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Wallace Davenport


Mostly of the traditional jazz music artists who later on branched out into golf swing and bop, trumpeter Wallace Davenport also backed gospel and R&B vocalists during a thorough career. He used the Youthful Tuxedo Brass Music group in 1938 along with Papa Celestin in 1941 before departing New Orleans to provide within the Navy. Davenport came back there following the Battle, and produced the changeover to golf swing and bop, using various local rings. Through the ’50s he toured America and European countries dealing with Lionel Hampton, and documented in Paris within the middle-’50s with Mezz Mezzrow. Davenport used Count number Basie from 1964 to 1966, and in addition toured with vocalists Ray Charles and Lloyd Cost. He returned to performing traditional jazz in New Orleans in 1969, and released recordings of his organizations playing this design from 1971-1976 by himself label, My Jazz. Davenport documented in European countries with George Wein in 1974, along with Panama Francis and Arnett Cobb in 1976. From 1976 to 1979 he continuing leading his personal rings in New Orleans, and in addition reunited with Hampton briefly in 1976. The trumpeter worked well within the ’80s with both traditional devices and gospel organizations just like the Zion Harmonizers and Aline White colored. Wallace Davenport passed away in New Orleans on March 18, 2004, at age group 78.

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Died March 18, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Profession Trumpeter
Nationality American
Music Groups Count Basie Orchestra
Music Songs It Was a Verry Good Year, Jumpin' at the Woodside, Hay Burner, Swingin' the Blues, Shiny Stockings, I'm Beginning to See the Light, One O'Clock Jump, Moten Swing, Let Me See, Switch in Time, It's Oh, So Nice, Just Friends, Send In the Clowns, Flight of the Foo Birds, Well Alright Okay You Win, Blues in Frankie's Flat, That Warm Feeling, Blue And Sentimental, The Wind Machine, C" Jam Blues, Orange Sherbet, Satin Doll, Blues in Hoss's Flat, That's That, Splanky, Magic Flea, Doin' Basie's Thing, Basie Boogie, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, The Blues Machine, Dance of the Gremlins, If You Could See Me Now
Albums Jam Session, "Goes Latin", And his New Orleans Jazz Band (Nice, France 1980) [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions], The Best of Basie, Nice All Stars, In New Orleans 1975

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