Chubby Jackson(4)

May 25.2017

In 1951 Chubby Jackson joined Ventura’s Big four with Buddy Rich and Phil Napoleon.

Then he moved to Chicago with his family in 1953.

He worked as a studio musician, freelanced, and hosted some local children’s TV shows from 1955.

He became the host of a local children’s show on which he led a big band.

So he played a bass with a big, smiling face painted on it, told jokes and introduced Little Rascals shorts.

I do not know about “The Little Rascals” because I have never seen this TV show in Japan.

Also he reformed his own big band in Chicago and made two classic LP albums for the Argo label.

In 1957 he called out to the former members of the Woody Harman Orchestra and jazz and musician colleagues.

They made two albums “Chubby’s Back” and “I’m Entitled To You”.

Chubby’s swingy performance was also a pleasant feeling.

Last year JazzWax wrote an article about the work ” I’m Entitled To You “.

Please refer to this website.Go here

1951年、Charlie VenturaはChubby JacksonとBuddy Rich 並びにPhil Napoleonを誘い『 Big four 』を結成しました。

1953年、Jackson一家はシカゴに移りスタジオミュージシャンとして生計を立てていました。
1955年、地元の子供向けテレビ番組制作に携わりました。
この番組ではビッグバンドを率い、笑顔でベースを持ちジョークを飛ばしながら演奏したそうです。
私は日本で「The Little Rascals」を見たことがないので、詳しいことは書くことが出来ません。
雰囲気的には「犬塚弘さん,世志凡太さん」を想像します。
ジャズに話を戻します。Argoレーベルから2枚のアルバムを制作しました。
1957年、Woody Harman時代の同僚達にレコーデイングに参加するよう呼びかけ「Chubby’s Back」と「You’re Entitled To You」を発売しました。
ビッグバンドでのChubby Jacksonのベースワークは相変わらず心地良いです。
昨年私が愛読しているJazzWaxが「You’re Entitled To You」について詳細な記事を書いています。
こちらをクリックして下さい。

Here is Charlie Ventura and his Sextet play “Synthesis”.
Charlie Shavers (tp), Bili Harris (tb), Charlie Ventura (ts), Ralph Burns(p),Bill DeArango(g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough(ds), Buddy Stewart (vel) NYC March 1947

Here is Charlie Ventura And His Sextet play “Blue Champagne”.
Members of the recording are the same as above.
(上のメンバーからボーカルが抜けますが他は同じです)

Here is Charlie Ventura’s “Big Four” play “O.H. Blues”.
Charlie Ventura(ts) Marty Napoleon(p) Chubby Jackson(b) Buddy Rich(d) New York, August 8, 1951

Here is Chubby Jackson and his Old friends play “Tiny’s Blues”.
Don Geraci, John Howell, Don Jacoby, John Silva (tp),
Cy Touff (bass tp),Bill Harris, Tom Shepard (tb),
Sandy Mosse, Vito Price (ts),Howard Davis (as),
Bill Calkins (bs),Remo Biondi, Jimmy Gourley (g),
Marty Rubenstein (p),Chubby Jackson (b)
Don Lamond (ds) Chicago, March 31, 1957

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