Posts tagged Tyree Glenn
Soul Station Feature: Jonah Jones

Jonah's Wall

Though he played and recorded with many different bands, trumpeter Jonah Jones is probably best known for his work in the 1930s with the superb violinist Stuff Smith and his time during the 1940s with Cab Calloway. This track comes from one really hot session and it features (in order) Dave Rivera on piano, Rudy Powell on clarinet, Milt Hinton on bass, Tyree Glenn on trombone, Ike Quebec on tenor sax and finally Jones, whose hot touch is enlivened by the drum bombs of Kansas Fields. While all the solos are quite fine, note the hard blown squall from Quebec and the bristling, wicked tone Jones has! In many ways, this is swinging jazz during the 1940s at its best, embracing elements that were around in the 1920s, and some that just emerged at the end of the 1930s. It moves, its is hot and it shows a little anger! From September of 1946

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Soul Station Feature: Don Byas

Don Byas went to Europe with Don Redman in the fall of 1946 and he and many members of that band stayed in Europe. By October Byas was recording with a largely African American band mostly drawn from the group he arrived with. During his first Paris session, he used Herbert Lee 'Peanuts' Holland (trumpet), Tyree Glenn (trombone) and Billy Taylor (piano). One of the best numbers they cut is Glenn's Working Eyes, which Duke Ellington turned into Sultry Serenade and claimed for himself, at least on the record label. Ellington's version was the B-side of Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me on Columbia. Perhaps this got straightened out later, perhaps after Glenn left the Duke's employ. I say this because later Herbie Mann recorded it and there the ascription goes to Glenn and NOT Ellington. It is a great tune and the original is great, with fine solos all around.

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