Jimmy McPartland

Born: March 15, 1907 | Died: March 13, 1991    Primary Instrument: Cornet

Jimmy McPartland

Jimmy McPartland (James Dugald McPartland) was an American cornetist and one of the originators of Chicago Jazz. McPartland worked with Eddie Condon, Art Hodes, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey and other jazz veterans, often leading his own bands.

McPartland's father was a music teacher and baseball player. Family problems caused Jimmy and his siblings to be partly raised in orphanages. After being kicked out of one orphanage for fighting, he got in further trouble with the law. Fortunately, he had started violin at age 5, then took up the cornet at age 15. He credited music with turning him around. He confessed that if it weren't for music, he probably would have been “a hoodlum.”...
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  • 1948: Goin' Back a Ways
  • 1953: Shades of Bix
  • 1954: Hot vs. Cool - MGM 10" with Dizzy Gillespie
  • 1954: Won Grammy for his work in leader Willie "The Lion" Smith's band for the soundtrack to the film "After Hours."
  • 1955: Singin' The Blues
  • 1956: The Middle Road
  • 1956: Dixieland Now and Then - Jimmy McPartland's Chicago Rompers, Paul Barbarin's New Orleans Stompers
  • 1956: The Magic Horn RCA Soundtrack
  • 1957: Dixieland! - Jimmy McPartland
  • 1957: Chicago/Austin High School Jazz in Hi-Fi
  • 1958: Dixieland at Carnegie Hall - Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling
  • 1959: That Happy Dixieland Jazz
  • 1959: Jimmy McPartland and His Dixieland
  • 1959: The Music Man Goes Dixieland - Jimmy McPartland's All-Stars: Jimmy McPartland, cornet; Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Dick Cary, trumpet; Cutty Cutshall, trombone; Bud Freeman, sax; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Peanuts Hucko, clarinet; Cliff Leeman, drums; Eddie Condon, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Gene Schroeder, piano.
  • 1959: Meet Me in Chicago - with Art Hodes
  • 1960: Jimmy & Marian McPartland Play TV Themes
  • 1965: That Happy Dixieland Jazz
  • 1966: Manassas Jazz Festival- Maxine Sullivan, Doc Souchon, Cliff Jackson, and "Fat Cat" McRee (Jazzology J-17)
  • 1972: Marian and Jimmy McPartland: A Sentimental Journey - Marian and Jimmy McPartland with special guests Vic Dickenson, Gus Johnson, Buddy Tate.
  • 1972: The McPartland's Live at the Monticello, with Marian McPartland, Recorded in 1972. (Halcyon HAL107)
  • 1973: Swingin'
  • 1974: One Night Stand
  • 1976: Jazz Meeting in Holland - Bud Freeman, Ted Easton
  • 1979: At The Festival
  • 1988: Chicago Jazz Summit CD
  • 1994: Happy Dixieland CD
  • 1998: Thanks For Dropping By CD
  • 2002: The Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions
  • 2005: Condon/McPartland Chicagoans - Live in Concert Meriden, CT 1969

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