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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams, one of the finest trumpeters of the 1930s, expanded upon the role originally formed by Bubber Miley with Duke Ellington's Orchestra. Renowned for his work with the plunger mute, Cootie was also a fine soloist when playing open. Starting as a teenager, Cootie Williams played with a variety of local bands in the South, coming to New York with Alonzo Ross' Syncopators. He played for a short time with the orchestras of Chick Webb and Fletcher Henderson (recording with the latter), before joining Duke Ellington as Miley's replacement in February 1929. He was a fixture with Duke's band during the next 11 years, not only recording many classics with Ellington (including "Echoes of Harlem" and "Concerto for Cootie"), but leading some of his own sessions and recording with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, and Billie Holiday, in addition to being a guest at Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert in 1938. His decision to leave Ellington and join Goodman's orchestra in 1940 was considered a major event in the jazz world. During his year with B.G., Williams was well-featured with both the big band and Goodman's sextet. The following year he became a bandleader, heading his own orchestra which, at times in the 1940s, featured such up-and-coming players as pianist Bud Powell, tenorman Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, altoist/singer Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and even Charlie Parker.

Although he had a hit (thanks to Willis Jackson's honking tenor) on "Gator," by 1948 Cootie had cut his group back to a sextet. Playing R&B-oriented music, he worked steadily at the Savoy, but by the 1950s was drifting into obscurity. However, in 1962, after a 22-year absence, Cootie Williams rejoined Duke Ellington, staying even beyond Duke's death in 1974 as a featured soloist. By then his solos were much simpler and more primitive than earlier (gone was the Louis Armstrong-inspired bravado), but Cootie remained the master with the plunger mute. He was semi-retired during his final decade, taking a final solo in 1978 on a Teresa Brewer record, and posthumously serving as an inspiration for Wynton Marsalis' own plunger playing. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Essential Jazz Masters

1. Caravan

2. My Old Flame

3. New Concerto For Cootie

4. Air Mail Special

5. Swingin' Down The Lane

6. I Found A New Baby

7. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

8. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

9. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

10. Blue Skies

11. When The Saints Go Marching In

12. Mack The Knife

13. Just In Time

14. Summit Ridge Drive

15. On The Street Where You Live

16. Boomerang

17. Now That You've Loved Me

18. Please Give Your Love To Me

19. It Hurts Me

20. It's All In Your Mind

21. Drop Me Off In Harlem

22. Percy Speaks

23. Rangoon

24. Always

25. Contrasts

26. Block Rock

27. Rinky Dink

28. Nevertheless I'm In Love With You

29. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

30. I'll See You In My Dreams

31. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

32. Blue Sunday

33. Available Lover

34. There's No You

35. Night Train

36. Mood Indigo

37. Easy Swing

38. Lil' Darling

39. I’m Beginning To See The Light

40. Alphonse And Gaston

41. I Got A Right To Sing The Blues

42. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home

43. When Your Lover Has Gone

44. I Knew You When

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Track List: 1946-1949

1. Rhapsody In Bass

2. Ain't Got No Blues Today

3. Bring 'em Down Front

4. I Can't Get Started

5. Inflation Blues

6. I Want To Be Loved

7. Sound Track

8. Ooh La-La

9. Save The Bones For Henry Jones

10. If It's True

11. I Should 'O Been Thinkin' Instead Of Drinkin'

12. You Talk A Little Trash

13. Typhoon

14. I Love You, I Yes I Do

15. Smooth Sailing

16. Gator Tail (Part 1)

17. Gator Tail (Part 2)

18. Let 'em Roll

19. Slidin' And Glidin'

20. Mercenary Papa

21. Doin' The Gator Tail

22. You Gotta Pay Those Dues

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Track List: Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me

1. Always

2. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

3. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

4. I Found A New Baby

5. Caravan

6. When The Saints Go Marching In

7. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

8. Drop Me Off In Harlem

9. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

10. There's No You

11. Mack The Knife

12. Blue Skies

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