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Tadd Dameron


The definitive arranger/composer from the bop era, Tadd Dameron wrote such standards as “Great Bait,” “Our Delight,” “Hot Home,” “Female Parrot,” and “IF YOU Could See Me personally Now.” Not merely did he compose melody lines, but complete agreements, and he was an important force in the mid-’40s on despite the fact that he never economically prospered. Dameron began in the golf swing era touring using the Zack Whyte and Blanche Calloway rings, he composed for Vido Musso in NY and most significantly, contributed agreements for Harlan Leonard’s Kansas Town Orchestra, a few of which were documented. Shortly Dameron was composing graphs for such rings as Jimmie Lunceford, Count number Basie, Billy Eckstine, and Dizzy Gillespie (1945-1947) furthermore to Sarah Vaughan. Dameron was generally very humble about his very own piano playing but he do gig with Babs Gonzales’ Three Bips & a Bop in 1947 and led a sextet offering Fatty acids Navarro (and afterwards Miles Davis) on the Royal Roost during 1948-1949. Dameron co-led an organization with Davis on the 1949 Paris Jazz Celebration, stayed in European countries for a couple months (composing for Ted Heath), and returned to NY. He composed for Artie Shaw’s last orchestra that calendar year, played and organized R&B for Bull Moose Jackson (1951-1952) and in 1953 led a non-et featuring Clifford Dark brown and Philly Joe Jones. Medication problems, however, began to block the way of his music. After documenting several albums (including 1958’s Mating Contact with John Coltrane) he spent a lot of 1959-1961 in prison. After he premiered, Dameron composed for Sonny Stitt, Blue Mitchell, Milt Jackson, Benny Goodman and his last record but was much less mixed up in years before his loss of life from cancers. Tadd Dameron’s traditional Blue Take note recordings of 1947-48, his 1949 Capitol edges and Prestige/Riverside pieces of 1953, 1956, 1958, and 1962 are currently on the net on CD.

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Full Name Tadd Dameron
Died March 8, 1965, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Composer, Jazz Pianist
Nationality American
Music Songs Lady Bird, If You Could See Me Now, Our Delight, Hot House, On a Misty Night, Good Bait, Dameronia, The Squirrel, John's Delight, Super Jet, Soultrane, Gnid, Jahbero, Allen's Alley, Mating Call, Fontainebleau, The Scene Is Clean, What's New, Symphonette, Dial B For Beauty, Sid's Delight, You're a Joy, The Dream Is You, Smooth As The Wind, Swift As the Wind, That Someone Must Be You, Just Plain Talkin', Flossie Lou, Bevan's Birthday, Look, Stop and Listen, April In Paris, Anthropology, Pt. 2
Albums Mating Call, Fontainebleau, Anthropology, The Magic Touch, The Compositions Of Tadd Dameron, The Essential Tracks (Remastered), That's What I Need (Remastered), Complete Jazz Series 1947 - 1949, The Jazz Movement (Remastered), Days To Come, The Cool Jazz Movement (Remastered), Complete Blue Note & Capitol Sessions, Vol 1, Vol. 2, It's All About Jazz Music, Complete Live in Paris 1949 (feat. James Moody & Kenny Clarke) [Bonus Track Version], Essential Jazz Masters, Just Plain Talkin', Gray Heron, Shine Like Diamonds, John Coltrane: Soultrane, Fontainbleau, Dameronia, Curved Ornaments, The Scene Is Clean, Fabulous Magic Collection, Battle Of Legends, Bitter Sweet, Colours of Jazz Music (Remastered), Rainbow Bubble, Live in New York, Blue Haze, A Bouquet Of Hits, In That Golden Summer Time, Flossie Lou, Hangout, Conversation with, Your Music Around Me, Talkative Friend, Clifford Brown/Tadd Dameron, Riding Tunes, Open Stage, This Record, Get Faster, Fats Navarro Featured with the Tadd Dameron Quintet (Remastered), Jazz Greats (feat. John Coltrane), Some Winter Dreams, Casbah, Search For Santa, A Summer Sky Shines, Wailing Wall, Build Bridges, Confectioner's

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