BOOMSIE
07. BOP SLAPPY
08. TINY'S BLUES
09. FATHER KNICKERBOPPER
10. INTRO! BELVEDERE BOP
11. YOU WEAR LOVE SO WELL
12. GODCHILD
13. BOOMSIE
14, SID'S SWING SYMPHONY
15. OH! THEM SAXOPHONES
16. BLUES
17. SID'S SWING SYMPHONY

CD 2:

01. TINY'S BLUES
02. ALL WRONG
03. FATHER KNICKERBOPPER
04. GODCHILD
05. LEAVING TOWN
06. A FOOL AND HIS LOVE
07. THREE MEN ON A BASS
08. DON MANNING INTERVIEWS CHUBBY JACKSON
09. LEMON DROP
10. FATHER KNICKERBOPPER
11. ALL WRONG
12. BELVEDERE BOP
13. DON MANNING INTERVIEWS CHUBBY JACKSON
14. CROWN PILOTS
15. LEMON DROP
16. BEGIN THE BEGUINE
17. CRYIN' SANDS
18. BOOMSIE
19. DEE DEE'S DANCE
20. MY IDEAL