TitleQuentin Jackson oral history interview
Note(s)[biogHist] Quentin "Butter" Jackson (1909-1976) was a fixture with Duke Ellington's Orchestra in the 1950's. Quentin was Duke's best wah-wah trombonist (an expert with the plunger mute) since Tricky Sam Nanton. His brother-in-law Claude Jones (who played with McKinney's Cotton Pickers) taught him trombone. Jackson played with Zack Whyte (1930), McKenney's Cotton Pickers (1931), Don Redmans's Orchestra (1932-40), Cab Calloway (1940-48) and Lucky Millinder. He took occasional solos with those groups and in the early days was a balled singer. But most important were his contributions to Duke Ellington's music (1949-60), both as a soloist and in ensembles. After leaving Duke's orchestra. he toured Europe with Quincy Jones (1960), played with Count Basie (1961-62), recorded with Charles Mingus (1962), returned to Ellington (1963) and worked with the big bands of Louie Bellson and Gerald Wilson. Quentin Jackson was with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (1971-75) near the end of his life. His only session as a leader resulted in four titles in 1959 that were reissued by Swing.
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Table of ContentsPage numbers here indicate page numbers for "Read Online" interface. Page numbers listed on transcripts may differ.
Tape 1 ....pp.1 - 33
Tape 2 ...pp. 32 - 69
Tape 3 ...pp. 70 - 104
Tape 4 ...pp. 104- 136
Tape 5 ...pp. 137 - 174
Tape 6 ...pp. 174 - 206
Tape 7 ...pp. 207 - 242
Tape 8 ...pp. 241* - 274
Tape 9 ...pp. 275* - 345
Tape 10...pp. 275 - 310 - Tape 10 is a partial duplicate of Tape 9
Tape 11...pp. 346 - 377
Tape 12...pp. 377 - 403
Tape 13...pp. 404 - 440
Tape 14...pp. 439* - 456
*Page numbers repeat: Beginning of recordings repeat last few seconds of previous tape.
CollectionJazz Oral History Project
Organization NameRutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
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