Jerry Jerome: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19213
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CD One features historic Jerry Jerome recordings with Charlie Christian, Teddy Wilson, Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson, Hank Jones, Lawrence Brown, Charlie Shavers, Tyree Glenn, George Wettling, Johnny Guarnieri, Specs Powell, Derek Smith, Milt Hinton, Arvell Shaw, Mousie Alexander and others.
CD Two: Jerry Jerome-tenor sax, Tommy Newsom-tenor sax, Lou Colombo-trumpet, flugelhorn, John Allred-trombone, Dick Hyman-piano, Frank Tate-bass, Bob Leary-guitar, Ed Metz Jr.-drums, Lynn Roberts-vocals
Jerry Jerome is fondly remembered as the jazz tenor man in the first Glenn Miller orchestra and in the top-of-the-line big bands of Red Norvo, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw in the late '30s and early '40s, but that is only part of the story. To the great pleasure and wonderment of all, Jerry was still going strong and, in many ways, playing better than ever as the Something Blue portion of this 2-CD set, made shortly before his 89th birthday, so eloquently attests. In the Something Borrowed CD, Jerry is showcased on a treasure trove of rare recordings spanning the period from 1939 to 1964 in the company of some of the outstanding musicians of the period. Adding to the enjoyment are Jerry's spoken introductions to each group of historic selections making this a unique autobiographical document.
CD Two: I Want To Be Happy, Just You, Just Me, These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You), Bye Bye Blackbird, The More I See You, Georgia on My Mind, China Boy, I Thought About You, Always, I Want a Little Girl, Oh, Baby, We Mustn't Say Goodbye