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Franz Jackson


Among the last survivors from the pre-swing period, Franz Jackson (an excellent tenorman and clarinetist) remained dynamic into the following century, saving for Parkwood with Marcus Belgrave, and enjoying the discharge of the 2000 efficiency on Delmark. He proved helpful within the Chicago region beginning in 1926, including with Albert Ammons, Carroll Dickerson (1932 and 1934-1936), Jimmie Noone (1934), Roy Eldridge (1937), and Fletcher Henderson’s orchestra (1937-1938). Jackson traveled to NY with Eldridge (1938-1939), performed in California with Earl Hines’ orchestra (1940-1941), and worked with Excess fat Waller (1941) as well as the Cootie Williams big music group (1942). Stints with Frankie Newton (1942-1943) and Wilbur DeParis (1944-1945) implemented, and he performed within the Pacific on many USO tours. Within the middle-’50s, after time for Chicago, Franz Jackson shaped his First Jazz All Superstars, an organization that lasted for about twenty years. He documented for Riverside in 1961, Delmark, as well as for his very own label Pinnacle; Jackson also documented with Artwork Hodes in 1974. He continuing playing regularly within the Chicago region during the following many decades.

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Date Of Birth November 1, 1912
Died May 6, 2008, Niles, Michigan, United States
Profession Saxophonist
Music Songs Mr. Banjo Man, Clarinet Marmalade, Blue Thursday, Weary Blues, Won't-Cha Come On Home, Sugar Foot Stomp, Alabama Jubilee, Red Arrow Blues, You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night, Bugle Call Rag, Colonel Bogey March, King Porter Stomp, I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, I've Found a New Baby, How I'm Doin?, Al's Strut, Riverside Blues, Hotter Than That, C-jam Blues, Sister Kate, 1919 Rag, Bugle Blues, Yellow Dog Blues, Gin House Blues, Blues to the Dole, Runnin' Wild, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, St. James Infirmary, Shimmi-Sha-Wabble, Squeeze Me, Battle Hymn of the Republic
Albums Original Jazz All Stars, Alabama Jubilee, Body and Soul, No "Saints", Rare Cuts - Well Done, Vol. 9

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