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Chubby Jackson


An excellent bassist, Chubby Jackson is best-known for his association with Woody Herman’s first two Herds from the mid- to later ’40s, where he functioned not merely in the tempo section but as a sort-of cheerleader whose vocal interjections actually pushed the music group. Although he began for the clarinet when he was 16, Jackson shortly turned to bass and was a specialist by enough time he was 19, using many big rings, including those led by Raymond Scott, Jan Savitt, and Henry Busse. After touring with Charlie Barnet from 1941 to 1943 (occasionally with Oscar Pettiford because the second bassist), Jackson became a member of Woody Herman’s transitional orchestra and was partially in charge of the group adding many youthful modernists towards the personnel, leading to the very first Herd. Jackson was with Herman during 1943-1946 (showing up on many recordings). After Herman split up the music group, Jackson used Charlie Ventura’s septet (1947) and got his own little group that toured Scandinavia. Another tour with Herman (1948) was accompanied by an interval leading his personal big music group (1948-1949), more use Ventura (1951), and an interval co-leading a combo with Expenses Harris. Chubby Jackson spent the 1950s like a studio room musician, freelancer, and a bunch of his personal children’s tv program. After periods surviving in Chicago, NEVADA, and LA, he eventually resolved in NORTH PARK in semi-retirement, although Jackson sometimes emerged, including for any stint with Lionel Hampton (1978-1979) along with Herman reunion organizations. Even in pension, Jackson appeared tireless, assisting to organize social events for older persons and briefly hosting a cable television jazz system. Jackson passed on in NORTH PARK on Oct 1, 2003 following a protracted struggle with malignancy. Chubby’s child, Duffy Jackson (given birth to July 3, 1953), is usually an excellent drummer who used Count number Basie in the 1970s and it has led his personal sessions. Furthermore to his are a sideman, Chubby Jackson documented as a innovator for Keynote, Prestige, Columbia (1949), Argo, Everest, and Crown, furthermore to some smaller sized labels.

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Full Name Chubby Jackson
Died October 1, 2003, Rancho Bernardo, California, United States
Nationality American
Spouse Margot Jackson
Children Duffy Jackson, Jaijai Jackson
Albums Chubby's Back, Chubby Takes Over, From Then Till Now, We Three: A Jazz Approach To Stereo (Digitally Remastered), Live At The Swiss Chalet - 16 October 1978, Woody’s Boys Vol. 3 (1945-49), Loch Lamond (Mono Version), The Boppers In Europe Vol. 1 (1947-48), Woody’s Boys Vol. 1 (1944-45), Chubbys Back / I'm Entitled to You, Chubby's Back! (Bonus Track Version)
Movies A Great Day in Harlem, The Psychedelic Priest, Wells Fargo Gunmaster

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1 His son Duffy (born 1953) is a fine jazz drummer in his own right.
2 Jazz bassist.
3 Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 2000.
4 He served as the fourth and last host/performer of WOR TV Ch. 9 NYC's "Looney Tunes Show". It moved to a weekday afternoon format and was seen from Monday January 15, 1962 to Friday November 9, 1962. On Monday November 12, 1962, the show's title was changed to "The Chubby Jackson Show". Mr.Jackson continued to host the show weekday afternoons until Friday June 14, 1963.
5 He was the host/performer of the weekday morning version of WABC TV Ch. 7 NYC's "Little Rascals Show". It was on the air from Monday March 23, 1959 to Friday July 14, 1961.



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