Jerry Jerome: Something Old, Something New
Artists / Instruments:
Jerry Jerome: Tenor Sax Randy Sandke:* Trumpet George Masso: Trombone Dick Hyman: Piano Bucky Pizzarelli: Guitar Bob Haggart: Bass Joe Ascione: Drums
Jerry Jerome is fondly remembered as the jazz tenor man in the first Glenn Miller orchestra and the top-of-the-line big bands of Red Norvo, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, until he left the big bands in 1941 to pursue studio work and a sucessful jingles business. The "Something Old¯ part of this set brings together a batch of rarities made by Jerry between 1939 and the early ´60s, providing a generous sampling of Jerry´s marvelous LesterYoung-inspired tenor saxophone, contributions from such stellar friends and associates as Charlie Christian, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Shavers, Yank Lawson, Bobby Hackett, Red Allen and Tyree Glenn, and Jerry´s spoken introductions, making this a unique autobiographical document. The "Something New¯ CD was recorded in 1996 with a first-rate supporting cast of Randy Sandke, George Masso, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bob Haggart and Joe Ascione and reveals that Jerry is playing better than ever. Together, the two CDs form a musical portrait of a splendid musician who has never lost his enthusiasm for jazz and has never stopped swinging. “ Producer´s note.
Here is what the critics have to say:
Selected by Will Friedwald as one of his top 6 for 1997 in the March 1998 issue of FI Magazine. Selected as a 1998 Critics´ Choice in Jazz Journal International in the February, 1999 issue by critics Eddie Blackwell, Eddie Cook, Ian Crosbie, Floyd Levin, Martin Richards and Mike Shera; selected by Al Van Starrex as a Writer´s Choice for 1998 in the January/February 1999 issue of Coda
Selections: Am I Blue? Sometimes I´m Happy It´s the Talk of the Town Undecided East of the Sun Moten Swing It´s Only a Paper Moon Jumpin´ at the Woodside
Disk One: Something Old
Featuring selections with: Charlie Christian, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Shavers, Yank Lawson, Johnny Guarnieri, Red Allen, Tyree Glenn, Dick Cary, Bob Haggart, Tommy Newsom, Dave Tough, Bobby Hackett
Disk Two: Something New
Something Old, Something New
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