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Calvin Jackson

Calvin Jackson - pianist, composer, arranger, band leader, radio host (1919-1985)

Calvin Jackson was born on May 26, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied music at the Juilliard School for a year (1941), and then went to California as assistant music director at the Hollywood studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In addition to his film studio work, Jackson also arranged music for orchestra leader Harry James and recorded with Phil Moore's band.

He moved back to New York in 1947, where he was billed with Mildred Bailey at the Cafe Society. He continued to pursue a career as a recording artist in his roles as arranger, pianist and ensemble leader, touring widely in North and South America with a trio or quartet.

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December 18, 2013

Calvin Jackson: Ghost Piano

Albums

[no cover]
Jazz Variations On...
Not On Label (Calvin Weston Self-released)
1961
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[no cover]
High Noon/Never On...
Not On Label (Calvin Weston Self-released)
1961
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[no cover]
Cal-Essence
Not On Label (Calvin Weston Self-released)
1959
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Cal Essence
Cal Essence
Raynote
1959
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[no cover]
At The Plaza
Not On Label (Calvin Weston Self-released)
1954
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