Trumpet Jive! [CD]

Trumpet Jive! [CD]

by Rex StewartRex Stewart

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Overview

In the 21st century, jazz has a serious image problem. Many of the century's rock, R&B, blues, and country musicians think of jazz as stuffy music that only appeals to intellectuals in Sweden; you will seldom hear them describe jazz as fun or entertaining, and sadly, bop snobs only make matters worse with their elitist attitudes. But Rex Stewart and Wingy Manone came out of a time when jazz was not considered stuffy; in fact, fun and entertaining are words that describe this swing-oriented collection. Assembled by Fantasy in 1992, Trumpet Jive! spans 1944-1960 and turns the spotlight on either trumpeter/singer Manone or cornetist/singer Stewart. The original Trumpet Jive! LP of the early '70s contained 12 songs and focused on three '40s sessions: a Stewart session from 1945 and Manone sessions from 1944 and 1945. But in 1992, Trumpet Jive! became a 71-minute, 22-song CD when Fantasy added the contents of Stewart's 1960 Prestige/Swingville session The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart. What do these sessions have in common? For one thing, a strong sense of fun. Stewart and Manone were both extroverted, fun-loving improvisers, and their horn solos are as good-spirited as their vocals. When they sing, both of them are influenced by Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller and embrace a humorous vocal style called jive -- arguably, jive was to '30s and '40s jazz what the quirky, goofy lyrics of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins were to '70s funk. On Trumpet Jive!, Stewart and Manone not only offer impressive virtuosity, they also offer fun, entertaining party music. Anyone who thinks that all jazz is stuffy needs to give this CD a very close listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/1994
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218541923
catalogNumber: 24119

Tracks

  1. That Glory Day
  2. Bread and Gravy
  3. O Sole Mio
  4. Shake the Blues Away
  5. That's a Gasser
  6. Georgia Gal
  7. Mr. Boogie Man
  8. Where Can I Find a Cherry?
  9. Three Horn Parlay
  10. Dreamer's Blues
  11. Big Chief Pawnee
  12. Shady Side of the Street
  13. Red Ribbon
  14. If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)
  15. Rasputin
  16. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  17. Four or Five Times
  18. You Can Depend on Me
  19. San Antonio Shout
  20. I Would Do Most Anything for You
  21. Tell Me
  22. Nagasaki

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rex Stewart   Primary Artist,Cornet,Kazoo,Vocals,Track Performer
Earl Bostic   Alto Saxophone
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Vibes
Bob Haggart   Bass
Wingy Manone   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Marsala   Clarinet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
George Wettling   Drums
Dave Bowman   Piano
Nick Caiazza   Tenor Saxophone
John Dengler   Kazoo,Bass Saxophone,Washboard
J.C. Heard   Drums
Wilbert Kirk   Harmonica,Tambourine
Chuck Lampkin   Drums
Dave Rivera   Piano
Cecil Scott   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Brass
Chauncey Westbrook   Guitar
Alvin Raglin   Bass
Junior Raglin   Bass
Ward Silloway   Trombone
Jerome Darr   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Brick Fleagle   Guitar
Frank Orchard   Trombone
Conrad Lanoue   Piano
Irving Lang   Bass

Technical Credits

Earl Bostic   Contributor
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Hank D'Amico   Contributor
Tyree Glenn   Contributor
Bob Haggart   Contributor
Joe Marsala   Contributor
Chuck Wayne   Contributor
George Wettling   Contributor
Chris Albertson   Liner Notes
Dave Bowman   Contributor
John Dengler   Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
J.C. Heard   Contributor
Wilbert Kirk   Contributor
Chuck Lampkin   Contributor
Dave Rivera   Contributor
Cecil Scott   Contributor
Chauncey Westbrook   Contributor
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Jamie Putnam   Cover Design
Brick Fleagle   Contributor
Byron Gay   Composer
Marco H. Hellman   Composer

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