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Leonard Davis
Nationalität: US
Instrumente: tp
The best-known musician by the name of Leonard Davis also garnered the nickname of "Ham" during his lifetime -- but not for anything he did during any of his trumpet solos, at least not based on any of the dozens of records he appears on with real hams such as Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. Davis began performing as a lad in St. Louis and was part of the local Odd Fellows Boys' Band, by name alone perhaps representing a preview of the eccentric world of jazz awaiting him. Before moving to New York City in the second half of the '20s, the trumpeter collaborated in St. Louis with that city's historic bandleader Charlie Creath. Prior to his recording debut in 1929 as part of Eddie Condon's band, Davis worked in a theater band led by Edgar Hayes, a man who would continue to be one of his collaborators throughout the trumpeter's career. He also played with pianist Arthur Gibbs for two years beginning in 1927. As the '30s unrolled, the names of the artists that employed this trumpeter begin to take on much more luster: Elmer Snowden, Don Redman, and Benny Carter among them. From 1935 through 1937 he was a member of Armstrong's Orchestra, then rejoined his old pal Hayes. They toured Europe together, and Davis worked for several years as part of the Blackbirds show upon his return to New York. When soprano saxophonist and clarinetist Sidney Bechet assembled a nine-piece band in 1940, he remembered Davis from his hero Armstrong's extended group and hired him. A bit later Davis and Hayes were reunited, this time in the context of Maurice Hubbard's Band. Before backing off from full-time music in the mid-'40s, Davis put in stints with both Albert Socarras and George James. He continued to perform live from time to time around New York City up until his death in 1957, most often in dance or wedding bands or casual club dates.
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Album erhältlich
Label Label-Nummer Recording  
 Benny Carter  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsClassics 5221929-33CD
 Benny Carter  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsClassics 5301933-36CD
 Benny Carter  —  Devil's HolidayJSP RecordsJSPCD 3311933/34CD
 Benny Carter & His Orchestra  —  Swing ItColumbiaSEG 77021933EP
 Charlie JohnsonOFC101927 - 1929LP
 Charlie Johnson  —  And His Orchestra (1927-1929RCA Victor430.687 S1927 - 1929LP
 Charlie Johnson  —  The Complete Sessions Jazz Archives Nø78EPM Music1581221925-29CD
 Charlie Johnson & His Paradise Band  —  Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra Cecil Scott & His Bright BoysRCA Victor741.0661927 - 1929LP
 Charlie Johnson & His Paradise TenRCA Victor741.0651927 - 1928LP
 Chocolate Dandies  —  The Chocolate DandiesParlophone70381928 - 1933LP
 Clarence Williams  —  (Vol. 4)OFCOFC-431928 - 1929LP
 Clarence Williams  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsClassics 8101929/30CD
 Clarence Williams  —  Vol.4OFC431929LP
 Coleman Hawkins  —  A RetrospectiveBluebird6366617 21929-63CD
 Coleman Hawkins  —  In The GrooveIndigo RecordsIGOCD 20371926-39CD


Tracks auf denen "Leonard Davis" mitwirkt:
Track-Titel Album erhältlich
 Charlie Johnson & His Paradise Band  —  Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra Cecil Scott & His Bright BoysRCA VictorLP
 Charlie Johnson & His Paradise Band  —  Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra Cecil Scott & His Bright BoysRCA VictorLP
'sippi Fats Waller  —  Organ Vol. 2Collector' sLP
18th Street Strut Fats Waller  —  Organ Vol. 2Collector' sLP
29th And Dearborn Luis Russell  —  CollectionCollector's ClassicsCD
35th And Calumet Benny Carter  —  Devil's HolidayJSP RecordsCD
A Jam Session At Victor Jack Teagarden  —  The Indispensable Jazz Tribune #45RCA-VictorCD
A Little Bit Later On Don Redman & His OrchestraCollector'sLP
A Pane In The Glass Clarence Williams  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsCD
A Porter's Love Song Fats Waller  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsCD
A Shine On Your Shoes Fats Waller  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsCD
After You've Gone Fats Waller  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsCD
After You've Gone Jack Teagarden  —  Jazz GalleryBMG/Makin' FriendsCD
Ain't I The Lucky One? Don Redman  —  ClassicsClassics RecordsCD
Ain't Misbehavin' Fats WallerJOKERLP