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Frankie Trumbauer

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Born: May 30, 1901 | Died: June 11, 1956    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Frankie Trumbauer

After serving in the US Navy during World War I, Frankie Trumbauer became a professional musician, working first in local bands before moving to Chicago to play and record with the Benson Orchestra and Ray Miller. In 1925-6, he led a band in St. Louis with Bix Beiderbecke, who became his close associate. The two men later worked together orchestras led by Jean Goldkette (1926), Adrian Rollini (1927), and Paul Whiteman (from 1927). By this time Trumbauer's originality was easily discernible, and in 1927 he gained his own recording contract with Okeh, leading to the creation of some of the most important recordings of the era by white jazz musicians. These performances reveal Trumbauer and Beiderbecke, together with Eddie Lang, at the peak of their inspiration....
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"I'm Glad"/"Flock O' Blues,"
Sioux City Six featuring Bix Beiderbecke and Miff Mole, recorded October 11, 1924, New York

"Clarinet Marmalade"/"Singin' the Blues,"
recorded on February 4, 1927, in New York

"Riverboat Shuffle"/"Ostrich Walk,"
recorded May 9, 1927, New York

"I'm Coming, Virginia"/"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans,"
recorded on May 13, 1927, in New York

"For No Reason at All in C"/"Trumbology,"
recorded on May 13, 1927, in New York

"Wringin' an' Twistin',"
recorded on September 9, 1927, in New York

"Krazy Kat (Tone Poem In Slow Rhythm),"
recorded September 28, 1927, New York

"Baltimore" b/w "Humpty Dumpty,"
recorded September 28, 1927, New York

"Mississippi Mud"/"There'll Come a Time (Wait and See),"
January 9, 1928, New York

"Ol' Man River" (From "Show Boat")
recorded with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra on January 11, 1928 in New York with Bing Crosby on vocals and Bix Beiderbecke on cornet.

"Borneo"/"My Pet,"
recorded on April 10, 1928, in New York

"Georgia On My Mind,"
recorded September 24, 1931, Chicago, Illinois

"Troubled"/"Plantation Moods,"
recorded November 20, 1934, New York

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