2022 01 IHTSB January 23 Albert Nicholas, Sidney Bechet, Eddie Condon…

2022 01 IHTSB January 23 Albert Nicholas, Sidney Bechet, Eddie Condon...

Our show today celebrates small jazz group recordings for the independent jazz labels over a three year period, 1943-46. Chief among these labels was Commodore, from which most of our recordings are drawn. Another label, Keynote, also provided a home for the very talented jazz artists during this period, as did Blue Note. Common to all these studio sessions was the immense talent and energy of these brilliant jazz artists and their interpretations of the great jazz standards. Tow great clarinetists, Albert Nicholas and Sidney Bechet team up on their 1946 recording of “Weary Way Blues”. Among our trumpeters today, listen for stalwarts like Max Kaminsky, Wild bill Davison and Charlie Shavers and we include some fine piano work from Johnny Guarnieri, Art Hodes and Teddy Wilson. And of course the brilliant drumming around in these sessions from artists like George Wettling, Jo Jones and Cozy Cole!!

Artist | Year | Song | Time
1. Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra 1944 At Sundown 3:56
2. Albert Nicholas Blue Five 1946 Weary Way Blues 3:11
3. Eddie Condon & His Band 1943 Back In Your Own Back Yard 2:53
4. Eddie Heywood 1944 Just You, Just Me 3:10
5. Jack Teagarden And His Swingin’ Gates 1944 Chinatown My Chinatown 2:52
6. Teddy Wilson 1945 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me 4:35
7. Charlie Shavers Quintet 1944 Mountain Air 4:58
8. Joe Bushkin Sextet 1944 Oh, Lady Be Good 3:29
9. Red Norvo And His Orchestra 1945 One, Two Three Jump 4:17
10. Wild Bill Davison 1945 Jazz Me Blues 3:22
11. Rex Stewart’s Big Eight 1944 The Little Goose 3:47
12. DeParis Brothers Orchestra 1944 I Found A New Baby 2:53
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