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Jack Teagarden

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Jack Teagarden

Jack Teagarden was first played on NTS on 24 December 2019. Songs played include Christmas Night In Harlem.

Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964), known as "Big T" and "The Swingin' Gate", was a jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, and vocalist, regarded as the "Father of Jazz Trombone".

Born in Vernon, Texas, his brothers Charlie and Clois "Cub" and his sister Norma also became noted professional musicians. Teagarden's father was an amateur brass band trumpeter and started young Jack on baritone horn; by age seven he had switched to trombone. He first heard jazz music played by the Louisiana Five and decided…

Christmas Night In Harlem
Jack Teagarden, Paul Whiteman
Aircheck Records1978
Christmas Night In Harlem
Jack Teagarden, Paul WhitemanAircheck Records1978