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11/3 Swinging at the Pearl: Catherine Russell, Dick Hyman & The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
San Antonio’s historic Pearl Stable, once 19th century lodging for Pearl Brewery’s draft horses, is now a perfect spot for a late-night jam session. Vocalist Catherine Russell and pianist Dick Hyman join in the fun.
11/10 Gennett Records: The Little Studio That Could
Old rugs hung from the ceiling of the ragtag studio; its walls stuffed with straw to dampen the sound from passing trains. Yet Gennett was home to key recordings in jazz history by Jelly Roll Morton, Bix and His Gang and more.
11/17 Ride, Red, Ride New Orleans Trumpeter Henry ‘Red’ Allen Jr.
New Orleans trumpeter Henry ‘Red’ Allen Jr. made a name for himself on the 1930s’ New York jazz scene as a hot trumpet soloist, singer and entertainer. He later went on to hold a long residency as bandleader at Manhattan’s famed Metropole Café in Times Square. We tell the story and perform tunes from Allen’s long career.
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Remembering Gennett Records
“The studio was a dreary looking Rube Goldberg place with lily-shaped [recording] horns sticking oddly from the walls. It didn’t have the effect of soothing me.” —Hoagy Carmichael, composer of “Star Dust”
By Randy McNutt
A few weeks ago I was driving through Richmond, Indiana, on my way north to Fort Wayne, when I looked down from a bridge and saw some old brick factories. I realized that this must be the location of the seminal Gennett Records, the roots-music label that operated in Richmond in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Henry Red Allen: Jazz Trumpet Legend Was an Innovator in Technique
In his heyday in the 1930s, Allen was a trumpeter of great significance. More than any other “hot” jazz trumpeter before him he employed the use of long, flowing melodic lines. His sense of continuity had much in common with the style of Harry “Sweets” Edison who employed the same technique a few years later with Count Basie.
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I am doing a web site on 1920′s Chicago for a course that I am taking at Western IL University, Macomb, IL. I would like to know if I may use some of your photos of the 1920s jazz age on my site.
Zenobia N Jefferson
Zenobia, most of the photos on our website come from sources other than our own, so your best course is to seek permission from the original copyright holders. We try to attribute our photos in our newsletters and JazzNotes pages (see “Photo Credits” below, for example).
- Catherine Russell with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band at Pearl Stable, San Antonio, May 2010, courtesy Riverwalk Jazz
- Gennett Studio logo courtesy http://starrgennett.org/
- Henry “Red” Allen courtesy redhotjazz.com
- “Sage Hen Strut” menu board courtesy Riverwalk Jazz
- Jim Cullum courtesy Riverwalk Jazz
- Recreated Gennett Studio courtesy Randy McNutt
- Early publicity photograph of Henry ‘Red’ Allen courtesy Ride, Red, Ride: The Life of Henry ‘Red’ Allen by John Chilton