Swingin' Small Combos Kansas City Style - Vol.1: The Complete Jesse Price 1946-1957

Jesse Price

Swingin' Small Combos Kansas City Style - Vol.1: The Complete Jesse Price 1946-1957

Blue Moon Blues Series

Personnel:
Jesse Price, Dodo Marmarosa, Clarence Thornton, Buddy Tate, Paul Quinichette, Dave Cavanaugh

Reference: BMCD 6019

Bar code: 84 27328 06019 6

Tracklisting:

1. Kansas City Mama
2. Sleepy Baby Blues
3. You Satisfy
4. Sweet Man Blues
5. I´m The Drummer Man
6. Froggy Bottom
7. Big Town Blues
8. Just Another Day Wasted Away
9. I Ain´t Mad At You Honey Baby
10. You Can´t Take It With You
11. I Ain´t Mad At You Honey Baby
12. Kansas City Boogie
13. That´s The Way She Feels
14. Blue Book Boogie
15. What´s Happenin
16. Jump It With A Shuffle
17. Nagasaki
18. Mistreated
19. Frettin For Some Pettin
20. The Whirligig
21. Baby Let´s Be Friends
22. My Baby Done Left Me
23. Just Before Sunrise
24. Tippin Out
25. Geechi
26. Huggin


Biography:

An influential drummer who was best known for supporting major performers, Jesse Price appeared in many settings through the years. He began playing drums when he was 14, freelancing in Memphis, playing in the pit orchestra of the Palace Theatre in his hometown and accompanying blues singers. After moving to Kansas City in 1934, Price became an important fixture, playing with George E. Lee, Thamon Hayes, Count Basie's orchestra (1936) prior to Jo Jones, touring with Ida Cox and later working with Harlan Leonard (1939-41). Price moved to Los Angeles in 1941, playing with Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong (1943), Stan Kenton (1944), Basie (1944), Benny Carter, Slim Gaillard (1949) and (in Kansas City) Jay McShann, among many others. He was less active in the 1960s and '70s but led a band at the Monterey Jazz Festival as late as 1971. Price recorded 23 selections as a leader from 1946-48 (mostly for Capitol); they were usually blues-based but often used top jazz players.
- by Scott Yanow



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