vendredi 13 novembre 2020

Rex Stewart: Rexatious (ASV Living Era, 1926-1941).



ASV Living Era CD AJA 5200 (1996). 

Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra

Tommy Ladnier, Russell Smith, Joe Smith (trompette), Benny Morton (trombone), Don Redman (clarinette, saxophone alto), Buster Bailey (clarinette), Coleman Hawkins (saxophone ténor), Fats Waller (piano), Charlie Dixon (banjo), June Cole (tuba), Kaiser Marshall (batterie). New York, 3 novembre 1926. 

1. Jackass Blues (en fait Henderson Stomp) (Henderson) 2:52

Henderson's Happy Six Orchestra

Rex Stewart (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone), Buster Bailey (clarinette, saxophone alto), Benny Carter (saxophone alto), Coleman Hawkins (saxophone basse), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Clarence Holiday (banjo). New York, novembre 1928. 

2. Old Black Joe's Blues (Henderson, Lottman) 2:26

McKinney's Cotton Pickers

Joe Smith, Langston Curl (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Ed Cuffee (trombone), Don Redman (clarinette, saxophone alto, vocal), Benny Carter (saxophone alto, clarinette), Prince Robinson (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Todd Rhodes (piano), Dave Wilborn (banjo), Billy Taylor (tuba), Cuba Austin (batterie). New York, 3 novembre 1930. 

3. Rocky Road (Gibbs, Grey) 2:59

Joe Smith, Doc Cheatham (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Ed Cuffee, Quentin Jackson (trombone), Don Redman, Benny Carter (clarinette, saxophone alto), Hilton Jefferson (saxophone alto), Prince Robinson (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Todd Rhodes (piano), Dave Wilborn (banjo), Billy Taylor (tuba), Cuba Austin (batterie). Camden, 8 septembre 1931. 

4. Do You Believe in Love at First Sight? (Kahn, Fiorito) 2:58

Rex Stewart and his Orchestra

Rex Stewart (cornet, vocal), George Stevenson (trombone), Rudy Powell (clarinette, saxophone alto), Bingie Madison (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Ram Ramirez (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Jack Maisel (batterie). New York, 12 décembre 1934. 

5. Singaree (Stewart, Mills) 3:02
6. Baby, Ain't You Satisfied? (Stewart, Mills, Culbrette) 3:00

Rex Stewart and his 52nd Street Stompers

Rex Stewart (cornet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton, clarinette), Duke Ellington (piano), Ceele Burke (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). Hollywood, 16 décembre 1936. 

7. Rexatious (Stewart) 2:44
8. Lazy Man's Shuffle (Stewart) 2:57

Rex Stewart (cornet), Freddy Jenkins (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone sur 9), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton, clarinette), Duke Ellington (piano), Brick Fleagle (guitare), Hayes Alvis (contrebasse), Jack Maisel (batterie). New York, 7 juillet 1937. 

9. The Back Room Romp (Stewart, Ellington) 2:46
10. Tea and Trumpets (Stewart, Ellington) 2:29

Rex Stewart and his Feetwarmers

Rex Stewart (cornet), Barney Bigard (clarinette, batterie), Django Reinhardt (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse). Paris, 5 avril 1939. 

11. Montmartre (Stewart) 2:22
12. Low Cotton (Stewart) 2:58
13. Finesse (Taylor) 2:18
14. I Know That You Know (Youmans) 2:30
15. Solid Old Man (Stewart, Taylor, Bigard) 3:02

Rex Stewart's Big Seven

Rex Stewart (cornet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Billy Kyle (piano), Brick Fleagle (guitare), Wellman Braud (contrebasse), Dave Tough (batterie). New York, 23 juillet 1940. 

16. Bugle Call Rag (Schoebel, Meyers, Pettis) 4:19
17. Diga Diga Doo (Fields, McHugh) 4:15

Rex Stewart and his Orchestra

Rex Stewart (cornet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Ben Webster (saxophone ténor), Harry Carney (saxophones baryton et alto), Duke Ellington (piano), Jimmy Blanton (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). Chicago, 2 novembre 1940. 

18. Mobile Bay (Stewart, Ellington) 3:05

Les mêmes. Hollywood, 3 juillet 1941. 

19. Subtle Slough (Ellington) 3:16

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Cootie Williams, Charlie Allen (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Fred Avendorf (batterie). New York, 30 avril 1935. 

20. Showboat Shuffle (Ellington) 3:03

Cootie Williams, Artie Whetsol (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Pete Clark (saxophone alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Ivie Anderson (vocal). New York, 28 février 1936. 

21. Kissin' My Baby Goodnight (David, Meyer, Wendling) 3:19

Cootie Williams, Artie Whetsol (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 17 juillet 1936. 

22. Trumpet in Spades (Ellington) 3:11

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Ben Webster (saxophone ténor), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Jimmy Blanton (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). Chicago, 6 mars 1940. 

23. Morning Glory (Ellington, Stewart) 3:17

Ray Nance, Wallace Jones (trompette), Rex Stewart (cornet), Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones alto et soprano), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Ben Webster (saxophone ténor), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Jimmy Blanton (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). "Live" au Crystal Ballroom, Fargo Palm 30-09, 7 novembre 1940. 

24. Boy Meets Horn (Ellington, Stewart) 5:09

Compilé par, notes de pochette: Vic Bellerby. 
Photographie de pochette: Max Jones Archive. 
Design: Phil Duffy, P.D. Graphics. 

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