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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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Albums

Thanks for Dropping By
Thanks for Dropping By
Simitar
1998
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Singin' The Blues
HighNote
1976
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Dixieland!
HighNote
1968
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Hot Vs. Cool (A...
HighNote
1952
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Live At The Monticello
HighNote
0
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Meet Me In Chicago
HighNote
0
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Videos

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