Milton Mezz Mezzrow & Orchestra Under The Supervision of Hugues Panassié - Bluebird 10085 (1938)


From Wikipedia…

Thomas J. "Tommy" Ladnier (May 28, 1900 – June 4, 1939) was an American jazz trumpeter. Clarinetist/writer Mezz Mezzrow rated him second only to Louis Armstrong.

Ladnier moved to New Orleans in his youth. He was influenced by early New Orleans trumpet/cornet players Bunk Johnson and Joe "King" Oliver. About 1919 he moved to Chicago, where he started making records in 1924. In 1926 he moved to New York City to join the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. Two years later Ladnier toured Europe with Sam Wooding's band, then returned to the States to rejoin Fletcher Henderson, and then played in Noble Sissle's Orchestra, with whom he again toured Europe. In the 1930s Ladnier co-led a band with Sidney Bechet called The New Orleans Feetwarmers, with whom Ladnier made some of his best recordings.

Tommy Ladnier died of a heart attack in New York City at the age of 39 (less than 7 months after these recordings.)

Tommy Ladnier, Sidney De Paris t / Mezz Mezzrow cl / James P. Johnson p / Teddy Bunn g / Elmer James sb / Zutty Singleton d.

Recorded in New York on November 21, 1938.


Art Tatum & His Band With Joe Turner - Decca 48062 (1941)

I like Joe Turner and I like Art Tatum...never knew that they teamed up.

Joe Thomas t / Edmond Hall cl / Art Tatum p / John Collins g / Billy Taylor sb / Eddie Dougherty d / Joe Turner v.

Recorded in New York on January 21, 1941



Joe Thomas t / Art Tatum p / Oscar Moore g / Billy Taylor sb / Yank Porter d / Joe Turner v.

Recorded in New York on June 13, 1941

Decca 183 - An Anthology Of White Jazz

Just found this 12 sided set in a record cabinet that I had passed many times before in my searching at the local record store.


Charlie Teagarden t / Jack Teagarden tb, v / Sal Franzella cl / Al Gallodoro as / Art Drelinger ts / Walter Gross p / Art Ryerson g / Art Miller sb / Rollo Laylan d.


Recorded in New York on September 9, 1938



Jimmy McPartland c / Joe Harris tb / Rosy McHargue cl / Dick Clark ts / Jack Gardner p / Dick McPartland g / Country Washburn sb / George Wettling d.

Recorded in Chicago on April 24, 1936


Billy Butterfield t / Warren Smith tb / Irving Fazola cl / Eddie Miller ts / Jess Stacy p / Nappy Lamare g / Bob Haggart sb / Ray Bauduc d.

Recorded in New York on February 6, 1940


Wingy Mannone t / George Brunies tb / Sidney Arodin cl / Terry Shand p / Benny Pottle sb / Bob White d.

Recorded in New York on September 12, 1934


Glen Gray as, dir / Sonny Dunham, Grady Watts, Bobby Jones t / Pee Wee Hunt, Billy Rauch, Fritz Hummel tb / Clarence Hutchinrider as / Kenny Sargent as / Art Ralston as, o, bsn / Pat Davis ts / Mel Jenssen vn / Joe Hall p / Jack Blanchette g / Stanley Dennis sb / Tony Briglia d.

Recorded in New York on September 17, 1934


George Thow t / Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Don Mattison tb / Jimmy Dorsey cl, as / Jack Stacey as / Skeets Herfurt ts / Bobby Van Eps p / Roc Hillman g / Delmar Kaplan sb / Ray McKinley d.

Recorded in New York on August 23, 1934


Manny Klein, Dave Klein t / Jack Teagarden tb / Benny Goodman cl / Arthur Rollin its / Adrian Rollini bsx / Howard Smith p / George Van Eps g / Artie Bernstein sb / Stan King d.

Recorded in New York on October 23, 1934



Bud Freeman ts, dir / Max Kaminsky t / Brad Gowans vtb / Pee Wee Russell cl / Dave Bowman p / Eddie Condon g / Clyde Newcomb sb / Al Sidell d.

Recorded in New York on July 19, 1939


Muggsy Spanier t / Ted Vesely tb / Ben Kanter cl / King Guion ts / Bob Laine p / Garry McAdams g / Francis Palmer sb / Ben Pollack d.

Recorded in Los Angeles on September 11, 1937


Roy Eldridge t / Joe Marsala cl / Carmen Mastren g / Sid Weiss sb.

Recorded in New York on December 20, 1935


Joe Venuti vn / Arthur Rollini cl, ts / Adrian Rollini bsx, vib / Fulton McGrath p / Frank Victor g / Victor Engle d.

Recorded in New York on March 20, 1935


Stew Pletcher t / Eddie Sauter mel / Donald McCook cl / Herbie Haymer ts / Dave Barbour g / Pete Peterson sb / Bob White d / Red Norvo x.

Recorded in New York on January 6, 1936