Jazz History Quiz #50

August 25th, 2014

 

The correct answer is Jimmy Noone!

 

 

Jimmie Noone (April 23, 1895 – April 19, 1944) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader. After beginning his career in New Orleans he led Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra, an influential Chicago band that recorded for Vocalion and Decca Records. Maurice Ravel acknowledged basing his Boléro on a Jimmie Noone improvisation. At the time of his death Noone had his own quartet in Los Angeles and was part of an all-star band that was an important force in reviving interest in traditional New Orleans jazz in the 1940s.

Read Noone’s complete Wikipedia biography

 

Jimmy Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra plays “Sweet Lorraine”

Nat Cole sings “Sweet Lorraine”

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2 comments on “Jazz History Quiz #50”

  1. The Charlie Parker Book by S. Crouch.

    Nothing new about Parker that one had not read or heard about the Jazz Icon except
    perhaps Rebecca Ruffin.And she is telling no story about her ex-husband.

    Parker was laughed off the stage because he tried to play like Lester Young.After that it
    was a watershed period consisting of long hours of practice to develop a style of his own which became the benchmark for musicians like Gillespie, Stitt, Davis , Criss, McLean, Morgan etc.

    A short while before Parker passed on, in Chicago, he was on the verge of collapse; a friend urged him not to disappoint the crowd; Parker said bitterly , “They just came out
    here to see the world’s most famous junkie. ” ( Ralph J. Gleason).

    1 1/2 stars to Crouch for the effort of writing this book.

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